Austin vs FC Dallas MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Austin vs FC Dallas Prediction 5/12/2024

Austin (4-3-4) travel to face off against FC Dallas (2-6-2) on Sunday, May 12th. This match will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX. Austin is coming off a draw while FC Dallas is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Austin vs FC Dallas

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Austin Is Coming Off A Draw

Austin went on the road in their last match, taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, and heading into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +410.

Despite taking a total of four shots, Austin didn’t have a single shot on goal. This includes not having any corners or assists on their one shot on target. The offensive attack was limited by a Vancouver defense that blocked one shot and intercepted three passes.

Defensively, Austin turned in a very impressive performance, especially when you consider they allowed a total of 24 shots. Vancouver finished with 11 corners, and the match was well short of the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

In their last six matches, Austin has gone 4-1-1, including a win over FC Dallas on March 31st. Overall, they are 4-3-4, putting them in 6th place in the Western Conference. On the road, Austin has gone 1-2-2. Following this match, they will return home to face the Houston Dynamo on May 16th. Through 11 matches, Austin has been favored in four matches, going 2-1-1 in those contests.

FC Dallas Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

FC Dallas will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Toronto FC. This match was played on Toronto’s home pitch, and going into the match, they were the +238 underdog. The four combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under line of 5.5 goals.

On offense, FC Dallas was led by Sam Junqua, who scored on one of his three total shots and two shots on goal. No other player for FC Dallas finished with more than one shot on target, and as a whole, they took just two shots on goal.

Maarten Paes finished with three saves on Toronto’s 12 total shots and six shots on goal. The three goals allowed also came on Toronto’s sixth corner kick opportunity. Overall, FC Dallas blocked one shot and intercepted eight passes.

Through 10 matches, FC Dallas has struggled to find consistency, going 2-6-2 and sitting 13th in the Western Conference. They have been slightly better at home, going 2-2-1, but have yet to win on the road, going 0-4-1. Over their last six matches, they have just one win, coming against the Houston Dynamo on April 28th. Their next match will be on May 19th against the Houston Dynamo, but this time on the road.

Austin Offense Breakdown

Diego Rubio is the top scorer for Austin this season, as he has found the back of the net three times, which is 31st in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 83rd in the league. Sebastián Driussi is second on the team in goals and assists, as he has found the back of the net twice and has one assist. Austin is 17th in the league in goals scored and 29th in shots on goal. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in 63.6% of their matches this season.

FC Dallas Offense Breakdown

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FC Dallas has struggled to find the back of the net this season, as they are 25th in MLS with one goal per match. Petar Musa has been their top scorer, finding the back of the net three times, which is 48th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 44th in the league. Jesús Ferreira has been the team’s leader in assists, as he has two on the season, which is 66th in MLS. He also has one goal, which is 200th in the league.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against FC Dallas, the Austin defense is 10th in MLS, allowing 1.2 goals per match. However, they have been playing well of late, allowing just one goal over their last three matches. This includes a shutout against the 4th ranked offense of Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Overall, Brad Stuver is the top goalkeeper in MLS with 56 saves and four clean sheets.

FC Dallas Defense Breakdown

When looking at the season as a whole, FC Dallas has struggled on the defensive side of the pitch, as they are 17th in goals allowed per match (1.5), 20th in blocked shots per match (3.0), and 21st in interceptions per match (8.1). However, they have been able to keep things in check as of late, as they have given up just six goals over their last six matches (1.0 per match). Maarten Paes is the team’s top goalkeeper, as he has three clean sheets, which is 9th in the MLS. However, he is just 11th in saves with 32. The last time these two teams met, FC Dallas gave up two goals to Austin, who is 17th in scoring this season.

Austin vs FC Dallas Prediction

Given the way we see this one playing out, we have Austin and FC Dallas both finding the net once, resulting in a draw at +245. This match features two of the better defensive clubs in the league, with Austin coming in 10th in goals allowed and FC Dallas sitting 17th. Our projections have this one with just six shots on goal, with Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas) and Gyasi Zardes (Austin) as the top projected goal scorers.

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