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Austin FC vs LAFC: Preview, Predictions and Lineups

By meerna Jun18,2024
Austin FC vs LAFC: Preview, Predictions and Lineups

Austin FC hopes to return to winning ways this week when they take on LAFC in Major League Soccer action.

The Verde and Black will be looking to get back on track, having failed to pick up a win in their last three games, along with three losses to Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers. Still, Austin remains in eighth place in the Western Conference standings, but just two points away from tenth-place Portland.

LAFC, on the other hand, are really starting to find their rhythm in the 2024 campaign. The 2022 MLS Cup champions have won six straight league games to move them into second place in the West, just one point behind Salt Lake. The Black and Gold will be looking to do more of the same as last week as they continued their winning ways away to Orlando City.

Here 90 minutespreview of the Austin FC vs LAFC match.

Last meeting: Austin FC 2-4 LAFC (October 7, 2023) – MLS

Current form (all competitions)

Austin FC

LAFC

Colorado Rapids 2-0 Austin FC – June 15, 2024

Orlando City 1-3 LAFC 0, 06/15/2024

Real Salt Lake 5-1 Austin FC – June 1, 2024

LAFC 1-0 FC Dallas – June 1, 2024

Austin FC 0-2 Portland Timbers – May 29, 2024

LAFC 2-0 Minnesota United – 29/05/2024

San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 Austin FC – 25/05/2024

Atlanta United 0:1 LAFC – 25/05/2024

Match Austin FC 3:2 Sporting Kansas City – 18/05/2024

LAFC 3-0 Loudoun United FC – 21/05/2024

Country

TV channel/live broadcast

United Kingdom

Apple TV – MLS Season Pass

United States

Apple TV – MLS Season Pass

Canada

AppleTV+

Austin midfielder Dani Pereira #6 controls the ball...

Dani Pereira leaves Austin for Copa America/Eypix Group/GettyImages

The only player who will not be eligible for selection at the Austin FC camp on Wednesday night is Dani Pereira. This is a big loss for the Verde i Black team as the midfielder played 14 matches in 2024, but will now go to the Copa America to represent Venezuela.

Austin FC expected lineup for the match against LAFC (4-2-3-1): Stuver, Gallagher, Hines-Ike, Vaisanen, Guilherme; Ring, Valencia; Obrian, Driussi, Wolff; Rubio.

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Olivier Giroud takes part in the European Championship /FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages

LAFC will be without several players who will compete at this year’s European Championships and Copa America. New striker Olivier Giroud has not yet made his debut for the club and will most likely do so at the end of July after the end of the European Championship, and Cristian Olivera was included in the Uruguay squad taking part in the Copa America.

Both David Martinez and Lorenzo Dellavalle remain on the bench with back and knee injuries and are on track to return to action later this month.

LAFC’s expected lineup for the match against Austin FC (4-3-3): Lloris; Hollingshead, Murillo, Long, Campos; Tillman, Sanchez, Atuesta; Bogusz, Kamara, Bouanga.

LAFC enters the competition as favorites due to its talented squad and impressive form. Austin could give themselves a real chance at home in front of their fans, but in the end it will be a rather straightforward victory for LAFC, with both Denis Bouanga and Mateusz Bogusz scoring.

Type: Austin FC 0-2 LAFC

By meerna

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