Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Moreirense and Sporting face each other at Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas in the closing match of the Primeira Liga round 22. The Lions are determined to reclaim their spot at the top of the standings, and we're confident they'll embrace an aggressive, attack-oriented strategy against Moreirense. With no fresh injury worries to report, Ruben Amorim is unlikely to make changes to the teams that crushed Braga 5-0. Ousmane Diomande, though, could play some part in Monday’s clash.
The hosts are eyeing their third home win in the national championship, but they will have a big fish to fry against Sporting, who are on a seven-game winning run in the Primeira Liga. As Moreirense suit Sporting, we predict that the Lions will record their fourth consecutive win over Os verdes e brancos. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Ruben Amorim’s troops.
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 (Moreirense):
Moreirense are a Portuguese football club based in Moreira de Conegos. Founded on November 1, 1938, Os verdes e brancos welcome their rivals at Parque Moreira de Conegos Guimaraes, the venue which can hold up to 9,000 spectators.
Moreirense wear green and white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, whilst black and red are the dominant colours of their away kit. In the 2016/2017 season Os verdes e brancos did well to win the Taca da Liga trophy, with the team beating Braga 1-0 in the title game.
Caue scored the winner for Moreirense on the stroke of half time. Moreirense impressed in the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season, finishing the process in sixth position in the standings. The club missed out on a place in the Europa League on goal difference to Vitoria de Guimaraes. Penafiel are considered one of the club’s main rivals.