Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Sporting CP will be aiming to put an extra pressure on league leaders Porto when they welcome Arouca to their Estadio Jose Alvalade. The Lions dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Maritimo, and, no doubt, they are desperate to return to winning ways as soon as possible. Both Palhinha and Tabata are back from suspension, and seeing that key player Pedro Goncalves has overcome his injury, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the capital club.
Arouca, on the other hand, are only two points clear of the relegation zone. The visitors are fighting hard to secure the Primeira Liga survival, but we are tempted to put our money on the Lions this time out as they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. All Oday Dabbagh, Fernando Castro, and Moses Yaw, and Manuel Velazquez are sidelined with injuries for the visiting team.
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.