Austin Fc Aus vs Los Angeles Fc Lfc Picks and Predictions June 19th 2024

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LAFC Soaring Ahead of Meeting with Stumbling Austin FC

On Wednesday, Los Angeles FC will travel to Austin FC for a crucial Western Conference matchup. With the two groups encountering differentiating fortunes, this match vows to be a charming experience.

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LAFC’s Impressive Winning Streak

Dominant Performance and Rising Momentum

LAFC (10-4-3, 33 points) has won eight consecutive games across all competitions and six consecutive league games recently. Their most recent success was an ordering 3-1 victory over Orlando City on Saturday, which knock them up to second place in the Western Gathering.

Key Contributions from Star Players

In the win against Orlando City, Denis Bouanga scored twice, and Mateusz Bogusz sealed the deal with a crucial goal in the 80th minute. Even though their streak of five clean sheets ended, LAFC’s dominance was clear as they secured their third straight road win.

Coach’s Perspective on Recent Success

“Winning is contagious, winning is important,” LAFC coach Steve Cherundolo said after the win. “Winning away from home is a lot of fun. It certainly wasn’t our prettiest game, but credit to Orlando. We had solutions at times, but not all the time, and had to absorb a lot of pressure.”

Austin FC’s Struggles and Challenges

Recent Form and Performance Issues

In stark contrast, Austin FC (6-7-5, 23 points) has been having a tough time, entering this match on a three-game losing streak and winless in their last four games. Their most recent match was a disappointing 2-0 loss to Colorado on Saturday, where they managed just one shot on target.

Key Absences Impacting Team Dynamics

Austin will be missing key midfielder Dani Pereira and defender Julio Cascante, both away training for Copa America with Venezuela and Costa Rica, respectively. Their absence could significantly impact the team’s performance and strategy.

Return of Sebastian Driussi and Its Implications

Leading scorer and playmaker Sebastian Driussi made his return in the match against Colorado after missing a 5-1 loss to Real Salt Lake on June 1 due to a groin injury. His effectiveness in the upcoming match against LAFC, given the short recovery period, will be crucial for Austin’s hopes.

Coach’s View on Team’s Situation

“The players that aren’t here, aren’t here,” Austin coach Josh Wolff said. “We know who they are and the value they bring, and we’ve got to go with who we have and take every opportunity we can to maximize points.”

Head-to-Head Record and Historical Context

LAFC’s Dominance Over Austin FC

LAFC has won this matchup in the past, winning the series six times to two. Last season, they won the two gatherings against Austin, outscoring them 7-2. The upcoming clash is further complicated by this record.

Conclusion

As LAFC aims to extend their winning streak and Austin FC looks to reverse their fortunes, the match on Wednesday promises to be a high-stakes encounter. With contrasting form and key players’ availability impacting both sides, fans can expect an exciting and unpredictable game.

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Austin FC AUS
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O 3
105
Los Angeles FC LFC
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U 3
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