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Eliteserien Fantasy 2024 guide: Odds, fixtures, chips + more

Welcome to Eliteserien Fantasy 2024! It’s brilliant to see so many newcomers to the game, so I thought I’d try to put together a beginner’s guide of sorts to help get you oriented. Just bear in mind that I am very much included in the ‘beginner’ bracket myself…

I won’t spend much time covering the game format here as it should be immediately familiar to FPL players, with just a few twists on the chips:

  • ‘Attack! Attack!’ – double points for all your forwards
  • ‘Rich Uncle’ – a free hit chip with unlimited budget for that Gameweek
  • The self-explanatory ‘Two Captains’

The main aim of this article is to provide a basic orientation with Eliteserien’s top (and bottom) clubs and an overview of the initial schedule, which features early blanks and doubles.

BOOKIES’ ODDS TO WIN TITLE

So, first up, let’s have a look at the odds of winning the title this season, to give a rough idea of the expected hierarchy:

  1. Bodø/Glimt 2.15
  2. Molde 4.00
  3. Brann 4.50
  4. Viking 15
  5. Rosenborg 21
  6. Lillestrøm 25
  7. Sarpsborg 30
  8. Tromsø 100
  9. Odd 150
  10. Strømsgodset 150
  11. Haugesund 300
  12. HamKam 300
  13. Fredrikstad 300
  14. Sandefjord 300
  15. Kristiansund 500
  16. KFUM Oslo 750

Bodø/Glimt and Molde, fresh off their European adventures during the offseason for Norway, occupy the top two spots. A Bodø/Glimt victory would secure their fourth title in the last five seasons, while Molde won in 2022 & 2019.

Brann have had a much more turbulent recent history: third in 2018, relegated to the First Division in 2021, promoted in 2022 and second on their return to the Eliteserien last year.  

Of the three promoted sides, minnows KFUM Oslo are making their first-ever appearance in the Eliteserien and this is clearly reflected by the bookies’ odds. Kristiansund return after just one season in the First Division, while Fredrikstad are fancied to be a slight cut above at joint 11th.

FIXTURE DIFFICULTY

Next, let’s have a look at a fixture ticker for the first eight Gameweeks (source: https://www.viewfantasystats.com/eliteserien/fdr-planner/)

Eliteserien Fantasy 2024

The predicted top three – Bodø, Molde and Brann – also sit atop the fixture ticker for the opening eight Gameweeks.

A Double Gameweek 3 for Brann and Molde, aligned with appealing fixtures before and after, makes these two clubs an excellent place to begin your draft. If your initial strategy is to attack the Double Gameweek, you might also want to consider supplementing Brann & Molde double/triple-ups with the mid-priced options from Odd and HamKam. 

EARLY CHIP?

The early Double Gameweek also presents an opportunity to deploy one of your chips. Since Molde and Brann players are quite expensive, Rich Uncle could be an option to enable a frontline that includes last season’s top scorer Bård Finne (BRA, 11.5m) and Molde talisman Fredrik Gulbrandsen (11m).

Alternatively, ‘Rich Uncle’ could be held for Double Gameweek 10, which includes Bodø, Brann, Rosenborg and Tromsø.

‘Attack! Attack!’ is another option for Double Gameweek 3, as the current template frontline appears to be Finne, Gulbrandsen and Kirkevold (HAM, 6m). Odd forward Børven (7.5m) looks a promising alternative to Kirkevold if you want to triple up on doublers. Viking’s Salvesen (8.5m) has been banging in preseason, although tough fixtures Bodø and Brann in GWs 2 & 3 may be slightly off-putting. 

ATTACK V DEFENCE

As always, when using a fixture ticker with just one colour per game, it’s worth considering where defensive difficulty and attacking difficulty are flattened.

To help identify the teams which might be, for example, a good fixture for your attackers but a bad fixture for your defenders, I’ve also put together a colour-coded chart of goals and goals conceded last season:

Eliteserien Fantasy 2024

The left-hand column presents the team in order of goals conceded to highlight fixture difficulty for attackers, while the right-hand column orders teams by goals scored as a metric for defensive fixture difficulty.

