Young Boys took a point away to Feyenoord last time out in Europa League, coming from a 1:1 draw. They stood early behind in the scoreline via a penalty kick, but replied well in the second halftime and did deserve that equalizer fully.
The side now shares the first position together with Rangers and can seal the progress further in case of a victory in this one.
As for the domestic league, they come from a complicated game away to Sion and a 4:3 victory as well, leading the table now with four points more than Basel.
Midfielder Gaudino (11/3) is injured, while highly doubtful with different injury problems are midfielder Sierro (7/0) and a couple of long-term absentees.
Porto suffered 2:0 defeat away to Rangers last time out in Europa League and they have now just managed to complicate their lives even further.
They did look like an equal opponent, however, stood behind in the scoreline with two goals conceded within four minutes.
The team is three points behind the leading duo of Rangers and Young Boys and need a victory in this one to remain competitive actually. As for the Primeira Liga, they continue to be second at the table with two points less than the leaders from Benfica.
Midfielder Baro (3/0) is injured, as well as defender Pepe (10/1) who remains doubtful for now. Similar to forward Ze Luis (10/6) for the moment.
It’s pretty much “do or die” for Porto in this one and knowing that, the game can hardly be a passive and defensive one – from both teams. The Portuguese need to risk and to get a victory, something that won’t be so easy.
However, no doubt that they can be very threatening in attack, while Young Boys anyway stands out as a very effective home side.