Los Angeles Galaxy vs Austin MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Los Angeles Galaxy vs Austin Prediction 4/27/2024

Los Angeles Galaxy (5-1-3) travel to face off against Austin (3-3-3) on Saturday, April 27th. This match will be played at Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 1:45 PM ET.

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Los Angeles Galaxy Is Coming Off A Win

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to build off their high-scoring win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Going into that match, they were favored at home, with a money line of -210. The seven combined goals easily surpassed the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, the Galaxy was extremely efficient, scoring four times on just 13 total shots. Eight of their 13 shots were on goal, with three of those finding the net. Gabriel Chaves and Joseph Paintsil both scored and had an assist.

John McCarthy was the winning goalie for the Galaxy, but he did give up three goals on San Jose’s 17 total shots. He finished with four saves, and the LA defense blocked three shots while intercepting seven passes.

Through nine matches, the Los Angeles Galaxy have a record of 5-1-3, which has them tied with Inter Miami CF for the most points in the league. They have won two straight matches and have a record of 3-1-1 on the road. Overall, they have been favored in four matches, going 2-0-2, and have a record of 2-0-2 at home. After this match, they will take on the Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, May 5th.

Austin Is Coming Off A Win

Austin will be looking to build off their 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo. This win came on the road and as the heavy underdog. The payout for Austin on the money line was +380, and the one goal scored was well below the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Emiliano Rigoni was the only Austin player to score, and he took just one shot and one shot on goal. Overall, Austin took four shots on goal and seven shots overall. Despite only having one corner kick, the offense was still able to do enough to pull out the win.

Goalie Brad Stuver played the entire match and finished with six saves and a clean sheet. Overall, Houston took six shots on goal and 17 shots overall. The Austin defense didn’t have a single block while making 15 interceptions.

In their first season in the MLS, Austin has been up and down, going 3-3-3 through their first nine matches. They have been slightly better at home, going 2-1-2, compared to 1-2-1 on the road. Over their last five matches, they have gone 3-2, with their only losses coming to St. Louis City SC and Orlando City SC. In the Western Conference standings, they are currently tied with St. Louis City SC with 12 points, but sit in 8th place due to goal differential. After this match, they will head on the road to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 5th.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

Dejan Joveljić is the top scorer for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, and he is also 5th in the MLS in goals scored. He is also 7th in the league in shots on goal. Joseph Paintsil is the leader in assists for the Galaxy, and he is 6th in the league in that category. He is also 17th in the MLS in goals scored. The Galaxy are 1st in the league in goals scored this season, and they are 2nd in shots on goal. They have increased their number of shots on goal in each of their last three matches. They are 11th in the league in corners, and they have had fewer corners than their opponents in 66.7% of their matches. Their passing percentage of 86.8% is 2nd in the MLS.

Austin Offense Breakdown


Julio Cascante is the top scorer for Austin this season, as he has found the back of the net twice. This is good for 59th in MLS. Sebastián Driussi is the leader in shots on goal for Austin, and he has scored twice as well. Driussi is 113th in MLS in shots on goal. He also has one assist, which is 159th in MLS. Austin is 17th in MLS in goals per match, and they are 29th in shots on goal per match. They are 27th in the league in corners, and they have had fewer corners than their opponents in 55.6% of their matches.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Austin, the Los Angeles Galaxy defense is giving up 1.7 goals per match, which is 21st in the MLS. They have given up three goals in two of their last three matches. However, they did have a shutout against Seattle Sounders FC, who is 21st in scoring. John McCarthy is second in the MLS with 37 saves, but he is 31st in clean sheets with just one. Overall, the Galaxy defense is 8th in blocked shots and 4th in interceptions. They are also 27th in fouls committed.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Despite being 14th in goals allowed this season, the Austin defense has been playing better of late, giving up just 1.2 goals per match over their last four matches. This includes a shutout against the Houston Dynamo, who are 23rd in scoring. Brad Stuver leads the MLS with 44 saves and has two clean sheets this season. Austin’s defense is 27th in blocked shots and 26th in interceptions and fouls.

Los Angeles Galaxy vs Austin Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take the draw at +265 as our top pick. This season, Austin has been the better offensive club, ranking 1st in shooting percentage and they are also facing a Los Angeles Galaxy defense that is 21st in goals allowed. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, with Austin holding a 4-2 edge in shots on goal. The best bet to score a goal in this one is Gyasi Zardes for Austin.

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