It’s worth noting that Viking and Sarpsborg 08 look like quite appealing fixtures for your attackers but much less so for your defenders. At the opposite extreme, Haugesund and Strømsgodset appear to be pretty solid defences but struggle in attack.

WHERE TO FIND STATS

As for the players, I’m far from the level of familiarity required to write a comprehensive watchlist. However, the official Fantasy site does allow you to sort by goals, assists, clean sheets, bonus points etc, which can be supplemented by further data from sites like Transfermarkt and Whoscored.

I’ve also come across a massively helpful pre-season minutes tracker here (it also notes goals and assists).

COMMUNITY MINI-LEAGUES

That’s pretty much it from me.

I’ll just conclude with a couple of mini-leagues to join (thanks to Mullered in Maenam and Mince N Tatties for running these):

See you below the line!

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  1. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 17 hours ago

    Tromsø
    1 Jakob Let Haugaard
    4 Vetle Skjærvik
    8 Kent-Are Antonsen
    28 Christophe Charles Steven Rene Psyche
    10 Jakob Napoleon Romsaas
    11 Ruben Yttergård JenssenKAPTEIN
    17 Winston Robin Yaw Paintsil
    22 Sakarias Opsahl
    23 Runar Robinsønn Norheim
    9 Lasse Selvåg Nordås
    15 Vegard Østraat Erlien

    Haugesund
    1 Egil SelvikKAPTEIN
    2 Claus Niyukuri
    4 Anders Bloch Bærtelsen
    6 Ulrik Tillung Fredriksen
    25 Mikkel Kalvenes Hope
    13 Anton Logi Ludviksson
    16 Bruno Miguel Santos Leite
    21 Julius Eskesen
    11 Sebastian Tounekti
    24 Troy Engseth Nyhammer
    29 Sory Ibrahim Diarra

  2. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 17 hours ago

    Rosenborg
    1 Sander Tangvik
    2 Erlend Dahl Reitan
    21 Tomas Nemcik
    23 Ulrik Yttergård Jenssen
    38 Mikkel Konradsen Ceide
    7 Markus HenriksenKAPTEIN
    10 Ole Kristian Selnæs
    41 Sverre Halseth Nypan
    9 Ole Christian Hammerfjell Sæter
    14 Emil Frederiksen
    45 Jesper Reitan-Sunde

    HamKam
    12 Robert Marcus Sandberg
    6 John Olav NorheimKAPTEIN
    14 Luc Katja Anne Mares
    26 Brynjar Ingi Bjarnason
    2 Vegard Kongsro
    11 Tore André Hagbø Sørås
    17 Niklas Ødegård
    19 William Albin Kurtovic
    22 Snorre Strand Nilsen
    10 Moses Dramwi Mawa
    16 Pål Alexander Kirkevold

  3. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 17 hours ago

    Molde
    1 Jacob Karlstrøm
    3 Casper Øyvann
    25 Anders Hagelskjær
    26 Isak Helstad Amundsen
    5 Eirik Hestad
    16 Emil Varhaugvik Breivik
    17 Mats Møller Dæhli
    18 Halldor Østervold Stenevik
    21 Martin Linnes
    7 Magnus Wolff EikremKAPTEIN
    20 Kristian Eriksen

    Molde
    1 Jacob Karlstrøm
    3 Casper Øyvann
    25 Anders Hagelskjær
    26 Isak Helstad Amundsen
    5 Eirik Hestad
    16 Emil Varhaugvik Breivik
    17 Mats Møller Dæhli
    18 Halldor Østervold Stenevik
    21 Martin Linnes
    7 Magnus Wolff EikremKAPTEIN
    20 Kristian Eriksen

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 17 hours ago

      Should be a pretty even game Molde vs Molde...

