What is the position of Benfica and FC Porto?
Benfica sits atop the league table with six points and seven goals after two games while Porto ranks seventh with three points and three goals after the same run of matches.
What is the form of Benfica in contrast to Porto's?
Benfica in the previous 10 matches: W9 D0 L1
FC Porto in the previous 10 matches: W5 D1 L4
What is the head to head record of Benfica vs FC Porto?
Both Benfica and Porto have recorded two wins apiece in the last four meetings. In the last five years, the Eagles have managed five wins in 17 appearances as compared to the Dragons' seven. Five of the meetings have ended in draws.
The last meeting between the two sides ended 2-1 in favor of Benfica at the Estadio do Dragao.
Team news: Who is injured or suspended for Benfica vs FC Porto?
Ahead of Saturday's O Clasico, Benfica faces a massive selection dilemma with a host of players currently recuperating from injuries. The list features Andre Almeida, Ebuehi, Conti, Gedson Fernandes, Gabriel, and David Tavares.
For FC Porto, Loum and Sergio Oliveira are not expected to be available for selection as they are yet to recover from respective injuries. However, Nakajima will not be able to feature as he has been excused for personal reasons. No player is suspended for both Benfica and Porto.
Predicted line-up for Benfica vs FC Porto
Benfica predicted lineup: Vlachodimos; Nuno Tavares, Ruben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Samaris, Florentino Luis, Rafa Silva; Seferovic, Raul de Tomas
FC Porto predicted lineup: Marchesin; Wilson Manafa, Pepe, Ivan Marcano, Alex Telles; Romario Baro, Uribe, Danilo, Corona; Marega, Tiquinho
What are the managers saying ahead of Benfica vs FC Porto?
Bruno Lage, Benfica
"I would like to watch a great match just like it was the FC Porto-Benfica for the League Cup and the FC Porto-Benfica for the Championship [last season]. Two excellent games! One victory for FC Porto, one for Benfica, but I point out the game quality and everything that happened before, during and after the games.
"Our only concern is to win the match. I don't care about records. I believe that no team loses nothing at this early point (round 3). At this moment the most important thing is to be focused on our work and get ready to win. We just ignore the rest.
"None of the teams will look at the standings. What we care the most is to win. We also have the pressure, both teams feel some pressure and I believe that both are motivated to win the game."
Sérgio Conceição, FC Porto
"We'll have a tough challenge, it's a classic. Teams are used to fighting for titles and it's always interesting.
"With the information that exists today and the analysis that is done by the departments, there are no big secrets. There is preparation of the game and even knowing the opponent well the focus is, in my case, on FC Porto.
"Benfica have probably one their best squads of the last few years. That said, perhaps their adversaries haven't been able to exploit their weak points, which all teams have."
Broadcast information for Benfica vs FC Porto
Viewers in Portugal can watch O Clasico live on Benfica TV.
For fans in UK, Benfica vs FC Porto will be live on Benfica TV INT and FreeSports TV UK.
GolTV Espanol, GOLTV, Fanatiz USA and Benfica TV INT will air the game live in US.
Check below to see how you can be able to watch the match live if you live elsewhere:
Benfica vs Porto Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) (Lisboa)
France: RMC Sport 3, RMC Sport en direct, Benfica TV INT.
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Docu
Portugal: Benfica TV
United Kingdom: Benfica TV INT., FreeSports TV UK
United States: GOLTV, Benfica TV INT., GolTV Espanol, Fanatiz USA, fuboTV