The Austrian Hockey League will soon be underway for another season of elite European ice hockey. According to our 2021 Austrian Hockey League predictions, all eyes will likely be on current title favourites EC Red Bull Salzburg. However, with EC-KAC likely to pose a threat to them, will they be able to live up to their expectations?
The 2020/2021 Austrian Hockey League season will run from 25 September 2020 to 7 February 2021. According to our 2021 Austrian Hockey League predictions, EC Red Bull Salzburg are the current top title contenders. Let’s see how their chances of winning stand against some of this season’s title hopefuls on 888sport:
- EC Red Bull Salzburg 2.75
- EC-KAC 4.25
- HC Bolzano 6.50
- Bratislava Capitals 9.00
- Fehérvár AV19 18.00
- Dornbirn Bulldogs 41.00
- HC TWK Innsbruck 41.00
Our 2021 Austrian Hockey League predictions have labelled EC Red Bulls Salzburg as strong title contenders
Currently, EC Red Bull Salzburg stand the best chance according to 888sport of claiming the 2021 Austrian Hockey League win. The club have won the Austrian Hockey League six times in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016.
Additionally, they were regular-season winners in 2020 and qualified for the 2021 Champions Hockey League. Fortunately, they stand a good chance this season of winning the 2021 title and making it seven Austrian Hockey League victories.
Consequently, our 2021 Austrian Hockey League predictions say they will be a safe bet with odds at 2.75. Additionally, one of their players to keep an eye on this season will be Jean-Philippe Lamoureux.
The goaltender proved to be an unstoppable force for the Red Bulls last season recording an impressive 94.6% Saving Percentage. Consequently, he was named the 2019/2020 MVP and will be hoping to achieve the same success this season.
EC-KAC expected to challenge EC Red Bull Salzburg for the 2021 title
Klagenfurt club EC-KAC have the second-highest odds of winning the 2020/2021 Austrian Hockey League at 4.25 on 888sport. Fortunately, they have an impressive Austrian Hockey League record to back up their promising winning chances.
This, according to the online sportsbook news in Austria consists of 31 titles, which the club last claimed in 2019. Consequently, our 2021 Austrian Hockey League predictions say they have the potential to challenge the Red Bulls for the title.
Foreign teams to keep an eye on at the 2021 Austrian Hockey League
Italian club, HC Bolzano will be one the foreign clubs participating in this season’s Austrian Hockey League. The club made history in the 2013/2014 after being the first non-Austrian club to claim the league victory. Additionally, HC Bolzano also went on to win the 2017/2018 Austrian Hockey League season.
Now, according to our 2021 Austrian Hockey League predictions, they have the potential to make it three titles this season. This is thanks to their odds of winning at 6.50 which are currently the third-best on 888sport.
Furthermore, Slovakian club Bratislava Capitals will also be looking to upset the Austrian clubs for this season’s title. This season, the Bratislava Capitals will be making their Austrian Hockey League debut.
However, with odds at 9.00, the debutants will have to give it their all if they’re to claim this season’s title. Lastly, Fehérvár AV19 will also be among the non-Austrian teams to watch this season at the Austrian Hockey League.
The Hungarian club made their league debut in the 2007/2008 season. However, they’ve failed to claim any Austrian Hockey League title victory. Unfortunately, with odds at 18.00, our 2021 Austrian Hockey League predictions don’t foresee a title win for Fehérvár AV19.
Underdogs Dornbirn Bulldogs and HC TWK Innsbruck eye unlikely title win
According to our 2021 Austrian Hockey League predictions and preview, Dornbirn Bulldogs will enter the season as longshots. Unfortunately, with unfavourable odds of winning at 41.00, they will be a risky bet on 888sport.
Consequently, having entered the Austrian Hockey league in 2012/2013, they’ll likely record another unsuccessful season in the league. Additionally, HC TWK Innsbruck (41.00), also find themselves in an unfavourable position of winning on the online sportsbooks in Austria.
HC TWK Innsbruck made their Austrian Hockey League debut in the 2012/2013 season.
However, they’ve since failed to win any of the seasons and they’ll likely suffer the same fate this season.
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