The Champions Group has started in the elite football championship of Austria. Six teams will continue to fight for the league title and places in European competition next season. There is a main favorite to win the tournament, but the advantage of the team is not too impressive, which means that the intrigue in the competition remains.
Red Bull Salzburg, Sturm Graz and LASK from Linz are considered by bookmakers as the main contenders for the championship title. The Salzburg club has the best chances for the title, but it is too early for the tournament favorite to relax.
Red Bull Salzburg
The team from Salzburg is having a good season and is striving to win another league title, which could be the 17th in the history of the team. In addition, the team of Matthias Jaissle is the current champion of the country. After 23 matches, the “red bulls” led the standings and were three points ahead of the second Sturm. In total, the brainchild of Red Bull GmbH won 18 victories, with 4 draws and a single defeat in Graz in the second round.
Andreas Ulmer and his partners were eliminated from the National Cup and the Europa League. So the “red bulls” can fully focus on the domestic championship. In the opening battle of the Championship group, Red Bull Salzburg defeated Austria from Klagenfurt on the road with a score of 3:0. If the club owned by Red Bull GmbH continues to act in the same vein, then winning the league title will only be a matter of time.
Representatives of Graz look good this season, and still have a chance for the title. By the 23rd round, Sturm was in second place and only three points behind the first Red Bull Salzburg. With 15 wins and 6 draws, Christian Ilzer’s guys lost only twice. The “black-and-whites” were defeated by LASK and Austria from Klagenfurt. It’s also important to remember that Christian Jauk’s brainchild had one of the best defenses in the league, conceding less than one goal per game.
In the first game of the Champions group, the inhabitants of the Merkur Arena at home confidently beat the Viennese Rapid – 3:1. It was possible thanks to the accurate shots of Emanuel Emeghi, Maprit Sarkaria and Otar Kiteishvili. It will not be easy to impose a fight for the championship title on the “black and white”, but the team demonstrates quality football and is able to create problems for even more formidable opponents.
The team from Linz is not having a particularly stable season, but still has a theoretical chance for gold. At the same time, LASK is seven points behind the second Sturm, and 10 points behind the first Red Bull Salzburg. Even if the “black and white” finish third, such a result can already be considered a success for the team. Having won 10 battles and drawn 9 times, the guys of Dietmar Kübauer lost four times. In addition, the brainchild of Sigmund Gruber had one of the weakest defenses in the strongest six.
LASK should not be seriously considered as a contender for the championship, but this team can fight the championship favorites and surprise in separate fights. If you want to bet on the Austrian Bundesliga and make money on it, we recommend register on Mostbet.
LASK is impressively inferior to its competitors in terms of points and is unlikely to be able to even close the gap. Sturm looks great in terms of play and even knocked out the Red Bulls in the quarter-finals of the Austrian Cup. However, in the championship, the club from Graz, most likely, will not be able to fight the grandee of Austrian football. Red Bull Salzburg has a strong squad and consistent results. That is why, with a high probability, the brainchild of Red Bull GmbH will produce the 14th champion title in a row.