Less than 31 miles separates the two sides, but in terms of performance the statistics would suggest that they are a gulf apart in pedigree.
Porto will be heading to Ireland having wrapped up their 25th Liga title earlier this month and hoping to add a seventh major international title to their trophy room.
Braga in comparison sit fourth in the league, 38 points behind their opponents, and with just one lone piece of silverware in their trophy cabinet – namely the 1955-56 Portuguese Cup.
There is an expectation, therefore, that Braga could be outclassed by their free-scoring opponents come Wednesday night.
Punters can back the Dragons to win the game at 11/25, with a successful £10 bet returning £14.40.
However, Domingos Paciencia’s Braga have been the surprise package in the competition – beating Liverpool, Dynamo Kyiv and Benfica on the way to the final.
Braga’s success has been built around a solid defence which has ensured that they have shipped just four goals since the knockout stage began.
Goals, on the other hand, have not been a problem for Porto. Having scored over 35 goals in Europe this term and gone the entire Liga season unbeaten, punters could be tempted to bet on the goal markets offered on bwin.com.
A £10 bet on exactly three goals being scored returns £41.
The undoubted star of the Porto side is Falcao, who has rattled off a record-setting 16 goals in the competition, with the 25-year-old Colombian settling in well following his move from River Plate in July 2009.
bwin.com offers odds of 7/2 on Falcao to score the first goal of the game. Punters could also be tempted to back his strike partner Hulk at 4/1 to break the deadlock.
Meanwhile, Braga midfielders Hugo Viana and Marcio Mossorro will have some way to go to determining their side’s fate, both are capable of supplying a defence-splitting pass or scoring a spectacular goal.
They can be backed to score during regular time during the final at 23/5 and 17/5 respectively.
A successful £10 bet on Falcao to score first and Porto to run out 3-1 winners returns £320. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.