The table leader goes to Arouca. The 15 team of the table were able to beat Estoril 2 queues earlier. In the last round, only a draw with the worse Famalicao. In this game they cannot count on: Fernando Augusto, Ruiz, Valazquez, Yaw. Only Manafa cannot appear in the guest team.
Chaves looks to be strong from a few queues, in the last one they beat Feirense 3-1. Rivals, also visible small improvement in the game, but considerable staff shortages do not allow them to fight at the level of today’s hosts. Cannot play: Reis, Tavinho, Murilo, Pinheiro, Silva, Assis.
Benfica is looking to come back on winning path after draw with Moreirense. Without great weaknesses they will meet struggling hosts. Arouca lost previous game with red lantern and also lost 2 players by red cards . So in total cannot play: Silva , Dabbagh, Campi, Dasa, Soares, Yaw. They form and shape is terrible, with Benfica they cannot find even point Today.
Sporting takes the cup game more seriously than its opponents from the Second Division. In fact, the home team for today’s match has no first team players, replacements ar: Braga, Caiado, Feliz, Loureiro, Macedo, Ruca, Semedo, Tavares, Teixeira, Vitinha, Ze Valente. In the previous cup match the hosts replaced half of the squad and lost with Portimonense 0: 3, today should not be better. Sporting replaced only a few players for this match.
The table’s red “lantern” will face the vice-leader. Sporting so far is showing s significant series of victories. Everything in the team is in the right place. The hosts, are in a different shape, have 3 matches behind and only losses. They can’t get out of the last place. Additionally, today a couple of players are out: Tavares, Paulo, Marquez.
Braga is highflying at the moment, from 3 games without lost, previous meeting strongly won 0:4 with Moreirense. From the other side Portimonense in poor shape, lost with Boavista and draw with Moreirense. In this game guests cannot count on 3 main defenders and goalkeeper: Lucas, Mauricio, Sa P., Samuel, Willyan.
Benfica shouldn’t forget national league matches, fighting in Europe competition. Today they will have good chances, playing without any issues will meet sidelined by injuries Maritimo. Today won’t play main keeper Abedzadeh, defenders Zinadine Junior, Fabio China, midfielder – Correa.