The top division of Portuguese football will continue next week with 10 rounds still to go. FC Porto and Benfica are head-to-head, while Braga and Sporting Lisbon are following them with a significant deficit. Fans can already watch the games on Wednesday on the TV screens, as games will be played behind closed doors. In our Portugal Primeira Liga betting odds we show the favorites for the biggest games.
18 teams have started this season as they have been doing since 2014, with the last two teams relegated to the second division. After 24 rounds FC Porto is leading but only a single point ahead Benfica, who are the defending champions. They are the most successful teams as well with 37 titles ahead of Porto who have 28 titles. Sporting were the champions 18 times so far. The Portuguese top league football has been dominated by these three big clubs. In its history it only happened twice, that another team has won the title. It looks like this pattern continues this season as well, with all the main clubs are in the top of the league. Let’s see where they will re-start the season.
Portugal Primeira Liga betting odds favor top teams to win
FC Porto will start with a tough game in the home of this season’s surprise team, Famalicao on Wednesday night. The leaders are still the favorites to win though by online sportsbooks in Portugal with the odds of 1.40 at Bet365 Sportsbook. Even though the home team had a wonderful start of the season and was leading the championships until the 7th round. After that their form has started to decline, but they are still in 7th place. Only one point behind a Europa League 2nd qualifying round meaning place. Still their chance to win against leader Porto is very low with the odds of 7.00 at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Benfica should have a much easier job at home against 14th-place Tondela. Their odds to win the game are only 1.16. They are chasing Porto and can’t make any mistakes if they want to overtake them in the next few rounds. Current 4th-place Sporting will visit the stadium of Guimares which seems to be an exciting game. There are only 2 places and 4 points between the two teams, so any result is possible as the odds are also suggesting. A home win has the odds of 2.37 while the guest’s victory has the odds of 2.75 at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Games on the following match days
Braga as per the original schedule would visit the home of Santa Clara, a team from the Azores, but due to the current regulations their team can’t play at home. So the two teams will meet in a neutral ground close to the capital. Online gambling sites in Portugal predict Braga’s win, which would be a great start for the new coach, Custodio. He was appointed at the beginning of March after former manager Ruben Amorim was signed by big rival Sporting in the middle of the season.
In the Portugal Primeira Liga betting odds we can find the game of CD Aves. The team at the very bottom of the table will host 13th-place Belenenses with similar odds given to both teams. The guest’s win is still slightly more likely with the odds of 2.45. The club of Belenenses had major issues in the summer and was divided into two teams with the new, professional team supported by only a small percentage of the fans. So surely their biggest aim is to stay in the top division and avoid relegation. It looks very likely while the situation of Aves is much worse with only 13 points during the whole season, 9 points behind safety.