Primeira Liga (Portugal)

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Table written: Sunday 08 March 2020 at 22:44:14 (London time)
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standard table alt-3
Pld GD Pts ePld Rate
Pto Porto 24 34 60 1 1 23.7 2.53
Ben Benfica 24 38 59 2 2 23.6 2.50
Bra Sporting Braga 24 15 46 3 3 23.9 1.92
Spo Sporting Lisbon 24 11 42 4 4 24.6 1.71
Rio Rio Ave 24 9 38 5 5 23.9 1.59
Gui Vitória Guimarães 24 15 37 6 6 24.1 1.54
Fam Famalicão 24 −2 37 7 7 24.9 1.49
Gil Gil Vicente 24 −4 30 10 8 22.4 1.34
Mor Moreirense 24 2 30 8 9 23.7 1.27
SCl Santa Clara 24 −7 30 9 10 24.0 1.25
Set Vitória Setúbal 24 −10 28 12 11 22.8 1.23
Boa Boavista 24 −4 29 11 12 24.8 1.17
Bel Belenenses 24 −19 26 13 13 23.8 1.09
Ton Tondela 24 −10 25 14 14 25.0 1.00
Mar Marítimo 24 −10 24 15 15 25.2 0.95
Pac Paços Ferreira 24 −16 22 16 16 25.1 0.87
Pse Portimonense 24 −18 16 17 17 22.7 0.71
Ave Desportivo Aves 24 −24 13 18 18 24.7 0.53

Key:

The league-table rankings are shown in the centre of the table, with the alt-3 league position in bold to the right, and the more standard league-table position (based on points already in the bag, with goal-difference to resolve ties where needed) shown in the grey section of the table, to the left.

In the central dark-blue vertical band are (typically) up- or down-arrows to indicate where teams are higher or lower in the alt-3 table than in the standard table. A solid arrow or indicates a difference of 3 or more league places.

The other numbers shown in the table are:

  • The usual league-table summaries:
    • Pld: matches played to date
    • GD: goal difference
    • Pts: league points accumulated to date
  • The alt-3 league table:
    • ePld: the alt-3 measure of each team's effective number of matches played to date.
      • Where ePld is less than the actual number Pld of matches played, the team has played tougher opposition than average and/or has played fewer matches at home than away; and vice-versa where ePld exceeds Pld.
      • Where the difference between Pld and ePld is a whole match or more, the team's numbers in the alt-3 table are colour-highlighted (in light green where ePld is less than Pld, and light red where the reverse is true).
      • Where schedule-strength imbalance is so strong that Pld and ePld differ by more than 2.0, the entry in the ePld column is shown in bold type
    • Rate: the league points per effective match played, i.e.,
      Rate = Pts ÷ ePld .
    The alt-3 league table is sorted according to the current values of Rate.

For further details on the method, see The league tables explained and (if you like maths!) The mathematical method explained.