Portugal Primeira Liga betting tips and odds

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06/12/2019
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Primeira Liga Standings

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  • Benfica
  • 12
  • 11
  • 0
  • 1
  • 29
  • 4
  • 25
  • 33
  • W W W W W
  • 2
  • Porto
  • 12
  • 10
  • 1
  • 1
  • 24
  • 5
  • 19
  • 31
  • W D W W W
  • 5
  • Boavista
  • 12
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2
  • 11
  • 8
  • 3
  • 18
  • D W L L W
  • 9
  • Tondela
  • 12
  • 4
  • 3
  • 5
  • 11
  • 12
  • -1
  • 15
  • W L W L L
  • 10
  • Rio Ave
  • 12
  • 4
  • 3
  • 5
  • 15
  • 15
  • 0
  • 15
  • D D L W L
  • 16
  • Marítimo
  • 12
  • 2
  • 5
  • 5
  • 12
  • 21
  • -9
  • 11
  • D D L D L
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Boavista - Benfica

Kickoff starts at 21:30 on 06/12/2019 played @ Estádio do Bessa Século XXI

Boavista Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 29/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Santa Clara - Boavista
  • (0:2)
  • 1:2
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Boavista - Porto
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 04/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Boavista
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 31/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Boavista - Sporting Braga
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0
  • 26/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Boavista
  • (1:0)
  • 1:1

Benfica Last Five Matches

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  • League
  • Match
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  • 30/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Marítimo
  • (3:0)
  • 4:0
  • 27/11/2019
  • UEFA CL
  • RB Leipzig - Benfica
  • (0:1)
  • 2:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Santa Clara - Benfica
  • (1:0)
  • 1:2
  • 05/11/2019
  • UEFA CL
  • Olympique Lyonnais - Benfica
  • (2:0)
  • 3:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Rio Ave
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0

Boavista - Benfica Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
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  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Boavista - Benfica
  • (0-1)
  • 0-2
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Boavista - Benfica
  • (0-1)
  • 2-1
  • 16/17
  • POR PRI
  • Boavista - Benfica
  • (1-0)
  • 2-2
  • 15/16
  • POR PRI
  • Boavista - Benfica
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Boavista - Benfica
  • (0-1)
  • 0-1

Benfica - Boavista Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Boavista
  • (2-1)
  • 5-1
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Boavista
  • (2-0)
  • 4-0
  • 16/17
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Boavista
  • (1-3)
  • 3-3
  • 15/16
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Boavista
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Boavista
  • (2-0)
  • 3-0

Boavista - Benfica odds

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  • 1 : 6.25
  • X : 3.95
  • 2 : 1.46
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  • 1 : 6.61
  • X : 3.93
  • 2 : 1.48
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  • 1 : 6.00
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 1.42
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  • 1 : 6.50
  • X : 4.10
  • 2 : 1.48
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  • 1 : 6.85
  • X : 3.90
  • 2 : 1.48
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  • 1 : 7.00
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 1.50
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  • 1 : 6.50
  • X : 3.75
  • 2 : 1.44
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* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Boavista betting

Boavista Odds

The 2018/19 season wasn’t all that great for Boavista. They finished in eighth place in the Primeira Liga, and even that was achieved by an excellent run towards the end – they won four of their last five matches of the season.

Though they have actually won the league title once, Boavista can hardly be considered a realistic candidate to repeat the feat this season, or any time soon unless some big change in their fortunes comes along. The betting odds of 251.00 may seem huge at first glance, but it actually reflects their chances of being crowned Portuguese champions. Apart from the Big Three (Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon), Sporting Braga and Rio Ave are both on shorter betting odds.

Boavista Key Players

The current squad of the club has a large span in terms of the players’ age, from 18-year-old midfielder Fernando Cardozo, to 38-year-old centre-back Ricardo Costa. Speaking of Costa, he is one of their better-known players having had stints with FC Porto, Wolfsburg, Lille, Valencia, and several other clubs across Europe. He was also a Portugal international, appearing in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions of the World Cup.

Upfront, the responsibility of scoring goals is mostly divided in equal measure among 25-year-old Yusupha Njie, 30-year-old Cassiano and 31-year-old Alberto Bueno. Meanwhile, 26-year-old Carraca, who plays mostly as a right-back but sometimes in midfield as well, wears the captain’s armband and leads the team under the guidance of manager Lito Vidigal.

Boavista Rivalry

Boavista FC are named after a district in the city of Porto where they are located. Naturally, such close proximity between two clubs is guaranteed to spark fierce rivalry, and this case is no different.

There cannot, however, be any true comparison between the clubs in terms of size and success. In that regard, Boavista are a mere shadow of their glorious neighbours who have reached the very highest level in the country and become regular title contenders.

Nonetheless, Boavista fans can rightfully say that they know how it feels to be called champions since 2003.

Boavista History

Boavista FC were established in 1903 by English brothers Harry and Dick Lowe. Their early form was that of mostly factory workers playing against each other, but they soon started playing matches against other clubs in an organized fashion. Their early years were affected by religious differences between the local English population and the native Portuguese, as they suffered even worse during the World War I.

The club played in the second tier as the Primeira Liga was launched in 1934, but they quickly won promotion and joined the elite the very next year. However, the best they managed to do before 1970 was fifth place in 1952. But the 70s were the years of success, with Boavista finishing fourth and winning the Taca de Portugal (the Portuguese Cup) in 1975. The following season they even managed to disturb the rule of the Great Three by finishing second, and they successfully defended the Cup.

But their best ever achievement came in 2003, when they surprised the football world and actually won the PrimeiraLiga title. However, they’ve fallen significantly since then, with the Big Three firmly dominating the scene once more.

Benfica betting

Benfica Odds

In a thrilling title race, the two-time European champions Benfica ended the 2018/19 season as winners for the record 37th time. It is therefore no surprise to see them as the bookies’ favourites to repeat the feat at 2.00 betting odds. They will not have an easy task, however, with both Porto and Sporting Lisbon keen on returning to the top.

Apart from the domestic scene, the reigning Portuguese champions have to think about the Champions League as well. Having won the elite European competition while back in 1961 and 1962, Benfica have yet to climb the winning pedestal ever since. However, they did take part in eight finals of Europe’s competitions – most recently in 2013 and 2014 when the Eagles played back-to-back Europa League finals. Nevertheless, they lost to Chelsea and Sevilla, respectively. Either way, they are not seen as favourites – not even dark horses – to lift the European trophy this season and the odds of 200.00 clearly illustrate that.

Benfica Key Players

Benfica have a squad that can be described as relatively balanced, with players of decent quality in all areas of the pitch. Defender Ruben Dias, linked with Manchester United ahead of the season, mostly holds the back line tight and under control. Highly rated left-back Alejandro Grimaldo is also there to help.

As for the other departments, midfielder Pizzi is the second favourite for the league’s top scorer accolade at 7.50 betting odds. He’s closely followed by Raul de Tomas and striker Haris Seferovic at the odds of 8.00. That shows quite clearly that the team boasts decent quality going forward as well, not just at the back.

Benfica Rivalry

Benfica’s rivalry with Sporting Lisbon, known as the Derbi de Lisboa, is by far the fiercest rivalry in Portuguese football. The sporting enmity dates back to 1907, when no less than eight Benfica players joined Sporting a few days ahead of the game. The matches between these teams are closely followed by Portuguese people around the world, and in all of the country’s former colonies. Naturally, such rivalry attracts interests from other football fans as well.

However, the picture wouldn’t be complete without mentioning FC Porto, who are actually closer to Benfica in the numbers of titles won (28) than Sporting (18). Apart from these three teams, only Belenenses and Boavista can say that they know what it feels like to be crowned champions of Portugal.

Benfica History

Benfica were founded back in 1904, and the full name of the club is Sport Lisboa e Benfica. As has already been pointed out, they’ve won 37 league titles so far – the most in the country by some distance. The Portuguese league as such began in 1934. Having finished in third place in its maiden season, Benfica then won the title three times in a row and their days of glory began. The pinnacle of their history to this day came in the 60s. Managed by the legendary Bela Guttman, they won the 1960 and 1961 European Cup and played in three more finals. They also won eight league titles in that decade, and they received the France Football European Team of the Year award in 1968.

