Primeira Liga Betting Tips, Previews & Predictions

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The Primeira Liga is the top division in the Portuguese football league system. Also known as Liga NOS, the Primeira Liga is contested by 18 clubs that play each other home and away between August and May.

The most successful clubs in Portugal are Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP, known as the "Big Three". Belenenses (1945-46) and Boavista (2000-01) are the only other teams to win the league title in Portugal.

Primeira Liga FAQ

Where can I watch Primeira Liga Live Streams?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch Primeira Liga live streams.

Who has won the most Primeira Liga titles?

Benfica are the most successful club in Portugal, winning 37 Primeira Liga titles. Porto are next best with 28 titles and Sporting CP have won 18 titles.

Who are the Primeira Liga champions?

Benfica are the Primeira Liga champions after winning their 37th title in the 2018-19 season.

How many teams are in the Primeira Liga?

There are currently 18 teams in the Primeira Liga.

What teams play in the Primeira Liga?

The 18 teams that currently play in the Primeira Liga are Belenenses SAD, Benfica, Boavista, Braga, Desportivo das Aves, Famalicão, Gil Vicente, Marítimo, Moreirense, Paços de Ferreira, Portimonense, Porto, Rio Ave, Santa Clara, Sporting CP, Tondela, Vitória de Guimarães and Vitória de Setúbal.

Primeira Liga Live Streaming

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  • When the live streaming window opens, select the Primeira Liga match you want to watch.
  • Registered depositing users can watch & bet on the Primeira Liga.

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Primeira Liga Betting Odds

All major online bookies will have Portuguese Primeira Liga betting odds available. The main football betting markets are match winner, draw, BTTS, -1 handicap, over/under 2.5 goals and correct score.

Primeira Liga Results

Get the latest Primeira Liga results to give yourself the best chance of having success betting on Portuguese football. Stay ahead of the game and place your bets before the odds get shorter.

Primeira Liga Winners, Second place & Third place

Benfica have dominated football in Portugal, winning 37 league titles. Porto are not far behind with 28 titles. Sporting CP have won 18 titles with the last coming in the 2001-02 season.

