Porto will be keen to post a win and save their Champions League season, when welcome Austria Wien to Estadio Do Dragao in Group G on Tuesday night.
The Portuguese side are currently third in the group with four points from four games; eight behind high-flying leaders Atletico Madrid, who have already secured qualification to the knockout phases.
Porto's biggest threat for the second spot in the group is Zenit St Petersburg. The Russian giants sit second with five points and host Atletico on Tuesday in the other fixture. And with a tough trip to Atletico set for the last gameweek, Porto needs a win tonight and hope for the Spaniards triumphing over Zenit.
"If we want to get through to the next phase we have to win, and that's our only thought. We'll use an offensive strategy against Austria, a strong team that have been improving in the last few matches," said Porto boss Paulo Fonseca.
"FC Porto have to be motivated all the time, yet this game is completely obligatory to win, which means motivation couldn't be higher. Although Atletico are resting some players in Russia, I believe they want to win, and looking at the strength of their squad, they can get a good result there," the manager added.
Wien, on the other hand, has managed just one point so far and the Austrians only have a mathematical chance of progressing to the next stage. However, three successive wins in the domestic circle - including a 5-0 hammering of Wacker Innsbruck at the weekend - have lifted Wien's confidence and Nenad Bjelica's men fancy their chances in Portugal
"We want to take the points and our hopes are high - we didn't have any luck in our first match against FC Porto. We have to be disciplined in defence because Porto are a great team, but if we play like we did in Vienna we can get something out of the game," Bjelica pointed out.
"I'm optimistic because of my team's form, though a side that has suffered setbacks like Porto have in their last few games will want to come back strongly tomorrow. The longer we hold them at 0-0, the better our chances, as their team and supporters begin to get impatient. We are a team, we win as one and lose as one," he added.
Porto: Midfielder Juan Quintero returned to the line-up against Nacional at the weekend, after recovering from a thigh injury, and could feature tonight. Striker Nabil Ghilas missed that match with a muscle problem suffered while on international duty with Algeria.
Wien: Bjelica will be without midfielders Alexander Gorgon (knee), Florian Mader (calf) and forward Marko Stankovic (leg) for this tie.
Where to Watch Live
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Porto: Helton; Danilo, Maicon, Otamendi, Alex Sandro; Fernando, Herrera, Lucho Gonzalez; Josue, Jackson Martinez, Varela
Wien: Lindner; Koch, Rogulj, Ortlechner, Suttner; Murg, Dilaver, Holland, Royer; Hosiner, Kienast
Prediction: 2-1 to Porto