An early battle for the league title has already broken out as three teams are currently locked in a battle atop the table.

Ahead of another international break, the Portuguese Primiera Liga will return once more with a number of tasty fixtures lined up. League Gil Vicente and Arouca will feature in the first game of the round on Friday night before Boavista and Famalicao go head to head at Estadio do Bessa XXI later in the night. On Sunday, all eyes will be on Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica when Benfica and Braga fight for the three points at stake.

Prior to the battle between the league's third and fourth-placed sides, league leaders FC Porto will travel to Santa Clara for their sixth away game of the season while second-placed Sporting CP will also be hosted by Pacos de Ferreira a few hours later. 

Primiera Liga standings ahead of MD11

Top Primiera Liga games to watch this weekend

  • CD Santa Clara vs FC Porto: On Sunday, Santa Clara and Porto traded tackles for three Primeira Liga points in a fight between first and last place in the top division. The hosts are coming off a 2-1 setback at the hands of Belenenses last weekend. Nuno Pedro scored the game-winning goal in the third minute of injury time, after Allano's 90th-minute penalty had tied the game.

    Relatively, Porto had to compromise and secure a point in the UEFA Champions League after a 1-1 draw away to AC Milan. Chancel Mbemba's own goal 16 minutes into the second half cancelled out Luis Diaz's first-half strike. The Dragons will return to domestic competition, where they presently lead the way at the top of the rankings with 26 points after 10 games. The upcoming game presents the visitors the perfect opportunity to avenge the 3-1 humbling they suffered against the host that resulted in their elimination from the Taca de Portugal.

  • Benfica vs Braga: Benfica will be seeking to get back to form in the league when they face Braga on Sunday. They were thrashed 5-2 away at Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, with in-form Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick.

    Braga, on the other hand, had a different fortune on the continent, winning 4-2 at home against Ludogorets in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Four different players scored for Os Arsenalistas.


  • Pacos de Ferreira vs Sporting CP

  • Vizela vs Estoril

  • Portimonense vs Belennses

Team news for matchday 11

Here's who's out or in doubt for matchday 11

*All info as of 4 November 2021

Benfica: Rodrigo Pinho (Phy discomfort), Andre Almeida (Muscle injury), Gil Dias (Muscle injury), Valentino Lazaro (Back injury), Haris Seferovic (Knee injury).

Braga: Francisco Moura (suspended)

Sporting CP: Pedro Porro (thigh).

Primiera Liga MD11 fixtures