Benfica continued dominating the Portuguese scene throughout the 70s and the 80s, but that’s where financial problems started creeping up on them. In the early 90s, Porto also established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, winning 18 titles since then. Now, the rivalry between them is very fierce, though Sporting continue to hover near the top as well.

Marítimo - Santa Clara

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Estádio dos Barreiros

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Under 2,5 1.50 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 1:0
Match info: all predictions

Marítimo Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Marítimo
  • (3:0)
  • 4:0
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Marítimo - Portimonense
  • (0:1)
  • 1:1
  • 03/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Marítimo
  • (0:0)
  • 2:0
  • 30/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Marítimo - Porto
  • (1:0)
  • 1:1
  • 26/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Marítimo
  • (0:0)
  • 0:0

Santa Clara Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
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  • 29/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Santa Clara - Boavista
  • (0:2)
  • 1:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Santa Clara - Benfica
  • (1:0)
  • 1:2
  • 04/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Portimonense - Santa Clara
  • (1:0)
  • 1:1
  • 31/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Santa Clara - Vitória Setúbal
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1
  • 28/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting Braga - Santa Clara
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0

Marítimo - Santa Clara Head To Head

  • Season
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  • Match
  • HT
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  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Marítimo - Santa Clara
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0

Santa Clara - Marítimo Head To Head

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  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Santa Clara - Marítimo
  • (0-1)
  • 0-1

Marítimo - Santa Clara odds

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  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 2.35
  • X : 2.95
  • 2 : 3.00
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  • 1 : 2.45
  • X : 2.99
  • 2 : 2.97
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  • 1 : 2.50
  • X : 3.00
  • 2 : 3.00
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  • 1 : 2.42
  • X : 3.05
  • 2 : 3.05
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  • 1 : 2.45
  • X : 3.00
  • 2 : 2.90
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  • 1 : 2.50
  • X : 3.10
  • 2 : 3.00
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  • 1 : 2.40
  • X : 2.80
  • 2 : 2.87
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* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Maritimo betting

Maritimo Odds

Gravitating between places six and 13, Maritimo have been a prototype mid-table side in the Primeira Liga in recent years. Last season they finished in 11th, with 39 points to their name. Though they have rarely stepped out of the pattern in a negative context, the same can be said about moving up. The betting odds of 4001.00 don’t seem too far off, therefore, whatever may be the case with some of the other teams in the league.

In other words, Maritimo are highly likely to remain exactly where they are – somewhere in the middle of the pack.

Maritimo Key Players

Maritimo didn’t add too many important players to their squad this summer, though some signings, mostly to boost the options for head coach Nuno Manta Santos to rotate his team when necessary, have been made. Brazilian Charles is set to keep his status as the number one goalkeeper, while 31-year-old Brazilian centre-back Zainadine Junior will continue as the defence general. However, the role of his partner in the heart of the back line may be filled by the Serbian 23-year-old newcomer, Dejan Kerkez. Last season’s preferred fullback duo of Ruben and Nanu is set to feature prominently again.

The midfield section has been anchored by Josip Vukovic, with Jorge Correa, Rene and Edgar Costa also likely to feature prominently. Upfront, the task of troubling the opposition defences is likely to be shared between the likes of Daizen Maeda, Getterson and Marcelinho.

Maritimo Rivalry

Based in the archipelago of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean, Maritimo have a fierce rivalry going with CD Nacional. While Maritimo is mostly supported by well-situated people often involved in politics and owning successful businesses, Nacional fans usually belong to the working class, a clash so often seen in various aspects of life around the globe. There are also issues with Uniao da Madeira, with similar reasons behind them.

In the mid-90s, regional governor Alberto Joao Jardim had the idea of uniting the three clubs, with all three competing in the Primeira Liga at the time. Nacional and Uniao supported the proposal, while Maritimo firmly opposed it, believing that they didn’t need the help of the two ‘lesser’ clubs. At the moment, Nacional play in the LigaPro, while Uniao compete in the Campeonato de Portugal.

Maritimo History

The club was founded in September, 1910, under the name of Club Portugues de Sport Maritimo. They dominated the regional competitions early on, but in the 1930s, they faced a severe financial crisis. When the Primeira Liga was established in 1934, clubs outside of the continental part of the country weren’t allowed to participate, but they were included in the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) from 1938/39.

It took years of heavy discussions with the Portuguese Football Federation for the winners of the regional competitions to be allowed to compete nation-wide. As the winners of the Madeira regional competition of 1972/73, Maritimo were included in a qualifying round with the last of the II Divisao and the winner of the III Divisao and came out on top, to become the first club from an island to compete in the national championship. In 1977, the club won the II Divisao and earned promotion to the Primeira Liga for the first time, managing to stay there for three seasons.

In the early 80s, they moved several times between the top two tiers, and not until the 90s did they establish themselves as a regular Primeira Liga side. In 1993/94, they played in their first European competition as they reached the UEFA Cup.

They’ve repeated that success eight times since then, and they’ll be hoping to qualify again at the end of 2019/20.

Santa Clara betting

Santa Clara Odds

C.D. Santa Clara returned to the Primeira Liga ahead of last season for the first time since they were relegated from it in 2003. They’ve only had four campaigns in the top flight in their whole history so far, managing to string two together only for the second time now.

They finished in 10th place last time around, firmly above the relegation zone with 10 points between them and 16th-place Chaves. It was a successful season for this club, by all standards relative to club size, but the betting odds of 1001.00 pretty much tell how far they are from winning the title.

Santa Clara Key Players

With a rather limited budget, Santa Clara generally don’t spend much on transfers. This summer, their expenses on fresh faces amounted to around €3 million in total.

Coach Joao Henriques has switched to a three-at-the-back system this season. He formed his currently preferred defensive line by adding the 29-year-old newcomer Joao Afonso, who arrived for free from Vitoria Guimaraes, to the tested duo of Fabio Cardoso (25, captain) and Patrick (28).

In the middle of the park, Chico Ramos and Nene (both 24) constitute the team engine, with Bruno Lamas given a bit more freedom in a No.10 role. Thiago and Carlos are arguably expected to get the most of goals throughout the season.

Santa Clara Rivalry

Positioned in the town of Ponta Delgada, on the island of Sao Miguel in the archipelago of Azores, just under 1,000 miles in a straight line west of Portugal’s Atlantic coast, Santa Clara have an ongoing rivalry with C.D. Operario from Lagoa, a little to the east of Ponta Delgada. However, the rivalry is strictly of local character at the moment, due to the fact that Operario compete in the Segunda Divisao, the third tier of Portuguese football.

There is also a rivalry between Santa Clara and the two clubs from the island of Madeira, south of the Azores archipelago – C.S. Maritimo and C.D. Nacional.

Maritimo competes in the Primeira Liga and therefore, its rivalry with Santa Clara will likely pick up interest, while Nacional play in the Liga Pro, the second tier in Portugal.

Santa Clara History

Founded in 1921, Santa Clara are best known in Portugal by their connection with Benfica, the country’s most successful club. In fact, the two teams shared the same crest until quite recently.

Santa Clara first requested to be admitted to the Football Association in the summer of 1927, and they played their first official game later that year. They earned promotion to the Primeira Liga for the first time in their history in 1999, but were relegated instantly. They came back up in 2001, and that was the first time they linked two seasons in the top tier. The 2002/03 season saw them break into a European competition – UEFA’s Intertoto Cup, where they managed to beat Armenian side FC Shirak in the first round, before being knocked out by Teplice from the Czech Republic. They ended up relegated again in 2003, and only came back in 2018.

