Austin FC vs. Seattle Sounders Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 7/22/21
The Seattle Sounders will be trying to put an end to their two-game winless road streak when they face Austin FC on Thursday night. The Sounders are coming off a 1-0 loss to Minnesota. Austin is coming off a 2-0 loss to LAFC.
Seattle and Austin played to a draw in their only meeting.
Sounders Trying To increase Western Conference Lead
The Sounders have played well this season and they currently lead the Western Conference with 29 points. They lost to Minnesota in their last game and will try to bounce back with a win over Austin, which will end their two-game winless road streak.
Seattle is one of the best offensive teams in the league with 23 goals in 14 games. They failed to score a goal in their last game despite having four of their nine shots on target.
Raúl Ruidíaz leads Seattle with 10 goals. Brad Smith has three goals, while João Paulo leads the team with four assists.
Seattle is the best defensive team in the league, giving up nine goals in 14 games. They gave up a goal in their last game and will need to play better if they want to get the win.
Austin Going For Second Home Win
Austin FC followed up their first home win with a loss to Minnesota in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the conference-leading Sounders, which will give them their second home win of the season and move them closer to the seventh spot in the conference standings.
Austin isn’t very good offensively, scoring 10 goals in 13 games. They didn’t score a goal in their last game even though they controlled possession and had four of their 14 shots on target.
Cecilio Domínguez and Diego Fagundez lead the team with three goals, while Jared Stroud leads the team with three assists.
Austin has done a better job on the defensive end, giving up 14 goals in 13 games. They gave up two goals in their last game and won’t win this game if they do not play better defensively.
Side: Seattle Sounders +215
Austin has only one win in four home games and they failed to score a goal in four of their last five games. They are facing the best defensive team in the league and will have a hard time getting past the Sounders, who have five clean sheets so far. Even though Seattle failed to score a goal in their last game, they are still second in the league in scoring, so expect them to bounce back with a better performance as they pick up the win.
The Sounders are averaging 1.64 goals per game and 1.16 goals per game on the road. They failed to score a goal in their first meeting against Austin. With Austin giving up 1.07 goals per game, the Sounders will be held under their average in this game. Austin is averaging 0.76 goals per game and one goal per game at home. They didn’t score a goal in their only meeting against the Sounders. With Seattle giving up 0.692 goals per game, Austin won’t score enough goals to push the score over the total.