Austin vs Orlando City SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Austin vs Orlando City SC Prediction 3/23/2024

Austin (0-1-3) travel to face off against Orlando City SC (0-3-1) on Saturday, March 23rd. This match will be played at Inter&Co Stadium in Orlando, FL. Austin is coming off a draw while Orlando City SC is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Austin vs Orlando City SC

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Austin Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Austin went up against the Philadelphia Union, with this match taking place on their home pitch. The two goals scored matches the average for the season, and the four combined goals fell just short of the line of 2.5 goals.

Going into the match, Austin was an underdog despite playing at home, with the three-way line including a draw being +195. This draw was the second straight for Austin, who is currently winless over their last four matches.

Diego Rubio and Jon Gallagher were the two offensive players for Austin that scored, with Rubio finishing with three total shots and Gallagher finding the net on his only shot. Héctor Jiménez finished with an assist for Austin.

On the defensive end, Austin was led by Brad Stuver, who finished with five saves on Philadelphia’s seven shots on goal. Overall, the Union took 18 shots, and Austin’s defenders finished with five blocked shots and seven interceptions.

Through four matches, Austin has yet to pick up a win, going 0-1-3, which has them sitting in 12th place in the Western Conference. They have played to a draw in each of their last three matches, including their most recent match against the Philadelphia Union on March 17th. Overall, Austin has played two matches at home and one on the road, with their only road match resulting in a draw against Seattle Sounders FC. Following this match, Austin will return home to take on FC Dallas on Sunday, March 31st.

Orlando City SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Orlando City will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Atlanta United. This loss came on the road and the money line for Orlando City was +325. The two goals scored were right in line with the over/under line, which was at 3.5 goals.

Overall, Orlando City took 11 shots and three shots on goal. Luis Muriel was the most active player on offense, finishing with four total shots and two shots on goal. The club also had eight corner kicks.

On the defensive end, Orlando City allowed a total of 13 shots and seven shots on goal. Pedro Gallese finished with five saves and the club blocked three shots. Atlanta United’s attack was led by Ezequiel Barco, who scored one goal on his two shot on goal attempts.

Through four matches, Orlando City SC has yet to win a match, going 0-3-1, which has them in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. Their losing streak has reached three matches, with their last win coming on February 24th. In their last three matches, they have been outscored 10-2. After this match, they will return home to take on the New York Red Bulls on March 30th.

Austin Offense Breakdown

The Austin attack has been led by Julio Cascante, who has scored one goal this season, which is the most on the team and 59th in the league. Cascante also leads Austin in shots on goal, which is 159th in MLS. Overall, Austin is 15th in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.2 per match. They are also 29th in shots on goal and 24th in corners. Their passing percentage is 25th in the league at 76.3%.

Orlando City SC Offense Breakdown

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Orlando City SC’s offense has struggled this season, scoring just 0.5 goals per match, which is 28th in MLS. Duncan McGuire is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, which is 25th in the league. McGuire also leads Orlando City in shots on goal, and his three shots on goal are 63rd in MLS. Overall, Orlando City is 24th in shots on goal and 2nd in corner kicks. Their passing percentage of 85.3% is 4th in the league.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Orlando City SC, the Austin defense is giving up 1.5 goals per match, which is 19th in the MLS. However, they are coming off a match against the Philadelphia Union where they gave up two goals. Overall, they have given up two goals in two of their last three matches. Brad Stuver is the top goalkeeper in the MLS in terms of saves, and he has one clean sheet this season. Overall, Austin is 24th in blocked shots and 20th in interceptions.

Orlando City SC Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Austin, Orlando City SC’s defense is currently 29th in MLS, allowing 2.5 goals per match. However, they have had a tough schedule to start the season, including matches against the top-ranked offense in Inter Miami CF and the 4th ranked offense in CF Montréal. In their last match, they gave up two goals to Atlanta United FC, who is 5th in scoring. Keeper Pedro Gallese is 14th in clean sheets with one on the year.

Austin vs Orlando City SC Prediction

Given the fact that Austin comes in as the better offensive club, our projections have this one finishing in a 1-1 draw, with a payout of +300. Coming into the match, Austin is 2nd in the MLS in shooting percentage, and they are also taking on an Orlando City club that is 29th in goals allowed. Our projections are giving Gyasi Zardes the best chance to score for Austin, while Martín Ojeda has the best chance to score overall for Orlando City.

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