Famalicão - Tondela

Kickoff starts at 19:00 on 07/12/2019 played @ Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Home 2.00 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 2:0
Match info: all predictions

Famalicão Last Five Matches

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  • Match
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  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Portimonense - Famalicão
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Famalicão - Moreirense
  • (2:0)
  • 3:3
  • 03/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting Braga - Famalicão
  • (0:0)
  • 2:2
  • 30/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Famalicão - Gil Vicente
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 27/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Famalicão
  • (1:0)
  • 3:0

Tondela Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 01/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Tondela - Belenenses
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Tondela
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 03/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Tondela - Sporting CP
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 27/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Tondela - Benfica
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 05/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Desportivo Aves - Tondela
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Famalicão - Tondela Head To Head

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Tondela - Famalicão Head To Head

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Famalicão - Tondela odds

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  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.90
  • X : 3.15
  • 2 : 3.90
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  • 1 : 1.96
  • X : 3.46
  • 2 : 3.56
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  • Betfair
  • 1 : 1.95
  • X : 3.60
  • 2 : 3.75
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  • 1 : 1.95
  • X : 3.25
  • 2 : 4.00
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  • 1 : 1.92
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 3.65
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  • 1 : 1.95
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Famalicao betting

Famalicao Odds

The last time F.C. Famalicao played in the top tier of Portuguese football was a four-year stint from 1990 to 1994, when they suffered relegation in punishment for finishing 17th. Last season, they finally managed to end as runners-up and earn promotion back among the country elite.

As is mostly the case with teams who come to a top tier from below, their main aim is to stay there, and it’s hard to imagine them even thinking about winning the title. However, the betting odds of 126.00 of that happening seem surprisingly short, as they’re certainly more likely to get relegated than to be crowned champions come next summer.

Famalicao Key Players

Another thing that often happens when a club moves up a level (though it happens the other way too), is a large number of changes in the squad. A total of 27 new players arrived, and just as many left this summer. It’s hard to say anything for certain at this point, but it seems head coach Joao Pedro Sousa is set to mostly rely on the trio of Toni Martinez, Fabio Martins and Ruben Lameiras to deliver goals. Uros Racic and Pedro Gonclaves may provide the team with a creative spark, while the centre-back duo of Roderick Miranda and Nehuen Perez will likely be forming the defensive foundation in front of goalkeeper Rafael Defendi, who wears the captain’s armband.

Famalicao Rivalry

Famalicao have been changing the league they compete in through promotions and relegations with relatively high frequency, and therein may lay the reason for it, but they’ve never developed a proper rivalry with any club from Portugal.

Famalicao History

The full name of the club is Futebol Clube de Famalicao, and they were founded in August 1931, by a group of six people. Their first stadium was called the Campo de Berberia, which hosted their maiden match against FC Porto in 1932.

Their first participation in an official competition was the 1932/33 Regional Promotion Championship, which they ended up winning at the first of trying.

Over the course of their 87-year history, this season is only the seventh time they’ve reached the top tier. They managed it in 1946/47, 1978/79, and in four consecutive campaigns between 1990 and 1994. Just like before and in between these moments of bliss, their journey was a colourful one since then. They shifted gears and went through the Segunda Divisao (second tier), Segunda Divisao B (third tier), Terceira Divisao (fourth tier), and their lowest point was a year in the Regional Honour League (fifth tier) in 2008/09. Then they started climbing gradually back, and have found themselves rewarded with a place back in the Primeira Liga in 2019/20.

As said above, their main concern will be to stay up, and they’ll likely consider the season a success if they manage to do that small thing. As for the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup), their best result came in 2000/01, when they were playing in the Segunda Divisao B and still managed to reach the quarterfinals of the competition.

Tondela betting

Tondela Odds

C.D. Tondela narrowly avoided relegation from the Primeira Liga last season, finishing in 15th place and just three points more to their name than Chaves, who were relegated. In fact, Tondela were never really in a position to do anything more than fight for survival since their return to the top flight back in 2015/16. The best they managed to do in that time is finish 11th in 2017/18. The betting odds of 2.000.00 for this particular team to win the title probably make the picture regarding their chances complete.

Tondela Key Players

Tondela’s defence has pretty much a new look, with three of its regular members from last season not with the club anymore.

In their places, centre-backs Yohan Tavares and Bruno Wilson have come, while Filipe Ferreira is expected to start most games on the left flank. Joao Pedro, Pepelu and Richard are likely to carry the torch in the middle of the park. Jhon Murillo and Xavier will likely be prominent in wide attacking roles, supporting a striker, a role likely to be played by 27-year-old Rubilio Castillo.

Goalkeeper Claudio Ramos is the team captain, and likely to remain the main source of leadership for his teammates.

Tondela Rivalry

Tondela were never a club important enough to spark any kind of direct, lasting rivalry with any other side. Their struggles to get where they are now were decades long. As a result, no club has ever begrudged them their modest success. Keeping their ambitions humble, they never contrived to make anyone jealous.

Tondela History

Clube Desportivo de Tondela came to be as a result of the process of merging two clubs from the village of Tondela – Tondela Football Club and the Operario Atletico Clube. For nearly 80 years their existence was barely noticed on the scales of a wider football world.

The 2012/13 season was their first ever as a professional club, and having spent decades floating between various lower divisions in a constantly changing system, they secured a place in the Primeira Liga for the very first time in 2015. It took a last-minute goal directly from a free-kick, scored by Andre Carvalhas, to clinch them the top spot in the second division.

Since then, it’s been nothing but hard work for them to stay up there. The maiden season in the top flight saw them finish just one point above the relegated Uniao da Madeira. They came even closer to the drop the following season, surviving on goal-difference by bettering Arouca by a single goal. As has been said already, 2017/18 was their best league campaign ever as they finished 11th, and they scraped through again by finishing 15th out of 18 teams last season, it being the first which saw three teams relegated.

There is very little doubt that survival will be their only goal for a long while yet, including this season. If they can manage to do that little thing, that little thing that certainly seems huge from their perspective, and establish themselves as a stable top-tier side, they might even consider going for the next step.

Desportivo Aves - Sporting Braga

Kickoff starts at 21:30 on 07/12/2019 played @ Estádio Clube Desportivo das Aves

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Half time draw 2.40 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 1:1
Match info: all predictions

Desportivo Aves Last Five Matches

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  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Desportivo Aves
  • (2:1)
  • 3:2
  • 08/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Desportivo Aves - Gil Vicente
  • (1:2)
  • 1:2
  • 03/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Desportivo Aves
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 26/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Desportivo Aves
  • (2:2)
  • 3:2
  • 05/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Desportivo Aves - Tondela
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1

Sporting Braga Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 02/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting Braga - Rio Ave
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0
  • 28/11/2019
  • UEFA EL
  • Sporting Braga - Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • (1:3)
  • 3:3
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Guimarães - Sporting Braga
  • (0:1)
  • 0:2
  • 07/11/2019
  • UEFA EL
  • Sporting Braga - Beşiktaş
  • (2:1)
  • 3:1
  • 03/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting Braga - Famalicão
  • (0:0)
  • 2:2

Desportivo Aves - Sporting Braga Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Desportivo Aves - Sporting Braga
  • (0-0)
  • 0-2
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Desportivo Aves - Sporting Braga
  • (0-0)
  • 0-2
  • 06/07
  • POR PRI
  • Desportivo Aves - Sporting Braga
  • ()
  • 0-1

Sporting Braga - Desportivo Aves Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting Braga - Desportivo Aves
  • (0-0)
  • 3-1
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting Braga - Desportivo Aves
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 06/07
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting Braga - Desportivo Aves
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0

Desportivo Aves - Sporting Braga odds

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  • 1 : 6.00
  • X : 4.50
  • 2 : 1.44
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  • 1 : 6.00
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 1.44
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* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Aves betting

Aves Odds

When competing in the Primeira Liga, Aves are among the teams that usually end the season in the lower regions of the table. It was the case in both of the last two seasons, and they spent the previous 10 in the second division. In 2018/19, they finished in 14th place with 36 points, four more than Chaves in 16th who were relegated.

It’s therefore quite reasonable to assume, with all due respect, that they don’t stand much chance of doing anything of note in the league this term either, and the betting odds of 3001.00 for them to win the title tell a story of their own.

Aves Key Players

Like so many other clubs in the Portuguese top tier, Aves have had a relatively large number of new signings during the summer, both on a permanent and temporary basis. And while head coach Augusto Inacio is likely to continue relying on 25-year-old Quentin Beunardeau in goal as well as fullbacks Afonso Figueiredo and Mato Milos, centre-backs Adi Mehremic and Adam Dzwigala are set to play important roles in defence too.

