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?
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To bet on Liga Portugal, there are some key statistics to know before making a prediction. It is a league that does not produce a massive amount of goals compared to some others in Europe. That has been shown in the first part of the 2022/23 season. Up until the World Cup break in November, 118 games had been played and 294 goals scored. That's an average of 2.49 goals per game, down 0.15% from last season.
The most common final score is 0-1 which has come up in 17% of games this season. 28% of games were goalless at half time and in all, 88% of games played so far in the 2022/23 seasoh have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
12 teams in this league have had at least eight matches that have seen under 2.5 goals scored in them. led to an overall statistic of only 47% of games having over 2.5 goals scored in them. That's 2% lower than in last season.
42% of games have been won by the home team. 38% have been won by the away team but only 19% have ended level. That latter figure is 9% lower than last year. There are 10 teams in the league that have only drawn one or two matches this season.
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Benfica have dominated the 2022/23 Primeira Liga so far this season. When the World Cup break came in November, they had yet to taste defeat after 12 wins and a draw. That's given them an eight-point lead over defending champions Porto who began the season as favorites to retain their title. In third place (the final Champions League qualifying position) are Braga, who are a point behind Porto. Sporting are in fourth (a further three points behind) with Casa Pia, a surprising fifth and two points adrift of Sporting. Can Benfica continue their great run when the season resumes on December 28?
Odds taken from bet365.com and William Hill.co.uk.