Looking to finish their run of three straight defeats within the MLS, Austin FC welcome Los Angeles FC to the Q2 Stadium on Thursday.
The guests head into the sport on a two-game successful streak and might be seeking to preserve the juggernaut rolling.
Austin FC failed to search out their toes final Sunday as they fell to a humbling 3-Zero defeat by the hands of Houston Dynamo.
In a one-sided affair on the BBVA Stadium, Griffin Dorsey opened the scoring within the first minute of the sport earlier than Fafà Picault scored twice to cap off an outstanding particular person efficiency.
Prior to that, Tabare Ramos Ricciardi’s males suffered defeats in opposition to FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps, conceding eight targets and scoring three.
Austin FC have now picked up three factors from the final 21 out there and this horrid run sees them rooted to the underside of the Western Conference.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles’ upturn in type continued on Monday as they claimed a 3-2 win over Real Salt lake on house turf.
With the scores stage within the end-to-end affair, Croatian defender Toni Datković scored an personal objective to sentence the Claret and Cobalt to their third defeat in 4 outings.
This adopted an emphatic 4-Zero win over 10-man Sporting Kansas City which ended their eight-game winless run.
Bob Bradley’s males have now moved into eighth place within the Western Conference, stage on 30 factors with Real Salt Lake within the closing playoff spot.
Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC Head-To-Head
This would be the third assembly between the 2 sides. Los Angeles FC have been dominant within the historical past of this fixture, claiming wins within the two earlier encounters.
Austin FC Form Guide: L-W-L-L-L
Los Angeles FC Form Guide: L-L-D-W-W
Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC Team News
Austin FC might be with out the providers of Danny Hoesen, Ben Sweat, Matt Besler, Aaron Schoenfeld and Ulises Segura, who’ve all been sidelined by accidents.
Injured: Ben Sweat, Matt Besler, Danny Hoesen, Aaron Schoenfeld, Ulises Segura
Los Angeles FC
Kwadwo Opoku, Eddie Segura, Carlos Vela, Alvaro Quezada, Julian Gaines, Erik Duenas, Tristan Blackmon and Brian Rodriguez will all miss the sport by accidents.
Injured: Kwadwo Opoku, Eddie Segura, Carlos Vela, Alvaro Quezada, Julian Gaines, Erik Duenas, Tristan Blackmon, Brian Rodriguez
Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC Predicted XI
Austin FC Predicted XI (4-3-3): Brad Stuver; Nick Lima, Aedan Stanley, Julio Cascante, Hector Jimenez; Daniel Pereira, Alexander Ring, Tomas Pochettino; Jon Gallagher, Cecilio Dominguez, Diego Fagundez
Los Angeles FC Predicted XI (4-3-3): Tomas Romero; Diego Palacios, Jordan Harvey, Jesus Murillo, Sebastien Ibeagha; Eduard Atuesta, Latif Blessing, Francisco Ginella; Raheem Edwards, Danny Musovski, Diego Rossi
Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction
Both sides head into the sport in contrasting type, with the hosts failing to select up some extent from their final three outings. Los Angeles have loved an honest season up to now and may transfer into the playoff locations with a win.
We predict the guests will come away with all three factors as they tackle an out-of-sorts Austin.
Prediction: Austin FC 0-2 Los Angeles FC