LIGA NOS BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS
Liga NOS 2017/18
Will Benfica win a new title? Will we see FC Porto at the head of the Portuguese champions after several seasons without title of national champion? Will a "surprise" team defeat the best teams? Nothing is less sure. However, Sporting Lisbon has made a very interesting recruitment and could be able to make a hit. Therefore, one question arises: what about Porto and Benfica who are at the top of the ranking? What if the next season was the right one?
The teams to follow
Winning their fourth consecutive title, Benfica once again imposed their superiority on the Portuguese championship leaving thus FC Porto to six lengths behind them. Players in the capital possess all the qualities of a solid team with an oiled attacking game and a very solid defense that conceded very few goals. Rui Vitoria will once again be able to rely on old-timers Mitroglou and Jonas to lead the offensive lines of his team this year. A new crown for Benfica is offered at 2.00 at Betclic.
Only here, Benfica may have overfished this season of Liga Nos, the problem being that the number will likely remain the same this year. Even if the saying says that we do not change a team that wins, in football it does not hold. Especially when we see the qualitative recruitment that FC Porto has made. With the arrival of Sergio Conceição, author of a great season in Nantes last season, at the head of the team, the Dragons made a very nice move. There is no doubt he will want to impose his paw in the team's game system. But FC Porto also records the returns of Ricardo Pereira, Hernani and striker Vincent Aboubakar. From then on, the Tripeiros will do everything possible to return to the front of the stage and put an end to the domination of the club of the capital.
Finally, Sporting was reinforced with the arrivals of the former Madrid Fabio Coentrao and the Frenchman Jérémy Mathieu. The team of Jorge Jesus clearly shows his ambitions and could come to play the spoils in the race for the title. Pay attention to the two favourites of the championship not to underestimate this formation which could very well achieve a nice shot this season.
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How they have performed up until now
The Portuguese championship is very homogeneous and except for FC Porto and Benfica, no team has yet managed to stabilise their results to come titillate to the top of the national championship. As a result, many teams stagnate between 20 and 40 points and the fight for the maintenance is really harsh. Last year, Arouca and Nacional Funchal never managed to find the solution to stay and will move on the lower floor next season. We will therefore have an attentive eye on clubs such as Tondela or Moreirense who flirted with relegation last year with 32 and 33 points. Belenenses will also have to renew its game plan in order to continue to exist at the highest level.
1-1, 0-1 these 2 scores that most often return (12.5% for the 1-1 and 10.78% for the second) are characteristics of a championship. Often, the difference is made on a detail or is not done, and the victories recorded - apart from those won by Porto, Benfica - are rarely with more than one goal away. None of the last 3 seasons have seen more than half of the games generate more than 2.5 goals, with a peak of offensive scarcity in 2013-2014, during which a mean famine of 2.37 goals per game was recorded, and only 42% Of games with over 2.5 goals! In the 2016/2017 season, 44% of the games had more than two achievements. That is to say if this championship is tight. You can therefore turn to bets at -2.5 goals or even -1.5 goals for the most reckless.
This year is the same, with an average of 2.38 goals per game, the strikers were not at the party in La Liga Nos. This is all the more true when you know that only four players in the championship have managed to surpass the 15 goal mark this season. You will have been warned, the Liga Nos is not the most spectacular championship nor the most prolific in terms of achievements.
Another statistic is important to take into account when you bet on the Portuguese league: goals outside. This year, the teams were tight to the pressure, as 65% of the matches had a goal from the teams outside and 29.7% of the matches ended with a victory to the visitors. Do not hesitate to go to bets on teams evolving out of their bases, this could improve your winnings especially given the odds.