The Eliteserien is the best football division in Norway. The league consists of 16 teams and runs from May to December. The weather conditions make it interesting for football bettors as the Eliteserien is in full swing during the summer months when most European leagues are in their preseasons.
The Norwegian champions get a ticket to the Champions League qualification. Having been eliminated from the Champions League early on, Bodø/Glimt have made their way into the Conference League, a competition sponsored by bwin, and find themselves in a knockout playoff against Celtic at the end of February. Getting back into the competition in February is always a tricky part of the season as Norwegian teams are short of competition, during the period between late winter and early spring.
The second and third-place teams in the league go straight into the Conference League, but this season both teams failed to make the playoffs before the group stage.
At the bottom of the standings, the last team is automatically relegated to the 1st division of Norway, while the 14th and 15th teams play a promotion playoff against the winners of the 1st division playoffs.
Two teams have taken over from Rosenborg
With 26 league titles, Rosenborg is the most successful team in Norway. Rosenborg is the best-known team on the European scene, with regular appearances in the Champions League and Europa League for about 30 seasons.
However, in the last three seasons, Molde FK and Bodø/Glimt have taken over, finishing the Eliteserien season in the top two positions. FK Bodø/Glimt won the first Norwegian league title in 2020 and confirmed it by retaining the title for the second consecutive season in 2021.
Bodø/Glimt finished the league as the team that conceded the fewest goals, while Molde finished as the best attack in terms of goals scored.
Recommended bets on Eliteserien
In the 2021 season, an average of 3.05 goals were scored per game, with 61% of the games having more than 2.5 goals. Therefore, a recommended bet is to bet on games with goals in Eliteserien.
In the last seasons, goal-scoring is always more important in the second half. Furthermore, in the previous season of Eliteserien, 58.5% of goals were scored after the break.
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