Austin and Seattle Sounders, the two hit-by-injuries teams, take on each other at Q2 Stadium on Friday morning. Austin head into the match without Gallagher, Hoesen, Lima, Schoenfeld, Segura, and Sweat, who are sidelined with injuries, whereas Daniel Pereira is rated doubtful for the match. You should bear in mind that the newcomers are eyeing their fourth win of the process.
Seattle Sounders, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the Western Conference, but given the number of absentees in the away team, we are tempted to put our money on draw. All Bruin, Delem, Frei, Lodeiro, Morris, O’Neill, and Tolo are injured for the visitors, while both Alex and Cristian Roldan are on international duty with El Salvadord and USA respectively. In their first meeting in the Major League Soccer the two teams played out a goalless draw.
10 of the last 13 matches for Austin FC this season ended with under 2.5 total goals. Also, their average goals this entire season is 1.8 per match. Three of the last fixtures for Seattle Sounders this season have ended with under 2.5 goals. The only time these teams played against each other, there were no goals scored.
The Greens saw their 14-game unbeaten streak come to an end as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Minnesota United. Finish forward Robin Lod scored the only goal of the game with nine minutes remaining on the clock to hand Minnesota their third win in five games.
This will be the second meeting between the two Western Conference sides. Their first meeting came back in May when the spoils were shared in a goalless draw.