Though it might not sound that exciting than the English Premier League, La Liga or Serie A, if you miss real football, you have the option to bet on another European league starting this weekend. Best teams of the Faroe Islands will start to compete in their top league this weekend. We show the favorites to bet on Faroe Islands Premier League.
There have been top league football in the small country of the Faroe Islands since 1942, it was renamed Premier League in 2005. 10 teams are competing for the title, where the team of KI are the defending champions. Though teams are semi-professionals here, players are not full-time athletes, but their enthusiasm can sometimes cause surprising results. Like when the national team managed to beat Greece twice, away and at home. Or Latvia away during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Their club teams haven’t really achieved any major result yet, except some victories in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying rounds.
Bet on Faroe Islands Premier League’s first round
After the postponement of the original opening date in March, Faroe Islands’s top football league will finally start the new season this Saturday, 9th of May. And already in the first round fans can see last season’s top two teams playing against each other. Last season’s champion, Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag, shortly just KI, will host B36 Torshavn, which finished only 3 points behind them. Still the hosts are the favorites to win the game with the odds of 1.66 at Bet365 Sportsbook.
KI is one of the most successful clubs in the island, winning the championships 18 times. Their biggest success in international football so far is to reach the second qualifying round in the 2019 Europa League. They defeated a team of San Marino, then Lithuanian team Riteriai with away goals after drawing 1-1 away.
Other games to bet on
Online sportsbooks in Denmark are expecting the closest game between Skala and IF Fuglafjordur. They offer high odds for both teams’ victory. The home team finished 6th last season. Their best result in the history of the club has been finishing second in the 2005 season. It also meant their qualification to the UEFA Cup first round in the following season.
Their opponent, IF finished last place in the previous year, but they were not relegated as only reserved teams finished in the first three positions of the second tier. But they also had better results from earlier seasons, reaching the Cup final 6 times and winning the top league back in 1979. The odds for their win is 2.62, while Skala was given 2.20 by bookmakers.
Interest for the country’s football might increase due to the shutdowns of almost every major league. Norwegian TV2 has already bought the rights to broadcast the games of Faroe Islands top tier. If you also want to bet on Faroe Island Premier League, you can find all the odds for the remaining three games on bet365. While to learn more about the site you can read our latest review about bet365 sportsbook.