    2. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 17 hours ago

      Kristiansund
      1 Michael Ryan Lansing
      4 Marius Berntsen Olsen
      15 Mikkel Rakneberg
      22 Håkon Sjåtil
      26 Max Normann WilliamsenKAPTEIN
      8 Ruben Kristensen Alte
      18 Sebastian Jarl
      23 Heine Gikling Bruseth
      7 Pape Habib Gueye
      14 Jesper Strand Isaksen
      37 Oskar Siira Sivertsen

  4. The Mentaculus
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    • 2 Years
    2 days, 17 hours ago

    Tripic on

  5. The Mentaculus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 2 Years
    2 days, 16 hours ago

    Blomberg G (no A)
    1-1

  6. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 16 hours ago

    Finne has the ball in the net...

    But...

    Disallowed

  7. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 14 hours ago

    Lillestrøm
    12 Mads Hedenstad Christiansen
    3 Martin Ove Roseth
    4 Espen Bjørnsen Garnås
    16 Uba Charles Nwokoma
    28 Lunan Ruben Gabrielsen
    6 Vebjørn Alvestad Hoff
    7 Ylldren Ibrahimaj
    23 Gjermund ÅsenKAPTEIN
    10 Thomas Lehne Olsen
    17 Eric Bugale Kitolano
    33 Henrik Langaas Skogvold

    Bodø/Glimt
    12 Nikita Haikin
    6 Jostein Maurstad GundersenKAPTEIN
    15 Fredrik André Bjørkan
    18 Brede Mathias Moe
    20 Fredrik Sjøvold
    7 Patrick Berg
    8 Albert Grønbæk Erlykke
    26 Håkon Evjen
    23 Jens Petter Hauge
    94 August Mikkelsen
    99 Nino Zugelj

  8. The Mentaculus
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    • 2 Years
    2 days, 14 hours ago

    Mullered in Maenam & Pingissimus flying with their double Molde (K)s

    1. pingissimus
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 14 hours ago

      Linnes off tactical I hope.

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        2 days, 13 hours ago

        No mention of injury or anything like that in commentary. Part of a triple sub with 2 others recently back from injury (Breivik/Eikrem). Stenevik played LWB today (for some reason - lesson learned on that spot!) so I would guess they're just managing mins for 2 Linnes starts (rather than rotate him with Stenevik)

    2. Mullered in Maenam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 6 hours ago

      Cheers Mentaculus, it's nice when a plan comes together! And nice jump on OR from 21K to just under 5K after a slow start in the first two GWs. Let's see what the midweek games bring us.

  9. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 12 hours ago

    FINALLY!!
    Ce Ce Peniston
    Gronbaek gets me a goal…
    Right JP Hauge let’s be having you!!

  10. pingissimus
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 11 hours ago

    Then it was 5 and there I was celebrating my defender assist for the first goal 🙂

    Guess he's out of the baps now but still like the gain over TLO owners.

  11. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 4 hours ago

    Finally Berg hauls and he is on my bench ... and I sold Grønbæk.

    Should have bench boosted with Selvik, Berg and Erlend Dahl Reitan mocking me from my bench 🙂

  12. The Mentaculus
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    • 2 Years
    22 hours, 41 mins ago

    Any WCs in play this week among those who went all in on DGW3?

    1. Stranger Mings
      • 3 Years
      22 hours, 39 mins ago

      Wc35 forme

    2. GreennRed
      • 12 Years
      22 hours, 39 mins ago

      GW37.

      1. GreennRed
        • 12 Years
        22 hours, 37 mins ago

        Sorry. Wrong thread.

    3. Stranger Mings
      • 3 Years
      22 hours, 38 mins ago

      Oh sorry ignore that

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        22 hours, 13 mins ago

        Hehe, no worries guys. GL with the rest of your FPL season. I've pretty much entirely switched over to Eliteserien now but will see you in the main FPL threads again next season

    4. Lasseryfetten
        1 hour, 45 mins ago

        I am. Can anyone copy me a good bus team wc?

    5. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      21 hours, 46 mins ago

      Haven't found anything official on Tripic's benching yet, but am told (on diskutopia forum) minor thigh pain, probably nothing serious. Will look out for updates during the week