The Austrian Bundesliga is the highest club league competition in Austria. While being one of the lower leagues in Europe, it boasts of two clubs- RB Salzburg and Rapid Vien which qualify regularly for the UEFA Champions League.
With just 12 teams competing in the Bundesliga in Austria, the teams play themselves once at home and away. Then, the top-six teams play each other in a league format to determine the winners.
Rapid Vienna is the most successful club in the country, yet, RB Salzburg has in recent seasons been the more dominant team winning the division in the last eight seasons.
It is worthy to note that Salzburg is the ‘step-sibling’ of German Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig. The Austrian team has produced some world-class players in the last few seasons like Erling Haaland, Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino and Marcel Sabitzer, one of the many players to move between both sibling clubs.
With five matches played this season, here are four excellent bet options that smart punters can seize to earn great rewards in this campaign.
Over 2.5 Goals In Matches Involving Rapid Vienna
The former Austrian Bundesliga Champions might have dropped down the pecking order in the last decade. However, they remain a force to reckon with in the division.
They lost out in the second round of the UCL qualifiers to Sparta Prague 3-2 on aggregate. Still, they are on course to qualify for the Europa League with a 3-0 first-leg win over Zorhya Luhansk in the Playoffs.
Dietmar Kuhbauer’s men finished second behind the Champions, Salzburg last season. They currently sit in third place this season after five matches winning only two of them.
The Green-Whites tend to concede cheap goals- conceding just as much as they score. They have scored eight goals and conceded five this term. The pair of Kevin Wimmer and Maxmillian have kept two clean sheets so far.
Four out of five matches involving Rapid Vienna this season have recorded at least three goals scored.
This bet option is one punters cannot afford to look past this season in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Goal/Goal In Matches Involving LASK
Linzer Athletik Sport-Klub (LASK) is one of the oldest football clubs in the Austrian Bundesliga.
They are not as popular or successful as the top two teams in the country. However, they have achieved considerable success in recent years. For what it is worth, they qualified into the round of 16 of the Europa League but were eliminated by Manchester United two seasons ago.
The Black-Whites as they are fondly called are placed sixth and finished last season in fourth place.
Dominik Thalhammer’s men tend to begin matches slowly in the league. They have had to come from behind in four of five matches played so far. They have also specialised in getting draws with three of them earned.
With four goal/goal results recorded in matches involving LASK this season, it is a very rewarding option for punters to stake on the Linz-based team to record similar results.
RB Salzburg To Win At Home
The defending champions are the odds-on favourites to win the Austrian Bundesliga for a ninth straight season.
The club’s effective sporting project and its partnership with Leipzig put it in a class of its own.
The Red Bulls are on the edge of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League having defeated Bronby 2-1 in the first leg of the play-offs. They play the second leg away tonight.
Matthias Jaissle’s team boasts of four players with Nigerian roots, including forward, Karim Adeyemi who has been in impressive form.
The 15-time Bundesliga champions have defeated all comers in the league with a margin of 15-3 including three at the Red Bull Arena.
While it is highly improbable that Salzburg wins the league defeating every team, it is safe for punters to back them to win as many matches, especially at home.
Over 1.5 Goals In Matches Involving Wolfsberger
Wolfsberger has failed to hit last season’s form which saw it qualify for the playoffs, having finished in fifth place.
They have won just one match this season and have a terribly leaky defence that has conceded an average of two goals per match.
Similarly, Roman Stary’s team has also struggled to score in matches. They have managed only seven goals with Israeli forward, Tai Baribo responsible for two of them.
In five matches played so far, Wolfsberger has recorded over 1.5 goals in all of them.
Hence, this option looks sure to deliver great rewards for punters interested in the Austrian Bundesliga market.