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Inform Los Angeles FC travel to the Q2 stadium for their meeting against Austin FC on Thursday looking for the third win in a row.
On the other hand, the home side need a win too, albeit for different reasons, as they want to avoid a fourth loss on the go.
Prediction for this match
Los Angeles FC claimed a second home win in Spin after beating Real Salt Lake 3-2 at Banc of California Stadium on Monday.
Cristian Arango gave the lead to his team on two separate occasions, but they were withheld first Damir Kreilach and then Anderson Julio, Before Toni Datkovic bring the ball past their own goalkeeper just before an hour to settle the game.
After no wins were won in eight games from mid-July to August, Bob Bradley‘s men got the maximum number of points in their two missions in September.
Thus, the black and gold in the race for the last playoff place in the last third of the regular season are now tied with their youngest opponents.
The guests on Thursday, who had the nose in front in the two previous duels against the hosts, will imagine that they will keep the Moloch going with all three points in this game.
Austin FC were clearly outclassed in Houston Dynamo’s 3-0 win at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday.
Josh Wolff‘s men found themselves back in no time, thanks Griffin Dorsey‘s start in the first minute before two more goals from Fafa Picault make the result unequivocal.
The Texas team has now fallen back to the bottom of the Western Conference, only Toronto FC in the entire MLS have scored fewer points this season.
Since there is little left to play, the hosts want to lighten the mood in the home game on Thursday, where they have scored 11 of their 19 points so far.
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Both teams are due to injury without the services of some members of the squad and have to make do with the absence of these players.
Aaron Schönfeld and Ulises Segura both are sidelined due to knee injuries while Ben Sweat He is not expected to be back in action anytime soon as he continues to recover from a cruciate ligament tear.
Danny Hoesen is also not available for the game due to a hip problem and is accompanied by a 34-year-old defender on the sideline Matt Besler.
Carlos Vela skipped any of the last three Los Angeles games with a hamstring problem but he could return in this game.
Other injured players from the away team are Kwadwo Opoku (Knee), Eddie Segura (Cruciate ligament), Julian Gaines (Pelvis) and Alvaro Quezada (Chest).
Austin FC possible starting line-up:
Stuver; Lima, Besler, Cascante, Jiménez; Ring, Fagundez; Gallagher, Driussi, Pochettino; Dominguez
Los Angeles FC possible starting line-up:
Romero; Ibeagha, Murillo, Herbst, Farfan; Blessings, Ginella, Atuesta, Edwards; Jennings, Musovsi
Probability: Austin FC 1-3 Los Angeles FC
Austin is in a rough patch right now and needs a big boost. Meanwhile, Los Angeles FC seem to have turned things around in the past few weeks and are confident of emerging winners. We are giving up the away side to take the win and achieve a relatively comfortable triumph.