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Austin FC vs Seattle Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Both Among Early Favorites to Win Western Conference

Austin FC Look to Bounce Back vs Seattle Sounders

Austin FC won its first two games with a 10-1 aggregate. Not even Hollywood star and club investor Matthew McConaughey could believe it. However, last week, the Portland Timbers brought them back to reality.

This Sunday, they will face another tough test when the Seattle Sounders visit Q2 Stadium for the second time. Playing at home makes Austin FC the slight betting online favorite at +110, but the Sounders are starting to wake up.

Austin FC vs Seattle Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions
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Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and USA MLS  for Austin FC vs Bounce. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.

Austin FC Coming Back from Hell

Last season, Austin FC finished in 12th place thanks to a 9-4-21 record. No other team in the Western Conference scored less goals than them with 35. That’s why their first two victories were such a big surprise.

First, they beat FC Cincinnati 5-0. Then, they crushed Inter Miami 5-1. Both games were at home and had Sebastian Driussi and Cecilio Dominguez as protagonists. Driussi became the team’s top scorer with three goals, while Dominguez scored two.

Last week, they hit the road for the first time and lost 1-0 to the Portland Timbers. They won possession but didn’t make a single shot on goal. This is one of those cases in which playing at home really increases the team’s soccer betting value.

Zan Kolmanic and Moussa Djitte, who arrived during the offseason alongside Driussi, have adapted. Head coach Josh Wolff finally understood that having a deep roster can make a huge difference.

No major injuries to report here. Plus, a victory could boost them up to first place in the Western Conference. That should be enough to try and take the reins of the game right from the start.

Seattle Sounders on a Roll

Believe it or not, the Seattle Sounders lost its first two games 1-0. First, they lost at home to Nashville SC. Later, to Real Salt Lake on the road.

Since then, they’ve played three games, in all competitions, without losing. That’s right, Seattle is also competing in the CONCACAF Champions League. During that span, they defeated Leon 3-0 in the continental tournament, and the LA Galaxy 3-2 in MLS. Most recently, they drew 1-1 to Leon in the second leg.

They didn’t lose despite not having Raul Ruidiaz due to injury. The team’s top scorer is coming back after missing those three games. That’s why I can assure you that you won’t find a more tempting online gambling underdog than the Sounders (+225).

Freddy Montero took advantage of Diaz’ absence and scored in all three matches. Now, we’re talking about one of the most dangerous attacking duos in the league. And that’s not all, because Jordan Morris is also on fire after scoring in two of those three games.

Last season, Seattle finished with a better record on the road than at home. That’s one of the main reasons why they’ve never missed the postseason.

Austin FC vs Seattle Sounders Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 2
  • Austin FC Victories: 0 (0 goals)
  • Seattle Sounders Victories: 1 (1 goal)
  • Draws: 1

These two met in July, also at Q2 Stadium. The Sounders ended up winning 1-0 thanks to Ruidiaz. That was one of his 17 regular season goals. Curiously enough, Austin won possession with 75 percent. 

Austin FC vs Seattle Sounders Game Information

  • Date: Sunday, March 20
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Q2 Stadium, Austin
  •  Live Stream: fubo.tv

Austin FC vs Seattle Sounders Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total Team Total
Austin FC -½ +110 +110 2½ -125o 1½ +105o

1½ -135u

Seattle +½ -140 +295 2½ -105u 1½ +175o

1½ -220u

Draw +265

Austin FC vs Seattle Sounders Prediction

Expect a fast-paced match with plenty of goals. Yes, in their previous two meetings the total went under, but Austin FC didn’t have Driussi nor too much confidence. The Seattle Sounders played on Thursday, giving Austin the physical advantage. Even so, Seattle is more than capable of putting up a good fight, especially with Ruidiaz coming back. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what promises to be a great game. Oh, and don’t forget to include the draw in your soccer picks and soccer betting.

Score Prediction: Austin FC 2, Seattle Sounders 2

Pick: Draw at +265

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