On Sunday, Austin FC (6 wins, one defeat, two ties) will host the LA Galaxy (5-3-1) at Q2 Stadium. The game will begin at 7 p.m. ET. We preview the Austin FC vs. LA Galaxy odds and lines below and our best MLS bets, choices, and predictions.
Austin FC began the season with two consecutive victories, each scoring five goals. They had a brief slump in which they drew two games and lost one. Austin has won four straight games since then.
M Sebastián Driussi and F Maximiliano Urruti, two Argentine arrivals, lead the club to score 7 and 4 goals, respectively. This season, Austin FC is 4-0-1 at home.
Austin will have a tough time steamrolling the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy will pace by Mexican sensation F Chicharito. He has five goals and is the league’s only player with more than one.
Thanks to their conference-best defense, the Galaxy are fourth in the West, which has allowed just seven goals. They’ve thrown four shutouts and only allowed one multi-goal contest. On the road, the Galaxy is 2-2-1.
Odds, lines, selections, and predictions for Austin FC vs. LA Galaxy
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- Austin FC +135 (bet 100 to win 135) | Los Angeles Galaxy +195 (bet 100 to win 195) | Draw +250
- 2.5 (O: -135) | U: +110)
Austin FC 1 vs. LA Galaxy 0
Money line (ML)
BET AUSTIN (+135)
This season, Austin FC has performed well at home. They have not only not lost but have outscored their opponents 15-1.
The Seattle Sounders were the only club to enter Q2 and not leave with zero points, and they were also the only team to score multiple goals against the Galaxy.
LA’s failure to score is another cause for worry. Los Angeles may struggle against a defense that has allowed the third-fewest goals in the league.
Given how well Austin has performed at home and LA’s recent run, I’ll expect Austin to win here, particularly at this price.
LEAN UNDER 2.5 (+110)
Austin’s attack has scored regularly this season, but it has struggled against top-tier defenses.
Austin scored ten goals against FC Cincinnati, and Inter Miami combined, but just one against Minnesota, a top-5 defense in the West. They’ve scored three goals in two games against playoff clubs, both of which they won.
LA has only scored one goal in their past three games. It has only had three multi-goal games and has been shut out three times. Two of the three scoreless games were on the road.
It’s no surprise that clubs that rely heavily on F. Chicharito (Javier Hernandez) struggle.
I’m going with the Under 2.5 (+110) with that in mind.