Free football predictions and tips for Austria Bundesliga
The Austrian Football Bundesliga is the top tier of the Austrian football league system. The league is played under the administration of the UEFA Confederation. To discover more about this honorable league, don’t miss the post of Betimate right here below!
WHAT IS THE AUSTRIAN FOOTBALL BUNDESLIGA?
The Austrian Football Bundesliga (Österreichische Fußball-Bundesliga in Germany) is the Austrian Football Federal League. It is the top level of the Austrian football league system which decides the Austrian national football champions as well as the country’s entrants for the European cups run by UEFA. The current competition is also known as Tipico Bundesliga due to its sponsorship reasons.
Since Austria ranked sixteenth in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2015-16 season, the league gained its first spot for the UEFA Champions League.
HISTORY OF THE AUSTRIA BUNDESLIGA?
- 1900-1938: Football has been played in Austria since the 1890s. From 1900 onwards, a cup competition was held in Vienna according to the league format. The efforts to create an Austrian football league succeeded in 1911 with the introduction of the first Austrian football championship named the 1. Klasse (First Class). From 1924, it became the professional league and was renamed to I. Liga (First League).
- 1938-1945: Austria’s annexation by Germany in 1938 brought the Australian National Liga to an early end. Almost all teams were disbanded and some players fled out of the nation. The Australian National Liga was integrated into the system of the NSRL. After innovations, the new highest league is the Gauliga Ostmark, which was an amateur league and covered the whole of the former country except Tyrol and Vorarlberg. From 1941, the competition was renamed Gauliga Donau-Alpenland to further eradicate the memory of Austria as an independent country.
- 1945-1974: In 1945, the league returned to the 1.Klasse. It was changed to just Liga in 1946. Only when the introduction of the all-Austrian Staatsliga A in 1949 did teams from the whole federal territory finally play for the Austrian Championship. In 1965, the Austrian Football Association again took over the organization of the top division, with the second introduction of the Nationalliga.
- 1974-now: On 21 April 1974, the introduction of the Bundesliga was determined. In 1976, the Nationalliga was renamed Bundesliga – Second Division, and the Bundesliga was called Bundesliga – First Division as well.
HOW IS THE FORMAT OF THE AUSTRIAN FOOTBALL BUNDESLIGA?
From 1974 to 1982, the league was taken part in by 10 clubs. Each team played the others four times during the season. from 1982-1985, it was played by 16 teams with each team playing the others twice. In 1985, the league’s format was changed to a twelve-team league which played a home and away round in autumn.
The best eight clubs in the league were advanced to the championship round (Oberes Play-off) to play again each other twice. The four last-ranked teams of the autumn round joined the top four of the First League to decide the four teams to play in the Bundesliga in the next season.
Until 1993, the league was back to the ten-team format. In November 1991, the Bundesliga was reconstituted as a federation and admitted on 1 December 1991 to the Austrian Football Association as its 10th member.
Since the 2018-19 season, the number of the league was increased to 12 teams. The top 6 teams would participate in the championship round while the other six would play in the relegation round.
Red Bull Salzburg win the Austria Bundesliga
2020-21 AUSTRIAN FOOTBALL BUNDESLIGA
The 2020-21 season of the Austria Bundesliga features 12 teams. This season, Red Bull Salzburg and Rapid Wien are having great results. They are the two leading teams in the championship round until the present.
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TOP BEST PLAYERS IN THE 2020-21 AUSTRIA BUNDESLIGA
(updated on 3 April 2021)
AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA TABLE OF TITLES BY CLUBS
Rapid Wien are the dominants of the Austria Bundesliga with 32 times reaching the highest title. Austria Wien rank second with 24 winning times. Red Bull Salzburg are playing very impressively in recent years. They have had 14 titles from the inaugural season and also the defending champions (2019-20).