MLS Preview: Austin FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 24)
- Both Austin FC and Los Angeles Galaxy are below the MLS playoff zone.
- Los Angeles Galaxy has a great record against Austin FC, winning 80 of their duels.
Austin FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy is the game that will wrap up this round of the 2023 MLS. The match is on the program on Sunday, September 24, at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. Sports fans and bettors should feel excited about this duel as both teams are in dire need of points.
They’re both close to the bottom of the Western MLS Conference, but each still has a chance to break into the playoff zone before the end of the regular season.
How to Watch
- When: Sunday, September 24, 2023, at 9:30 p.m ET
- Where: Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas
- How to Watch: Fox Sports 1
Austin FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy is one of only two MLS games on the program on Sunday, September 24. The other one is the Florida Derby in which Inter Miami will be without Lionel Messi. What’s interesting about both of Sunday’s games is that they could be crucial for the playoff future of the teams involved.
Both Austin FC and LA Galaxy are below the playoff zone in the Western Conference of the 2023 MLS. Austin FC has 34 points, which is one point more than Galaxy, but the team from Los Angeles has played a game fewer.
The closest team from the playoff zone is FC Dallas, which currently has 38 points. This team is taking on mighty Columbus Crew on Saturday, so we might not see the Texans add more points to their tally.
What this practically means is that both Austin and Galaxy have a good chance to get to the No. 9 spot in the near future, but for that, they need points. If one of them wins on Sunday, their chances of making the playoffs will skyrocket. If the game ends in a tie, both teams could be in trouble.
Austin FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction
These two have met only five times so far, with Los Angeles Galaxy winning four of those games. Austin’s only win against LA Galaxy, however, happened at Q2 Stadium, which is where the two will meet on Sunday.
With the help of their fans, Austin FC’s players should be able to put on a good effort. The trouble is that LA Galaxy simply has a better roster. Still, this doesn’t mean the visitors will win, but we do think they might snatch a point from their trip to Texas.