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Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction & Match Preview


LOS ANGELES FC are aiming to maintain their good form as they travel to struggling Austin FC for a Western Conference MLS fixture. Los Angeles are looking confident at the moment and should be too strong for an out of sorts Austin side.

It has been a rough period for Austin, who are on a four-match winless run. Joshua Wolff’s men have lost the last three in that run and were beaten 2-0 by Colorado Rapids in their previous MLS fixture.

The good news for Austin is that they have shown some good form at Q2 Stadium, winning five of their last six matches. However, the only defeat in that run came in their previous home fixture as they were beaten 2-0 by Portland Timbers.

In contrast to Austin’s struggles, Los Angeles have been near perfect in recent times, winning their last seven matches. Their good form has been driven by a solid defence that has kept six clean sheets in that run.

Los Angeles head into This clash off the back of a 3-1 victory at Orlando City in their previous MLS fixture, with Denis Bouanga netting a brace. That result means Steven Cherundolo’s men have now won their last four away matches.

Los Angeles have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies and are priced at 10/11 by bet365 to claim the win. Austin are considered outsiders at 5/2 while a draw is set at odds of 29/10.

Los Angeles often do well in this fixture and have won the last three matches against Austin. They claimed a 4-2 victory in the last meeting back in October, with Denis Bouanga scoring twice.

Denis Bouanga has been in red hot form for Los Angeles, with his brace last time out taking his tally to 12 goals this season. The forward also scored twice in the last meeting with Austin and is priced at 11/10 by bet365 to find the net once again.

Los Angeles have also shown some defensive solidity in recent weeks, with shutouts in six of their seven matches. Jesus Murillo and Aaron Long should continue at the back and can lead the visitors to another clean sheet at 9/4 with bet365.

Gyasi Zardes was a second half substitute for Austin last time out and could start on Thursday. Top scorer Sebastian Druissi should retain his place in midfield.

Los Angeles have no new injuries or suspensions and should retain much of the same side that won at Orlando City.

Austin FC: Stuver, Gallagher, Hines-Ike, Vaisanen, Guillhermo Biro, Ring, Valencia, Obrian, Druissi, Rubio, Zardes
Los Angeles FC: Lloris, Palencia, Murillo, Long, Hollingshead, Tillman, Sanchez, Atuesta, Bogusz, Kamara, Bouanga

Los Angeles have won to nil in six of their last seven matches and could be set for a similar outcome at 11/4 by bet365. Given the quality in their attack, a -1 handicap could also be considered at 12/5 with bet365.

Having scored in both halves in the last three meetings with Austin, Los Angeles could be set for a similar pattern at 7/4 with bet365.

This MLS match between Austin FC and Los Angeles FC will be played on
Jun 20, 2024 and kick off at 01:30. Check below for our tipsters best Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC

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