Making predictions on the Portuguese Liga NOS (Primeira Liga) can often pay off, especially if reading the tips of our betting experts. Also called the Primeira Liga, the first division of Portuguese football brings together 18 of the best clubs in the country to compete for the title. At the end of a Championship made up of round-trip matches, the team that finishes at the top of the Liga NOS table are crowned champions of Portugal and secures a place in the Champions League. The second place team gets a chance to enter the Champions League at the preliminary round, while the two clubs that finish in 3rd and 4th qualify for the Europa League. On the other end of the table the two teams that finish at the bottom are relegated to the second division of Portuguese football, the Ledman Liga Pro. Lots to look forward to then, which makes the Liga NOS particularly interesting for your predictions.
There are, of course, three legendary clubs that spice up the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Whether it is FC Porto, Benfica Lisbon or Sporting Portugal, each of these three heavyweights are a dream for any football fan to watch. In terms of the record Benfica are the most titled club in the history of the competition, having been crowned champions 37 times. Behind them, FC Porto, who won the 2019/20 season have secured 29 titles in their history, while Sporting CP have won Liga NOS 18 times since its inception. You can expect an intense battle amongst these three sides in the upcoming season, with players like Pizzi, Dost and Marega expected to be involved in the title race until the very end of the year.
To bet on Liga NOS there are a number of statistics and figures that you should take into account before creating your predictions. Here are ten statistics from the 2019/20 season.
More than ever before, this 2020/21 edition of Liga NOS promises to be tight. Porto won the 2019/20 title by five points from Benfica but it was a tough struggle to finish top. Benfica had been top of the table earlier in 2020 but had a poor finish to the season. The top two finished 17 points clear of Sporting Lisbon and Braga who finished third and fourth. Not since 2017 have Porto and Benfica been less than ten points clear of third place. Look for another Porto v Benfica battle.
Winner: Porto won the title finishing five points clear of Benfica.
European Football: Benfica qualified for the Champions League with Sporting Lisbon and Braga going into the Europa League.
Relegated: Aves finished bottom of the table and were relegated. Portimonense were one from bottom but weren't relegated. Vitoria Setubal who finished 16th were relegated due to licensing problems.
Promoted: Moving up to the Primeira Division this season are Nacional and SC Farenese. The Liga Pro was cut short due to the ongoing health crisis and those two sides were top of the table at the time of the early end to the season.