Austin FC will be hosting the Major League Soccer leaders Seattle Sounders at the Q2 stadium in Austin. The match is scheduled to kick off on 23rd July 2021 at 2:30.
After 2 weeks break between the MLS matches, Austin locked horns with Mexican side Tigers in a friendly match, which they lost 3-1; this is just after an earlier 2-0 loss to Los Angeles FC. Austin FC will be looking to return to their winning ways in this fixture.
Seattle Sounders saw their 14 game unbeaten streaks come to an end when they suffered 1-0 defeat at the hands of Minnesota United. Finish forward Robin Lord scored the only goal in the game with only nine minutes remaining on the clock. This handed Minnesota united a third win in five matches.
Austin has won only one of their recent home matches in this campaign as well as one defeat in the same period. This is evidence of a weaker defense in the middle which is likely to invite a high scoring affair from their table toppers in the league.
The sounders will come into this game hot with just one loss in their last 6 outings this season, two of their last fixtures ended winless with a loss in the end. This means that they will be focused on nothing but a win in this match.
These two teams are separated by 16points in the Western Conference, hosts, Austin has 13points and on the 10th place while their opponents Seattle Sounders have 29points at the top of the league.
Austin Fc vs Seattle Sounders head to head
Both sides have only met once back in may this year a game that ended in a 0-0 draw.
- Austin FC0-2Los Angeles FC
- Austin FC4-1Portland Timbers
- Austin FC 0-0 Columbus Crew
- Minnesota United 2-0 Austin FC
- Austin FC 0-0 San Jose Earthquakes
- Minnesota United1-0Seattle Sounders FC
- Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 Houston Dynamo
- Colorado Rapids 1-1 Seattle Sounders FC
- Seattle Sounders FC 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps
- Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 Real Salt Lake
Austin FC team news
Austin FC will miss several key players due to injuries, including Ulises Segura, Nick Lima, Aaron Schoenfeld, Ben Sweat, Danny Hoesen and Jon Gallagher.
Seattle Sounders team news
Alex Roldan and Cristian Roldan will be unavailable since they are on duty at the Gold Cup while Jordan Morris, Jordy Delem, Stefan Frei, Nicolas Lodeiro, Will Bruin, Shane O’Neill and Nouhou Tolo are unavailable due to injuries.
Prediction and odds
- Seattle Sounders Win
- Double Chance