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Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake Preview & Picks - Austin To Record Shutout Win In MLS Playoffs

14 Oct 2022
Ben Darvill 14 Oct 2022
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  • Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake picks for Sunday, October 16
  • Matchup gets underway at 15:00 ET at the Q2 Stadium
  • Preview, stats & head-to-head
Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake MLS Preview & Picks
    Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake Preview & Picks
  • Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Austin FC Form
  • Real Salt Lake Form 
  • Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake FAQs

Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake Preview & Picks

Austin FC are the favorites to win this one, but should you discount Real Salt Lake so easily?

  • Austin FC have not won any of their last three games (L1, D2)
  • The home side have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last three matches
  • Real Salt Lake are unbeaten in their last two (W1, D1)
  • The away side have just one win in their last six games (L3, D2)

Head To Head

In the last four encounters between the pair, the side playing at home has always won. This season, Austin FC hammered their next opponents 3-0 at home, with Real Salt Lake winning 2-1 when they were hosts. 

Austin FC Form

Austin FC have struggled to win matches of late, and they are currently winless in their last four after drawing twice and losing once. 

Before that, they had won three of their previous seven matches, losing the other four. Their poor run saw them miss out on the chance to really put pressure on top side LAFC in the table. 

Now, Austin must look to bounce back from their tough run of form as they battle to make it through an arduous playoff campaign that will push them to their limits. 

Real Salt Lake Form 

Real Salt Lake have been very inconsistent of late. A win against the Portland Timbers rounded off their regular season but, before that, they had failed to win any of their previous five, losing three and drawing twice. 

Real Salt Lake's struggles have been built on an inability to keep the ball out of their own net. Just two clean sheets in their last 10 have undermined the side as they look to go forward and score goals. 

If they are to beat Austin, then they will need to stifle the second highest scoring side in the Western Conference. This is something few believe they can do. 

Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake FAQs

Where can I watch the Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake live stream?

You can watch Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake start time?

The Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake game is set to start at 15:00 ET. 


While Austin have not been overly convincing of late, we predict that they are saving their best form for the playoffs.

We are also backing Austin to stop Real Salt Lake from hitting the back of the net, with the home side likely to pile the pressure on their opponents by keeping the ball for much of the game and scoring often. 

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