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  • Hammarby
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  • Häcken
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  • Elfsborg
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  • Örebro
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  • Sirius
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  • Kalmar
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Sweden Allsvenskan Results

Allsvenskan intro

Having at least a basic understanding of almost every league out there is extremely useful for any online punter. It gives you more options with looking for the best betting offers you can find, which can help you find the most valuable bets. If used correctly, this knowledge can greatly increase your betting profits in the long run.

Ultimately, Betting Fellow is here to help you reach that goal. In this article, we’ll be looking at another relatively smaller European top-flight league – the Swedish Allsvenskan.

Allsvenskan History and General Info

Allsvesnskan, which translates to The All-Swedish, is the top-level league for men’s association football clubs in Sweden. It is also sometimes referred to as Fotbollsallsvenskan, meaning the Football All-Swedish.

The UEFA system of league coefficients ranks the Allsvenskan as the 20th best top-tier national football league in Europe, based on performances in European competitions over the past five years. This makes it the second-best league in Scandinavia, after the Danish Superliga in the 16th place.

It was founded in 1924 under the same name, and remains one of the precious few football leagues in Europe that haven’t really changed names or formats in all that time. However, it did have a sort of predecessor in the form of Svenska Serien - the Swedish Series. The Series was divided into the southern and northern group and lasted between 1910 and 1924.

Eventually, the Allsvenskan consolidated all of the best football teams into a single, unified league. Despite being the highest leagues in the country, however, neither the Series nor the Allsvenksan were initially used to decide the title of Swedish Champions. That distinction only came about in 1931, before which the honour went to the Mästerskapet football cup.

It should be noted, however, that during these first decades large parts of Sweden were not allowed to put up their best teams for participation in these competitions. For instance, only teams from Stockholm and Gothenburg originally participated in the Cup, and teams from the island of Gotland and the Norrland region were only allowed into Allsvenskan in the 1930s. As such, whether these early years should be used for determining things like the teams’ total number of titles is still debatable.

Seasons run between spring and fall, usually from late Match or early April to the beginning of November. The league consists of 16 of Sweden’s best professional football teams. Each of these themes plays against every other team twice – once away, and once on their home turf. This results in 30 matches per team throughout the season, or 240 matches total.

The teams are then ranked using a point system in which every game win earns a team 3 points and a draw earns 1 point. The two lowest-ranked teams are relegated to the Superettan, or “the super one” league – which is Sweden’s second-tier football league. Conversely, the two best-placed teams from the Superettan are promoted to replace them.

Additionally, the third lowest team in Allsvenskan has to play a one-off relegation play-off against the third-best team from Superettan.

The team with the most points at the end of a season are crowned Swedish Champions and instantly qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Additionally, they are awarded a gold medal. The runners-up and the team in the third spot qualify for the Europa League, along with the winners of the Swedish Cup, and are awarded the Large Silver and Small Silver medals respectively.

Malmo FF currently boast the biggest number of titles over the years, with 23 league victories to their name. Also, they have the record of most consecutive seasons, with 63 consecutive participations between 1936 and 1999. The honour of most participations, however, goes to AIK Fotboll, with 91 total seasons and 6 titles.

Other notable clubs include IFK Goteburg with 13 titles over 87 seasons, IFK Norrkoping with 13 titles over 79 seasons, Helsingborgs IF with 7 titles over 67 seasons, Djurgårdens IF with 7 titles over 64 seasons, and IF Elfsborg with 7 titles over 67 seasons.

Allsvenksan’s overall top scorer is Sven Jonasson, who scored 252 goals playing got Elfsboerg between 1927 and 1941. The record for most appearances, though, is held by Sven Andersson –a goalkeeper who made 431 appearances during his career.

Allsvenskan Title Challengers

One of the most important factors you have to know for effective Allsvenskan league betting are the most important and successful teams, which have the best chance of taking home the title.

To get a good idea of teams generally considered to be favourites, we’ll take a look at some Allsvenskan betting odds for the league winner, as offered by some of the biggest online bookmakers. These are not always entirely accurate, but should at least give us a good idea of which teams to pay the most attention to.

At the absolute top of the lists is Malmo FF, with a hearty lead of 9/5, or 2.8. This does make a lot of sense overall, given the fact that they have the most title wins in the history of Allsvenskan.

