Austin FC vs. Seattle Sounders 3/20/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/18/2022 at 5:20 PM ET

Austin FC hosts the Seattle Sounders on Sunday in a MLS Western Conference matchday 4 fixture. Austin FC is third in the conference table at 2-0-1 on six points with a goal difference of +8. Austin FC was defeated by the Portland Timbers 1-0 last Sunday in their most recent MLS outing. Prior to that loss, Austin FC defeated Cincinnati 5-0 in its season opener and followed that with a 5-1 victory over Inter Miami.

Austin FC has scored a total of 10 goals in two matches at home this season and has six victories in its last seven matches at home, with one loss. Sebastian Driussi is the leading goal scorer for Austin with three, while Cecilio Dominguez and Ethan Finaly each have scored two. Diego Fagundez is the leader in assists with three, while Zan Kolmanic has two.

Seattle is 11th in the conference table at 1-0-2 on three points with a goal difference of -1. Seattle opened the regular season with two consecutive losses falling to Nashville 1-0 at home in the season opener, followed by a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on the road. Last weekend, Seattle picked up its first victory in league play by defeating LA Galaxy 3-2. The Sounders also moved forward on 4-1 aggregate into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League with a 1-1 draw against Leon.

The Sounders are winless in each of their last five matches on the road with a pair of draws and three losses, which includes a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake in its most recent road match. Seattle has not lost two consecutive matches on the road since September of 2019. Xavier Arreaga, Jordan Morris and Fredy Montero each have one goal for Seattle, while Alex Roldan and Cristian Roldan each have one assist.

Last season, in Austin's inaugural campaign, the Texas-based club had one loss and one draw in two meetings with Seattle. The Sounders defeated Austin 1-0 in Austin last July, while the first meeting between the two ended in a scoreless draw. Although Seattle is off to a slower than normal start in MLS play, the Sounders have moved into the semifinals CONCACAF Champions League with a victory and draw against Leon over the last week. Final Score Prediction, Seattle Sounders win 2-0.

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