Goal Rush: 3rd February

Goal Rush: 3rd February

Check out who’s hot and who’s not in our Goal Rush competition this weekend.

Swansea scored three past Arsenal in their midweek fixture and could find the net again at Leicester. League One’s Wigan have plenty of firepower and visitors Gillingham have been prolific in front of goal in recent weeks.

Who’s Hot:

1 - Arsenal v Everton

Arsenal hammered Everton 5-2 in the reverse fixture in October. Five of their last six meetings had both teams score.

Both teams have scored in Arsenal’s last seven league matches. They beat Crystal Palace 4-1 in their last league game at the Emirates and lost 3-1 visiting Swansea on Tuesday night.

Four of Everton’s last six matches had both teams score, including their 2-1 win against Leicester on Wednesday.

4 - Leicester v Swansea

Swansea centre-back Federico Fernandez’s own goal opened the scoring in Leicester’s 2-1 win in the reverse fixture.

Leicester won 5-1 against Peterborough in the FA Cup last weekend, but were beaten 2-1 by Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Both teams have scored in four of Swansea’s last five matches, with the Swans keeping one clean sheet in their 1-0 win hosting Liverpool earlier this month. They won 3-1 against Arsenal on Tuesday.

14 - Reading v Millwall

George Saville scored a brace to get Millwall a 2-1 win over Reading in the reverse fixture in September. The teams also met in the League Cup in August which Reading won 3-1 in extra time at home.

Reading were beaten 3-1 by Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup last weekend, but won 3-1 against Burton in their midweek Championship fixture.

Five of Millwall’s last six matches had goals at both ends, including their 4-3 win over Leeds in their last away game.

28 - Walsall v Milton K Dons

The last four meetings between these two had both teams score, three games finished 1-1 (including the reverse fixture this season) and MK Dons won 4-1 in their last visit.

Walsall won 2-1 over Oxford in their last league home game, but followed that with back to back defeats of 3-1 visiting both Charlton and Blackburn.

Both teams have scored in MK Dons’ last six league away games. They lost 2-1 to Northampton on their last trip.

29 - Wigan A v Gillingham

Wigan last played host to Gillingham in January 2016 and won 3-2. The reverse fixture this season finished 1-1 in October.

Wigan have scored 53 goals in 27 league matches this season and beat Premier League side West Ham 2-0 in the FA Cup last Saturday.

Both teams have scored in eleven of Gillingham’s last twelve matches. They’ve won their last four on the bounce at 2-1, 2-1, 3-1, 2-1.

Who’s Not:

5 - Man Utd v Huddersfield

Two first-half goals gave Huddersfield the lead before Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford scored a consolation in the 78th minute in the reverse fixture.

Manchester United have kept clean sheets in four of their last five league matches but were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham on Wednesday night.

Huddersfield have only found the net once in their last five Premier League matches and were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool in the latest.

7 - Aston Villa v Burton

Aston Villa had a comfortable 4-0 win over Burton in the reverse fixture in September.

Aston Villa have won their last five league matches keeping four clean sheets and leaking just one goal in their 3-1 victory over Barnsley.

Burton have scored just two goals in their last four matches and were hammered 6-0 by Fulham in their last game on the road.

8 - Derby v Brentford

Derby lead by 1-0 for 71-minutes in the reverse fixture but Brentford scored an equaliser in the 86th minute to tie the game 1-1.

Derby have kept clean sheets in their last three league games, beating Birmingham 3-0 and drawing 0-0 with both Bristol City and Millwall.

Brentford have failed to score in three of their last five matches, including a 1-0 defeat to Norwich last weekend.

19 - Bury v Blackpool

Blackpool had a 2-1 win over Bury in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Bury have failed to scored in eight of their last ten league matches. They are League One’s lowest scoring team this season with 21 goals in 28 games.

Blackpool have failed to find the net in their last five matches, losing 2-0 at AFC Wimbledon in the most recent.

33 - Hearts v St Johnstone

In their previous two league encounters this season Hearts had a 1-0 home win and they drew 0-0 at St Johnstone in December.

Hearts have kept clean sheets in seven of their last ten league matches. Only leaders Celtic boast a better defensive record in the Scottish Premiership this season.

St Johnstone have only found the net twice in their last four league matches. The most recent was the result of a penalty in a 3-1 defeat hosting Partick last weekend.

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