This will be the second meeting between the two sides this season after Austin FC’s thrilling 3-2 win in reverse fixtures in August.
Houston Dynamo’s horrific form continued last week when they lost 2-0 at home. Portland Timbers..
Amy Chara and Philip Mora’s first-half goals were enough to give the Tigers their ninth win of the season.
Houston Dynamo has failed to enjoy victory in its last 16 matches, losing and drawing eight games since its last victory in May.
This serious form sees them attached to the Western Conference table, at 19 points with Sunday’s visitors.
Similarly, Austin failed to find his footing the last time he was condemned for a 2-1 defeat to the Vancouver White Caps.
After falling behind Sebastian Drewsey’s opener, the White Caps took the lead and turned the game around with goals from Eric Godoy and Debir Cassido.
This was followed by a 5-3 defeat to FC Dallas on home turf last Monday.
Josh Wolf’s men have now lost five of their last six games, beating the Portland Timbers 3-1.
Houston Dynamo vs. Austin FC Head to Head.
This will be the second meeting between the two sides, when Austin FC claimed a narrow victory in August.
Houston Dynamo Farm Guide: LLDLL.
Austin FC Farm Guide.: LLWLL
Houston Dynamo vs Austin FC Team News.
The hosts will have to compete without Corey Baird and Nico Limoun, who have been ruled out due to knee and back injuries respectively.
Injured: Corey Baird, Nico Limoun.
Suspended: No one.
Visitors will be without the services of Danny Hussein, Ben Sweet, Aaron Schweinfeld and Alice Segura, all of whom have been sidelined due to injuries.
Injured: Ben Sweet, Danny Hussein, Aaron Schweinfeld, Alice Segura.
Suspended: No one.
Houston Dynamo vs Austin FC Prediction XI.
Houston Dynamo Predicted XI (4-3-3): Michael Nelson, Adam Lindcost, Sam Junka, Tim Parker, Zarik Valentin, Memo Rodriguez, Joe Corona, Matthias Vera, Tyler Posher, Fafa Picalt, Ariel Leicester.
Austin FC expected XI (4-3-3)Bread Store: Nick Lima, Matt Bessler, Julio Cascante, Hector Jimenez, Daniel Pereira, Alexander Ring, Tomas Pochettino, John Gallagher, Cecilio Dominguez, Diego Fagnez.
Houston Dynamo vs Austin FC Forecast
Both sides have struggled to make the cut this season and are currently tied at 19 points at the wrong end of the Western Conference table. We predict that the spoils will be shared as they are going to match evenly on paper.
prediction: Houston Dynamo 1-1 Austin FC