Betting on the Veikkausliiga remains a relatively minority activity but with football betting becoming ever more global, in part due to the increased availability of odds and markets, betting on the top level of domestic Finnish football is set to increase.
If you want to bet on the individual matches in the Veikkausliiga or the outright league winner, our live odds comparison will help you find the best available betting odds as quickly and easily as possible. With all online bookies offering free bets to new customers, not only will you bet getting the best available value, you may also be able to claim a new free bet or two along the way, improving your chances of making a profit even further.
With more and more sites now offering live streaming of games, you should also be able to watch the Finnish games you want to bet on too, increasing the excitement yet further. Finnish football can’t rival the Premier League or La Liga for quality or glamour but it remains a competitive and fascinating league, with lots of fast-paced action and lots of goals.
The Veikkausliiga, so-called because of ongoing sponsorship from the national Finnish betting agency, the Veikkaus, features just 12 sides, with the bottom club being relegated to the Ykkönen. The exact format of the league has changed several times over the years and until 1990 Finland’s top division was called the Mestaruussarja. In recent times the 12-team structure has meant that each club plays each other three times, rather than the traditional two, meaning 33 games each, with the top six clubs getting 17 home games and the bottom six playing away 17 times.
As with football leagues in many parts of Scandinavia and northern Europe, the Finnish Veikkausliiga doesn’t operate over the winter months. The season runs from April to October, making it ideal for football betting fans who want some action over the summer when most of the major European leagues are finished. The best betting sites now offer a huge range of markets, with match odds betting by far the most popular type of wager and the one for which we provide odds comparison. That said, almost all top bookies will also offer a range of outright betting markets, as well as alternative bets on individual games.
By far the most successful club in the history of Finnish football is HJK Helsinki, who have amassed almost 30 league titles since they were founded in 1907. Other top clubs include FC Haka from Valkeakoski and HPS, who are also from the capital Helsinki. In recent seasons relative minnows FC Honka and FC Inter Turku have competed gamely at the hop of the Veikkausliiga but in reality most seasons it is HJK that start out as favourites in the outright league winner betting.
So, now you know the basics about Finnish football and the Veikkausliiga, why not have a bet on it this summer?