Stadium: Q2 Stadium (Austin)
11.04.2022 02:30 MSK
FC Austin and Minnesota will play a match at the end of the MLS season. The two Western Conference midfielders and two direct competitors for a place in the top 7 of the West will meet. The bookmakers are on the side of FC Austin, the hosts of the upcoming game. However, the bookmakers believe the visitors don't have such a poor chance of picking up points.
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In February and early March, Austin achieved two devastating victories over Cincinnati and Inter Miami. The home team beat the first team 5:0, the second 5:1. That success was followed by a slump in play and in the last three games FC Austin scored only two points, being weaker than Portland Timbers, tying with Seattle and San Jose Earthquakes. Austin has played only five games in MLS-2021 and with eight points is in an eighth position in the Western Conference standings, one point behind Portland, should they beat Minnesota, Austin would be 11 points clear of the top six.
In March and April, Minnesota played four matches in the MLS. First, the visitors were held to a 1:1 draw with Nashville, then they beat the New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes with a score of 1:0, before losing 1:2 to Seattle last week. For the upcoming game, Minnesota had played the same number of matches as Austin FC, namely five. They have the same number of points, but are behind their future rival in goal difference, ranking ninth in the Western Conference. The away statistics for Minnesota are fifth in the conference, with four points after two games played and a 2:1 goal difference.
Expert Betting Tips
The Austin vs Minnesota encounter is a derby, which is why this match has been relegated to Monday night. We noted in our fixtures review the clash is a draw, and we believe this trend will continue. Our first bet on the derby is TU (2.5) for 2.25.
Minnesota lost last round to Seattle 1:2, but before that the future guests haven't lost, having started the season very well. Austin has not been able to win since the beginning of March, for three consecutive rounds. Our second bet is X2+TU (2.5) for 3.6.
FC Austin and Minnesota have never drawn against each other before. We wouldn't be surprised if this is the trend that the opponents break and draw for the first time in derby history on Monday. Draw for 3.84.
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