Zinedine Zidane’s son Enzo, and Brazilian Claudio Falcao might be the way to go in terms of giving balance to the midfield. Upfront, strikers Mehrdad Mohammadi and Wellington Junior are likely to battle it out for the title of the team’s top goalscorer.

Aves Rivalry

Though Portugal are a country rich in footballing passion and clubs nurturing fierce rivalries, Aves are not among those clubs. There is no club against which winning means anything other than collecting points and a sense of pride that comes with being triumphant on the pitch; no club that against which they hold any kind of historic grudge.

Aves History

The club was formed in November, 1930, in the town of Vila das Aves in the municipality of Santo Tirso, which is located in the north of the country, some 25km from Porto. They have spent most of their time so far playing in the second tier of Portuguese football, finishing more often than not in the higher regions of the table and occasionally making short forays into the Primeira Liga. Rarely have they been able to maintain a top-flight status for long, and this being their third consecutive season among the country’s elite can be considered a huge success in itself.

However, in 2017/18 they really outdid themselves in the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup), and won the first and the only trophy in their history so far by beating the third most decorated clubs in Portugal, Sporting Lisbon, in the final. It seems to be a sign that things have been done the right way at the club, and that they have become a side that can cause an upset when least expected.

Nonetheless, it’s hard to imagine them fighting for anything other than survival, and that alone would be a great achievement seeing how they haven’t ever been a club of financial power.

Braga betting

Braga Odds

Sporting Braga have been walking in the wake of the Great Three directly in recent years. They finished fourth in four of the last five seasons in the Primeira Liga, never really displacing Benfica, Sporting Lisbon or Porto, but holding firmly behind them. The only exception was in 2016/17, when Vitoria Guimaraes beat them to it.

The betting odds of 151.00 for Braga to win the league may seem a little steep, but it just goes to show how big the gap between the top three clubs and the rest of the league is.

Braga Key Players

Like most teams across the league, Braga have had a lively summer in terms of transfers. There are 12 new faces in the squad, but not all of them can have a season they would like to. Head coach Ricardo Sa Pinto will likely choose the more trustworthy among them. He may opt to rely on Wallace, who arrived on loan from Lazio, and Bruno Viana to form the heart of defence, though Pablo Santos may still keep his place.

Fransergio and Xadas are often the carriers of the game in the middle of the park, though Andre Horta, who arrived from Los Angeles FC, may have something to say about it. Paulinho, the 26-year-old forward, is likely to continue as the main source of goals, and the support from wingers Ricardo Horta and Murilo will be important for him.

Braga Rivalry

Braga is a relatively strong and respected club in Portugal, and as such, it has developed a rivalry with Vitoria Guimaraes. With both teams coming from the region called Minho, placed in the north of the country, it has a bit of a local flavour and it is known as the Derby of Minho Province.

The strain between the clubs developed significantly during the period when Portugal was preparing to host the 2004 European Championship, when both clubs had new stadiums built and played their respective roles in the event. Finishing usually in the top half of the table, they are often direct competitors for a place in the Europa League as well.

Braga History

Braga, or Sporting Clube de Braga to be more precise, was founded at the start of 1921. The club struggled to reach the higher tiers of the Portuguese football system for over 20 years, and in 1942, they managed to break into the second division for the first time. It took them five years to navigate further upwards, but they’ve spent most of their history since in the Primeira Liga. One season in the 50s, three in the 60s, and five in the 70s were the exceptions, but they haven’t been relegated again since 1975.

As has already been said, they finished in the top half of the table most of the seasons. They had a relatively poor period from the mid-80s to the mid-90s, but that is about it. In recent years they are a regular participant of the Europa League, never winning it, but they came very close in 2011 when they were defeated by Porto in the first all-Portuguese European final.

They’ve never been crowned champions domestically, with their best league result ever being the second place in 2010, but they have won the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) in 1966 and 2016, and the Taca da Liga (League Cup) in 2013.

Paços de Ferreira - Vitória Setúbal

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 08/12/2019 played @ Estádio da Capital do Móvel

Paços de Ferreira Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 02/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Paços de Ferreira
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Tondela
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 04/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Paços de Ferreira
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 31/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Sporting CP
  • (0:1)
  • 1:2
  • 25/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Rio Ave
  • (0:0)
  • 0:0

Vitória Setúbal Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 01/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Vitória Guimarães
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 09/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Vitória Setúbal
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 04/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Boavista
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 31/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Santa Clara - Vitória Setúbal
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1
  • 26/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Marítimo
  • (0:0)
  • 0:0

Paços de Ferreira - Vitória Setúbal Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Vitória Setúbal
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 16/17
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Vitória Setúbal
  • (1-0)
  • 2-1
  • 15/16
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Vitória Setúbal
  • (1-1)
  • 2-1
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Vitória Setúbal
  • (0-0)
  • 4-1
  • 13/14
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Vitória Setúbal
  • (0-1)
  • 1-1

Vitória Setúbal - Paços de Ferreira Head To Head

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  • Match
  • HT
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  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Paços de Ferreira
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 16/17
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Paços de Ferreira
  • (1-3)
  • 1-4
  • 15/16
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Paços de Ferreira
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 14/15
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  • Vitória Setúbal - Paços de Ferreira
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 13/14
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Paços de Ferreira
  • (0-0)
  • 4-0

Paços de Ferreira - Vitória Setúbal odds

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  • 1 : 1.95
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  • 1 : 2.02
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  • 1 : 2.08
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  • 1 : 2.05
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  • 1 : 2.00
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* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Pacos Ferreira betting

Pacos Ferreira Odds

Pacos Ferreira are one of the clubs who mostly maintain their status as a top-tier side without too much difficulty, though they have been known to struggle, and even fail. They had just linked a string of 13 seasons in the Primeira Liga, when they finished 17th in 2017/18 and spent last term in the Liga Pro. Nonetheless, they finished in the top spot this spring and are now back.

As much as they’re not usually a team that look like they might get relegated, they certainly don’t look capable of causing a significant upset at the top either, but the betting odds of 4501.00 do seem a bit steep, especially as every other side in the league apart from Gil Vicente is on shorter ones.

Pacos Ferreira Key Players

The squad at manager Pepa’s disposal has seen 18 new arrivals this summer, strewn across all departments but the goalkeeping one. Ricardo Ribeiro is likely to continue as the first choice between the posts. Centre-backs Marco Braixinho and fullbacks Bruno Santos and Bruno Teles are also set to remain part of the starting XI, though it remains to be seen who earns Pepa’s trust to play alongside Braixinho. Midfielders Mohamed Diaby, Luiz Carlos and Pedrinho will each play an important role.

Attack is the area where Pepa will be spoilt for choice, with several players quite capable of hurting opposition defences. Wingers Murilo, Helder Ferreira, Uilton and 16-year-old Matchoi Djalo, as well as centre-forwards Diogo Almeida, Douglas Tanque, Renat Dadashov, they will all try their best to cement a spot in the team.

Pacos Ferreira Rivalry

Given that the city of Pacos de Ferreira is located in the district of Porto, the games between them and the 28-time Portuguese champions usually have an extra edge to them, though strictly of local character. There cannot, of course, be any mention of a proper rivalry here – the difference in size between FC Porto and Pacos Ferreira is simply too vast.

Pacos Ferreira History

Pacos Ferreira is one of the younger clubs in Portugal. It was officially founded in 1950, but their roots go all the way back to 1930s, when they were called SC Pacense but without any official recognition. They later used the name of Futebol Clube Vasco da Gama, until they were admitted to the lower divisions in 1950 and changed their name to Futebol Clube Pacos de Ferreira.

The club fought its way through the third and second divisions for most of the first half of their existence, and not until the 1990s did they establish themselves as a proper top-tier side. Apart from 2004/05 and 2018/19, they have been a constant presence in the Primeira Liga since. They made it into the finals of the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) in 2009 and the Taca de Liga (League Cup) in 2011, but their biggest achievement to date is certainly the third place in the Primeira Liga which they nailed, along with the subsequent place in the Champions League qualifications, in 2013.

