Betting on Austrian Bundesliga
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The Austrian Bundesliga – officially Fußball-Bundesliga – is a very old league with a long tradition. The first edition took place in 1911, with initially only Viennese clubs taking part in the competition. The Bundesliga was newly founded in 1974 and has remained unchanged since then. In the course of history there have already been several format changes and in the recent football era the Bundesliga was mostly a league of ten. Since a new change in 2018, the Bundesliga now consists of twelve clubs. The Bundesliga average of goals is between 2.60 and 2.90 goals per game, but rose to 3.45 goals in the basic round of the 2020/21 season, which was due to the fact that smaller clubs also became significantly more dangerous. Overall, the Austrian Bundesliga is a competition that’s rich in goals.
We show you the next games and bets on Austrian Bundesliga here. You can find the complete schedule on the official homepage of Austrian Bundesliga. As a basis for your bets, we present the most important clubs and the most striking duels in the league. Current over / under bets for upcoming Bundesliga bets can be found as always in our Over / Under Tool. For Bundesliga live betting, visit Overlyzer LIVE!
Rapid Vienna – Betting on the Green and Whites of Hütteldorf
SK Rapid is widely known as Rapid Vienna. The record champions of Austrian Bundesliga are based in the west of Vienna and are the club with the largest fan community in the country. The best times of Rapid date back many years ago and especially in the early days of football in Austria, Rapid was also a force in international comparison. Nevertheless, Rapid remains the ultimate in Bundesliga betting. The club, which took place twice in the European Cup Winners’ final, produced players like Hans Krankl or Andreas Herzog and was an employer of well-known foreign players like Antonin Panenka, Zlatko Kranjcar, Dejan Savicevic or Steffen Hofmann, who is known as “football god” in Hütteldorf.
Rapid traditionally applauds the “Rapid Viertelstunde” which can be translated as “Rapid’s 15 minutes”. After exactly 75 minutes, the fans clap rhythmically for one minute to herald the final 15 minutes of the game. In the distant past, this was the time when the traditionally strong and physically fit Rapid players once again stepped on the gas and put a few more goals on it. In the meantime, this superiority has of course also normalized, but there are still seasons in which Rapid flashes the superiority of past days in the last 15 minutes. So it pays off to analyze the last minutes in which the goals were scored for pre-game betting. Of course you also should be live-analyzing how Rapid’s games are running.
Rapid is also known for their great strength at home, which is due to the loud and fanatical fans who make the stadium a madhouse like no other club in the country. The fact that Rapid does not have a clearly positive balance in the Weststadion at home (or earlier in the Gerhard Hanappi Stadion) is rather the exception and Rapid is always good for turned games at home. But here, too, it is advisable to check the current shape conditions in advance, especially since Rapid also had very weak home phases at the end of the 2010s.
Since Rapid mainly stands for attacking football, the goals scored in recent years have been consistently high. The highest value in recent years was reached in 2017/18 with an average of 3.08 goals per game. Values of 2.50 goals per game or less over an entire season, Rapid only experienced if they were coached by managers who were the antithesis of the classic, offensive Rapid game. This happened, for example, in 2011/12 when, under Peter Schöttel’s defensive attitude, the team scored an average of 2.27 goals per game.
Austria Vienna – Betting on Vienna’s Violets
The counterpart of Rapid who are traditionally known as a fighting force is Austria Vienna. The bourgeois club from Vienna’s 10th district was considered a technically strong team right from the start and established the famous “Scheiberlspiel”. While Rapid fought for his successes, Austria earned them playing in a fine way, with Matthias Sindelar being the prime example of the technically strong Austrian. In the 1970s, the likes of Herbert Prohaska, Erich Obermayer or Friedl Koncilia provided a powerful team for Austria Vienna, not only becoming series champion, but also advanced to the final of the UEFA Cup.
