Indonesian Football – Things You Should Know for Successful Betting

Just like in the rest of the world, football is popular in Indonesia too and so is football betting. If you are interested in Indonesian football betting, it will be useful for you to understand the Indonesian football league system.

Bursa bola 99 (ball market 99) is highly dependent on this league system and so, if you know about it, you can make use of it while placing wagers.

This is a series of league systems for Indonesian association football clubs. Liga Indonesia is the league competition since 1994 that features association football clubs. This resulted in the merger of two topnotch football leagues, vis. Galatama (semiprofessional) and Perserikatan (amateur). The Indonesian national football federation PSSI manages Liga Indonesia.

The hierarchy of competitions contains 3 levels of which the top two are professional competitions and the rest are amateur.

Structure of Indonesian Football

The highest level of Indonesian football is Liga 1. It was known as Indonesian Super League until 1917. After that came Liga 2, earlier Premier Division. Liga 1 and 2 are professional leagues and run by PT, Liga Indonesia Baru.

Liga 3 comprises of the amateur leagues. It contains 40 amateur teams and divided by 34 individual provincial leagues. Number of teams per province may differ. Winners at this level will advance to the national rounds.

Format of Competition

The structure of Liga Indonesia changed nearly every year between 1994-95 and 2004-05 seasons. Some seasons featured two divisions within the top flight, whereas others featured three. The clubs in the top flight wavered from 18 to 28 and seasons would go on for 34 to 38 games. The top four clubs from every division qualified for a group stage “Final Eight Championship Playoff”. Winners of the group qualified for the championship.

In the 2004-05 season, the Indonesian top flight comprised of 18 clubs. The season lasted for 34 games, wherein every club played against one another on a home-and-away basis.

In 2008, 18 top-ranked clubs in the former Premier Division were “upgraded” to a new greatest level of competition, the Indonesia Super League, the remaining clubs stayed at the same level. The PSSI scrutinized those 18 clubs for their preparation to join the ISL, through several aspects such as financial status, stadium and other factors for full professional football clubs.

Hopefully this information will be useful for you when you enter into Indonesian football betting. Happy gambling.