Vitoria Setubal betting

Vitoria Setubal Odds

Last season, Vitoria Setubal ended up in 13th place, with eight wins, 12 draws and 14 defeats to their name. That was, however, their best achievement in the last five years as they previously always finished between places 12 and 15. That, naturally, means that they haven’t played in Europe for quite a while now, and it remains to be seen for how long they will be able to resist going further down and fighting for survival. They will, however, no doubt be looking to improve their fortunes and finish higher up than before, rather than worrying about potentially dropping lower down.

The fact that they’ve unwillingly proven their place to be in the lower regions of the Primeira Liga table these days makes the betting odds of 751.00 for them to win the 2019/20 league title seem kind.

Vitoria Setubal Key Players

Like plenty of other clubs in Portugal’s top flight, Setubal have conducted a significant overhaul of the squad this summer, with 13 new arrivals set to boost competition for places in all areas of the team. Meanwhile, 12 players made their way elsewhere, either on permanent or temporary deals.

Head coach Sandro Mendes has options at his disposal, but centre-backs Artur Jorge and Bruno Pires are likely to go through the campaign as the preferred pair in front of goalkeeper Giorgi Makaridze, aided by Mano and Silvio in the fullback roles. At the other end, Khalid Hachadi is the man to watch out, with wingers Hildeberto and Zequina charging up the flanks. The likes of Juan Semedo, Eber Bessa, Nuno Valente and Carlinhos are set to provide the team with creativity in the middle.

Vitoria Setubal Rivalry

There is a bit of a rivalry spark between Setubal and Benfica, though these days it’s rather looked at from one side only. There was a time when Vitoria managed to pose a threat for the Great Three, especially Benfica, over 50 years ago now, but even then they failed to win the title. Though some more recent wins over the country’s biggest club seemed to have revived the spirit in the Setubal fans for a while, their Benfica counterparts don’t seem to care about them too much.

Vitoria Setubal History

Among the older clubs in the country, Vitoria Setubal, its original name being Sport Victoria, was founded in November 1910. The club’s full name today is Vitoria Futebol Clube, though it is most often referred to as Vitoria Setubal.

Taking the Great Three (Benfica, Sporting Lisbon and FC Porto) out of the equation, they are actually among the most decorated clubs in Portugal. They have three Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) trophies on their shelves, coupled with a Taca de Liga (League Cup) and two minor international trophies (Small Club World Cup and Iberian Cup).

In 1965, they won their first Taca de Portugal and made a brief appearance in the Cup Winners’ Cup the following season. They almost repeated the feat in 1966, but ended up losing to Braga in the final. They did, however, succeed again in 1967. Their best league finish came in 1973/74 when they ended up in third place, just four points short of champions Sporting Lisbon.

Setubal struggled from the mid-80s for about two decades, during which time they traveled up and down a few tiers of Portuguese football, before returning to the Primeira Liga in 2004. They remain there ever since, but in their first season back they won the Taca de Portugal for the third time, beating Benfica again in the final.

Vitória Guimarães - Portimonense

Kickoff starts at 16:00 on 08/12/2019 played @ Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques

Vitória Guimarães Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 01/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Setúbal - Vitória Guimarães
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 28/11/2019
  • UEFA EL
  • Vitória Guimarães - Standard Liège
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Guimarães - Sporting Braga
  • (0:1)
  • 0:2
  • 06/11/2019
  • UEFA EL
  • Vitória Guimarães - Arsenal
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 02/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Vitória Guimarães
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1

Portimonense Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Portimonense - Famalicão
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Marítimo - Portimonense
  • (0:1)
  • 1:1
  • 04/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Portimonense - Santa Clara
  • (1:0)
  • 1:1
  • 30/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Portimonense
  • (1:0)
  • 4:0
  • 26/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Portimonense
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1

Vitória Guimarães - Portimonense Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Guimarães - Portimonense
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Guimarães - Portimonense
  • (1-3)
  • 3-3
  • 10/11
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Guimarães - Portimonense
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0

Portimonense - Vitória Guimarães Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Portimonense - Vitória Guimarães
  • (1-0)
  • 3-2
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Portimonense - Vitória Guimarães
  • (1-1)
  • 2-1
  • 10/11
  • POR PRI
  • Portimonense - Vitória Guimarães
  • (1-1)
  • 2-1

Vitória Guimarães - Portimonense odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.48
  • X : 4.10
  • 2 : 5.60
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 :
  • X :
  • 2 :
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betfair
  • 1 : 1.42
  • X : 4.00
  • 2 : 5.50
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 1.52
  • X : 4.20
  • 2 : 5.75
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 1.52
  • X : 4.25
  • 2 : 5.45
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 1.52
  • X : 4.20
  • 2 : 6.00
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 1.50
  • X : 3.90
  • 2 : 5.50
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • AT2S :
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* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Vitoria Guimaraes betting

Vitoria Guimaraes Odds

Vitoria Guimaraes have recently been one of the teams competing for the spots directly below the Great Three in the Primeira Liga. They finished fifth twice in the last five seasons (including 2018/19), and once even fourth. They have, therefore, managed to get into the Europa League after successfully navigating through the qualification process. However, they face a gargantuan challenge of recording a result worth remembering. Domestically, they don’t stand much chance of winning the title, with the betting odds of 101.00 standing next to their name for such a bold prediction.

Vitoria Guimaraes Key Players

The club have replenished their squad ahead of the 2019/20 season, with as many as 15 new faces evenly distributed throughout the team departments and no less than 11 of those who are set to continue their careers elsewhere.

Manager Ivo Vieira is set to choose whether he sticks to 36-year-old Douglas Jesus or 12 years younger Miguel Silva for the place between the posts. At the back, Pedro Henrique, 26, is set to lead the defence, while Denis Will Poha and Joao Carlos Teixeira are likely to bring creativity in midfield. Up front, wingers Davidson and Rochina will be tasked with troubling the opposition defences, along with striker Joao Pedro.

Vitoria Guimaraes Rivalry

Vitoria’s clashes with Sporting Braga are among the more intense rivalries in Portuguese football, with both sides continuously striving to play in European competitions. Their matches are referred to as the Derby of Minho Province. The enmity further intensified during the country’s preparations for hosting the 2004 European Championship when both clubs had had new venues of their own built in that process.

Vitoria Guimaraes History

The club was founded in 1922, and for a long time it has been claimed that the name came in tribute to Vitoria Setubal. However, the Guimaraes supporters have denied such allegations in recent times. It took them almost two decades of toil to scramble through the regional leagues and they finally earned a place in the Primeira Liga in 1941. On top of that, their efforts were further rewarded when they reached the final of the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) in their maiden season in the top flight, which they went on to lose to Belenenses by 2-0.

Since the early 70s, Vitoria Guimaraes have been taking part in various European competitions, such as the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, the Intertoto Cup and the UEFA Cup, and they made a single appearance in the 1988/89 Cup Winners’ Cup.

Vitoria entered a period of crisis at the turn of the century. First they had problems to stay in the league, and after their former president Pimenta Machado was forced to defend himself against accusations of embezzlement, they suffered relegation at the end of 2005/06. It took them only a year to return though, and they re-established themselves as a decent top-tier team straight away. In 2012/13, they finally won the Taca de Portugal by coming back from behind to triumph over Benfica in their sixth final of the competition.

Portimonense betting

Portimonense Odds

Portimonense S.C. is a club that rarely strings seasons in the Primeira Liga together, ever since their 11-year run ended in 1990. Between then and their return in 2017, they moved between the second and the third tier of Portuguese football. Last season, however, they finished in 12th place in the top flight.

Given all of that, they have been given the betting odds of 3001.00 to win the title and earn the crown of the champions, something they’ve never managed to do, which basically means that they aren’t very likely to do it now either.

Portimonense Key Players

The squad at the disposal of manager Antonio Folha has seen a large number of changes this summer, both on a permanent and temporary basis. Nonetheless, it’s to be expected that the key ingredients in the team which will try and stay in the league for the third time running will mostly be the players that were already there.

Centre-backs Jadson and Rodrygo feel like they’ll be important at the back, though Willian who arrived from CD Cova Piedade for free, could usurp one of them. Romulo and Jose Francisco Cevallos Jr. can form a stable partnership in the middle of the park, while Tabata and Ayrton Boa Morte would provide pace on the flanks.

Former Porto striker Jackson Martinez came for Guangzhou Evergrande, but the competition upfront promises to be fierce with Ze Gomes and Iury also capable of causing opposition defences problems.

Portimonense Rivalry

The club is based in the south of Portugal, in the region of Algarve. It has a rivalry with S.C. Farense and S.C. Olhanense, who are both from the same region. However, neither of these clubs is currently in the top tier, so the rivalry has more of a traditional local flavour than anything else. Farense earned promotion to the Liga Pro in 2018 and remains there, while Olhanense play in the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division in the country.

Portimonense History

Portimonense were founded back in 1914, and they were a regular part of the Primeira Liga until 1990. Their best result came in 1985, when they finished in fifth place and competed in the UEFA Cup the following season. However, between 1990 and 2017, they only played in the top flight in 2010/11.

The club hasn’t won any major trophies as of yet, despite being around for over a century now. They have, however, had some good runs in the cups, reaching the semi-finals of the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) three times – in 1983, 1987 and 1988.

There is one thing that makes Portimonense stand out from most clubs across Europe. They are owned by their supporters, which is less uncommon in Spain and Portugal than elsewhere on the continent. They also have an original song of their own, entitled “Portimonense, expoentealgarivo” (“Portimonense, the Algarve exponent”).

Meanwhile, for all the pride and loyalty of their supporters, it remains a fact that all they will be hoping for this season is to stay in the league.

Sporting CP - Moreirense

Kickoff starts at 18:30 on 08/12/2019 played @ Estádio José Alvalade

Sporting CP Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 01/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Sporting CP
  • (1:1)
  • 3:1
  • 28/11/2019
  • UEFA EL
  • Sporting CP - PSV
  • (3:0)
  • 4:0
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting CP - Belenenses
  • (0:0)
  • 2:0
  • 07/11/2019
  • UEFA EL
  • Rosenborg - Sporting CP
  • (0:2)
  • 0:2
  • 03/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Tondela - Sporting CP
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0

Moreirense Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 30/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Desportivo Aves
  • (2:1)
  • 3:2
  • 09/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Famalicão - Moreirense
  • (2:0)
  • 3:3
  • 02/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Vitória Guimarães
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 30/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Moreirense
  • (0:1)
  • 1:1
  • 26/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Boavista
  • (1:0)
  • 1:1

Sporting CP - Moreirense Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting CP - Moreirense
  • (2-1)
  • 2-1
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting CP - Moreirense
  • (0-0)
  • 1-0
  • 16/17
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting CP - Moreirense
  • (1-0)
  • 3-0
  • 15/16
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting CP - Moreirense
  • (2-0)
  • 3-1
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting CP - Moreirense
  • (0-1)
  • 1-1

Moreirense - Sporting CP Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Sporting CP
  • (1-1)
  • 1-3
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Sporting CP
  • (1-0)
  • 1-1
  • 16/17
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Sporting CP
  • (2-1)
  • 2-3
  • 15/16
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Sporting CP
  • (0-1)
  • 0-1
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Moreirense - Sporting CP
  • (1-3)
  • 1-4

Sporting CP - Moreirense odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.30
  • X : 4.70
  • 2 : 8.00
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 :
  • X :
  • 2 :
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betfair
  • 1 : 1.28
  • X : 4.75
  • 2 : 8.50
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 1.33
  • X : 4.80
  • 2 : 8.50
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 1.33
  • X : 4.90
  • 2 : 8.35
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 1.33
  • X : 4.80
  • 2 : 10.00
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 1.33
  • X : 4.50
  • 2 : 8.00
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Sporting betting

Sporting Odds

It has now been 17 years since Sporting Lisbon won the last of their Primeira Liga titles so far. The 2018/19 season was the third in a row which saw them finish in third place, behind Benfica and Porto. The betting odds of 9.00 identify them as third favourites to win the league this time around, and therefore seem right and proper.

Sporting are once again involved in the Europa League as well. The green-and-whites should progress from their group, though their hopes of winning the competition aren’t that great. If they reach the quarterfinals or at least the round of 16, their European campaign will have been marked as reasonably successful.

Sporting Key Players

Sporting have several players who weren’t successful elsewhere emerging as key assets and proving their worth in Portugal. Defenders Tiago Illori, Sebastian Coates and winger Rafa Camacho all failed to break into the team at Liverpool. Centre-back Jeremy Mathieu couldn’t establish himself at Barcelona, while striker Luciano Vietto failed to make the cut at Atletico Madrid.

They boast, however, a few highly rated players of their own. Captain Bruno Fernandes was the subject of much speculation during the 2019 summer transfer window. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Real Madrid were all mentioned in turn as interested, but the midfielder remained in Lisbon. Just how good Fernandes is can be seen from the fact that he’s on shortest betting odds of 9.00 in his team to be the league’s top scorer, despite playing in midfield.

Sporting Rivalry

The Derby de Lisboa, the rivalry between Sporting and Benfica, remains the greatest in the country.

FC Porto have overtaken Sporting in terms of the league title count by a wide margin – 28 to 18. However, the fact that Sporting and Benfica reside in the same city, the country capital at that, keeps the battle between them fierce. Back in 1907, eight players left Benfica to join Sporting right before a game between the two teams, and the exodus sparked what would become the Lisbon Derby. The passion that accompanies the rivalry is spilled over across the globe. When those two teams play, the eyes of the football world are in Lisbon.

Porto have squeezed themselves firmly in between the two rivals in recent years, though Benfica still lead the way with 37 league titles. The only teams apart from these three to have had the champions’ trophy in their cabinet are Belenenses and Boavista, with one triumph apiece.

Sporting History

Founded in 1906, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Sporting CP or simply Sporting Lisbon to the world outside Portugal, have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga since its inception in 1934. Apart from their 18 league titles, they’ve won the Portuguese Cup (Taca de Portugal) 17 times, and the 1964 European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Sporting were the dominant force in Portuguese football from the late 40s, all the way into the early 80s, and that’s the period when most of their trophies were won. However, they’ve only won the league twice since 1982, allowing both Benfica and Porto to get away from them with the title count.

Still considered a big club in the country, Sporting have some catching up to do if they are to keep that status from gradually fading away.

Moreirense betting

Moreirense Odds

Moreirense were without a doubt the surprise of the 2018/19 season when it comes to the Primeira Liga. Hovering between places 11 and 15 during the previous four campaigns, last season’s sixth-place was one that very few people would have expected. They aren’t very likely to build on that success, however, and while some bookmakers have assigned them the betting odds of 501.00 for winning the league, most of them haven’t even bothered with them at all in that respect.

Moreirense Key Players

The squad at Moreirense has been well refreshed over the summer, with 12 new arrivals distributed with fine balance across the positions on the pitch. A goalkeeper, four defenders, four midfielders and three forwards arrived to boost the competition within.

Steven Vitoria, a 32-year-old centre-back who arrived from Lechia Gdansk for free seems to have made a strong impression on manager Vitor Campelos, and together with Iago Santos, he forms the team’s defensive mainstay. Of course, the contribution of 31-year-old Joao Aurelio, the captain of the team, on the left defensive flank shouldn’t be overlooked either.

At the other end, the manager still mostly relies on the 36-year-old striker Nene to provide the goals, though 10 years younger Fabio Abreu, who arrived on a free from FC Penafiel, might grow into a long-term successor for the veteran.

Moreirense Rivalry

There has never been a particular team to hold a special kind of grudge against Moreirense, but the fact that Ivo Vieira, the manager who led them to the sixth-place finish last season, left this summer to join Vitoria de Guimaraes – the team that beat Moreirense to a place in the Europa League qualifications on mere goal-difference, might act as a catalyst to establishing a rivalry, at least while Vieira is involved with either club. It’s also worth mentioning that the same thing happened with Manuel Machado in 2004.

Moreirense History

Moreirense FC was founded in 1938. It was relatively stable in terms of its status as a top flight club all the way until 1995, when they first suffered relegation. They came back in 2002, and under the command of Manuel Machado, they re-established themselves as a regular mid-table side in the Primeira Liga.

