Austin FC vs. Colorado Rapids odds, picks and predictions

Nathan Beighle
Sportsbook Wire

Austin FC (2 wins, 2 losses, 0 draws) battle the Colorado Rapids (0-3-1) Saturday with kickoff from Q2 Stadium set for 8:30 p.m. ET (Apple TV). Below, we preview Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Austin FC vs. Colorado Rapids odds, and make our best expert MLS picks and predictions.

Austin FC is coming off a 2-0 road loss to the Houston Dynamo last Saturday. They had just .9 expected goals in that battle, ending a 2-game winning streak. Austin FC is 1-1-0 at home this season, taking down CF Montreal 1-0 and losing to St. Louis 3-2.

Austin FC has scored 5 goals and allowed 6 so far this season. Offensively, they are led by D Jon Gallagher, who has a team-high 2 goals. F Sebastian Driussi is the key attacker to keep an eye on.

Colorado has scored just 1 goal in 4 games and has allowed 7. Their -6 goal differential is the worst in the league. They are 0-2-0 on the road, losing to San Jose 1-0 and Seattle 4-0. The Rapids have allowed more than an expected goal in 3 of 4 games and had more than expected goal in 2 of 4. Their lone goal was scored by F Cole Bassett.