Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After sharing the spoils with Benfica in the Lisbon derby, Sporting CP will look to stay in the Champions League race when they face Vizela at their Estadio Jose Alvalade. The Lions produced a fine display in the local derby, and they must be high on confidence ahead of Monday’s clash. Daniel Braganca remains on the sidelines with injury, while fellow midfielder Hidemasa Morita will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Meanwhile, Vizela aim to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Maritimo, but seeing that Sporting are on a five-game winning run at home ground, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. USA midfielder Alex Mendez is back from suspension, but that is unlikely to help Tulipa’s troops spoil Sporting’s party in the capital of Portugal. In their last meeting at the venue Sporting CP outplayed Vizela 3-0.
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.