2019 Eliteserien Promotion/Relegation play-offs
The 2019 Eliteserien Promotion/Relagetion play-offs is the 46th time a spot in the Eliteserien will be decided by play-off matches between top tier and second level clubs. In the play-offs, five teams compete for one spot in the 2020 Eliteserien.
This season, the format of the qualification rounds for the 1. divisjon teams were changed. In previous seasons, the first two knockout-rounds began with the four teams in the 1. divisjon playing single-legged rounds with home advantage for the best placed team: 3rd v 6th and 4th v 5th, and the winner then played each other to determine who would meet the Eliteserien club in the final. This season, the first round will be played 5th v 6th, and the winner will advance to play away to 4th in the second round. The winner of the second round will advance to play away to 3rd in the third round. The winner of the third round will meet the 14th placed team in Eliteserien in a two-legged final.
The play-offs between Eliteserien and 1. divisjon have been held every year since 1972 with exceptions in 1994 and 2011. They take place for the two divisions following the conclusion of the regular season and are contested by the fourteenth-placed club in Eliteserien and the four clubs finishing below the automatic promotion places in the 1. divisjon. The fixtures are determined by final league position – the first round will be played 5th v 6th, and the winner will advance to play away to 4th in the second round. The winner of the second round will advance to play away to 3rd in the third round. The winner of the third round will meet the 14th placed team in Eliteserien in a two-legged final.
Five teams entered a play-off for the last Eliteserien spot for the 2020 season. These were:
- To be announced (14th placed team in Eliteserien)
- Start (third placed team in the 1. divisjon)
- KFUM Oslo (fourth placed team in the 1. divisjon)
- Kongsvinger (fifth placed team in the 1. divisjon)
- Sogndal (sixth placed team in the 1. divisjon)
The third to sixth-placed teams will take part in the promotion play-offs; these are single leg knockout matches, three rounds involving 1. divisjon teams and a final between the winner of these rounds and the fourteenth-placed team in Eliteserien.
|Final league position – 1. divisjon|
|Sigurðarson 54' (pen.), 69'||Report||Gustavsson 28'|
Lowe 22' (o.g.)
|Report||Ramsland 76', 79', 82'|
The tie ended with a 5–5 draw on aggregate, Start won on the away goals rule and retained promoted to Eliteserien.
|First round||Second round||Third round||Final round|
|4||KFUM Oslo||2||4||KFUM Oslo||0|