Betting on Serbian Football
For many years Serbia was part of Yugoslavia, and Serbian clubs were a major force in a combined league. Indeed, while still part of Yugoslavia, Crvena Zvezda, known as Red Star Belgrade in English, won the European Cup in 1991, firmly placing football from the region on the European club stage.
The top Serbian league these days is known as the Superliga, and has operated independently as a league since Montenegro seceded from Serbia in 2006. It is currently a 16-team league, and feeds down into the First League, which in turn feeds down to the Serbian League.
Domestically in Serbia there is also the Serbian Cup. Successful teams in domestic qualify for the UEFA Champions League and Europa and all of these games are covered by our Serbian odds comparison tool, as are the top-two tiers of the league system, and the Serbian Cup games.
Completing the set are matches featuring the Serbian men's and women's national teams, including at all underage levels. It's a busy schedule of football featuring Serbian teams, with plenty of betting options.
Serbia Football Odds
Domestic football in Serbia, even prior to 2006, and even when it was part of a combined Yugoslavian league, has always been dominated by two teams, the aforementioned Crvena Zvezda (Red Star), and Partizan Belgrade. These two clubs have claimed every league title since 2006: a run which actually stretches back to 1998. This is one of the most dominant duopolies in world football, and so regularly sees these two teams added to betting accumulators.
In the most recently completed 2018/19 season, although goals were not a particular stand-out feature of the SuperLiga, with an average of 2.57 scored per game, due to quite a few nil-nil draws, the percentage of games featuring three of more goals was actually very high: 59%. To supplement this fact, home teams tend to dominate, as do the favourites in this league.
Serbian Football History
Since the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbia has been one of the more successful sides of the region. On three occasions has the country reached a FIFA World Cup Finals (once as Serbia and Montenegro), while in the UEFA European Championships, the country is still waiting to qualify for a finals tournament. Currently the odds don't look great for qualification prospects for Euro 2020, with Serbia currently found at the bottom of Group C (as of June 2019).
As Yugoslavia, this was a tournament that the combined nation excelled in, finishing as runners up twice in 1960 and 1968, and finishing 4th in 1976. Yugoslavia also finished in 4th place twice at the FIFA World Cup, in 1930 and 1962.
There have been a number of notable Serbian footballers down the years, but big things are expected of the new batch of players including Luka Jović and Sergej Milinković-Savić.
The Serbian women's national team competes in all major qualifying tournaments, but has yet to qualify for a finals.