Betting on Danish Football
The top tier of Danish football is called the Superliga, and is played between July and May every year. Like most countries in Northern Europe, football in Denmark shuts down for an extended winter break between December and February, which is important to note for anyone wishing to add Danish teams to their betting coupon.
All leagues in Denmark follow the winter-break format, and our Danish football odds comparison tool covers an incredible number of competitions in this Scandinavian country. Below the Superliga is the First Division and the Second Division, but all of these leagues employ slightly differing systems for determining the champions, European competition qualifiers, or any promotion or relegation business. There's also the Danish Cup, currently known as the DBU Pokalen.
Danish teams are often to be found in the Europa League, so Thursday nights can be a busy night for those football accumulator coupons, while the Denmark men's and women's national teams are both highly competitive and usually feature at major international competitions. The Danish Football Association (DBU) is the governing body for football in Denmark.
Denmark Football Odds
Matches in Denmark are spread quite evenly over the year, but always take note of the winter break.
FC Copenhagen (FC København) is the dominant force in Denmark, and games involving the team from the capital tend to display low odds in favour of the reigning Danish champions. Midtjylland are currently the nearest rivals to FC Copenhagen, with OB (Odense) and AaB (Aalborg) among other notable teams.
Teams split midway through the Superliga season into Championship and two Qualification Rounds (groups), which adds an extra competitive dimension to proceedings. This means, among other things, that European qualification and relegation deciders are drawn out over a longer period to maintain interest. The overall league table is only relevant through the first 26 rounds, and then the teams are split into these mini rounds, so it is vital to consider that league position does not necessarily reflect betting odds later on in the season. Make sure you check the break-off rounds for team motivational aspects before adding teams to your Danish football betting coupon.
One more thing. The Danish leagues, and the Superliga in particular, see goals. 2018/19 saw an average of over 3 goals a game, which is well above the average, so above 2.5 goals may be an idea in your betting approach.
Danish Football History
Another European country with a proud history and a number of major players down through the years, Danish football has been played on an organized level since the late-nineteenth century, although the top division was founded in 1913. The current version is called the Danish Superliga, which features 14 teams and can see up to three teams relegated.
Historically teams from the capital, Copenhagen, have been the most successful, and the current champions of the Superliga are FC Copenhagen, with Brøndby IF another of the country's most successful teams.
Denmark has historically produced great footballers, who are usually better known than the clubs that produce them: that is because like so many leagues, the most promising young players are scouted and head abroad at a young age. The country's most high-profile player currently is Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen, while the Schmeichel dynasty in goal is currently represented by Leicester City's Kasper.
Players like the Laudrup brothers, and Kasper's father Peter, were members of a golden generation which culminated in Denmark's greatest ever achievement on the football stage (to date): winning the 1992 European Championships despite not even originally qualifying (Denmark took the disqualified Yugoslavia's place). They began that tournament at an incredible 50/1 odds, and overcame favourites Germany in the final to secure their first major championship title.