The hosts started the season great and are currently leading the league table. Meanwhile, visitors will strive to end their poor results and start their season.
Seattle Sounders last failed four consecutive wins as a 1-1 draw at home Atlanta United.
After taking the lead in the sixth minute through Rail Ruidiaz, the visitors equalized after Josef Martinez realized the penalty in the 86th minute.
The draw followed an impressive streak of four consecutive wins in which they scored eight goals and kept three clean sheets.
Brian Schmetzer’s men are now the only undefeated team in the Western Conference, winning five wins and two draws in seven games.
This excellent series helped the Seattle Sounders break to the top of the table, two points ahead of second-placed Kansas City FC.
Meanwhile, Austin FC failed to finish its poor form as it suffered a 1-0 defeat to Nashville FC last Monday.
Randall Leal scored the only goal of the game in the 35th minute, but that was enough for the hosts to come away with their second win in seven games.
Josh Wolff’s men have now failed to taste victory in each of their last three outings, starting with Minnesota United FC’s 1-0 win on May 2nd.
The waste in form saw Austin FC fall to 11th place in the Western Conference table, above the bottom Dallas FC just a goal difference.
Seattle Sounders vs Austin FC head to head matches
This will be the first meeting of the two sides of the Western Conference and they will strive to start their rivalry by winning.
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Seattle Sounders – Austin FC Team News
The hosts will be without Stefan Frei (knee), Jordy Delem (ACL), Josh Atencio (muscles) and Nicolas Lodeir (knee) who are all on the sidelines.
Injured: Stefan Frei, Jordy Delem, Josh Atencio, Nicolas Lodeiro
Austin FC has a relatively long list of absentees. Hector Jimenez, Ben Sweat, Ulises Segura and Aaron Schoenfeld were ruled out with injuries.
Alexander Ring will also endure the game as he serves the final red card suspension in a 2-1 defeat to Sporting Kansas City.
Injured: Hector Jimenez, Ben Sweat, Ulises Segura, Aaron Schoenfeld
Suspended: Alexander’s ring
Seattle Sounders – Austin FC Predicted XI
Predicted XI from Seattle (3-4-3): Stefan Cleveland; Nouhou Tolo, Yeimar Gomez, Xavier Arreaga; Brad Smith, Alex Roldan, Joao Paulo, Kelyn Rowe; Cristian Roldan, Fredy Monteiro, Raul Ruidiaz
Austin FC predicts XI (4-3-3): Brad Stuver; Zan Kolmanic, Matt Besler, Jhohan Romana, Nick Lima; Diego Fagundez, Sebastian Berhalter, Tomas Pochettino; Cecilio Dominguez, Jon Gallagher, Jared Stroud
Seattle Sounders – Austin FC Prediction
The Seattle Sounders currently lead the table thanks to their constantly impressive exits. They will likely continue with this form and look for all three points on Monday as they occupy the unusual side of Austin FC.
We also support the hosts to keep clean, given their defensive strength in recent weeks.
Prediction: Seattle Sounders 2-0 Austin FC