Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Sporting CP will be aiming to climb to climb to the Champions League berth when they take on Pacos Ferreira on Matchday 14. The Lisbon Lions are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s clash. Midfielder Daniel Braganca remains in the recovery room, as well as defender Neto, but Nuno Santos has overcome his injury.
As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Pedro Goncalves, who has netted seven goals so far this term. Ferreira, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only two points on their account. The rock-bottom side are on a five-game losing run in the national championship, and we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp in round 14. In their last encounter in Lisbon Sporting defeated Pacos Ferreira 2-0.
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 (Ferreira):
Founded on April 5, 1950, Pacos de Ferreira are a Portuguese football club who play their home games at Estadio da Mata Real. The venue can hold up to 9,077 people and it was opened in October 7, 1973. Os Castores are well known for their yellow shirts and green shorts, with the team wearing white and black kit when playing on the travels.
Pacos de Ferreira have yet to win the Primeira Liga trophy, but they did well to make it to the Taca de Portugal final in the 2008/2009 season. Os Castores faced Porto in the title game, with the Dragons attacker Lisandro Lopez scoring the only game of the match.
Two seasons later Pacos de Ferreira faced Benfica in the Taca da Liga final, with the Eagles lifting the trophy. Wolverhampton forward Diogo Jota is one of notable footballers who started their senior careers at Pacos de Ferreira.