Our prediction for this Portugal League Cup match:
Saturday’s football game at Estadio Municipal de Portimao pits together Portimonense and Sporting CP. The Lions quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Rio Ave, with the team beating Gil Vicente 2-0 on the road in their second group game in Taca da Liga. The capital club have slim chances of winning the Primeira Liga title, meaning that they are eager to go all the way in both Taca da Liga and Taca da Portugal this term.
Portimonense, on the other hand, are only one point clear of the relegation zone in the Primeira Liga standings ahead of the visit of Sporting CP. Antonio Folha’s troops aim to retain top position in Group C, but we are tempted to put our money on the Lions this time out as they impressed in a 4-0 win at Santa Clara in their last league fixture.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Possignolo ):
Lucas Possignolo is a Brazilian footballer who started his youth career at Sao Paulo, but he did not make his senior debut with the Tricolor. Possignolo moved to Portimonense on loan in 2014, and after scoring four goals in 57 appearances in the league, he signed a permanent deal with the Primeira Liga club in 2017.
The Brazilian defender made his debut in the Portuguese top flight on August 17, 2017, in a 2-1 home win over Boavista. Possignolo scored his first goal in the Primeira Liga in a 5-1 home defeat to Porto on February 25, 2018. His primary position at Portimonense is a centre-back, and his preferred foot is right.
Lucas Possignolo was born in Piracicaba, Brazil, on May 11, 1994. The 185-cm-tall defender, who wears the number 3 jersey at Portimonense, joined Sao Paulo at the age of 17.
Highlighted Team (Sporting):
When it comes to official club members, Portugal giants Sporting Lisbon are the sixth club in the world. Commonly referred to as Leoes which is Portuguese for Lions, Sporting Lisbon were founded in 1906 and are one of the founders of the Primeira Liga.
Sporting’s main rivals are Benfica, with both teams contesting the Lisbon Derby, one of the most fierce ones in Europe. Lions play their games at Estadio Jose Alvelade in front of 50,000 people and are the third most successful club in the country with 46 titles in Portuguese competitions and a title in the European Cup Winner’s Cup from 1963-64.
During this time that is also known as the club’s golden years, Sporting Lisbon won the majority of their 18 Primeira Liga titles in total. Sporting Lisbon boasts the quality football youth academy system which has yielded world-class footballers such as Paulo Furte, Simao Sabrosa, Nani and Ballon d’Or winners Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.