KICK off: 15 May 22:30
Team news: Rio Ave will remain without forward Andre Pereira and midfielder Nikola Jambor through injury. However, Tarantini will return from a one-game suspension to add another option to Os Rioavistas’ midfield alongside Guga and Chico Geraldes. Fabio Coentrao was moved back to left-back for the Santa Clara match, after his spell as part of the front three failed to improve Rio Ave’s attacking threat. Porto will come into this game without key centre-back Chancel Mbemba, who will miss out through suspension after he was shown his fifth yellow card of the season last time out. The Congolese international has been a key man for Os Dragoes this season, but Diogo Leite should be a strong deputy alongside Pepe. Winger Jesus Corona is also expected to continue his spell on the sidelines through injury, with Otavio and Luis Diaz expected to play on the flanks on Saturday. Mehdi Taremi will lead the line with plenty of confidence, having netted a brace last time out to take his tally to 15 league goals for the season alongside 13 assists. He should be partnered by Antonio Martinez, who also found the net in that game, as Moussa Marega is eligible to play but recently signed a deal to take him to Al-Hilal next season, which should limit his impact in Conceicao’s side for the final two matches.
Prediction: Over 2,5 goals
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