Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Sporting CP will be aiming to extend their winning run to four games when they take on Arouca in the Liga Portugal round 11. The Lions look unstoppable at the moment, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Fit-again midfielder Pedro Goncalves will be the man to watch in the away side as he is back from the Champions League ban, as well as Esgaio. Both Braganca and Neto are likely to miss Saturday’s game with injuries.
Arouca, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures. The hosts are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Sporting, but given the Lions’ form in October, we predict that the capital club will pick up all three points from the game. Armando Evangelista should have a full squad to choose from.
Highlighted Player (Sebastian Coates):
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on October 7, 1990, Sebastian Coates is a 196-cm-tall defender who plays for Sporting CP in Primeira Liga. Coates is the product of the hometown club Nacional, and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 60 appearances for the capital club in the national championship.
After ending his spell with English club Sunderland, the Uruguay international moved to Portugal, signing a loan deal with Sporting CP in January 2016. He signed a permanent contract with the Lions in February 2017.
Speaking of his international career, Sebastian Coastes made his full Uruguay debut against Chile at the 2011 Copa America. La Celeste won the trophy, with the team beating Paraguay 3-0 in the final of the competition at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires. Coates wears the number 4 shirt at Sporting CP, and his preferred foot is right.