Goal Rush Preview: 2nd – 3rd June

Goal Rush Preview: 2nd – 3rd June

Goal Rush: 2nd – 3rd June

Germany can win to nil in their friendly clash with Austria and Spain are likely to keep it clean hosting Switzerland. But a meeting between Belgium and Portugal should produce goals, along with a clash at the top of the Brazilian Serie A between last season’s winners Corinthians and Flamengo. Check out who’s hot and who’s not when it comes to both teams scoring in our Goal Rush competition this weekend.

Who’s Hot:

2 - Belgium v Portugal

They met in Euro qualifiers in 2007 and Portugal won 4-0 at home and 2-1 away. Their last encounter was a friendly in 2016 which Portugal won 2-1 at home.

Belgium have been scoring plenty of goals, netting three or more times in four of their last five matches. They won 4-0 hosting Saudi Arabia for friendly in March.

Portugal were beaten 3-0 by the Netherlands in a friendly in March and were held to a 2-2 draw in their latest warm-up with Tunisia on Monday.

19 - Flamengo v Corinthians

When they met in the Brazilian Serie A last season they drew 1-1 at Corinthians before Flamengo won 3-0 at home.

Flamengo have only failed to score in one of the last five times they’ve hosted Corinthians.

Corinthians’ last two league matches on the road ended in a 1-1 draw with Sport Recife and a 2-1 loss to Internacional.

22 - Santos v Vitoria

Four of their six encounters had both teams score, they drew 2-2 when Santos hosted Vitoria last season.

In their three league home games this season Santos had a 2-0 win over Ceara, a 3-1 win over Parana and a 1-0 loss to Cruzeiro in the latest.

All four of Vitoria’s league away matches this term had goals from sides, they lost the first two games 2-1 before a 3-2 win and a 1-1 draw with Botafogo last time out.

27 - FC Dallas v Los Angeles FC

They drew 1-1 when they met for the reverse fixture at the beginning of May.

Five of FC Dallas’ seven league home games this season had both teams score, they drew 2-2 with Vancouver in the latest.

Four of Los Angeles’ last five league matches featured both teams scoring, they had a 1-1 draw with DC United last Sunday.

30 - New York City FC v Orlando City

Six of the last ten MLS meetings between New York City and Orlando had both sides find the net. In their most recent clash New York won 2-0 in the replica fixture back in March.

New York have scored eleven goals in their last three league games at home but were beaten 3-1 visiting Houston last weekend.

Ten of Orlando’s twelve league matches this season had goals at both ends, including the last six on the spin. They were beaten by a score of 2-1 in the last three.

Who’s Not:

1 - Austria v Germany

They last met for World Cup qualifiers in 2012 and 2013 where Germany won 2-1 away and 3-0 on home soil.

Austria have kept clean sheets in their last three matches, they beat Russia 1-0 in a friendly on Wednesday.

Germany’s last four matches have all been friendlies and finished in a 0-0 draw with England, a 2-2 draw with France, a 1-1 draw with Spain and a 1-0 loss to Brazil in the latest.

3 - Brazil v Croatia

Neymar scored a brace and Marcelo scored an own goal when Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in a group stage match at the World Cup in 2014.

Brazil have only leaked one goal in their last six matches. They beat Germany 1-0 in their most recent game.

Croatia’s last three matches have been a 0-0 draw with Greece, a 2-0 defeat to Peru and a 1-0 win over Mexico.

10 - Montenegro v Slovenia

The last meeting between these two finished in a 1-1 draw in a friendly back in 2007.

Montenegro have failed to score in two of their last three matches, they drew 0-0 with Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday.

Slovenia have blanked in three of their last four games and were beaten 2-0 by Belarus in the latest.

13 - Spain v Switzerland

Switzerland won 1-0 in their last encounter with Spain, which was a group stage match in the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

Spain have kept five clean sheets in their last eight matches and beat Argentina 6-1 in the most recent game back in March.

Switzerland’s last match was a 6-0 win over Panama in a friendly in March.

32 - Real Salt Lake v Seattle

They met in the reverse fixture last weekend and Real Salt Lake scored just after the hour mark to win 1-0.

Real Salt Lake won 2-0 hosting Seattle in the MLS last season and a cup match they hosted in 2016 was won on penalties by Seattle after a 1-1 draw.

Prior to losing 1-0 to Real Salt Lake last weekend Seattle lost 1-0 to Portland Timbers in their last away game.


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