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Los Angeles FC vs. Austin FC 9/15/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Los Angeles FC clashes with Austin FC on 9/15/2021.

Austin FC clashes with Los Angeles FC in a Major League Soccer match. Los Angeles FC with a record of 8-6-9 this season comes into this game with a 2.0-1.0-7.0 record on the road. Austin FC is 5-4-14 this season and is 3.0-2.0-5.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Los Angeles FC and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Austin FC won and now turns their attention to Los Angeles FC at home in friendly territory.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Austin FC and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Austin FC than game on their home pitch?

The Los Angeles FC Roster

The Players to Watch for the Los Angeles FC

Eduard Atuesta MF

As a shooter, Eduard Atuesta had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Eduard Atuesta has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Eduard Atuesta had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Los Angeles FC teammates, Eduard Atuesta had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Eduard Atuesta has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Eduard Atuesta has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Jesús David Murillo Largacha DF

As a shooter, Jesús David Murillo Largacha had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jesús David Murillo Largacha had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Jesús David Murillo Largacha had 19 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jesús David Murillo Largacha has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jesús David Murillo Largacha has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jesús David Murillo Largacha has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Latif Blessing MF,DF

Latif Blessing has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Latif Blessing had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Latif Blessing has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Los Angeles FC teammates, Latif Blessing had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Latif Blessing has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Latif Blessing has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Diego Rossi FW

Diego Rossi has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Diego Rossi has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Diego Rossi has 18 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Los Angeles FC teammates, Diego Rossi had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Diego Rossi has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Diego Rossi has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

José Cifuentes MF,FW

As a shooter, José Cifuentes had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but José Cifuentes had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

José Cifuentes has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Los Angeles FC teammates, José Cifuentes had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

José Cifuentes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. José Cifuentes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The Austin FC Roster

The Players to Watch for the Austin FC

Cecilio Domínguez FW,MF

As a shooter, Cecilio Domínguez had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Cecilio Domínguez had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Cecilio Domínguez has 19 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Cecilio Domínguez has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Cecilio Domínguez has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Cecilio Domínguez has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Diego Fagúndez MF,FW

Diego Fagúndez has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Diego Fagúndez has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Diego Fagúndez has 19 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Austin FC teammates, Diego Fagúndez had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Diego Fagúndez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Diego Fagúndez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Alexander Ring MF

Alexander Ring has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Alexander Ring had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Alexander Ring has 20 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Alexander Ring has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Alexander Ring has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alexander Ring has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Matt Besler DF

Matt Besler has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Matt Besler had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Matt Besler has 19 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Matt Besler has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Matt Besler has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Matt Besler has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Tomas Pochettino MF,FW

As a shooter, Tomas Pochettino had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tomas Pochettino had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Tomas Pochettino had 17 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Austin FC teammates, Tomas Pochettino had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Tomas Pochettino has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tomas Pochettino has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Los Angeles FC Team Stats

The Los Angeles FC Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Los Angeles FC was able to score 1.30 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Los Angeles FC scored those goals off assists 80.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.04 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Los Angeles FC converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Los Angeles FC attempts 5.3 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Los Angeles FC attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 34.0% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Los Angeles FC Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Los Angeles FC was able to hold opponents to 1.43 goals. Los Angeles FC plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.48 shots were saved by Los Angeles FC goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Los Angeles FC truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 58.8% of shots on target were saved by Los Angeles FC goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Los Angeles FC goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 21.7% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Los Angeles FC Utility Stats

Los Angeles FC tried 9.96 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Los Angeles FC is in the top 89 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Los Angeles FC had 18.17 interceptions. Los Angeles FC is in the top 5 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Los Angeles FC commits 12.3 fouls. This puts Los Angeles FC in the top 47 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Los Angeles FC drew 11.57 fouls. This puts Los Angeles FC in the top 56 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Los Angeles FC had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.61 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Los Angeles FC in the top 47 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Austin FC Team Stats

The Austin FC Offensive Stats and Metrics

Austin FC scored 0.87 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Austin FC was able to score 0.78 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Austin FC converted on 0.23 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Austin FC attempted 3.83 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Austin FC attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 29.0% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Austin FC Defensive Stats and Metrics

Austin FC gave up 1.61 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Austin FC plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. Austin FC goalkeepers fended off 5.83 shots per 90 minutes. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

Austin FC goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 74.6% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Austin FC goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 17.4% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Austin FC Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Austin FC had 13.83 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Austin FC in the top 56 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Austin FC has successfully intercepted 11.96 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Austin FC in the top 56 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Austin FC has committed 9.65 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Austin FC is in the top 10 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Austin FC drew 10.13 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Austin FC in the top 81 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Austin FC had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.39 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Austin FC in the top 34 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Los Angeles FC vs. Austin FC Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Los Angeles FC 2 Austin FC 0

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