Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Saturday’s football game between Portimonense and Sporting CP will bring down the curtain on the Primeira Liga round 15. O Portimao aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, but it has to be noted that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-2 loss to Moreirense. Ecuador forward Ronie Carrillo is back from suspension, while Paulo Estrela is pushing for a start.
The Lions, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in all competitions and we predict that they will take advantage of Portimonense’s shaky defence. In their last meeting at Estadio Municipal de Portimao Sporting defeated Portimonense thanks to Paulinho’s goal. Both Hidemasa Morita and Viktor Gyokeres return to Sporting’s XI after the duo was rested in the League Cup win over Tondela, with winger Marcus Edwards pushing for a recall as well.
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 (Portimonense):
Based in Portimao, Portimonense is a Portuguese football club that play home games at Estadio Municipal in Algarve. The capacity of the stadium that was opened in 1937 is 9,544. Portimonense welcome their rivals in black and white shirts and black shirts, whilst yellow is dominant colour of their away kit.
The black and whites finished the 1984/1985 Primeira Liga campaign in 5th position in the standings and, as a result, booked their place in the UEFA Cup. Portimonense did well to Partizan 1-0 on their debut in the European competition, but they suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to the famous Serbian club in the reverse fixture at Yugoslav National Army Stadium.
Fellow Algavre clubs Farense and Olhanense are considered the club’s main rivals. Jackson Martinez is one of the most notable footballers who played for the club. The Colombian attacker is considered one of the most successful attackers in the history of Porto as he scored 67 goals in 90 appearances for the Dragons in the Primeira Liga.