Austria Vienna is a team that traditionally does not try the crowbar, but always tries to succeed with orderly and technically fine play. Mostly they can get away with it and combine through the opposing defensive lines. In recent years, the club has often been criticized for poor staffing policies and about the player material not being of sufficient quality. It became more common for some of the smaller, physically strong clubs to bring the Violets to their knees. Austria Vienna was always good when they had a strong defensive midfielder, a technically strong and versatile playmaker and mostly it were the quick and fast strikers who scored the most goals for the club. Physically strong strikers have historically been associated with local rival Rapid.
In the 2010s, Austria Vienna games never saw less than 2.66 goals per game over a whole season, which makes them a “high scoring team”. Austria’s home games contain slightly more goals than away games. Exceptional season results in home or away tables have been rare at Austria Vienna in recent years and there has been no significant dominance or permanent weakness.
Red Bull Salzburg – Betting on the Red Bulls
At the beginning of the 1990s, Austria Salzburg was the strongest team in the country and with players like Otto Konrad, Heimo Pfeifenberger and Heribert Weber they made it through to the UEFA Cup final, where they ultimately lost to Inter Milan. In 2005, the club was taken over 100 percent by Red Bull and henceforth changed its name to Red Bull Salzburg, which, thanks to Dietrich Mateschitz’s sponsor millions, was the new standard in the Bundesliga from the start. After about a decade of development work, the Salzburg team now shines with a world-class scouting and training concept and brought out big players like Sadio Mané, Naby Keita, Erling Braut Haaland or Marcel Sabitzer.
Salzburg is a exceptionally strong team especially in home games – not only nationally, but also internationally – and can literally not only break down small opponents at the Red Bull Arena. Almost all opponents try to create tight defensive tactics, searching for quick counter-attacks when playing away against Salzburg – even in home games against the Red Bulls, this is the most proven strategy for many clubs. If you want to play down the Salzburgers, but the quality is too low, you will be crushed in the modern counterpressing of the Red Bulls.
While Red Bull Salzburg was still playing relatively “normal” seasons in the early 2010s (and yet mostly won the championship), from 2013 they built up an unprecedented dominance and became the league’s top side by far. In 2013/14 Salzburg scored an incredible 110 goals this season, scoring a total of 4.03 per game. In the rest of the 2010s, Salzburg never scored less than 71 goals in a full season. Since then, the lowest goal average over a full season has been 2.72 per game, as well as a striking plus in home games.
Sturm and GAK – Betting on the challengers from Graz
For a long time, the big duels between Vienna and Graz, Austria’s biggest and second-biggest city, were an important engine for the Bundesliga. Sturm Graz and the Grazer AK gained national supremacy for the Styrian capital and dueled especially with the Viennese clubs. At the turn of the millennium, Sturm Graz was the country’s first force with players like Ivica Vastic, Mario Haas and Hannes Reinmayr and played several times successfully in the UEFA Champions League. GAK was also allowed to celebrate a championship title, but later went bankrupt and then had to rebuild the club from the lowest division.
Today there is only SK Sturm Graz in the Bundesliga, which has been playing in the top league continuously since 1966 and has practically always been in the top half of the table in recent decades. The Blackies were the most successful Austrian team of the late 90s and re-established themselves in Bundesliga in the 2010s after a difficult 2000s.
The range of goals per season is very high at SK Sturm Graz and has fluctuated between 2.22 and 3.13 goals in the last decade. What is striking, however, is that Sturm Graz – unlike Austria Vienna – always scores more goals in home games than when they have to compete on foreign pitches.
LASK – Betting on the Black and Whites from Linz
The Linz Athletic Sports Club, or LASK for short, is the dominant team from Upper Austria and won its first and only Austrian championship title in 1965. One player of the championship team was Helmut Köglberger, who is also considered one of the greatest club legends and was chosen as the club’s century player. The 2010s were turbulent for LASK: bankruptcy was averted, but the club had to start practically anew in the regional league, the 3rd tier of Austrian football. The return to Bundesliga was successfully made in 2017.
The forced descent of LASK also had something cleaning and the Black and Whites came back to Bundesliga with clear recognition values. Today, LASK is a team with a clearly recognizable game structure, a high level of running intensity, intense and high pressing strategy, and practically always builds up from a back three with two additional attacking wing defenders of modern character. It is also striking that the perfection of this game idea made LASK an enormously difficult opponent, especially in away games. If the team’s opponent is forced to build up the game, he is faced with the tough pressing of LASK, which the team can usually maintain over very long phases.
