Austrian Bundesliga review


24 October 2020

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Players in: Simon Cziommer (FC Utrecht), Dusan Svento (Slavia Prague), Christian Schwegler (Young Boys), Thomas Augustinussen (Aalborg BK), Schiemer (Austria Vienna), Sasa Ilic (Larisa), Traoui (Al Wehda)
Players out: Bodnar, Gercaliu, Öbste, Meyer, Janocko, Ochs
Coach: Huub Stevens

After the summer transfer market, the club's management declared "Now we are ready to defend the title!". And if we take a closer look at the new signings, we will see that they will definitely bring more class into the middle of the pitch and confidence in the defensive line, where Salzburg experienced a lot of problems last season with 50 goals conceded. In terms of their international concerns, the group stage will be a success, whether it is the Champions League or the UEFA Cup. Many Austrian football specialists and even coaches from other clubs pointed out Salzburg as their favorite to win the championship, so Infobettor will agree with their opinion, especially as we have full confidence in their new manager - Huub Stevens.


Players in: Konigshofer (Carinthia), Milan Jovanovic (Spartak Nalchik), Konrad (Altach), Christoph Schoßwendter (Vöcklabruck), Thomas Schrammel (Innsbruck)

Players out: Hiden, Fröschl, Lukse, Frank, Harding
Coach: Peter Pacult

The situation before the season for Rapid does not seem very stable. Fans are really saddened by coach Peter Pacult and want him to leave. "Shame" and "not worthy" are the most common words addressed to the 50-year-old specialist. Pacult is also not very popular among some of the fast footballers, especially those who have been accused of underperformance like the central defenders Hannes Eder and Jürgen Patocka. Manager's call for fresh blood was not followed as strictly as to Hanappi Stadium's brought players with questionable potential. Therefore, the "green-whites" can stay out of the top three rankings.


Players in: Jun (FK Teplice), Petr Vorisek (Sparta Prague), Julian Baumgartlinger (1860 Munich), Liendl (Kapfenberg), Ortlechner (Carinthia), Klein (LASK), Junuzovic (Carinthia)
Players out: Sun, Netzer, Mössner, Majstorovic, Bazina, Blanchard, Troyansky, Metz, Schiemer
Coach: Karl Daxbacher

Austria Wien will be the second contender for the title this year. They made (a) really good transfers to improve their attacking line, and with their new captain Milenko Acimovic, the Champions' title is expected from the club. If the new players manage to fit into the new team for the short time they have, we will see a very interesting race between Austria and Salzburg.


Players in: Weber, Bukva (Austria Carinthia), Lukse (Rapid), Ehrenreich (Gratkorn), Kreimer (Gratkorn)
Players out: Scherrer, Prutsch, Kobras, Suppan, Sereinig, Kaufmann, Shashiashvili (Ergotelis), Baotic (goal unknown), Kröpfl (RB Juniors)
Coach: Franco Foda

"We want to get back (to) the top four, but it will not be easy," admitted Sturm Graz coach Franco Foda. Sturm will again be dependent on the performance of his young players. The team made no major transfers despite many players leaving. Therefore, four positions is a really good performance for them.


Players in: Mihael Rajic (Vöcklabruck), Jonathan Carril-Regueiro (Santa Eulalia), Florian Sturm
Players out: Bammer, Kujabi, Brenner, Berger, Kovacevic, Yeray
Coach: Paul Gludovatz
This summer, Ried lost many important players. Berger and Kujabi put a big gap in Paul Gludovatz's team. The club's financial situation does not seem very stable either, as a scandal spread between the board and one of the sponsors in the Austrian newspapers. But we all remember well how the situation at the start of last season again was not perfect and even for a moment they did not have a coach. Then Gludovatz was appointed and with his revolutionary scheme 3-3-3-1, Ried made undefeated at home for a full 36 yards and only 2 goals separated them to Europe Place. And if they improve their absenteeism performance, they will definitely reach that place this year,
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