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Sportradar scores integrity partnership with Austrian Football Federation

| By Robert Fletcher
Sportradar has entered into a six-year integrity partnership with the Austrian Football Federation (ÖFB).

Under the agreement, Sportradar will use its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) bet monitoring solution to monitor over 700 matches per season from the Austrian Regional Leagues. 

A team of integrity experts will analyse any irregular betting patterns, which are identified through mathematical models and machine learning algorithms. Any suspicious matches will then be reported to the ÖFB.

Sportradar detected more than 500 suspicious matches across global sport last year and has reported over 5,400 suspicious matches in the past 15 years.

“We recognise that match-fixing and other integrity issues present a clear and present danger in today’s sporting landscape and the ÖFB takes its obligations to this matter very seriously. 

“By working with Sportradar Integrity Services to monitor our competitions through its UFDS solution, we will have valuable oversight of global betting markets offered on our games,” ÖFB general secretary Thomas Hollerer said.

Sportradar Integrity Services’ managing director Andreas Krannich added: “In recent years, Sportradar has witnessed growing integrity issues across global football at lower levels of competition. 

“The conditions and challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a heightened level of risk across global football and strong integrity measures are needed now more than ever. 

“We commend the ÖFB for their commitment to upholding the integrity of football within its competitions, through this UFDS agreement, and we look forward to lending our assistance to their integrity programme over the years ahead.”

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