Betting on the Austrian Bundesliga
The Austrian Bundesliga has a long history: the top flight in the country's football ladder completed its 107th season at the end of 2018/19, and there are not many countries who can boast an older league. The 12-team Bundesliga runs a promotion and relegation system with the league below it named the 2. Liga.
As is the fashion is many leagues these days, the Austrian Bundesliga is split after 22 rounds into Championship and Relegation Rounds. These feature six teams in groups playing each other home and away once again: that's a season total of four matches against the same opponent which obviously breeds a high level of familiarity between Austrian teams.
Our Austrian football odds comparison system covers all games played in the Austrian Bundesliga, including these Championship and Relegation Rounds, as well as Austrian teams' appearances in Europe.
Austrian Betting Odds
As so many other leagues in Europe do, the Austrian Bundesliga runs August through May. The most recently completed season of 2018/19 saw a lot of goals – an average of 2.92 per game to be exact. Going over 2.5 goals on betting coupons can make good sense. Confirming this is the fact that 67% of games in the Bundesliga last season featured three or more goals, well above the global average and further proof of the prolific attacks (or porous defences) in the country.
The number of draws (27%) and points per home game (1.62) featured in the 2018/19 Austrian Bundesliga season were also above global averages: profitable wagers can be found on Austrian football if punters know what to look for.
Austrian Bundesliga History
It's fair to say that the Bundesliga most people know is the one played in Germany, but Austria's version has long been established (since 1911 in fact), and the league became professional as early as 1924. Despite this early conversion to professionalism, as well as the fact that the Austrian national team enjoyed some early notable successes against the big sides of the day, Austrian football has never produced a club side which has truly pulled up trees on the European stage. Salzburg were beaten in the final of the UEFA Cup in 1994, while both Rapid Vienna (twice) and Austria Vienna have lost finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, meaning a European crown still remains elusive. It is fair to say that that fact doesn't look like changing anytime soon.
The Austrian Bundesliga has grown some classy footballers down the years, although Austrian player usually find themselves very quickly in Germany or beyond as their own domestic league fails to support their progress. David Alaba and Toni Polster are two classic Austrian examples. That said, new talent is appearing all the time, while betting on the Austrian Bundesliga can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, despite the absence of any true superstar players or clubs.