LAFC host Austin FC in the opening round of the new 2021 MLS season today, April 17, 2021, at 6:00 PM (ET). Here, you will find everything there is to know about this exciting soccer match, such as predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the game.
This will be their first overall meeting. LAFC and Austin FC have never clashed before in the MLS. The game will be played at 8:00 PM (ET), at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. It promises to be an exciting match as they meet for the first time ever.
This will be the hosts debut Major League Soccer game, and they will compete as a member of the Western Conference. Their home stadium will be Q2 Stadium in north-central Austin, where they were established in 2018.
LAFC vs Austin FC: Match Information
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM (ET)
Location: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
LAFC vs Austin FC: Times by State in the US
ET: 6:00 PM
CT: 5:00 PM
MT: 4:00 PM
PT: 3:00 PM
LAFC vs Austin FC: Storylines
LAFC finished the 2020 season in seventh place of the Western Conference with 32 points in 22 games. Thus, they qualified for the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, only to lose to Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 in the First round.
The Washington side featured in two club friendlies prior to the start of the 2021 MLS season on April 16. They clashed with New England Revolution, drawing twice 3-3, and 2-2. On the other hand, Austin FC played in six friendlies, triumphing in four, and losing in two.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free LAFC vs Austin FC in the U.S.
The 2021 MLS Round 1 game between LAFC and Austin FC, to be played today, at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, will be broadcasted on Foxsports.com, FOX Network, FOX Deportes in the United States.
LAFC vs Austin FC: Predictions And Odds
All odds are in favor of the LAFC. FanDuel see them as the firm favorites to claim their first win this season and they have given them -250 odds. The away side Austin FC, meanwhile, have +500 odds, while a tie would result in a +350 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel