Portugal League Cup Predictions
When do we release our Portugese League Cup predictions?
Similar to Taca de Portugal predictions, we aim to release our Portugese League Cup betting tips on Monday at 13:00 London Time every time they are on offer.
We give our best to provide the Portugese League Cup predictions football tips as soon as they are ready, with our Portuguese football experts focusing on quality over quantity.
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Portugese League Cup predictions by Footballpredictions.com
Established in 2007, Portugese League Cup is an annual cup competition in Portugal where Primeira Liga and Segunda Liga teams compete for the trophy. All Segunda Liga teams face each other in round 1 (one leg), except for reserve or B teams.
First-round winners, 12 Primeira Liga sides ranked 5th-16th in the previous season and two sides who secured promotion from the Segunda Liga take part in the Portugese League Cup round 2.
Third round games are played in a single round-robin format, with each of the four groups containing three round 2 winners and one of the four highest-ranked Primeira Liga teams from the previous season.
Group winners advance to the knockout phase, where semi-finals games are played as one-legged fixtures. The title game is played in a neutral ground.
Benfica are the most successful club in the Portugese League Cup history, with the Lisbon Eagles winning their seventh trophy in 2016.
On August 7, 2011, Belenenses defeated Leixoes 5-3, which is considered the highest-scoring game in the history of the competition. On May 20, 2016, Benfica and Maritimo equalled the record as the Lisbon Eagles outclassed O Maior das Ilhas 6-2.
Benfica hold the record for the biggest win, with the team crushing Moreirense 6-1 in the Portugese League Cup round 3 on January 26, 2016.
Portugese League Cup season usually starts in late July and finishes in late January.
Portugese League Cup Tips, Predictions and Betting advice
Unlike Taca de Portugal, Portugese League Cup winner does not take part in European competitions. As a result, Primeira Liga bosses use Portugese League Cup games to test as many players as possible.
Since managers tend to rest key players in Portugese League Cup matches, our advice is to back underdogs, who have slim chances of winning Primeira Liga trophy.
Minnows often shock top Portuguese sides in the League Cup; therefore, backing favourites is unlikely to help you beat the bookies.
Primeira Liga teams who struggle in the national championship, aim to save the season by going all the way in the Portuguese League Cup, meaning that backing them could help you make your betting profitable.
Over 2.5 goals bet should be considered when it comes to betting on Portugese League Cup as teams tend to adopt an attack-minded approach, especially in the group stages.
Anyhow, don’t forget to check out team news, current form, and head-to-head record for the game you want to bet on as these factors are of big importance when it comes to betting on Portugese League Cup.
Our Team of Portugese League Cup Experts
Since we base our predictions on local and insider information, punters can find big value in copying our betting tips.
Our Portuguese football experts have gained a lot of experience over the years and, delivering fresh and reliable information to our readers on a daily basis.
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Given the fact that our Portugese League Cup predictions are based on statistical data and first-hand facts, they rarely disappoint.
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