Preview:USA Major League Soccer -- Austin FC VS Los Angeles FC

Posted Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:23:37 GMT        

USA Major League Soccer - Austin FC VS Los Angeles FC

Match Time: 08-07-2021 06:30 Thursday

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Match Preview

In 12th round of USA Major League Soccer, Austin FC VS Los Angeles FC at home.Austin's previous two home games in MLS had both finished goalless against San Jose Earthquakes and Columbus Crew, but the party finally started when Jon Gallagher opened the scoring against the Timbers in the 28th-minute.Diego Fagundez, Alex Ring and Hector Jimenez all got in on the act as Josh Wolff's side went on to triumph 4-1, ending an eight-game winless run in the process.It was just their third victory in 12 MLS games so far, but lifted them to 10th in the Western Conference and to within two points of a playoff spot.It seemed as if Wolff released the shackles from his side against the Timbers, as they netted four goals having only scored six times in their previous 11 matches. Only Inter Miami (nine) have scored fewer goals across both Eastern and Western conferences so far this season.Austin remain at home for their next encounter too as high-flying Seattle Sounders visit the Q2 Stadium before they travel to the struggling Vancouver Whitecaps.


LAFC finally got their first away win of the season in their fifth attempt last time out, as Jose Cifuentes's second half goal proved enough to beat Real Salt Lake 1-0.The Black and Gold will now look for back-to-back victories for the first time in the 2021 campaign, as they have struggled to find consistency so far; winning only four of their 11 matches.They sit fifth in the Western Conference with 15 points, but know they will be overtaken by Austin if they are defeated in Texas.Bob Bradley's side were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at the Banc of California Stadium on the opening weekend of the season in April, as Corey Baird and Cifuentes netted in the second half.This fixture is not only an important game in MLS but in Hollywood too, as Austin are co-owned by Matthew McConaughey and LAFC are co-owned by Will Ferrell.According to McConaughey, the pair got into a friendly "war of words" before the match earlier in the season.


Austin FC possible starting lineup:Stuver; Jimenez, Cascante, Besler, Kolmanic; Pereira, Ring, Pochettino; Stroud, Dominguez, Fagundez


Los Angeles FC possible starting lineup:Romero; Kim, Murillo, Segura, Farfan; Blessing, Atuesta, Cifuentes; Vela, Baird, Rossi


Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 2.80-3.60-2.38,the 1x2 live odds are 2.88-3.60-2.30. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.93-0.99-0.99.Therefore, draw is expected in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Austin FC (32.76%)

Draw (26.21%)

Los Angeles FC (41.03%)