Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Sporting CP play host to Gil Vicente at their Estadio Jose Alvalade on Matchday 29. The Lisbon Lions are eyeing their seventh consecutive win at home in Primeira Liga, and they are seen as hot favourites to win Wednesday’s football match. Slovenia international Andraz Sporar, who scored his 5th goal of the season in a 2-0 win over Tondela, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Gil Vicente, on the other hand, outplayed Aves 3-0 in their last league fixture to escape the danger zone. The Galos are stuck in the middle of the table, and seeing that they have little to play for in the season finale, we are tempted to put our money on the capital club. Sporting Lisbon are eyeing a place in European competitions, and we predict that they will prove their worth on the field.
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 (Gil Vicente):
Founded in 1924, Gil Vicente are a Portuguese football club that compete in Primeira Liga. The Galos (Roosters) are well known for their red kit, but they wear white shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.
Gil Vicente have yet to win a domestic trophy, but they did well to make it to the Taca da Liga final in the 2011/2012 season. The Galos suffered a 2-1 loss to Benfica in the title game at Estadio Cidade de Coimbra. The likes of Rodrigo and Saviola scored for Benfica, with Ze Luis finding the net for Gil Vicente.
The Galos welcome their rivals at Estadio Cidade de Barcelos, the stadium which can hold up to 12,504 people. The venue was opened on May 30, 2014 and it can hold up to 12,504 people. It has to be noted that the team first secured promotion to the Portuguese elite division in 1990.