Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Sporting CP will be aiming to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Gil Vicente when they welcome Moreirense at their Estadio Jose Alvalade on Matchday 13. The Lions are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football match. In the previous two home games in the national championship Sporting CP defeated the likes of Vitoria Guimaraes and Belenenses, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Moreirense.
The visitors are on a six-game winless run on the road in the Primeira Liga, and we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from the Estadio Jose Alvalade clash. A man to watch in the home team will be former Atletico Madrid attacker Luciano Vietto.
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 (Moreirense):
Moreirense are a Portuguese football club based in Moreira de Conegos. Founded on November 1, 1938, Os verdes e brancos welcome their rivals at Parque Moreira de Conegos Guimaraes, the venue which can hold up to 9,000 spectators.
Moreirense wear green and white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, whilst black and red are the dominant colours of their away kit. In the 2016/2017 season Os verdes e brancos did well to win the Taca da Liga trophy, with the team beating Braga 1-0 in the title game.
Caue scored the winner for Moreirense on the stroke of half time. Moreirense impressed in the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season, finishing the process in sixth position in the standings. The club missed out on a place in the Europa League on goal difference to Vitoria de Guimaraes. Penafiel are considered one of the club’s main rivals.