Classic Pools Preview: 9th – 11th June

Classic Pools Preview: 9th – 11th June

Classic Pools: 9th – 11th June

Rosenborg will be hoping to claim a fourth consecutive league title this season, but they are currently 6-points behind unbeaten Brann in the Norwegian Eliteserien. In the MLS, Sporting Kansas City are looking to stay top of the Western Conference and a clash between Atlanta and New York City could see them trade places at the top of the Eastern. We’ve picked ten fixtures we think could end in score draws in our Classic Pools competition this weekend.

4 - Ranheim v Sarpsborg 08

The teams haven’t met since the Norwegian top-tier in 2013 where Sarpsborg won 1-0 at home and 2-0 away.

3rd placed Ranheim were beaten 4-0 visiting Bodo/Glimt in their last league match, but they’ve only lost one of their six on home turf.

Sarpsborg are a point behind Ranheim and come into this unbeaten in their last six league matches, drawing two then winning four.

6 Encounters (since 2010)

0 Ranheim wins

5 Sarpsborg wins

1 Draw

8 - Tromso v Rosenborg

When they met in the Eliteserien last season Tromso won 2-1 away before Rosenborg had a 3-0 win on their road trip.

Tromso have been inconsistent with two wins and three defeats in their last five league matches, but they’ve only lost one of their six league games at home.

Defending champions Rosenborg lost their opening match in March, but then put together a 10-game unbeaten run before losing 2-1 to Brann in their latest.

39 Encounters (since 1998)

11 Tromso wins

17 Rosenborg wins

11 Draws

9 - Atletico Miniero v Fluminense

Fluminense won by 2-1 both at home and away in their two league encounters with Atletico Miniero last season.

Atletico Miniero have only lost one of their five league games at home this season but were held to a 3-3 draw hosting Chapecoense in the latest.

Fluminense have been hit and miss on the road this season with three defeats, a draw and a win from their five league away games.

32 Encounters (since 2000)

12 Atletico Miniero wins

10 Fluminense wins

10 Draws

20 - Columbus Crew v New York Red Bulls

Last season New York Red Bulls won 2-0 hosting Columbus Crew, who returned the favour with a narrow 3-2 victory on their own patch.

Columbus Crew drew 3-3 hosting Toronto last weekend to extend their unbeaten run to eight MLS matches, four wins and four draws.

New York Red Bulls had four league wins on the bounce before drawing 0-0 with Philadelphia Union in their last league home game and losing 2-1 visiting New England last weekend.

66 Encounters (since 1998)

26 Columbus Crew wins

28 NY Red Bulls wins

12 Draws

24 - New York City FC v Atlanta United

Both teams had a 3-1 home win when they met in the MLS last season and they drew 2-2 in the reverse fixture this term back in mid-April.

New York are just 2-points behind leaders Atlanta in the Eastern Conference and they’ve won all six of their league games at home.

Atlanta have only lost three of their fourteen league matches this season and beat Philadelphia Union 3-1 in the latest.

3 Encounters (since 2017)

1 New York City win

1 Atlanta win

1 Draw

25 - Portland T v Kansas City

Portland Timbers came from 2-0 down to beat Kansas City 3-2 when the pair met for a cup match back in February.

Portland Timbers are in good form and had six league wins on the spin before drawing 1-1 hosting LA Galaxy last Saturday.

Kansas City are 2-points clear at the top of the Western Conference with eight wins, four draws and two losses in their fourteen league matches. They beat Minnesota 4-1 in their last league game.

17 Encounters (since 2011)

5 Portland wins

7 Kansas City wins

5 Draws

32 - Aalesund v Ull Kisa

This Norwegian OBOS-Ligaen match will be the first encounter between Aalesund and Ull Kisa.

After going unbeaten in their first nine league matches, current leaders Aalesund have come off the boil and have lost their last two.

Ull Kisa have had an inconsistent eleven league matches with five wins, three draws and three defeats. They beat Tromsdalen 4-2 last weekend.

0 Encounters

35 - Kongsvinger v Levanger

They’ve only met four times since May 2016 and they drew the first 2-2 before Levanger won 2-1, 1-0 and 2-1.

Kongsvinger come into this after back to back league wins, beating Ull Kisa 2-1 at home and Sandnes 3-0 away.

Levanger have only won three of their eleven league matches this season, but two of them were their last two on the road.

4 Encounters (since 2016)

0 Kongsvinger wins

3 Levanger wins

1 Draw

39 - AFC United v Landskrona Bois

Their last encounter was a pre-season friendly back in March they drew 2-2 with Landskrona as hosts.

AFC are unbeaten in their last nine league matches but have drawn two of their last three at home.

Landskrona have drawn three of their last five league matches but smashed Gefle 5-1 in their last away game.

9 Encounters (since 2006)

1 AFC United win

3 Landskrona wins

5 Draws

43 - Atletico GO v Figueirense

The teams haven’t since 2013 where Figueirense won 3-2 away before a 1-1 draw on home turf.

Atletico GO had two wins and two draws in their first four league games at home this season, but lost 3-1 hosting Goias in the most recent.

Figueirense have only lost one of their four league away games this season, they’ve won two and were held to a 1-1 draw with Sao Bento in the latest.

10 Encounters (since 2009)

2 Atletico GO wins

4 Figueirense wins

4 Draws


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