By FOX SPORTS Staff
The Portistas currently hold a slender advantage over Malaga after they beat the Spanish outfit 1-0 in the first leg at the Estádio do Dragão.
With Malaga missing influential midfielder Eliseu due to a knee injury, Porto, who are unbeaten in three months, are regarded as favourites to progress into the quarter-finals of the competition.
Pereira is confident the Portuguese giants can progress but warned his charges not to underestimate Manuel Pellegrini's men and declared his intention to go on the attack right from the start.
"Our experience doesn't guarantee that we will win - what is really important is our quality and the way we play," Pereira was quoted as saying by the official Champions League website.
"I believe in our work, both individually and as a group.
"We know what we can do and that Málaga will want to score early. We don't play to defend a lead.
"We are competitive, while they are going to take risks. We like to play attacking football, we are ambitious, and we will play how we are used to playing.
"Málaga proved their quality in the Dragão. The difference is that they will start looking for a goal, but if we can score we will put them under pressure."
Porto's João Moutinho and Eliaquim Mangala are likely to miss the tie due to a thigh and shoulder injury respectively.