Betting on Norwegian Football
The Eliteserien is the elite Norwegian league, and features 16 clubs, operating on a promotion and relegation basis with the second tier, the 1. Divisjon. The 2. Divisjon is divided into two groups, and the 3. Divisjon is divided into 6 groups. There are then a further 4 divisions which are divided into various groupings, and our Norwegian football odds comparison tool covers them all.
Your betting coupon can further be supplemented by games from the Norwegian Cup, the Norwegian women's league (the Toppserien) and the Norwegian women's cup.
At the top of the men's game, Rosenborg are the dominant force, and the team from Trondheim claimed their fourth successive title in 2018. Norwegian football, like that in Sweden, runs from March to November, and games are usually played on a Sunday evening.
Norwegian teams compete in European competitions, most notably the Europa League, while internationally, the women's team, who won the FIFA World Cup in 1995, are a notable force.
Norway Football Odds
Football in Norway runs through the European summer on Sunday nights, and so it a great option for those accumulator betting coupons at a time when there can be a sparsity of games. That is one of the major attractions of betting on Norwegian football.
Rosenborg dominate the game domestically, and their games tend to attract odds to reflect this. That said, as of the time writing, early into the 2019 season, the team from Trondheim are struggling and it is Molde who are setting the pace at the top of the table. In fact, Molde can be backed at odds as low as 5/11 to claim their fourth title in the last nine years in 2019, although their first since 2014.
Norwegian football doesn't feature a remarkable amount of goals, and draws also tend not to be anymore common than in other global leagues. Current form is the major indicator and our detailed statistics within each game will help you find the best value bets.
Norwegian Football History
Norway doesn't quite have the same historical legacy as its Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Denmark, and the number of exceptional players to have come out of the country is not as impressive. That said, Norwegian football has long had a love affair with the English game, and there are a number of notable players who have featured prominently for English clubs down the years.
There is no better example than the current Manchester United head coach, and former Red Devils player, Ole Gunnar Solskjær. In fact, it would be fair to say that Solskjær's role in Manchester United's famous injury-time win over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League Final would go down as one of the biggest moments in Norwegian football.
Other notable players are ex-Liverpool favourite John Arne Riise, Chelsea old boy Tore André Flo, and another member of United's 1999 treble-winning side, Ronny Johnsen.
Future hopes lie on the young shoulders of Martin Ødegaard, who joined Real Madrid as a 16-year-old, while Bournemouth's Josh King is another notable current player.
Yet the greatest achievement in Norwegian football history is the women's success in the 1995 FIFA World Cup in Sweden. The Norwegian ladies were big underdogs in the odds markets against both the USA in the semi-final and Germany in the final, and could be backed at almost 6/1 odds in a two-horse race before both matches.