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. Sporting Lisbon are the defending champions after dethroning Porto last season with Benfica in third.
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 group stages of the Champions League. The second place team this season will also go into the Champions League with third going into the qualifying rounds. The fourth and fifth placed sides will go into the Europa Conference League.
At the other end of the table the two teams that finish at the bottom are relegated to the second division of Portuguese football. 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 now won Liga NOS 19 times since its inception. You can expect an intense battle amongst these three sides in the upcoming season.
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 2020/21 season.
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Another exciting Liga NOS season looks to be on its way. Sporting Lisbon broke the stranglehold that Porto and Benfica have had on the title in recent years. They got to the penultimate game of the season before losing a league game, 4-3 at Benfica. Porto and Benfica will be putting the pressure on the champions that is for sure. Braga will be out to crash the party and get closer to the big three.
Winner: Sporting Lisbon won the title finishing five points clear of Porto.
European Football: Sporting Lisbon and Porto went into the group stages of the 2021/22 Champions League. Benfica go into the qualifying rounds of the Champions League. Braga are in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, while Pacos Ferreria and Santa Clara are in the new Europa Conference League.
Relegated: Nacional and Farense were automatically relegated, both had been promoted in the previous season. Rio Ave finished in the relegation play-off position and won the first leg against Arouca and were relegated after losing 5-0 on aggregate.
Promoted: Moving up to the Primeira Division this season are Estoril and Vizela, along with play-off winners Arouca.