But after Machados left to join Guimaraes, the real troubles began for Moreirense. They suffered consecutive relegations, and it took them four years to return to the second division, and then another two to make it back into the top flight. They were relegated again in 2013, however, but earned promotion straight away and haven’t left the league since.

The sixth place finish last season that surprised many, was actually their best league result ever, but they will still have to do a bit more to earn a place in a European competition. But that success wasn’t the only surprise they have managed to pull off so far. In 2017, they won the League Cup (Taca de Liga), the only piece of national silverware that their 81-year history has seen, and t just may be that it has given their team somesignificant motivation for the upcoming years.

Belenenses - Porto

Kickoff starts at 21:00 on 08/12/2019 played @ Estádio Nacional

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): HT/FT Away/Away 1.90 at Betfair
Correct score prediction: 0:2
Match info: all predictions

Belenenses Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 01/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Tondela - Belenenses
  • (0:0)
  • 0:1
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting CP - Belenenses
  • (0:0)
  • 2:0
  • 04/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Paços de Ferreira
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 30/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Vitória Guimarães - Belenenses
  • (2:0)
  • 5:0
  • 26/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Desportivo Aves
  • (2:2)
  • 3:2

Porto Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 02/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Paços de Ferreira
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0
  • 28/11/2019
  • UEFA EL
  • Young Boys - Porto
  • (1:0)
  • 1:2
  • 10/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Boavista - Porto
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 07/11/2019
  • UEFA EL
  • Rangers - Porto
  • (0:0)
  • 2:0
  • 03/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Desportivo Aves
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0

Belenenses - Porto Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Porto
  • (0-1)
  • 2-3
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Porto
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 16/17
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Porto
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 15/16
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Porto
  • (0-2)
  • 1-2
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Belenenses - Porto
  • (0-1)
  • 1-1

Porto - Belenenses Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 18/19
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Belenenses
  • (2-0)
  • 3-0
  • 17/18
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Belenenses
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 16/17
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Belenenses
  • (1-0)
  • 3-0
  • 15/16
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Belenenses
  • (0-0)
  • 4-0
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Porto - Belenenses
  • (1-0)
  • 3-0

Belenenses - Porto odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
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  • 2
  • O
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  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 8.50
  • X : 4.90
  • 2 : 1.29
  • O :
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  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 9.60
  • X : 5.22
  • 2 : 1.28
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
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  • Betfair
  • 1 : 9.00
  • X : 5.00
  • 2 : 1.24
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 9.00
  • X : 5.00
  • 2 : 1.31
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 10.50
  • X : 4.90
  • 2 : 1.28
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 11.00
  • X : 5.25
  • 2 : 1.29
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 10.00
  • X : 4.80
  • 2 : 1.25
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Belenenses betting

Belenenses Odds

Among the few clubs etched in Portugal’s football history, Belenenses aren’t anywhere near achieving anything big at the moment, at least in terms of the Primeira Liga. They finished in ninth place in the 2018/19 season, only managing 10 wins out of 34 games, and with a negative goal-difference.

Frankly speaking, any team but the Great Three winning the league in Portugal these days would be considered a huge surprise, and Belenenses are no exception. The betting odds of 2.501.00 of that happening are a true testament to such a claim. In fact, there are no less than 12 teams on shorter betting odds to be crowned champions at the end of the season than Belenenses.

Belenenses Key Players

Silas, the 43-year-old Portuguese coach in charge of the team, mostly prefers his team to play in a 3-5-2 shape, or 3-4-1-2, to be more precise. Up front, strikers Kika and Licas are usually tasked with doing the damage. They have, however, obtained the services of 22-year-old Matteo Casseira from Ajax on the deadline day of the summer transfer window for an undisclosed fee.

At the back, club captain Goncalo Silva is usually joined by Nuno Coelho and Chima Akas, who can also play as a left-back in a four-at-the-back system. The 25-year-old Akas also arrived this summer, from Swedish side Kalmar FF. Silas, however, now has plenty of options for the back line, having acquired the services of no less than six defenders in total during the summer transfer window.

Belenenses Rivalry

Stationed in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, Belenenses are in the huge shadow of the league’s giants, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. They simply cannot be considered as true rivals for any of the two, and the only club they hold any kind of contempt for is the one which they derived from - C.F. Os Belenenses.

Why that is becomes clearer with a look at the way Belenenses SAD came into existence.

Belenenses History

In 1999, C.F. Os Belenenses started the Sociedade Anonima Desportiva (Anonymous Sports Society) – SAD, which was tasked with running the club’s professional football section. It worked fine until financial troubles engulfed both entities in 2012.

The problems were temporarily solved by selling 51% of the SAD shares to an outside investor. The deal was of such nature that the club retained the VETO rights for some decision regarding the SAD, and they had the right to buy the shares back at any moment.

However, the investor disputed that segment of the deal in 2017, citing contract violations by the club, and eventually, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in the favour of the investor. On June 30, 2018, the agreement which had regulated the relationship between the entities ended, and they effectively became completely separated. This resulted in Belenenses SAD being founded, taking the place of the historic club in the Primeira Liga. That, however, was the only thing they inherited – the Estadio do Restelo was left in the possession of C.F. Os Belenenses, as well as all the historic achievements – including the 1946 league title. Meanwhile, the club founded in 1919 were registered as an amateur club, competing in Portugal’s sixth division.

Therefore, all that Belenenses SAD have to show for themselves so far is last season’s ninth place in the league, reaching the fourth round of the national cup (Taca de Portugal), and the third round of the League Cup.

Porto betting

Porto Odds

If there is one club that can challenge Benfica as Portugal’s greatest in recent times, it’s FC Porto. They’ve won 10 Primeira Liga titles since the turn of the century, three more than Benfica. However, last season their finish reinforced their status as the country’s second most successful club as they ended the race two points behind the great rivals from the capital. The betting odds of 2.20, again second to Benfica, strengthen that position further.

Having failed to earn the champions’ crown as well as fight their way through qualifications, Porto also failed to make the Champions League and they had to accept the consolation prize – a place in the Europa League. However, the 34.00 betting odds are clear indicators of their overall chances of winning the competition.

Porto Key Players

Undoubtedly, the most familiar face you will see when watching Porto play is Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira, universally known to the football world as Pepe. The controversial centre-back spent a decade with Real Madrid, winning the Champions League and La Liga three times apiece. After an 18-month spell with Turkish side Besiktas, he returned to Porto in January 2018, where he had previously spent three years.

At the other end of the pitch, Moussa Marega is usually the player who causes problems for opposing defences. The 28-year-old striker was directly involved in 32 goals (21 goals, 11 assists) in 47 appearances in all competitions last season. Very strong and very clever, Marega is usually the type of striker which defenders often describe as “a handful”.

Porto Rivalry

Although of course, not part of the Derby de Lisboa, Porto have long surpassed Sporting Lisbon on the charts with 28 league titles, measured against Sporting’s 18. Games between Sporting and Benfica may have more of an edge added through decades of fierce rivalry, both locally and around the country, but it’s Porto now who compete with Benfica (who have a whopping 37 league trophies on their shelves) for the Primeira Liga title on a regular basis. The game between these teams is often referred to as O Classico (The Classic).

There is, however, a different kind of rivalry involved, with Porto on one side and both clubs from the capital on the other. It has more to do with the historical, political, economical and cultural clash between the cities of Porto and Lisbon, than football.

Porto History

Porto were founded back in 1893, and together with the two fierce rivals, they remain a part of the Great Three – the clubs that have never been relegated from Portugal’s top flight since its inception in 1934.

The club won the maiden edition of the league and followed it up with triumphs in 1939 and 1940, and then suffered a 16-year title drought. But all through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, though they occasionally finished on top, they mostly took a back seat to the two Lisbon clubs.

Their luck started changing late in the 80s, and in 1987 they beat Bayern Munich in the final to win their first-ever European Cup. Since 1990, they’ve won the Primeira Liga 18 times – surpassing Sporting in the title count. But their arguably best days were yet to come.

In 2001, the club appointed a young and very self-assured Jose Mourinho as their head coach, and having promised the league title in his first season, Mourinho delivered. In 2003, he led the team to the UEFA Cup glory, topping it off by winning the Champions League a year later.

