2007–08 Danish 1st Division

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Season2007–08
ChampionsVejle BK
PromotedVejle BK
SønderjyskE
RelegatedHIK
Aarhus Fremad
Ølstykke FC
Goals scored681
Average goals/game2,84
Top goalscorerPablo Piñones-Arce (17)
Biggest home winVejle BK 8-0 HIK (2007-09-23)
Biggest away winØlstykke FC 0-5 Silkeborg IF (2007-09-23)
Highest scoringVejle BK 5-3 Hvidovre IF (2007-08-26)
Vejle BK 8-0 HIK (2007-09-23)
(8 goals)

The 2007–08 Danish 1st Division season was the 13th season of the Danish 1st Division league championship, governed by the Danish Football Association. It took place from the first match on August 4, 2007 to the final match on June 8, 2008.

The division-champion and runner-up promotes to the 2008–09 Danish Superliga. The teams in the 14th, 15th and 16th places will be divided between 2nd Division East and West, based on location.

You can see the fixture schedule here.

Participants

Club
Finishing position
last season
First season of
current spell in
1st Division
Aarhus Fremad 11th 2006–07
AB 10th 2004–05
BK Frem 5th 2004–05
FC Fredericia 4th 2001–02
Herfølge BK 9th 2005–06
HIK 13th 2004–05
Hvidovre IF 3rd in 2nd Division East 2007–08
Kolding FC 6th 2005–06
Køge BK 7th 2003–04
Lolland-Falster Alliancen 1st in 2nd Division East 2007–08
Næstved BK 8th 2006–07
Silkeborg IF 12th in Superliga 2007–08
Skive IK 1st in 2nd Division West 2007–08
SønderjyskE 3rd 2006–07
Vejle BK 11th in Superliga 2007–08
Ølstykke FC 12th 2002–03

Odds

Club Odds[1] Frac.[2]
Vejle 2.61 8/5
Silkeborg 3.31 23/10
SønderjyskE 4.76 15/4
Kolding 12.37 23/2
Fredericia 13.23 25/2
AB 32.32 31/1
Herfølge 38.86 38/1
Næstved 42.55 42/1
Køge 42.86 42/1
Frem 45.14 44/1
LFA 70.27 69/1
Ølstykke 112.27 111/1
HIK 127.82 127/1
Hvidovre 219.18 218/1
Skive 240.09 239/1
Aarhus F. 273.73 273/1

Before the season, Superliga-relegated Vejle was considered the 8/5-favorite to win the division and regain promotion along with fellow relegated Silkeborg at 23/10, with former Superliga-side SønderjyskE the only notable contender for the title at 15/4. The outsiders for promotion were local rivals Kolding and Fredericia.

The fight in the middle of the pack was predicted to contended by AB, Herfølge, Næstved, Køge and Frem, while Lolland-Falster Alliancen, Ølstykke and HIK would contend the lower third.

The two newly promoted teams, Skive and Hvidovre were, along with last year's 11th-place finisher, Aarhus Fremad, the favorites to get relegated.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Vejle BK (C, P) 30 25 3 2 80 24 +56 78 Promotion to Danish Superliga
2 SønderjyskE (P) 30 17 10 3 55 32 +23 61
3 Silkeborg IF 30 16 9 5 60 33 +27 57
4 Herfølge Boldklub 30 15 6 9 55 43 +12 51
5 Fredericia 30 12 8 10 49 36 +13 44
6 AB 30 11 8 11 38 36 +2 41
7 Kolding FC 30 11 7 12 53 47 +6 40
8 Næstved BK 30 11 7 12 36 39 −3 40
9 Hvidovre IF 30 10 7 13 31 33 −2 37
10 Skive IK 30 10 4 16 36 52 −16 34
11 Frem[a] 30 12 3 15 46 54 −8 33
12 LFA 30 8 9 13 28 41 −13 33
13 Køge BK 30 8 9 13 36 51 −15 33
14 HIK (R) 30 8 7 15 36 56 −20 31 Relegation to Danish 2nd Divisions
15 Aarhus Fremad (R) 30 7 7 16 22 43 −21 28
16 Ølstykke FC (R) 30 4 6 20 20 61 −41 18
Source: Danish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Frem was docked six points because of the club's compulsory composition.

Top goalscorers

Pos Player Scored for Goals
1 Sweden Pablo Piñones-Arce Vejle BK 17
2 Denmark Kenneth Fabricius SønderjyskE 16
Denmark Rasmus Katholm FC Fredericia
4 Denmark Anders Clausen SønderjyskE
Hvidovre IF
15
5 Nigeria Adeshina Lawal Vejle BK 14
Denmark Henrik Toft Vejle BK
Herfølge BK
7 Kenya Emmanuel Ake HIK 13
8 Denmark Lasse Ankjær Skive IK 12
9 Nigeria Akeem Agbetu Kolding FC 11
Denmark Simon Azoulay Silkeborg IF
Denmark Martin B. Christensen LFA
Denmark Jesper Jørgensen Kolding FC

See also

References

  1. ^ Odds were an average of odds taken from 11 bookmakers (10bet, Bet24, Betsson, bwin, Centrebet, Expekt, Gamebookers, Ladbrokes, NordicBet, Scandic Bookmakers and Unibet) taken on June 26, 2007 and rounded off to two decimal places.
  2. ^ Fractional odds were slightly rounded.

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