Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Moreirense, Sporting CP will be looking to return to winning ways in the Primeira Liga when they take on Famalicao at Estadio Jose Alvalade. The Lions want their title dream to be continued, and we are positive that they will go for a victory in the clash against the bottom-table side. It has to be noted that the league leaders have already recorded ten win at home this season.
Teenage defender Nuno Mendes, who suffered an injury in the draw with Moreirense, should be the only absentee in the home team. Famalicao, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Ferreira, and they managed to get one. The visitors have been showing signs of improvement of late, but given Sporting’s impressive home record, we predict that Ivo Vieira’s troops are going to return home empty-handed.
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 (Famalicao):
Founded on August 21, 1931, Famalicao are a Portuguese football club that compete in the Primeira Liga. The colour of their home kit is white, with the team wearing blue shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.
Famalicao welcome their rivals at Estadio Municipal 22 de Junho Vila Nova de Famalicao, the venue with the capacity of 5,307 people. The stadium was opened in 1952 and ever since has been serving as the team’s home ground. Famalicao are owned by Quantum Pacific Group, the company which has a 32% share of famous La Liga side Atletico Madrid as well.
The Azuis e Brancos secured promotion to Primeira Liga for the first time in the 1946/1947 season and they returned to the Portuguese elite division in 2019. Famalicao recorded a 2-0 win over Santa Clara on their return to the Portuguese top flight, with Toni Martinez and Anderson finding the net for the visitors.