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2018-19 Benfica (37) Porto Sporting CP
2017-18 Porto (28) Benfica Sporting CP
2016-17 Benfica (36) Porto Sporting CP
2015-16 Benfica (35) Sporting CP Porto
2014-15 Benfica (34) Porto Sporting CP
2013-14 Benfica (33) Sporting CP Porto
2012-13 Porto (27) Benfica Paços de Ferreira
2011-12 Porto (26) Benfica Braga
2010-11 Porto (25) Benfica Sporting CP
2009-10 Benfica (32) Braga Porto
2008-09 Porto (24) Sporting CP Benfica
2007-08 Porto (23) Sporting CP Vitória de Guimarães
2006-07 Porto (22) Sporting CP Benfica
2005-06 Porto (21) Sporting CP Benfica
2004-05 Benfica (31) Porto Sporting CP
2003-04 Porto (20) Benfica Sporting CP
2002-03 Porto (19) Benfica Sporting CP
2001-02 Sporting CP (18) Boavista Porto
2000-01 Boavista Porto Sporting CP
1999-2000 Sporting CP (17) Porto Benfica
1998-99 Porto (18) Boavista Benfica
1997-98 Porto (17) Benfica Vitória de Guimarães
1996-97 Porto (16) Sporting CP Benfica
1995-96 Porto (15) Benfica Sporting CP
1994-95 Porto (14) Sporting CP Benfica
1993-94 Benfica (30) Porto Sporting CP
1992-93 Porto (13) Benfica Sporting CP
1991-92 Porto (12) Benfica Boavista
1990-91 Benfica (29) Porto Sporting CP
1989-90 Porto (11) Benfica Sporting CP
1988-89 Benfica (28) Porto Boavista
1987-88 Porto (10) Benfica Belenenses
1986-87 Benfica (27) Porto Vitória de Guimarães
1985-86 Porto (9) Benfica Sporting CP
1984-85 Porto (8) Sporting CP Benfica
1983-84 Benfica (26) Porto Sporting CP
1982-83 Benfica (25) Porto Sporting CP
1981-82 Sporting CP (16) Benfica Porto
1980-81 Benfica (24) Porto Sporting CP
1979-80 Sporting CP (15) Porto Benfica
1978-79 Porto (7) Benfica Sporting CP
1977-78 Porto (6) Benfica Sporting CP
1976-77 Benfica (23) Sporting CP Porto
1975-76 Benfica (22) Boavista Belenenses
1974-75 Benfica (21) Porto Sporting CP
1973-74 Sporting CP (14) Benfica Vitória de Setúbal
1972-73 Benfica (20) Belenenses Vitória de Setúbal
1971-72 Benfica (19) Vitória de Setúbal Sporting CP
1970-71 Benfica (18) Sporting CP Porto
1969-70 Sporting CP (13) Benfica Vitória de Setúbal
1968-69 Benfica (17) Porto Vitória de Guimarães
1967-68 Benfica (16) Sporting CP Porto
1966-67 Benfica (15) Académica Porto
1965-66 Sporting CP (12) Benfica Porto
1964-65 Benfica (14) Porto CUF do Barreiro
1963-64 Benfica (13) Porto Sporting CP
1962-63 Benfica (12) Porto Sporting CP
1961-62 Sporting CP (11) Porto Benfica
1960-61 Benfica (11) Sporting CP Porto
1959-60 Benfica (10) Sporting CP Belenenses
1958-59 Porto (5) Benfica Belenenses
1957-58 Sporting CP (10) Porto Benfica
1956-57 Benfica (9) Porto Belenenses
1955-56 Porto (4) Benfica Belenenses
1954-55 Benfica (8) Belenenses Sporting CP
1953-54 Sporting CP (9) Porto Benfica
1952-53 Sporting CP (8) Benfica Belenenses
1951-52 Sporting CP (7) Benfica Porto
1950-51 Sporting CP (6) Porto Benfica
1949-50 Benfica (7) Sporting CP Atlético CP
1948-49 Sporting CP (5) Benfica Belenenses
1947-48 Sporting CP (4) Benfica Belenenses
1946-47 Sporting CP (3) Benfica Porto
1945-46 Belenenses Benfica Sporting CP
1944-45 Benfica (6) Sporting CP Belenenses
1943-44 Sporting CP (2) Benfica Atlético CP
1942-43 Benfica (5) Sporting CP Belenenses
1941-42 Benfica (4) Sporting CP Belenenses
1940-41 Sporting CP Porto Belenenses
1939-40 Porto (3) Sporting CP Belenenses
1938-39 Porto (2) Sporting CP Benfica
1937-38 Benfica (3) Porto Sporting CP
1936-37 Benfica (2) Belenenses Sporting CP
1935-36 Benfica Porto Sporting CP
1934-35 Porto Sporting CP Benfica

Primeira Liga Fixtures

Check the Primeira Liga fixtures to see if any clubs could be resting players due to important matches in the Taça de Portugal, Supertaça, Taça da Liga, UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.

Primeira Liga Table

Check the Primeira Liga table to see what teams are consistently challenging at the top of the table. The most likely candidates are Benfica, Porto, Sporting CP and Sporting Braga.

Primeira Liga Format

The 18 clubs in the Primeira Liga play a 34 match regular home and away season. 

The Primeira Liga winners qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage and the runners up enter the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

The third and fourth placed teams take part in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers and the bottom two clubs are relegated.

Primeira Liga Highlights

Watch Primeira Liga highlights at the VSPORTS YouTube channel to identify players and teams in form.

Primeira Liga News

Get all the latest Primeira Liga news from the official website. Some players might be injured or suspended which can have a significant impact on the performance of a particular team.

Primeira Liga Social Media

Follow the Primeira Liga on social media.

Primeira Liga History

The top division of Portuguese football was founded in 1934 as an experimental league called Campeonato da Liga da Primeira Divisão. It was officialised in 1938 and named Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão until 1999 when it became the Primeira Liga. 

Only five have been crowned champions: Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP, Belenenses and Boavista.

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