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Portuguese Primeira Liga betting odds - All of the latest odds and betting on the 2016-17 Primeira Liga

Get the latest Portuguese Primeira Liga betting odds and find out who the bookmakers are predicting will win the 2016-17 Portuguese league championship, who will be relegated from Portugal’s top flight and who will be crowned the Golden Boot winner.



Portuguese Primeira Liga 2016-2017 Odds


Portuguese Primeira Liga odds currently favour FC Porto, who have not won a title since the 2012-13 season. (Getty)
Traditionally, the Portuguese Primeira Liga championship is decided between Portugal’s ‘big three’ consisting of last season’s winners Benfica, the 2015-16 runners-up Sporting CP, and third-placed FC Porto. The last time a non ‘big three’ constituent member won the Portuguese league title was in 2010, when Braga claimed their first ever championship. In fact, there have been just two non ‘big three’ title winning teams since the league was founded over 80 years ago (Belenenses in 1946 and Boavista in 2001).

Benfica and Sporting CP engaged in a competitive battle for the title last season, with the former edging the championship by just two points after the completion of the 34th and final match. 

As a testament to how strong both sides are, Benfica won 29 out of their 34 games, dropping just 14 points. Sporting, meanwhile, were only defeated twice. FC Porto achieved a comfortable third place finish as there was a 15 point margin between themselves and fourth place Braga, however, Porto's 73 point haul still trailed Sporting by 13 points. Dragons may be all powerful in Game of Thrones but in this football battle for the crown the Dragoes in Porto simply lost far too many times (seven, in total).

Despite this, Porto are currently a consensus favourite to win the title outright in the 2016-17 campaign, with BetFred offering the best price of 13/8 when it comes to overall Primeira Liga betting odds, but this is prone to change as we close in on the season opener.

Porto have a roster consisting of world renowned players including legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas, top defenders like Maxi Pereira and Bruno Martins Indi, exciting youth talents like Ruben Neves and a prolific hitman in Vincent Aboubakar, who was his club’s top scorer last term yet his total output of 13 goals paled in comparison to some of the division’s big hitters.

Coral, meanwhile, offer 2/1 for Benfica to win the title and, considering their attacking prowess, the Eagles could be a strong bet. Benfica scored, on average, 2.5 goals every single league game last season while conceding just 0.6. They could rely on two of the division’s top three strikers in Jonas, who returned an awesome 34 goals, and Konstantinos Mitroglou, who tallied 20.

In other Primeira Liga betting odds, betway offer a price of 7/2 for Sporting transforming last season’s ‘best man’ performance into this season’s ‘groom’ and will be hoping Islam Slimani can replicate his heroics from the 2015-16 campaign, as he struck 27 times in 33 league games.

Sporting, of course, also have some of the most coveted young midfielders in European football in William Carvalho and Joao Mario.

And finally, further down the field, Braga are the 33/1 long-shot with bet365 to upset the 'big three' monopoly on the Portuguese Primeira Liga title.

Portuguese Primeira Liga Match Odds

Sporting CP rarely lose and tend to be a good bet to win in Portuguese Primeira Liga match odds. (Getty)
Primeira Liga betting odds to win a championship can fluctuate greatly, particularly when competition at the top is so tight and a matter of one or three points can affect a contender’s standing so much, in the eyes of bookmakers, at least.

Some punters, therefore, take refuge in individual match odds with Benfica looking a reliable bet with 29 victories from 34. Sporting are also incredibly tough to beat (just two losses last season) and even Porto were a useful choice for 'Both Teams To Score' with 67 total goals against 30 concessions.

Betting on individual matches also has the benefit of ‘quick returns’ as punters can place bets on the morning of each game day and enjoy their potential winnings after the final whistle. 

Primeira Liga betting odds for the outright championship, in contrast, keep money locked away for the duration of a lengthy, nine-month campaign.

Additionally, Primeira Liga live streaming is available from bookmakers such as bet365, where registered members can take advantage of their live stream service, as well as bet in-play on desktop, tablet or mobile devices.

Portuguese Primeira Liga Top Goalscorer Odds

Goals, goals, goals: Jonas has been unstoppable since transferring to Benfica. (Getty)
The Portuguese league championship has been blessed with a number of prolific strikers from the Cristiano Ronaldo like mercilessness of Fernando Peyroteo at Sporting in the late 1930s and early 1940s, to Jose Aguas of Benfica in the 1950s, Eusebio at Benfica in the 1960s, Hector Yazalde in the 70s, Fernando Gomes in the 80s and then an assortment of players including Mario Jardel, Benni McCarthy, Oscar Cardozo, Hulk and Jackson Martinez.

Most recently, Jonas, of Benfica, claimed that honour with 32 goals – an awe-inspiring tally and the highest haul since Jardel banged in 42 for Sporting in 2002. At 32-years-old, Jonas is a veteran of the pitch but his style of play lends itself to an 'old man's game' as he does not rely on pace to score his goals. 

The latest recipient of the top goalscorer and best player awards, Jonas is a good bet to replicate that hot streak in the season ahead and favourable Primeira Liga betting odds should be found on bet365.

Elsewhere, Islam Slimani of Sporting could push Jonas close but he will have to better his 27 goals from last season, which was, in itself, a personal career high. 

Further down the pack Konstantinos Mitroglou scored 20 for Benfica, Leo Bonatini returned 17 for Estoril and Rafael Martines notched 16 for Moreirense. Porto tend to be high scorers themselves, but their only member on the top ten goalscorer list last season was Vincent Aboubakar, who netted 13.

Portuguese Primeira Liga Relegation Odds

Even Portuguese Primeira Liga teams in the bottom half of the division are well supported. (Getty)
The 2016-17 edition of the Primeira Liga will be the third consecutive season that the league will be contested by 18 teams, as opposed to the previous 16. 

If reserve teams were allowed to compete in the Primeira Liga then Porto B would have won automatic promotion having won the 2015-16 LigaPro title. 

The two recently promoted sides therefore are Chaves, who make their first top flight appearance since 1999, and third place Feirense, who benefited from the ruling that prevents Porto's promotion.

Feirense may well be favoured to return straight back into the second division of Portuguese league football, but they will be attempting to avoid a relegation battle with Chaves, Tondela, Vitoria de Setubal and even Maritimo.

Relegation odds are to be confirmed but bet365 will likely offer favourable prices. 


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Portuguese Primeira Liga betting odds - All of the latest odds and betting on the 2016-17 Primeira Liga

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