In the first two seasons after being promoted back to the Bundesliga, the average amount of goals in games of LASK was still average and totaled around 2.47 goals per game. In the regular season in 2020, however, this changed and LASK achieved an average of 3.18 in 22 games. This is due to the greater intensity with which LASK carries out its philosophy and therefore – provided that no greater loss of individual quality happens to them – it can be expected that the Linzers will develop into a “high scoring team” in the future.
Football betting in Austria
The Austrian Bundesliga is a platform of great games and rivalries. The most exciting games have been played for almost 100 years and also achieved cult status on the European scale. These are the most important duels in Austrian Bundesliga.
Rapid Vienna – Austria Vienna: Betting on the Vienna Derby
The encounter between Rapid and Wiener Austria took place well over 300 times and it is the oldest and most played derby on mainland Europe. It is also the most frequently played football derby in Europe (without stopping due to club relegation). All in all, this prestigious duel Rapid is a bit ahead in the overall statistics.
The Viennese derby is sometimes accompanied by riots and heated situations on the pitch, but also by a large number of spectators, sensational stadium atmosphere and great choreographies by the fans of both teams.
In Bundesliga alone, there have been almost 300 direct duels between the two major Vienna clubs. Rapid is relatively ahead statistically and a special anomaly is the amount of draws: only about 22% of all Viennese derbies end in draws, which is in contrast to the “classic Derby-X”, as is often called in a popular Austrian pre-game pick. In the entire history of the Viennese derby, a huge goal average of 3.46 goals per game has accumulated, but this is due to high results in the early days of Bundesliga. In the 2010s, 39 derbies were played with an average of 2.64 goals per game, which still makes the Vienna derby a relatively “high scoring game”.
Rapid Vienna – Sturm Graz: Betting on the “Clash Of Cities”
The game between the largest Viennese and the largest Graz club can confidently be called the Bundesliga Evergreen. In the past, this duel meant several times that it was about winning the championship, and the duels between these two teams were often heated and emotional. In addition, it is the duel of the two largest or most organized fan communities, which always brings additional explosiveness.
The duel between Rapid and Sturm Graz has already been played over 200 times and Rapid leads the statistics with around 50% victory share. However, this statistic is deceptive, as Rapid was significantly more successful than Sturm especially in the past. Meanwhile, this is a much more balanced duel in relation to the past decades. The per-game goal average for all games between these two teams is 3.01 goals per game. The average in the 2010s was 2.62 goals per game, roughly the same amount as the Vienna Derby.
Austria Vienna – Sturm Graz: Betting on a Bundesliga Evergreen
Just like the duel between Rapid and Sturm, the clash between Austria Vienna and Sturm Graz is an encounter that cannot be ignored in the Bundesliga, especially since it also means a “Clash Of Cities”. Vienna against Graz has always been a formative duel of Austrian football and the course of the game between Austria and Sturm is traditionally difficult to predict. Like the two previously mentioned games, the game between the “Violets” from Vienna and the “Blackies” from Graz has a kind of derby character, even if not as strongly as in the previously mentioned games.
The game between Austria Vienna and Sturm Graz was played even more often than Sturm’s encounter with Rapid. The overall statistics of the two games are similar, however, and over the entire history of Evergreens Austria Vienna won over 50% of all games. The goal scoring over all previous duels with 3.01 goals per game is the same as that between Rapid and Sturm. In the 2010s, the average in 40 games was 2.75, higher than the comparable game between Rapid and Sturm.
Red Bull Salzburg – Rapid Vienna: Betting on the “Culture Clash”
The duel between Red Bull Salzburg and Rapid Vienna is highly stylized as the clash of football cultures, because the club from Salzburg, supported by a patron, plays against the traditional working class club from Vienna. Even before Salzburg was taken over by Red Bull in 2005, the game between Rapid and Austria Salzburg was always a heated affair, but under completely different circumstances. The duel between Red Bull Salzburg and Austria Vienna has a hot character, but the clashes with Rapid are even more intense due to the large cultural differences.
