With their title defence looking increasingly difficult, Porto can ill-afford dropping points as they come against Portimonense. This Liga Portugal match will be played on Sunday at the Estádio do Dragão. Ahead of this round, the hosts are in 2nd position with 58 points from 25 matches while the visitors are with 26 points and are in 14th place. A goalless draw against Braga last time around meant Porto could only win seven points from their last four league matches. This has increased their gap to leaders Benfica has swelled to ten points with nine more rounds remaining. While retaining their title now loos uncertain, Porto will be looking to maintain pressure. Having won all but two of their 12 matches at this venue in this league campaign, Porto are unlikely to take things for granted.
Portimonense have never won a single point from their 19 visits to Porto in their history. They have a 10-point cushion over the relegation threatened sides, but four straight defeats before the international break has got the camp slightly worried. With only 18 goals scored and only the bottom-two teams netting fewer, the visitors know where they have to improve. With each of their last five league defeats coming with a clean sheet, Portimonense have a mountain to climb. Any hopes of starting their revival on this trip is a non-starter as the visitors have lost their last six away league matches in a row. Five of those have come with a scoring blank and that looks a prospect that could be repeated here.