Los Angeles FC hosts Austin in conference matchup

Tue, May 17, 2022
Soccer News (AP)

Los Angeles FC hosts Austin in conference matchup

Austin FC (6-3-2, third in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles FC (7-2-2, first in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: LAFC -194, Austin FC +479, Draw +346; over/under is 3.5 goals

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles FC hosts Austin in Western Conference action.

LAFC is 4-2-1 against Western Conference opponents. LAFC ranks fourth in the Western Conference giving up just 12 goals.

Austin is 3-3-2 in Western Conference games. Austin is first in MLS play with 23 goals. Sebastian Driussi leads the team with seven.

The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Carlos Vela has scored four goals with three assists for LAFC. Ryan Hollingshead has three goals over the past 10 games.

Driussi has scored seven goals and added two assists for Austin. Diego Fagundez has one goal and five assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: LAFC: 6-2-2, averaging 2.0 goals, 5.1 shots on goal and 6.9 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.2 goals per game.

Austin: 5-3-2, averaging 1.8 goals, 4.3 shots on goal and 4.9 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.1 goals per game.

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: LAFC: Jesus Murillo (injured), Julian Gaines (injured), Eddie Segura (injured), Brian Rodriguez (injured), Ismael Tajouri (injured), Doneil Henry (injured).

Austin: Brad Stuver (injured).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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