Both previous meetings between these two have produced 2-0 home wins, in LA Galaxy's favour 12 months ago and to Austin last September. The Verde and Black have only lost eight of 22 matches at Q2 Stadium.
Both teams to score is 8/13.
Austin FC to win and over 2.5 goals is 11/5.
Sebastian Driussi is currently MLS' joint-top scorer this season with seven. He is 4/1 to open the scoring and 8/5 to add to this tally.
This is only their second-ever season but Austin FC are currently flying-high second in the overall standings.
Last weekend, the Verde and Black came from behind to beat Copa Tejas rivals Houston Dynamo at PNC Stadium.
Daniel Pereira equalising before Sebastián Driussi scored a spectacular winner, his seventh of the season already.
So, Josh Wolff's side have now won four matches in a row, following victories over Minnesota, D.C. United Vancouver Whitecaps.
As a result, Austin are currently second in the Western Conference, just two points below LAFC.
It's taken jut nine games for the Texans to reach 20 points this season; it took until late-September, their 26th game, to reach that number in 2021.
So, LA Galaxy make the trip south four points and one place below their hosts.
Greg Vanney's team were beaten 1-0 by Real Salt Lake in Utah last weekend, with Dejan Joveljić seeing a stoppage time equaliser disallowed by VAR.
Before this, the Galaxy were unbeaten in four, recording victories over Portland, LAFC and Nashville.
Nevertheless, Q2 Stadium has been a fortress for Austin this season, so will the Verde and Black claim another memorable scalp?
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