Porto are coming into this game on the back of a draw that halted an 11-match winning run in all competitions. The last time they lost was in a 3–1 home defeat to Atletico Madrid in December that saw them effectively knocked out of the UCL.
The Portuguese side have shone since that defeat, especially domestically. They sit 1st on their league table, 6 points above Sporting, in 2nd place. With 19 wins, 3 draws, and no losses out of the 22 games played so far, along with 57 goals scored and 16 conceded, they appear to be in a rich state of form.
In Europe, the story is a bit different. FC Porto had a poor outing in the Champions League, winning 1, drawing 2, and losing 3 of their 6 group stage fixtures, scoring 4 goals and conceding 11. Luiz Diaz was their top scorer with 2 goals, and he has since switched allegiance to Liverpool.
For their team news, Porto will most likely be without Brazilian defender Wendell who was red-carded in their last Champions League fixture, Agustin Marchesin, who is also on a red card, and Wilson Manafa, who is injured.
Sarri’s men are having a mixed season regarding their current form. In their last 5 games in all competitions, they have managed 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss to AC Milan in the Coppa Italia.
In Europe, they fared a bit better, winning 2, drawing 3, and losing 1 in 6 group stage games, scoring 7 goals and conceding 3. Ciro Immobile leads the Lazio line and has contributed 3 goals in the Europa League campaign.
For their team news, Lazio will be without the services of Ascerbi Francesco, who is sidelined with an injury.