Last Updated on March 1, 2023 1:56 pm by Erwin Noguera
The 2023 Major League Soccer season is underway, and the league’s 30 teams are set to battle it out in each conference with their sights set on the playoffs.
All the teams want to dethrone LAFC, the last MLS champions, who did it for the first time in their history after defeating Philadelphia Union in the final.
Everything is just beginning, and there is a long season ahead. However, on each matchday, we can see which teams are favorites to win the championship trophy and which will be the possible surprises of the championship.
In just one matchday played in MLS, we have seen two teams that seem to have come into this season with their irons in the fire, Seattle Sounders and Philadelphia Union. Both teams crushed their rivals in the first game, and although this is just getting started, starting that way can be an additional motivation.
Saturday, March 4 at 08:30 pm ET at Q2 Stadium, Austin, TX
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Why Bet on Austin?
One of the “newest” teams in the MLS System, Austin FC comes into this season with the firm conviction of proving that what they did last season, where they reached the Conference Finals, is no coincidence.
Austin knows that it is very difficult in MLS to have consistency from season to season, but there is no doubt that they have prepared enough to achieve it.
However, it should be noted that the team has not started in the best possible way this season. In their first game, they lost to St. Louis City with a score of 2-3. In this match, Austin was ahead 2-1 at some point. However, they were unable to maintain the advantage despite playing at home.
Why Bet on Montreal?
Montreal, meanwhile, also had a spectacular 2022 season, as they finished in second place in the MLS Eastern Conference, just two points behind the Philadelphia Union. However, the team was deflated in the Conference Semifinals, when NYC FC crushed them with a 1-3 score.
Montreal’s mission for this season is to surpass what they did last year and become MLS champions keeping an excellent performance throughout the season.
However, this season they have not managed to start on the right foot either, as they lost to Inter Miami with a score of 0-2.
Final Betting Analysis: Austin vs. Montreal
The only match between these two sides in MLS history ended in a narrow 1-0 win for Austin FC last season.
At MyBookie.ag, we can see that there is a Moneyline that strongly favors Austin at +123, while Montreal is at +216.
Austin and Montreal come in with the firm conviction of scoring the first victory of the season on this second day. However, Austin already knows what it’s like to score goals at home and must work on their defense to avoid being victims of a comeback.
Although it will be a tough match where both teams may have the quality to win, our winner’s chip is for Austin FC.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline Austin. For example, if you put $100, Austin, at +123, you’ll see a $123 win with a total payout of $223.
Austin vs. Montreal Betting Pick: Austin