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Austin vs Seattle Sounders betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds


Seattle won their only previous trip to Q2 Stadium, a 1-0 victory last July. Although, Austin's last nine MLS wins have all come at home.

Both teams to score is 7/10.

Sebastián Driussi is 7/1 to break the deadlock and 9/4 to score anytime.

Raúl Ruidíaz is 5/1 to open the scoring and 8/5 to net in 90 minutes.

Match preview

After two rounds of games, it was Austin FC who were the surprise leaders of the overall standings.

In only their second-ever season, the Texans began with back-to-back emphatic home wins, 5-0 over FC Cincinnati and then 5-1 against Inter Miami.

However, Josh Wolff's side could not continue their 100% start in a much tougher test last weekend.

In fairies, Austin acquitted themselves well but left Providence Park with nothing, going down 1-0 to Portland Timbers.

In summary, Austin hammered two of the league's worst teams at home before competing with but ultimately losing to last year's MLS Cup runners-up.

This game will be another good indicator as to just how strong the Texas-based club are.

That's because no club has been as consistent as Seattle in recent season, appearing in four of the last six MLS Cups, lifting the trophy in 2016 and 2019.

Despite this, Brian Schmetzer's side actually lost their first two matches of 2022, both 1-0, against Nashville SC and then Real Salt Lake.

However, last weekend, the Sounders got up and running with a thrilling 3-2 victory over LA Galaxy at Lumen Field.

Jordan Morris and Fredy Montero were on target in the first half, the latter a penalty, before Xavier Arreaga fired home the winner in the second 45.

Seattle's underwhelming start can be partially explained by their CONCACAF Champions League commitments.

They knocked out F.C. Motagua in the first round before facing Club León, the side who beat them in last year's League Cup Final, in round two.

Despite being underdogs, the Sounders emphatically won the first leg 309 at home before travelling to Estadio León on Thursday night.

In that one, Fredy Montero's penalty in first half stoppage time settled any nerves as Seattle got through 4-1 on aggregate.

They'll now play NYCFC in the semi-finals.

Here, can Austin FC take advantage of any potential fatigue at Q2 Stadium? 

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