Not far behind are Djurgaarden with a very strong 2/1, or 3.0. This choice is maybe not as obvious, but again makes sense because of their surprise win during last season.

Moving on, we have Hammarby IF with a respectable 13/4 (4.25). Next up are AIK with 5/1 (6.0) and Norrkoping and IFK Gothenburg with 8/1 (9.0) and 10/1 (11.0) respectively.

As you can tell, there are quite a few teams with some decent odds, which makes for an exciting league season.

Malmö FF

Formed in 1910, Malmo (Full name Malmö Fotbollförening) is the most decorated professional football club in Sweden. Malmo boast a record 23 league titles, along with 14 national cup titles. They were first named Swedish champions in 1844, which preceded their first true golden age in the 70s. Internationally, they are the only Scandinavian team ever to reach the finals of the European Cup, the predecessor of the Champions League, in 1979. They are also the only Scandinavian club that has ever qualified for the Intercontinental Cup – the FIFA Club World Cup’s predecessor.

Throughout Allsvenskan’s history, Malmo have the most recorded goals and won matches, despite having played fewer seasons than some other teams. They’ve participated in the Champions League several times, marking them as one of the dominant football clubs in northern Europe.

Malmo is known for their passionate fans. What is especially liked by old-school football fans is Malmo’s approach to managing finances, according to which club members must maintain at least a controlling 51% share of the club and its assets. This limits the influence of private investors. While it is a huge limit to the club’s financial power, it also ensures a high degree of independence.

Theif form has been quite great these past few seasons, although experts criticize the fact that Malmo’s performance depends a lot on the home advantage. Still, their stalwart defence is notoriously hard to get through.

Djurgårdens IF

The name itself can refer to any of the organisation’s department, although the professional football club Djurgårdens IF Fotbollsförening is by far the most well-known one.

The club is based in the Johanneshov district of Stockholm, although they were originally founded on the island of Djurgården in 1891. This team had a lot of ups and downs throughout their history. They had two notable periods of success: during the 60s, and one that is currently lasting, during which Djurgården managed to win both the league and the cup on three separate seasons.

Although they do hold 12 league titles and five Swedish Cups, they are far from being among Sweden’s most decorated clubs. Still, they’ve been a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century, and are fresh off a championship title from last season.

Djurgården is by no means a flashy team. Analysts have noted how they managed to snag last year’s championship through sheer efficiency. They won 20 out of 30 league matches, most of which ended with a margin of just 1 goal. Still, it was more than enough: under the strong leadership of team captain Marcus Danielson, the team manages to pull through whenever it matters most.

AIK Fotboll

AIK is a common abbreviation of AllmännaIdrottsklubben, which would roughly translate to the public sports club. They are one of Sweden’s most successful professional football teams with 12 championship titles. As noted above, they also have the record for most seasons spent in the top-tier Swedish league.

AIK’s most valuable asset historically is their consistency. They might not have the most league wins, but they can be relied on to almost always finish in the top of the rankings.

Internationally, AIK have qualified for the Champions League in 1999-2000, the UEFA Europa League in 2012, and made it to the quarter-finals of the 1996-97 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Being another club based in Stockholm, they have a noted rivalry with Djurgården, and also against Hammarby – another local club. AIK’s supporters are referred to AIK:are or gnagare, both meaning “rodent”, and are associated with the area of central Stockholm.

Having won the 2018 Championship, a lot was expected from this team, but they failed to defend their title in the 2019 season. Still, they put on a decent effort, finishing in the 4th place.

Due to some crucial lineup changes, not everyone is convinced about their form going into 2020. Overall, their chances of success remain shaky at best, and their strategy of slowly building up pressure on the wings was met with moderate success.

Hammarby IF

Founded in 1897 in the Södermalm district of Stockholm, Hammarby are not really considered traditional favourites. They only have one league title from 2001, and are ranked as the twelfth-best team in the Allsvenskan in terms of titles and trophies.

Still, their form in the past few seasons has put them firmly among the top clubs of Swedish football, and this is reflected in the betting odds given to them by various bookmakers. Since the end of last season, Hammarby is partly owned by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a veritable living legend of Swedish football.

