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2018–19 Austrian Football Bundesliga

ChangesEdit

Structural changesEdit

The league expanded from 10 to 12 teams. A new format was introduced this season, under which the league is split into a championship round and a relegation round after 22 matches.[1]

Team changesEdit

Wacker Innsbruck were promoted as champions of the 2017–18 Austrian Football First League and TSV Hartberg were promoted as runners-up. No teams were relegated as St. Pölten won their relegation playoff match.

TeamsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Red Bull Salzburg 22 17 4 1 51 18 +33 55 Qualification for the Championship round
2 LASK 22 13 7 2 40 19 +21 46
3 Sturm Graz 22 7 10 5 26 23 +3 31
4 Wolfsberger AC 22 7 9 6 32 31 +1 30
5 Austria Wien 22 9 3 10 29 28 +1 30
6 St. Pölten 22 8 6 8 26 29 −3 30
7 Mattersburg 22 8 5 9 28 36 −8 29 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 Rapid Wien 22 7 6 9 26 29 −3 27
9 Hartberg 22 7 5 10 35 45 −10 26
10 Admira Wacker Mödling 22 5 6 11 26 42 −16 21
11 Rheindorf Altach 22 4 6 12 30 32 −2 18
12 Wacker Innsbruck 22 4 5 13 17 34 −17 17
Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Matches won; 5) Away matches won; 6) Head-to-head points; 7) Head-to-head goal difference; 8) Head-to-head goals scored.[citation needed]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ADM AWI LIN RWI RBS ALT StP STU MAT HAR INN WOL
Admira Wacker Mödling 1–2 0–1 0–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 2–3 0–0 2–3 3–0 0–0
Austria Wien 4–0 0–3 6–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–2 2–1 2–3
LASK 5–1 2–0 2–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 2–0
Rapid Wien 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–0
Red Bull Salzburg 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0
Rheindorf Altach 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–3 1–2 0–2 2–3 6–1 1–2 0–1
St. Pölten 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–4 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 4–3
Sturm Graz 3–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 3–0
Mattersburg 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–6
TSV Hartberg 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–2 1–1
Wacker Innsbruck 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 2–3 0–1 2–1 0–0
Wolfsberger 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–4 3–1
Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga (in German)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Championship roundEdit

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded down) before the start of the playoff. As a result, the teams started with the following points before the playoff: Red Bull Salzburg 27 points, LASK 23, Sturm Graz 15, Wolfsberger AC 15, Austria Wien 15 and St. Pölten 15. The points of Red Bull Salzburg and Sturm Graz were rounded down – in the event of any ties on points at the end of the playoffs, a half point will be added for these teams.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RBS LIN WOL AWI STU STP
1 Red Bull Salzburg (C) 32 25 5 2 79 27 +52 52 Qualification for the Champions League group stage 2–1 3–1 5–1 3–1 7–0
2 LASK 32 18 9 5 59 31 +28 40 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round 0–2 3–0 5–2 1–2 0–0
3 Wolfsberger AC 32 12 10 10 47 47 0 31 Qualification for the Europa League group stage 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 4–0
4 Austria Wien 32 12 6 14 45 48 −3 27 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–2
5 Sturm Graz (O) 32 10 10 12 37 40 −3 24 Qualification for the Europa League play-off final 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–3 0–1
6 St. Pölten 32 9 9 14 32 50 −18 21 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–1
Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points with (possible) half points subtracted due to rounding; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Matches won; 6) Away matches won; 7) Head-to-head points; 8) Head-to-head goal difference; 9) Head-to-head goals scored.[2]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.

Relegation roundEdit

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded down) before the start of the playoff. As a result, the teams started with the following points before the playoff: Mattersburg 14 points, Rapid Wien 13, Hartberg 13, Admira Wacker Mödling 10, Rheindorf Altach 9 and Wacker Innsbruck 8. The points of Mattersburg, Rapid Wien, Admira Wacker Mödling and Wacker Innsbruck were rounded down – in the event of any ties on points at the end of the playoffs, a half point will be added for these teams.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation RWI MAT ALT ADM HAR WKR
1 Rapid Wien 32 13 7 12 48 44 +4 32 Qualification for the Europa League play-off semi-final 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–4 1–0
2 Mattersburg 32 12 7 13 41 48 −7 28 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–1
3 Rheindorf Altach 32 9 10 13 48 44 +4 28 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–4
4 Admira Wacker Mödling 32 8 9 15 42 62 −20 22 3–4 0–2 1–1 2–3 3–2
5 Hartberg 32 10 5 17 48 66 −18 22 2–4 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–2
6 Wacker Innsbruck (R) 32 8 5 19 32 51 −19 20 Relegation to the Austrian Football Second League 0–2 4–0 0–4 1–3 1–0
Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points with (possible) half points subtracted due to rounding; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Matches won; 6) Away matches won; 7) Head-to-head points; 8) Head-to-head goal difference; 9) Head-to-head goals scored.[3]
(R) Relegated.

Europa League play-offsEdit

The winner and the runner-up of the relegation round will play a one-legged play-off semi-final match against each other. The winner will play a two-legged final against the fifth-placed team from the championship round to determine the third Europa League participant.[1]

Semi-finalEdit

Rapid Wien2–0Mattersburg
Report
Attendance: 10,600
Referee: Rene Eisner

FinalEdit

Rapid Wien1–2Sturm Graz
Report
Attendance: 15,800
Referee: Oliver Drachta
Sturm Graz0–1Rapid Wien
Report Spendelhofer   43' (o.g.)
Attendance: 9,315
Referee: Robert Schorgenhofer

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Die Details der Ligareform: so wird ab 2018/19 gespielt". 2 December 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Bundesliga.at - Tabelle" [Bundesliga.at - Table] (in German). Austrian Football Bundesliga. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Bundesliga.at - Tabelle" [Bundesliga.at - Table] (in German). Austrian Football Bundesliga. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Bundesliga.at - Torschützenliste". Retrieved 7 April 2019.

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