Hartberg – RB Salzburg betting tip, prediction & odds 12.05.2024

Bundesliga Austria, Sunday, 12.05.2024

With all the exciting events in the Champions League, such as when I got goosebumps because Carlo Ancelotti sang “Hala Madrid” at the Bernabeu after beating Bayern, we must not lose sight of the Austrian Bundesliga.

Because incredible things are also happening here these days! So crazy that a first-time triumph for the gymnastics and sports club over the almost relegated league leaders is now also possible?

At least I’m no longer ruling out this option in my Hartberg RB Salzburg betting tip

Signs and wonders still seem to happen! In Germany and Austria, the soccer king was deposed in 2023/24. Long live the (new) king!

This refers to the successors Leverkusen and Sturm Graz, who can be congratulated on their Bundesliga championship even before the official end of the respective season.

Admittedly, Graz are not yet champions, but only ÖFB Cup winners. However, they only have to win one of their two remaining league games against LASK and Austria Klagenfurt to officially knock RBS off their league throne.

Meanwhile, Red Bull Salzburg’s problems both on and off the pitch have been piling up in recent weeks

For example, the team from Mozartstadt were almost eliminated from the championship race for good by a blatantly wrong decision by the VAR, which was even confirmed by officials.

The action that led to the 2:0 for Rapid and made my betting friend Gerald beam from ear to ear should not have counted. This was because Sattelberger had previously committed a foul on Konatè in his own penalty area, which should have resulted in a penalty for Salzburg.

And with the score at 1:1 and a quarter of an hour left to play, RBS might even have managed to turn the game around completely.

Of course, that’s just theory, but what we can definitely say in terms of a Hartberg RB Salzburg betting tip is that the team from Mozartstadt are mentally fragile

Off the pitch, the Salzburg team’s injuries have taken over.

As if the absences of Capaldo, Dedic, Fernano, Kjaergaard and Morgalla weren’t bad enough, goalkeeper Schlager has now joined this long list shortly before the match against Rapid.

The Mozartstädter keeper will not only be out until the end of the season, but will also not be able to keep goal for the Austrian national team at Euro 2024, as the knee injury is simply far too serious for that!

Hartberg also have an important absentee for Sunday (not due to injury, but a suspension) – that of Maximilian Entrup.

However, TSV are currently on a historic high, which could result in the second biggest surprise of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season after Sturm’s almost certain championship title.

This refers to the gymnastics and sports club’s possible participation in the 2024/25 Europa League as fourth-placed team in the Champions League. Of course, that should motivate the home side enormously in the last home game of the season!

The hosts can also draw additional motivation from the fact that they have just held Sturm Graz to a 1-1 draw in the Styrian derby.

So if they ever had a chance of winning a competitive match against their absolute nemesis from the city of Mozart, it would presumably be under the well-meaning conditions that will prevail in their home stadium on May 12.

These are ideal and a win would finally put an end to one of the longest negative streaks in Europe (1 draw, 16 defeats) after 17 consecutive winless duels against Red Bull Salzburg

Given the many unexpected events during the 2023/24 Bundesliga season, it wouldn’t surprise me if there were more astonishing results this weekend.

Although sports bettors have taken note of the many injuries currently plaguing the team from Salzburg, they are still not willing to refrain from favoring the serial champions in the match against Hartberg.

With odds of 1.51 for Red Bull Salzburg to win, the bookmakers expect a very similar outcome to the one in mid-March, when RBS managed to defeat Hartberg 5:1.

However, I don’t have the heart to recommend a home win right away. Especially as, despite all the optimism and the favorable circumstances, I just can’t really believe it.

But for me, a double chance 1x bet represents a good compromise between risk and the bookies’ willingness to pay out.

With average odds of 2.45 and the additional possibility of being successful with a points-split, this offer is a very good alternative for me.

Conclusion: Hartberg could soon be docking in the Europa League! The way there is via a decent result against RBS, which I would no longer rule out after the latest developments.

A few months ago, the team from Mozartstadt triumphed 5:1 over the gymnastics and sports club, but I can guarantee that the home side will sell much better this time.

You could already see against Sturm Graz what TSV are capable of at the moment – and if RB Salzburg really have suffered a moral crack, then the almost impossible is also possible on Sunday in Styria …

My Hartberg RB Salzburg tip: Double chance 1X.

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