Last season saw this team claw their way up to the second position with an undefeated record on their home turf. They only lost the title with a 1-point margin, which is a considerable success for a club that has very little in the way of titles and cups.

However, most experts consider the shaky start of last season as the main reason for Hammerby not winning the league. The lineup needed some time to get their fresh striking talent used to playing with each other – which happened after the first 10 or so games. Now, after a lot of experience in the pitch, Hammarby has a very decent shot at that gold medal.

Allsvenskan Relegation Favourites

In order to give you the best ideas for betting on the Allsvenskan league, we will also go over some of the teams most likely to be relegated to the Superettan.

Falkenbergs FF

Founded in 1928, this team has spent most of their history alternating between the 2nd and 3rd tiers of the Swedish football league system. However, they managed to win a promotion to the Allsvenskan in 2014, where they remained for the next three years.

Last season saw them fight their way back into the top-flight league. Still, with not a lot of history there, they are still not regarded as an Allsvenskan mainstay. The head-to-head statistics against most of the other teams in the league are not indicating good chances of success for Falkenbergs.

Ik Sirius

Founded in 1907 in Uppsala, Sirius had a sort of golden age back in the 70s. Since then, however, they’ve plummeted to obscurity all the way down in the 4th-tier league.

In 2016, they managed to get back into the Allsvenskan for the first time in 42 years. That is a major comeback in many ways, but it doesn’t mean that they match up very well against most of the other clubs in the league.

Allsvenskan Top Players

Now, let’s have a quick run-down of Allsvenskan’s best and most valuable individual players.

Isaac Kiese Thelin

Currently on loan from Anderlecht, Thelin is set to play as Malmo’s centre-forward for this season, Thelin is nonetheless currently the most valued player playing in the Allsvenskan. The 27-year-old striker made his fame playing in the German Bundesliga.

The last couple of seasons have not been great for the Swedish international, seeing how he has spent most of them confined to the bench. Still, he is an indispensable part of the Swedish national team. He is known for his powerful right-foot kick, and his height means that he can also provide dangerous headers and be a towering presence in the box.

Muamer Tanković

This Swedish-Bosnian left winger has changed a lot of clubs in different countries over the years, but he truly came into his own as part of Hammarby’s squad, where he plays to this day.

Tanković is a great dribbler, and was named the most valuable player in Allsvenskan during the past season. He provided 14 goals and 7 assists over 28 league games in 2019. His playstyle has been described as very skilful from a technical standpoint, further bolstered by a great eye for clever passing and excellent movement.

Marcus Danielson

Arguably Djurgården’s greats asset, this 30-year-old defensive player is praised for his decisive leadership and decision-making. Danielson is an excellent centre-back and has greatly contributed to his team’s recent successes.

Allsvenskan Rising Stars

This section is dedicated to some of the younger players currently playing in Sweden’s top-flight league.

Sead Hakšabanović

Playing for Norrköping on a loan from West Ham United, this 20-year-old midfielder has been getting a lot of attention since he started playing in the Allsvenskan. Due to his youth and relative inexperience, he hasn’t been getting a lot of playtime with West Ham. Still, he is remembered as the second-youngest player in Allsvenskan history when he first started playing for Halmstad in 2015. Hakšabanović is noted for his outstanding technical ability and vision.

Isak Pettersson

Norrköping’s young custodian, Pettersson became 2017’s goalkeeper of the year in Allsvenskan. He has only improved since then, managing 11 games with 0 goals leaked last year, 6 of which were consecutive.

Allsvenskan Derby Matches


The name translates to “the Twin Derby”, and is meant to represent the fact that the two rival teams which participate in it - AIK and Djurgårdens IF - were both founded in Stockholm in 1891, just three weeks apart. In addition, it is the showdown between Stockholm’s biggest teams, and thus attracts huge crowds.

Allsvenskan Best Stadiums

Friends Arena

Also known as Nationalarenan, this is a multi-purpose stadium with a retractable roof and a capacity of over 54.000. Located in Stockholm, it is AIK’s home ground and the biggest stadium in all of Scandinavia.

Tele2 Arena

The home turf for both Djurgårdens and Hammarby, this arena got its name due to a sponsorship deal with one of Sweden’s biggest telecommunications companies. The Tele2 arena boasts a capacity of 30,000, a retractable roof, and can host a variety of events other than football.