Austin vs Real Salt Lake MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Austin vs Real Salt Lake Prediction 6/2/2024

Austin (6-5-5) travel to face off against Real Salt Lake (8-2-6) on Sunday, June 2nd. This match will be played at America First Field in Sandy, UT. Austin will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Real Salt Lake is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 9:30 PM ET.

Austin vs Real Salt Lake

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Austin Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, Austin was shutout by the Portland Timbers, with the final score being 2-0. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still the slight underdog at +110. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Austin’s offense took a total of 15 shots but just three shots on goal. Sebastián Driussi was the only player on the club to take multiple shots on goal, and he also had four total shots, which was tied for the most on the team.

On the defensive end, Austin allowed two goals on Portland’s eight total shots. Brad Stuver made just one save on the three shots on goal he faced. The Austin defense had a total of five interceptions and blocked seven shots.

Through 16 matches, Austin has a record of 6-5-5, putting them in 5th place in the Western Conference. Overall, they have been favored in seven matches, going 4-2-1, while as an underdog, they are 2-3-4. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 3-2-2, including a loss to the 9th-ranked Portland Timbers. Following this match, they will be on the road again, taking on the Colorado Rapids SC on June 16th.

Real Salt Lake Is Coming Off A Draw

Real Salt Lake will be looking to get back on the winning track after playing to a draw vs. Seattle Sounders FC. This draw came on the road, and they went into the match as the heavy underdog at +350. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Carlos Gomez was the only Real Salt Lake player to score vs. the Sounders, and he took a total of four shots, with one on target. The rest of the club finished without a goal on their three shots on target and 18 total shots.

On the defensive end, Real Salt Lake did a nice job of limiting the scoring chances of the Sounders, who finished with just five shots on target and 17 shots overall. Gavin Beavers made four saves on the five shots he faced.

Real Salt Lake is off to a strong start this season, as they sit in first place in the Western Conference with a record of 8-2-6. They have been on a bit of a draw streak, going 2-0-3 over their last five matches. Overall, they have been solid at home, going 5-1-1, and have been favored in seven of their 16 matches. After this match against Austin, they will hit the road to take on CF Montréal on June 15th.

Austin Offense Breakdown

Sebastián Driussi has been the top scoring threat for Austin this season, as he has found the back of the net five times, which is 31st in MLS. He has also been the top shooter for Austin, as he has 12 shots on goal, which is 45th in MLS. Overall, Austin is 21st in MLS in goals scored this season, as they are averaging 1.2 goals per match. They are also 29th in shots on goal per match and 24th in corner kicks per match.

Real Salt Lake Offense Breakdown

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Real Salt Lake’s offense is led by Cristian Arango, who is the top scorer in MLS with 13 goals. He also leads the league in shots on goal. Overall, Real Salt Lake is 2nd in the league in goals per match and 3rd in shots on goal. Carlos Gómez is the team’s leader in assists and is 10th in MLS in goals scored. This season, Real Salt Lake has had more corners than their opponents in 62.5% of their matches.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Real Salt Lake, the Austin defense is 10th in MLS, allowing 1.2 goals per match. Over their last four matches, they have given up five goals, which is right on par with their season average. They will be facing an RSL offense that is 2nd in MLS in goals scored. Keeper Brad Stuver leads MLS with 69 saves and is 3rd in clean sheets with five. Overall, Austin is 27th in blocked shots and interceptions and 23rd in fouls committed.

Real Salt Lake Defense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s defense has been up and down over their last four matches, but they are coming off a solid performance against the Seattle Sounders, who are 24th in scoring. Overall, they are 6th in goals allowed, giving up 1.1 goals per match. Keeper Zac MacMath is 6th in saves and has three clean sheets this season. However, he has given up three goals twice over his last four starts, and overall, RSL is 20th in fouls committed.

Austin vs Real Salt Lake Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match between Austin and Real Salt Lake to play out, we are going to take the draw at +335. This season, Real Salt Lake has been the better offensive team, and our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw. Real Salt Lake’s Cristian Arango is our top projected goal scorer for the match, while Sebastián Driussi has the best chance to score for Austin.

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