Betting on Syrian Football
A domestic league has existed in Syria for over 60 years, and it is a major credit to footballers and the football-loving public that the competition has been able to endure through all of the country's recent tragedies. The top tier of the Syrian football ladder is the Premier League, which is currently a 14-team division. The bottom clubs from here are relegated into the Syrian League 1st Division, which in turn can see teams go down to the 2nd Division.
In addition, there is a Cup knockout competition competed for every season, and there is also a Super Cup which pits the winners of the Premier League and the Syrian League against each other at the start of every season.
Completing the matches covered by our Syria football odds comparison tool are matches played by both the men's and women's national teams who take part in all the major qualification campaigns for international tournaments.
Syria Football Odds
It is a credit that the Syrian Premier League has been able to operate almost uninterrupted through the country's tumultuous recent past. The league was established in 1966/67 and has been dominated by Al-Jaish with 17 titles in that time, including winning 7 of the last 10 completed campaigns.
The league is competed from September until May of the following year, and 14 teams are currently in the top division.
The standout statistic in the last three completed seasons in the Premier League relates to goals, of a lack thereof. In 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19, an average of 2.18, 2.32 and 2.2 goals per game were scored, which are all well below the global average of around 2.5. For that reason, backing under 2.5 goals on betting coupons is a popular option.
Syrian Football History
The country of Syria has endured a tragic recent history. However, somehow, the sport of football has continued throughout the civil war in the country, with the top division in the country, the Syrian Premier League, only suspended for one season in that time (2010/11).
The Syrian national team has also somehow managed to continue to play, although the country was disqualified from participation in the qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In fact, Syria was one of the first teams in the region to actively compete in participation in the World Cup qualification process, having done so in the 1950 and 1958 qualification rounds. Unfortunately, as yet, the country has not qualified for a finals.
In the AFC Asian Cup the country has been more an irregular attendee. Once again, as a tribute to the endeavours of footballers and football administrators in the country, the national team reached the Asian Cup finals tournament in both 2011 and the recently completed tournament in 2019, where the team was eliminated in the Group Stages. Unsurprisingly, the team was at betting odds of about 150/1 to win the tournament before it began, but it was a notable achievement for the country, with everything that has happened to it in recent times, to even be at competition.
The Syria women's national team also participated in qualification for the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup, but was unable to qualify for the finals.