Making a prediction on Liga Portugal Bwin (former Liga NOS) can often produce a win. Liga Portugal is the top league in Portuguese football. Now called the Liga Portugal Bwin, but also known as the Primeira Division, this league has eighteen clubs competing for the title. The top five teams at the end of the season earn a place in one of the European competitions.
At the end of the season, the team that finishes first in the league is crowned Portuguese champions and goes straight into the group stages of the Champions League as does the runners-up. The side finishing third also goes into the Champions League but at the play-off round stage. Further down the table, the fourth and fifth-placed clubs qualify for the Europa Conference League, while the bottom two are relegated to the Portuguese second division. There is a lot at stake in this Portuguese football championship, which makes the Liga Portugal prediction one of the most interesting in the sports betting world.
In this Liga Portugal, apart from the suspense, it is the three legendary clubs of the country that give the competition its spice. Whether it's the great FC Porto, Benfica Lisbon or Sporting Portugal, each of these three big names is a dream come true for any football fan.
Benfica remains the most successful club in history with 37 league titles, ahead of FC Porto (30 titles) and Sporting CP (19 titles). In 2022-2023, expect another fierce battle between these three. Players like Mehdi Taremi, Rafa Silva and Pedro Goncalves should ensure a title battle until the end of the season. Which team will beat the Liga Portugal odds on sports betting sites?
To bet on Liga Portugal, there are some figures to know before making a prediction. First of all, you need to know that the Portuguese championship is sometimes homogeneous and fiercely contested at all levels. This often results in narrow scores, as the last season of the genre showed. In particular, we found that 1-0 (or 0-1) was often the case in Liga Portugal with 16.5% of games, just ahead of 2-1 (or 1-2) with 16% of games. First and foremost, don't hesitate to try some bets on the exact score in this 2022-2023 season, or even on the final handicaps between the two teams of the match you are betting on.
Secondly, you should know that Liga Portugal is still less spectacular than other tournaments in Europe. With an average of 2.64 goals per game last year, the Portuguese competition was not the most goal-rich competition in Europe, far from it. For the current season, again, we advise you to favour "-2.5 goals" bets, or even "-1.5 goals" when the match involves two clubs from the underbelly. This could make the difference at online bookmakers.
Finally, be aware that matches often end in a draw. In fact, 28% of the games last season ended in a draw, one of the highest ratios in Europe. This scenario is often offered at attractive odds in Liga Portugal, so don't hesitate to try it several times this season! Home wins also account for a large proportion of the matches (40% last year), while away wins have accounted for almost a third of the duels (32%). As we know, matches are often very close in Portugal and these statistics prove it.
Having won the title for the 30th time last year, FC Porto are once again favourites to win the Primeria League this season. Although Benfica and Sporting are expected to join the fray as always, it is the players who play at the Dragon's Stadium who should win the title according to our experts. Indeed, Sergio Conceiçao has a very good team that mixes experience and young talents. With very solid players in front of goal like Taremi and an excellent collective, FC Porto has everything to be a future champion. In any case, this 2022/2023 season promises to be an exciting one right to the end in Portugal.