Jose Mourinho’s departure to Chelsea in 2004 didn’t hold them back for too long, and after failing the next season, they continued their successful domestic run all the way to the present day. They also picked up the 2011 Europa League on the way, and though Benfica knocked them off the perch last season, they’ll be looking to get back on as soon as possible.

Rio Ave - Gil Vicente

Kickoff starts at 21:15 on 09/12/2019 played @ Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube

Rio Ave Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 02/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Sporting Braga - Rio Ave
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0
  • 09/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Vitória Setúbal
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 02/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Benfica - Rio Ave
  • (1:0)
  • 2:0
  • 30/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Moreirense
  • (0:1)
  • 1:1
  • 25/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Paços de Ferreira - Rio Ave
  • (0:0)
  • 0:0

Gil Vicente Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 01/12/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Sporting CP
  • (1:1)
  • 3:1
  • 08/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Desportivo Aves - Gil Vicente
  • (1:2)
  • 1:2
  • 03/11/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Marítimo
  • (0:0)
  • 2:0
  • 30/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Famalicão - Gil Vicente
  • (1:0)
  • 2:1
  • 26/10/2019
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Portimonense
  • (1:1)
  • 1:1

Rio Ave - Gil Vicente Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Gil Vicente
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 13/14
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Gil Vicente
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1
  • 12/13
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Gil Vicente
  • (1-0)
  • 2-1
  • 11/12
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Gil Vicente
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 05/06
  • POR PRI
  • Rio Ave - Gil Vicente
  • ()
  • 1-0

Gil Vicente - Rio Ave Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 14/15
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Rio Ave
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 13/14
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Rio Ave
  • (0-1)
  • 1-2
  • 12/13
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Rio Ave
  • (0-1)
  • 0-1
  • 11/12
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Rio Ave
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 05/06
  • POR PRI
  • Gil Vicente - Rio Ave
  • ()
  • 1-0

Rio Ave - Gil Vicente odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • HT2S
  • AT2S
  • BTTS
  • 888Sport
  • 1 : 1.61
  • X : 3.70
  • 2 : 4.80
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 1.66
  • X : 3.69
  • 2 : 4.86
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betfair
  • 1 : 1.55
  • X : 3.75
  • 2 : 5.00
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Unibet
  • 1 : 1.66
  • X : 3.75
  • 2 : 4.80
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Betsson
  • 1 : 1.61
  • X : 3.95
  • 2 : 4.90
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 1.63
  • X : 3.90
  • 2 : 5.25
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
  • Ladbrokes
  • 1 : 1.60
  • X : 3.50
  • 2 : 4.80
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • HT2S :
  • AT2S :
  • BTTS :
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply

Rio Ave betting

Rio Ave Odds

Hovering in the top half of the table over the last four seasons, Rio Ave finished seventh in 2018/19, their 12th season in the top tier of Portugal. They’ve shown a decent level of long-term stability therein, but like 15 of the 18 clubs currently forming the Primeira Liga, they aren’t considered to be serious candidates for the title. After all, they’ve never won it as of yet.

There is, however, only Sporting Braga who beat Rio Ave’s betting odds of 101.00 to win the trophy, apart from the Great Three, of course.

Rio Ave Key Players

Last season, the club’s top scorer was 25-year-old Carlos Vinicius, despite being there only for the first half of the campaign. The Napoli-loaned forward had bagged 14 goals in 20 appearances by January, when he returned to the Serie A club and went on to spend the second half of the season at AS Monaco. He will line up against Rio Ave this term, however, having made a permanent switch to champions Benfica over the summer.

Now, the newly appointed coach Carlos Carvalhal will have to rely on wingers Carlos Mane, who arrived for free from Sporting Lisbon this summer, and Lucas Piazon, who came on a two-year loan from Chelsea, for inspiration. The boss has four designated strikers at his disposal. The 27-year-old Iranian Mehdi Taremi seems the likeliest to make his mark. The club also signed 30-year-old centre-back Aderellan Santos on loan from Al-Ahli Jeddah, and they expect him to be an important pillar of the defence alongside Nelson Monte and Toni Borevkovic.

Their captain and midfield general is 35-year-old Tarantini, who has been with the club since 2008 when he joined from Portimonense for €50,000.

Rio Ave Rivalry

The only club that gets mentioned in terms of having any kind of special rivalry with Rio Ave is Varzim, which currently competes in the Liga Pro, the second division in Portugal. This is mostly due to the geographical proximity of Povoa de Varzim, the town where it is based, with Rio Ave’s Vila do Conde.

There was, however, a moment of added tension between the neighbours in 1984, when Rio Ave head coach Felix Mourinho, father of today well-known manager Jose, left Rio Ave after a relatively successful spell to join Varzim.

Rio Ave History

The club were founded in 1939, the year the world went to war for the second time, but they wouldn’t accomplish anything of real note until the early 80s. They finished fifth in 1982, and that, along with that of 2018, remains their best result in the league. Two years later, led by Mourinho senior, they reached the Taca de Portugal final which they lost 4-1 to Porto. They repeated the feat in 2014 and this time they won a place in the Europa League group stages, which remains their only involvement in a major European competition to date.

Given the lack of proper success in the course of their long history, the mere fact that they continue to stick to the top half of the table is impressive.

Gil Vicente betting

Gil Vicente Odds

How Gil Vicente arrived back to the Primeira Liga after five years of absence is a bit of a mystery. It came about as a court decision, which ruled that they were unjustly demoted a few years ago. In light of such a strange case, it’s very hard to know what to expect from this team in terms of results throughout the season.

The betting odds of 4,501.00, the longest in the league together with Pacos Ferreira, however, tell that it’s hard to believe a team which didn’t have to fight for table rankings last season can do much in any top flight.

Gil Vicente Key Players

Likewise, it’s not easy to judge between the players they have in their squad, as they had little to show beforehand. There are, of course, a host of new faces in the dressing room, and it seems the most is expected of striker Sandro Lima, a 28-year-old Brazilian who arrived from Estoril Praia. He is often joined upfront by wingers Erick and Samuel Diaz.

Joao Afonso and William Soares are likely to be tasked with holding everything together in central midfield, while Bozhidar Kraev might be the main source of creativity. At the back, 33-year-old Ruben Fernandes is set to lead the defence, helped mostly by Rodrigo, and Alex Pinto and Arthur Henrique from the fullback positions.

Gil Vicente Rivalry

There are no rivalries involving Gil Vicente, not in the classic sense of the word, anyway. There might, however, be some anger directed towards them from Chaves at the moment, who were relegated in specific circumstances. Two bottom teams are usually relegated from the Primeira Liga, but due to Gil Vicente’s controversial promotion, last season saw three teams go down to the Liga Pro in order to avoid expanding the Primeira, the third being Chaves.

Gil Vicente History

In the spring of 1924, in the city of Barcelos, a group of friends were playing football near a theatre that bore the name of a Portuguese playwright – Gil Vicente. Inspired by the formation of Barcelos Sporting Club and Uniao Football Club Barcelense, they founded their own club and named it Gil Vicente Football Barcelense.

The club struggled greatly through the decades since then, starting immediately with trying to find a pitch to play on. However, their efforts were rewarded in 1990, when they finally reached the top tier for the first time. Apart from between 1997 and 1999, the club mostly managed to maintain their top-flight status until the events in 2006 which saw them relegated for allegedly fielding an ineligible player – Angolan striker Mateus. The club were accused of illegally resolving the matter of Mateus’ contract with his former employers FC Lixa. As a result of their relegation, Belenenses, who were supposed to go down, were allowed to stay up.

It was precisely that act that has now been overruled in court, granting Gil Vicente their return to the Primeira Liga this season. Justice appears to have been done now, and it remains to be seen where the club will go from here.

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

Round 12

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 11

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 10

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 9

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 8

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 7

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 6

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 5

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 4

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 3

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 2

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply
Round 1

Portugal Primeira Liga Results

  • Date
  • match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 1
  • x
  • 2
* odds are updated at 02/12/2019 11:16. 18+, begambleaware.org, T&Cs Apply