MLS Preview: FC Dallas vs. Austin FC Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Aug 26)
- FC Dallas is undefeated against Austin FC in games played at Toyota Stadium.
- Austin FC lost 6-3 to St. Louis City on the road last weekend.
FC Dallas vs. Austin FC might not be the biggest sports rivalry in Texas, but we’re 100% certain their duel in the 2023 MLS on Saturday, August 26, is going to be a real banger.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 8:30 p.m ET
- Where: Toyota Stadium, Fresno, Texas
- How to Watch: Apple TV
The history of FC Dallas vs. Austin FC duels teaches us that the home team usually does well. In fact, we’ve never seen FC Dallas lose to Austin FC at Toyota Stadium.
That’s no surprise because FC Dallas is great when playing in front of its fans, the evidence being that exactly two-thirds of the points these guys have collected in the 2023 MLS happened at Toyota Stadium. Further, Dallas FC did very well in all the games of the 2023 Leagues Cup, which were played on its turf.
In fact, “Toros” won two games in regulation, and lost two games on penalties. The game that ended their Leagues Cup journey was the one against Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami in the round of 16, which finished 4-4 in regulation.
The game with Inter Miami was the last time “Toros” went on the field. Meanwhile, Austin FC has already played one game after the resumption of the 2023 MLS. Last weekend, “Los Verdes” lost 6-3 to St. Louis City on the road.
It was their third loss in a row, following two defeats in the group phase of the Leagues Cup. Overall, however, they’re not doing too badly in the MLS. They’re outside the playoff zone right now, but they’re trailing FC Dallas by just two points, meaning that they will leapfrog their Texas rivals if they win on August 26. So, will they?
FC Dallas vs. Austin FC Prediction
Our top FC Dallas vs. Austin FC pick is “over 2.5” given how many goals these two have been scoring/allowing lately. However, if you’re after the match-winner prediction, we can’t say we’re 100% certain of who’s going to triumph on Saturday. Still, if we had to make a guess, we’d go with FC Dallas.