Charlotte vs Austin: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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Austin FC can leapfrog Real Salt Lake City into second place in the Western Conference this week with a positive result against Charlotte FC.

The Texan side are looking to make it three games without defeat in MLS when they visit North Carolina.

Their hosts are hardly in good form heading into this match, having won just one of their last five matches.

Charlotte vs Austin latest odds

Charlotte are the favourites to win this match with bet365 pricing them at 5/4 (2.25) while Austin are available at 11/5 (3.2).

The draw is available at 12/5 (3.4).

Charlotte vs Austin first goal scorer

Charlotte forward Karol Swiderski is the team's top scorer so far this season with four goals and is the favourite to score the first goal of the game 5/1 (6.0).

Team-mate Andre Shinyashiki is 13/2 (7.5) to break the deadlock with his fourth goal of the campaign.

Sebastian Driussi netted his ninth goal in 16 MLS matches last time out as Austin drew with FC Dallas and he is the away team's lowest-priced player to strike first at 13/2 (7.5). Co-star Maximiliano Urruti is 15/2 (8.5) to open the scoring with his sixth goal of the season.

Charlotte vs Austin preview

Charlotte players Vinicius Mello, Adam Armour, Pablo Sisniega, Harrison Afful and Christian Fuchs are all carrying injuries and are expected to miss this match.

The home team were without 13 players as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Montreal last time out, but interim head coach Christian Lattanzio said he expects some to be available for this match.

That match followed a 1-1 draw against Columbus Crew, which leaves Charlotte sitting 10th in the Eastern Conference.

For the visitors, Jhojan Valencia is out injured, having been absent since mid-May.

Austin got four points from their last two matches, beating Montreal before playing out a 2-2 draw against Dallas in their latest game.

Having lost just one of their last five matches, they can pick up another positive result to ensure they take second place in the table.

Charlotte vs Austin tips and predictions

These teams have found the net in all of their last six matches and you can back them both to score in this game at 7/10 (1.7).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Best Bet Banner 28022020 Both teams to score 7/10 (1.7) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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