Austin FC MLS Betting
There isn’t much expected from Austin FC coming into their second season. Austin FC had the fourth-worst record in the MLS in 2021, but at least the team wasn’t an abject disaster. Cecilio Dominguez, Diego Fagundez, and Sebastian Driussi were all competent on the attack, combining for 19 goals in league play, and that gives Austin FC something to build on for the future. Still, it looks like the postseason is at least another year away after Austin allowed 56 goals last year.
MLS Cup Betting Odds: +1100 (May 2022)
Austin FC 2022 Preview
What a difference a year makes! Austin FC has been one of the most exciting teams in the MLS through the first third of the 2022 season, and this team might go from worst to first. Diego Fagundez has been one of the best playmakers in the league, and he is tied for the league lead with seven assists through 13 matches. Sebastian Driussi is one of the leaders in the Golden Boot race with eight goals and four assists to his name, and Cecilio Dominguez is back after a month-long suspension. That has Austin abuzz, as this team has already surpassed both Lone Star State rivals.
The attack has really clicked, and the defense has improved drastically after some offseason acquisitions. Although Jhojan Valencia hasn’t worked out as expected, Alexander Ring has been a solid defensive midfielder and Ruben Gabrielsen has been an excellent center back. Nick Lima has been solid in defense too, giving this club hope that it can make the postseason in its second year of existence.
Austin has doubled up its opponents with 27 goals and 14 goals allowed through 13 matches, but the xG numbers show that the second half of the season may be really tough for this team. Their xG For is currently 1.34, while their xG Against is 1.43, so we might see some heavy regression to the mean.
2022 Austin FC Schedule
||Austin FC vs. FC Cincinnati
||Austin FC vs. Inter Miami
||Portland Timbers vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Seattle Sounders
||San Jose Earthquakes vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Minnesota United FC
||DC United vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
||Houston Dynamo vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
||Real Salt Lake vs. Austin FC
||Los Angeles FC vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Orlando City SC
||Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Austin FC
||CF Montreal vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. FC Dallas
||Charlotte FC vs. Austin FC
||Colorado Rapids vs. Austin FC
||Atlanta United vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Houston Dynamo
||FC Dallas vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. New York Red Bulls
||Sporting Kansas City vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
||Austin FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
||Minnesota United FC vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Los Angeles FC
||Austin FC vs. Portland Timbers
||Nashville SC vs. Austin FC
||Seattle Sounders vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Real Salt Lake
||Austin FC vs. Nashville SC
||Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Austin FC
||Austin FC vs. Colorado Rapids
Austin FC Past Results
Austin FC was announced as an expansion franchise in 2018 and became the MLS’ 27th team in 2021. They immediately established rivalries with fellow Texas teams FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo, but they couldn’t find much success on the field in their inaugural season. They finished 24th in the overall league table, but they were one point ahead of Houston and just two points behind Dallas as Texas teams were not good in 2021.
The franchise didn’t have to wait long for its first win, going on the road to beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 in their second match. They had to play the first two months of the season on the road though, as the league wanted to give the construction crew ample time to finish Austin’s new stadium. They finally made their home debut on June 27, 2021, and they drew the Columbus Crew 0-0 in front of a sellout crowd. Austin hammered the Portland Timbers 4-1 in its next match on July 1 to record its first home victory.
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