The semi-finals of the League Cup see Porto and Academico Viseu go head to head at the neutral venue of Leiria, with the winner set to face Arouca or Sporting Lisbon in the final. Both teams have had impressive runs in their respective leagues and will be looking to secure their spot in the final. Porto come into this match off the back of a 1-0 win away against Guimaraes. They currently sit five points behind top spot in the league, and have won twelve of their fifteen games across all competitions, keeping clean sheets in nine of those. In the League Cup, they have won three and drawn one of their fixtures, keeping clean sheets in all but one. The Dragons progressed to this stage by beating Gil Vicente, and are unbeaten in their previous four meetings with Academico Viseu, conceding in two of those.
Academico Viseu, come into this match off the back of a 1-1 draw against Nacional. They currently sit fourth in the Portuguese second division, and have an impressive unbeaten run of twenty games in all competitions, scoring in all of those. They have also found the net in all of their games this season, and have been tough to beat when playing away, remaining unbeaten in their last eight and scoring in all of them. The second-tier outfit ensured passage to the semi-finals by beating Boavista, and all five of their League Cup games have seen goals at both ends. While they may struggle against a quality side like Porto, they are surely worth a goal.