Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (+185) Los Angeles (+135)
Diego Fagundez and Austin FC (5-4-14, 13th in Western Conference) play Los Angeles FC (8-6-9, 8th in Western Conference) at Q2 Stadium on Wednesday. The men protecting the net are Brad Stuver for Austin FC and Tomas Romero for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at +135 while Austin FC is at +185. The total is set at 3.
Austin played Houston in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. Austin FC attempted 5 dribbles in this match and converted 2 of those attempts for a percentage of 40.0%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 89.2% received passes rate by completing 526 out of their 590 pass targets last contest.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Austin finished at a 13.3% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 15 total shots. Austin averages 0.91 goals per 90 min (21 total goals) and have racked up 18 assists in all competitions for the year.
Diego Fagundez is a player who should impact this matchup for Austin FC. He has 39 assists while earning 31 yellow card cautions in his career. Fagundez has been given a starting assignment in 207 matches in his career and scores 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Uruguay has 58 goals scored in 18,584 minutes.
Someone else who should impact this match is Cecilio Dominguez, the forward hailing from Paraguay. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times so far in his career while he has scored 41 total goals. Dominguez has totaled 9,589 minutes during 108 career starts and has been given 14 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.38 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Austin FC is Brad Stuver. Stuver (13-8-22 record in his career) has earned 7 clean sheets, which has earned him a 16.3% shutout percentage. The goalie hailing from the United States has had 222 shots tried against him in 43 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.51 (65 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.7. Stuver has seen the pitch for a total of 3,870 mins and has 155 saves in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Los Angeles earned three points by winning 3-2 against Salt Lake. They wrapped up this match by converting 249 out of their 333 passes they attempted for a rate of 74.8%. LAFC finished the match with a 47.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 out of the 23 dribbles they attempted. Los Angeles converted 7 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 58.3% rate in their last game. With a total of 33 goals and 24 assists in all matches, Los Angeles is averaging 1.43 goals and 1.04 assists per 90.
Eduard Atuesta will be someone to watch for Los Angeles FC. The midfielder representing Colombia has been on the pitch for 9,280 minutes while scoring 7 goals. He has earned 32 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. He averages 0.07 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 102 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Latif Blessing, the forward who is from Ghana. He has accumulated 17 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 13 times. Blessing has been given a total of 15 yellow cards in 9,255 professional minutes played (100 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.17.
Tomas Romero will look after the goal for New York City FC. Romero has recorded 7 clean sheets while defending 178 shots tried against him in 3,285 minutes in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 62.9 and his shutout rate sits at 19.4%. He has allowed 1.86 goals per 90 while holding a record of 11-9-16. In his career, Romero has allowed 68 goals and has tallied 111 saves in 36 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+135)
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