Since Red Bull took the reins in Salzburg, the Red Bulls have been quite clearly ahead in the overall statistics against Rapid. Between 2015 and 2019, the Salzburg team were even unbeaten against the record champions twelve games in a row. The three previous encounters in the ÖFB Cup – it has been the final game twice – all went to Salzburg, but once after extra time. The average goal amount since the 2005/06 season – i.e. since the Red Bull takeover – is 3.01 goals per game. The average in the 2010s, in which an average of exactly three goals per game were scored, also fits this.
The most famous duel between Red Bull Salzburg and Rapid took place on Easter Sunday in 2008, when the Hütteldorfer traveled to Salzburg as outsiders and, against expectations, won 7-0, which paved the way for Rapid to win the 2008 championship. In retrospect, the game raised some controversy because of extraordinary live betting actions taking place in the Asian markets – after lengthy analyzes, however, it was later confirmed that there were no irregularities and that Rapid had a fabulous day and Salzburg had a ninety-minute blackout. Nevertheless, this game will be remembered forever by everybody who is interested in the Bundesliga.
Betting on the Austrian Bundesliga
Here you get general information about the Austrian Bundesliga, which might be interesting for one or the other soccer betting enthusiast among you.
Fewer European Cup starters than in top leagues
In most seasons, the champion plays in the Champions League qualification in the following season and a fixed place in the premier class of European football is a rarity for the Bundesliga. In contrast to Europe’s top leagues, Austria is therefore not talking about the race “for the Champions League participation” – majority – but rather about the European Cup places. Four to five teams can take part on European level each year.
Stadiums in the Bundesliga
In recent years, the Bundesliga has had an infrastructure offensive: Rapid Vienna built a new stadium, Austria expanded its stadium, and other clubs were given modern new venues as part of the construction work for EURO 2008, such as series champion Red Bull Salzburg got the Red Bull Arena, which is currently the largest Bundesliga stadium. The country’s largest stadium, the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna, is only used for club football in exceptional cases. For example for a cup final or as an alternative stadium when Rapid or Austria are converting or expanding their own stadiums. Only the Austrian national team plays regularly in the “Happel”.
The most successful clubs
The record champions of the Bundesliga are Rapid Vienna with 32 titles, followed by local rivals Austria Vienna with 24 titles and Salzburg with 14 championships won. The 14 Salzburg successes are however cumulative because the previous club Austria Salzburg won three championships and the current club Red Bull Salzburg eleven. Wacker Innsbruck follows with ten titles, Admira with nine, First Vienna FC with six and Wiener AC with four. These clubs are are followed by some traditional but smaller clubs with three or fewer championships won.
32 Rapid Vienna
24 Austria Vienna
14 Red Bull Salzburg (3 x Austria Salzburg)
10 FC Wacker Innsbruck
9 Admira Wacker Mödling
6 First Vienna FC
4 Wiener AC
3 Sturm Graz
1 Grazer AK
Current balance of power
In recent years, the team from Salzburg has clearly been in control, thanks to Dietrich Mateschitz’s Red Bull millions and a consistent concept Red Bull Salzburg has become the undisputed industry leader and won eight titles in the 2010s alone. The closest pursuers of the “Bulls” are the traditional large clubs Rapid, Austria and Sturm, and most recently the revitalized LASK from Linz.
Record players of Bundesliga
The record player in the Bundesliga is Austria’s veteran Robert Sara, who stood on the pitch in 581 games. Heribert Weber has played most games since the league was founded in 1974. The Rapid Honorary Captain made 573 appearances and thus relegated Michael Baur to second place by only seven games. Of the top 10 players, seven played for either Rapid or Austria Vienna.
Best goalscorers of Bundesliga
The record-breaking goal scorer since the league was founded is Rapid legend Hans Krankl, who scored 270 times and clearly put second-placed Ivica Vastic, who scored 187 goals, in second place. Krankl is only second in the overall history of the Bundesliga because one of his predecessors in Rapid’s attack, Robert Dienst, scored three goals more.