Austin vs St. Louis City SC MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Austin vs St. Louis City SC Prediction 4/14/2024

Austin (2-2-3) travel to face off against St. Louis City SC (1-1-5) on Sunday, April 14th. This match will be played at Citypark in St. Louis, MO. Austin is coming off a win in their previous match, while St. Louis City SC played to a draw vs. Austin. The match is scheduled for 4:45 PM ET.

Austin vs St. Louis City SC

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Austin Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Austin hosted the San Jose Earthquakes and came out on top in a high-scoring affair, winning by a score of 4-3. Heading into the match, they were +110 on the money line, and the seven combined goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals.

Sebastián Driussi had a big offensive game for Austin, scoring two times on his four total shot attempts. Jáder Obrian and Guilherme Biro were the other two players to score, and as a club, Austin took 15 shots and six shots on goal.

On the defensive end, Austin allowed a total of eight shots on goal, with Brad Stuver making five saves. Overall, Austin’s defense had four interceptions and five blocked shots.

As Austin heads on the road to take on St. Louis City SC, they are looking to extend their winning streak to three matches. So far this season, they have a record of 2-2-3, which has them in 8th place in the Western Conference. Overall, they have been favored in four of their seven matches, going 2-1-1 in those contests. Following this match, they will head back on the road to take on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, April 21st.

St. Louis City SC Is Coming Off A Draw

St. Louis City SC will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a 0-0 draw vs. FC Dallas. This match took place on their home pitch, and even though they didn’t get the win, they had a money line of -132. The three combined goals fell short of the line of 2.5 goals.

St. Louis City’s offense was on attack throughout the match, taking a total of 27 shots and seven shots on goal. They also had nine corner kicks compared to just two for FC Dallas. Despite the high number of chances, though, they couldn’t find the back of the net.

On the defensive side, St. Louis City SC was highly effective, not allowing a single goal on FC Dallas’ 10 total shots and five shots on goal. They blocked five shots and intercepted four passes. Goalies for St. Louis City SC and FC Dallas both finished with a clean sheet.

Through seven matches, St. Louis City SC has a record of 1-1-5, putting them 11th in the Western Conference. They have yet to win a match in their last five, going 0-1-4. At home, they are 1-0-3, and overall, they have been favored in four matches, going 1-0-3. Their next match will be on April 21st vs. Sporting Kansas City.

Austin Offense Breakdown

The Austin offense has been led by Julio Cascante, who has scored two goals this season, which is 40th in MLS. Sebastián Driussi is the leader in shots on goal for Austin and has also scored two goals. He is also 126th in MLS in assists. This season, Austin is 11th in goals scored, averaging 1.6 per match. They are 29th in shots on goal and 23rd in corner kicks. In 57.1% of their matches, Austin has had fewer corner kicks than their opponent.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis City SC has been averaging 1.4 goals per match this season, which is 18th in the MLS. Célio Martins is the team’s top scorer, with two goals, which is 48th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with nine, which is 14th in the MLS. St. Louis City SC has been averaging 5.0 shots on goal per match, which is 13th in the league. They are also 5th in the MLS in corners, averaging 6.1 per match, and have had more corners than their opponents in 57.1% of their matches. Their passing percentage of 75.8 is 28th in the league.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against St. Louis City SC, the Austin defense is giving up 1.7 goals per match, which is 21st in the league. Over their last five matches, they have given up 2.0 goals per match. They are also 22nd in blocked shots and 27th in interceptions. Keeper Brad Stuver leads the MLS with 35 saves, but he has just one clean sheet this season. Austin has given up two or more goals in three of their last five matches, including three goals to the San Jose Earthquakes, who are 17th in scoring.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has struggled this season, allowing 1.6 goals per match, which is 18th in the MLS. However, they are coming off a shutout win over FC Dallas, who is 23rd in scoring. Overall, they have given up three goals in three of their last six matches. Roman Bürki is 5th in the MLS with two clean sheets, and he is 21st in saves. Overall, St. Louis City SC is 3rd in blocked shots and 11th in interceptions.

Austin vs St. Louis City SC Prediction

Given the way these two teams have performed on the offensive end this season, the projections are giving Austin’s Gyasi Zardes the best chance to score a goal. As for the match, we see a 1-1 draw between Austin and St. Louis City SC, with the payout at +300. This season, both St. Louis City and Austin are just average in terms of goals scored, but Austin is one of the top shooting teams in the MLS. On the defensive end, neither team has been all that great, but St. Louis City is one of the better clubs in terms of blocked shots and is also predicted to force more interceptions.

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