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Liga Nos 2017-18
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Often named Liga Sagres - wrongly – or simply Primera Division, la Liga NOS is the championship of football, the first division of Portugal. Played from August to May, it consists of 18 facing each other for the title of Portugal. After a season of round the clock meetings, which consists of a total of 34 matches, it sees first place lift the trophy, the second qualifies for the Champions League, the third is put into the playoffs of the Champions League. A little further, the teams placed in 4th et 5th positions claim their tickets for the Europa League, while the teams at the bottom are relegated to the second division. Last year, it was Benfica that were crowned champions for the fourth time in a row, above Porto et Sporting Lisbon.
What you need to know before you bet on la Liga NOS, is that it remains well less spectacular than the main competitions of Europe. Composes of alot of teams having a lot of difficulties before- the Maritimo finished 6th last year with an average of one goals per game – it does not see much talent opening, if not among the champions. In 5 seasons, only six men have passed the 20 goal barrier and only 4 players have 15 goals or more last year. If you ignore the face that the league has 4 days less than other leagues it still remains limited.
One of the elements to be taken into account to become an expert on Portuguese football is that outdoor performances are more frequent than in other competitions. Last season, for example, 65% of the matches had a visitors' goal , and almost a third of the games ended in an outright victory (29.7% exactly). Do not hesitate to try out some surprises in the tight matches in 2017-2018, given the odds this may be worth it.
With an average of 2.38 goals per game, la Liga NOS Is therefore far from being the theater of goals every season. In addition to the low ratio of home victories (44.5%) and that of the draws (26%), it also has many tight oppositions.
Exemple, lors de la saison écoulée, 12.5% des matches se sont conclus sur le score de 1-1, preuve s’il en fallait des rudes batailles que propose la ligue portugaise. Si vous êtes un adepte des mises sur un score exact, c’est vers cette marque qu’il faudra donc vous diriger. En général, elle est proposée aux alentours d’une cote de 5.00 par les meilleurs bookmakers.
Finally, Our experts give you pretty reliable advice not to bet too much on the goals Liga NOS. Last year, roughly 44% of strikers score two or more goals , One of the worst performances among the world championships. If you are looking for a selection without knowing what to play, turn to "-2.5 goals" or even "-1.5 goals" for most players.
After a long-distance battle with FC Porto, it was Benfica who won the title of Portuguese champions last year, their fourth consecutive. Scoring many goals and conceding very few, the men of the capital impressed and will still be the ones to beat in 2017-2018. This season looks tough.
Benfica will have to pay attention
If the Benfiquistas will be favorites to their own succession, they will have to be careful not to rest on their laurels. Bruno Varela signed and Julio César will still be there, but Ederson's departure to Manchester City could hurt in goal. In front, the aging Jonas and Mitroglou will still have to perform to score points. Quite a few questions in the end, for a 6/5 up from last year.
Porto to return to the top?
By hiring Sergio Conceição, the manager of Nantes, FC Porto has definitely changed of air at the dawn of this season 2017-2018 of Liga NOS. Also counting on the return of talented men like Ricardo Pereira, Hernani or Vincent Aboubakar, the Dragons should easily palliate André Silva's departure to Milan. They will have to be taken seriously and may well have a say in the hegemony of Benfica. Before the start of the season, their title was proposed at 15/8, Proof that the experts do not see them far from the champions.
Sporting and others
Behind, Sporting, who recorded the reinforcements of Fabio Coentrao and Jeremy Mathieu defensively, will also be on watch. The executives Rui Patricio, Adrien Silva, William Carvalho and Bas Dost will still be there, and should be damaging to the other teams in the championship. They too could create surprise at the end of the season, even if we do not see the same wind of freshness as in Porto. Further on, we will look closely at the evolution of Guimaraes and Braga, accustomed to European markets, such as Chaves, a good surprise last year.
Article "Liga Nos 2017-18" updated in 18/08/2017
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