LAFC seeks to maintain winning streak against Austin FC

Los Angeles FC faces a depleted Austin FC and aims for its eighth consecutive victory.
Los Angeles Football Club v Austin FC
Los Angeles Football Club v Austin FC / Brien Aho/GettyImages

Los Angeles FC continues its impressive winning streak, with eight consecutive victories across all competitions, including six straight wins in the MLS. The team has a positive record against Austin FC, winning six of the previous eight encounters, including a 4-2 victory on their last visit to Austin, where Bouanga, Timothy Tillman, and Cristian Olivera shone.

Sebastián Driussi leads the Austin FC attack with five goals and one assist this season. However, the team is going through a tough phase, without a win in the last four games and scoring only twice in that period. Currently in eighth place in the Western Conference, Austin faces additional difficulties with the absence of key players like Julio Cascante and Daniel Pereira, who are on international duty.

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LAFC is on an impressive away streak, winning four consecutive matches on the road. The offensive duo of Bouanga and Bogusz has been crucial to the team's success, with Bouanga directly contributing to goals in almost every game. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been a fortress in defense, helping keep the team unbeaten in the last seven matches across all competitions.

For Austin FC, the task is daunting. Without Cascante, the defense needs to find a way to contain LAFC's potent attack. Josh Wolff's team hopes that new signings, such as Osman Bukari and Mikkel Desler, can make a difference, although their debuts are expected only in the secondary transfer window.

Wednesday's match will be a test of resilience for Austin, which urgently needs a victory to regain confidence and climb the table. Facing an in-form LAFC is a challenge, but with Driussi leading the attack, Austin can still spring a surprise. The clash promises to be one of the most exciting of the round, with both teams looking to solidify their positions in the Western Conference.