1. Division

CountryDenmarkDenmark
Season2023

The 1. Division, also known as the Danish 1st Division or NordicBet Liga for sponsorship reasons, is the second-tier professional football league in Denmark. It was established in 1945, following the end of World War II, and is governed by the Danish Football Association (DBU). The league is considered a stepping stone for Danish clubs to progress to the Danish Superliga, the top-tier football league in the country.

The 1. Division is made up of twelve teams, each playing 22 games during a season. The top two teams at the end of the season are promoted to the Danish Superliga, while the bottom two are relegated to the 2nd Division, the third-tier league. The third lowest team enters a playoff against teams from the 2nd Division for a chance to remain in the 1. Division.

Throughout its history, the 1. Division has been a breeding ground for many talented players who have gone on to have successful careers both domestically and internationally. It has also seen numerous clubs rise through its ranks to establish themselves in the Danish Superliga.

The league operates on a promotion and relegation system, which adds a level of excitement and unpredictability to each season. This system not only provides smaller clubs with the opportunity to compete at a higher level but also ensures that every match is competitive, as teams fight to avoid relegation or to secure promotion.

The 1. Division has undergone several changes since its inception. It was initially a league with multiple groups, but it was restructured into a single division format in 1991. The league's name has also changed several times due to sponsorship deals. Despite these changes, the league's commitment to nurturing Danish football talent and providing competitive football has remained constant.

In terms of popularity, the 1. Division may not match the Danish Superliga, but it has a dedicated following. The matches are well-attended, and the league enjoys good television coverage. The league's clubs have loyal fan bases, and the matches often feature a vibrant atmosphere.

The Danish 1. Division has played a significant role in the development of Danish football. It has provided a platform for clubs to grow and for players to showcase their talents. Despite being a second-tier league, the 1. Division has a rich history and continues to contribute to the Danish football landscape.

1. Division Upcoming Games

1. Division Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for 1. Division in 2023

Player Team Goals
sonderjyske 17
hillerd 11
kolding-if 10
vendsyssel-ff 9
hobro 9
ac-horsens 9
sonderjyske 8
vendsyssel-ff 8
sonderjyske 7
hb-koge 7

1. Division standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Sonderjyske players, news and schedule Sonderjyske 19 13 4 2 52 20 32 43
2 Aalborg players, news and schedule Aalborg 19 12 6 1 39 16 23 42
3 Vendsyssel FF players, news and schedule Vendsyssel FF 19 9 5 5 27 23 4 32
4 Hobro players, news and schedule Hobro 18 10 1 7 23 17 6 31
5 FC Fredericia players, news and schedule FC Fredericia 18 8 6 4 28 22 6 30
6 Kolding IF players, news and schedule Kolding IF 19 9 1 9 27 27 0 28
7 Hillerød players, news and schedule Hillerød 19 6 6 7 30 28 2 24
8 AC Horsens players, news and schedule AC Horsens 19 7 3 9 24 27 -3 24
9 B 93 players, news and schedule B 93 18 6 2 10 19 33 -14 20
10 HB Koge players, news and schedule HB Koge 19 5 2 12 21 41 -20 17
11 FC Helsingor players, news and schedule FC Helsingor 19 2 5 12 20 39 -19 11
12 Naestved players, news and schedule Naestved 18 1 7 10 21 38 -17 10

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 87/123 71%
Over/Under 8/15 53%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%