Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Boavista and Sporting square off against each other at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI in what is expected to be a close Portugal Primeira Liga game. Boavista have found their best form of late and they will try to continue in the same manner this weekend. The home side failed to score in each of the last five encounters with Sporting and they will surely try their best to put an end to the negative trend. Miguel Reisinho faces race against the clock to be fit for this meeting.
The Lions, on the other hand, are on a four-game winning run in all competitions, including impressive back-to-back Champions League wins over Tottenahm and Eintracht Frankfurt. Pedro Goncalves will be the main threat for the opposition defenders, as he scored four goals and assisted three more in his last five games. Sporting do not suit Boavista, which is the main reason we are going to put our money on the visitors this time out. All Daniel Bragança, Jerry St. Juste, Luis Neto and Jovane Cabral should miss out through injuries for the visiting side.
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.
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.