St. Louis City vs. Austin FC 2023 MLS Odds, Time, and Prediction
St. Louis City is killing it in its maiden MLS season, sitting top of the Western Conference table right now. These guys have nine points more than the team they meet on Sunday, Austin FC. In their first-ever duel in history, St. Louis beat Austin 3-2 in Texas. Now, the two will lock horns at
St. Louis City is killing it in its maiden MLS season, sitting top of the Western Conference table right now. These guys have nine points more than the team they meet on Sunday, Austin FC. In their first-ever duel in history, St. Louis beat Austin 3-2 in Texas.
Now, the two will lock horns at the home ground of St. Louis City, which is where this team has been brilliant in 2023. In fact, St. Louis City is the team with the most home wins in the Western Conference.
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*Odds taken from BetOnline on Friday, August 18.
When, Where, and How to Watch?
Place: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2023
Time: 9:30 PM ET
How to Watch: Apple TV
St. Louis City Wants Another Win
The Western Conference leader beat Austin FC the first time they met. It was 3-2 for the Texans, who played in front of their own crowd. Now, six months after that win, St. Louis City players are planning to do the same.
What needs to worry them is that their recent form hasn’t been great. In fact, they lost both of their Leagues Cup games, scoring just one goal along the way, while conceding five. However, just before the MLS went on a break, they defeated Inter Miami 3-0 at home. Still, one must remember that it was the pre-Messi Inter Miami, which was nothing short of horrible.
One thing that should make St. Louis City’s fans optimistic about Sunday’s game is that most of their key players are 100% fit and ready to play. We say “most” because their arguably best striker Joao Klauss remains sidelined.
Austin FC Has Been Horrible on the Road
Austin FC is 9-5-9 in the 2023 MLS, which accounts for 32 points. However, only 11 of those these guys won in away matches. What’s worse is that their form on the road has been horrible over the last couple of months. In fact, the Texans are 1-1-3 in their last five away games in the MLS.
Another fact that should worry them ahead of their trip to Missouri is that they’ve conceded at least one goal in each of their away games since July 2022. It’s been more than 13 months since they kept a clean sheet on the road the last time.
St. Louis City vs. Austin FC Prediction
St, Louis City didn’t end up on the top of the MLS Western Conference table by accident. This is a force that should be reckoned with. They were able to beat Austin FC 3-2 on the road, and we have no doubt they can do the same at home.