Austin FC vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs LA Galaxy
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (+115) LA (+188)
Chicharito and the LA Galaxy (5-1-3, 3rd in Western Conference) are headed to Q2 Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Austin FC (6-2-1, 2nd in Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Andrew Tarbell for Austin FC and Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy. Austin FC is priced at +115 while the Galaxy are at +188. The total is set at 2.5.
Austin took the field against Houston in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 2-1. Austin FC attempted 8 dribbles in this match and were successful in 5 of those attempts for a rate of 62.5%. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 92.5% passes received rate by completing 468 out of their 506 pass targets in their last outing.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Austin wrapped this game up at a 55.6% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 9 shots. Austin averages 2.33 goals per 90 min (21 total goals) and have accounted for 18 assists in all competitions for the season.
Diego Fagundez is a guy who should impact this matchup for Austin FC. Fagundez has been in the starting lineup in 224 contests so far in his career and he tallies 0.27 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Uruguay has totaled 61 goals in 20,080 professional minutes played. He has 47 assists while accumulating 34 yellow card warnings in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Sebastian Driussi, the forward representing Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times so far in his career while he has scored 54 goals. Driussi has 12,573 minutes in 147 starting assignments and has been given 16 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Austin FC is Andrew Tarbell. Tarbell has seen the pitch for a total of 4,826 minutes and has 163 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.88 (101 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 63.2. The goalie hailing from the United States has had 261 shots tried at him in 53 career starting assignments. Tarbell (14-10-28 record during his career) has 6 shutouts, which leaves him with a 11.3% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, LA walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Salt Lake. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 551 of the 584 passes they tried for a rate of 94.3%. The Galaxy had a 39.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 23 dribbles they pursued. LA had 4 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 30.8% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 9 goals and 8 assists for all their matches, LA is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.89 assists per 90 minutes.
Chicharito will be someone to watch for LA Galaxy. He is currently averaging 0.63 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 206 matches in his career. The forward who is from Mexico has been on the pitch for 19,825 minutes while he has scored 139 goals. He has totaled 40 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kevin Cabral, the forward who is from France. He has accumulated 15 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 8 different times. Cabral has been given 9 yellow card cautions in 6,249 minutes played (69 career starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.22.
Jonathan Bond will be looking after the net for LA Galaxy. In his pro soccer career, Bond has given up 185 goals while totaling 422 saves in 131 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 50-33-47. He has earned a save % of 70.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 21.4%. Bond has racked up 28 clean sheets and has defended 602 shots against him in 11,789 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LA (+188)
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