2021 MLS action returns this weekend and it will be a special fixture for Austin FC, who will play their first home match in history at Q2 Stadium. San Jose Earthquakes will make the trip to Texas hoping to spoil their party. Here, take a look at the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game.
Both sides are desperate for claiming the three points after struggling to do so lately. The hosts haven't won since May 1 in a hard-fought duel against Minnesota United, while the Californian side has fallen apart after recording three straight victories.
However, Austin FC head to their home opener full of hope in what will be a special day for the organization regardless of the result. Of course, a win would be the icing on the cake, but the visitors have no intentions of dropping points again.
Austin FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Match Information
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Time: 9 PM (ET)
Location: Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas
Austin FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Time by State in the US
ET: 9 PM
CT: 8 PM
MT: 7 PM
PT: 6 PM
Austin FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Storylines
Josh Wolff's boys will play their first home game in 2021 MLS season in what will be the team's inaugural game at Q2 Stadium. Despite this will be a historic date, Austin FC have plenty of work to do after carrying a five-game streak without wins.
Last weekend, they shared the points with Sporting Kansas City on the road. On the other hand, San Jose Earthquakes are also seeking a much-needed victory to end a dreadful string of bad results. Matías Almeyda's side seemed to be going in the right direction at the beginning of the season, but four straight defeats are putting its back against the wall.
This will be the first meeting in history between these two sides, in what will be a day to remember for the hosts. Curiously, the Quakes have a bad record against expansion teams, winning only three of their last 13 games against them. Will they break that trend?
Austin FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: 2021 MLS Standings
After Week 7, these two need to bounce back. Austin FC stand 10th in the MLS Western Conference with eight points, just one less than San Jose Earthquakes, who find themselves sixth.
Austin FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: 2021 MLS Top Scorers
Austin FC's leading goalscorer is Cecilio Domínguez, who has been on target three times so far. Meanwhile, San Jose Earthquakes have four top scorers as Cowell, Lopez, Wondolowski, and Yueill have two goals each.
How to watch or live stream Austin FC vs San Jose Earthquakes in the US
The game between Austin FC and San Jose Earthquakes to be played at Q2 Stadium in its inaugural 2021 MLS match will be broadcast in the US by Univision NOW, TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA, UniMás, KNBR 1050, and TUDN Radio.
Austin FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers have already made their predictions ahead of this game, and they see the expansion side winning in their home opener. FanDuel has given Austin FC odds of -110, while San Jose Earthquakes have +240, and a tie would result in a +260 payout.
|San Jose Earthquakes||+240|
* Odds via FanDuel.