Classic Pools: 10th – 11th February

Classic Pools: 10th – 11th February

We’ve picked ten fixtures from across the British Leagues we think could end in score draws this weekend.

Watford pulled off a surprise 4-1 win over Chelsea on Monday but can they carry that success into their visit with West Ham? Arsenal took apart Everton last weekend but will face more of a challenge in their north London Derby with Tottenham.

8 - Swansea (17th PL) v Burnley (7th)

Swansea have won four of their last five Premier League meetings with Burnley, but the Clarets won 2-0 in the reverse fixture back in November.

Swansea hammered League Two side Notts County 8-1 in the FA Cup on Tuesday to extend their unbeaten run to eight games across league and cup competitions.

Burnley have failed to win their last 9 league matches but drew 1-1 visiting Newcastle and 1-1 hosting Manchester City in the last two.

43 League Encounters

16 Swansea wins

15 Burnley wins

12 Draws

9 – Tottenham (5th) v Arsenal (6th)

Three of their last five league encounters have ended in draws, Tottenham won this fixture 2-0 last season and Arsenal won 2-0 in the reverse fixture this term.

Tottenham have won five and drawn three of their last eight Premier League matches. Two late goals earned them a point in their 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield last Sunday.

Arsenal have been hit and miss in the league recently losing 2-1 to Bournemouth and 3-1 to Swansea last month, but beating Crystal Palace 4-1 and smashing Everton 5-1 last weekend.

161 League Encounters

51 Tottenham wins

65 Arsenal wins

45 Draws

10 - West Ham (12th) v Watford (11th)

Last season Watford won 4-2 visiting West Ham and drew 1-1 at home. The Hornets won 2-0 in the reverse fixture this season back in November.

West Ham were beaten 3-1 at Brighton last weekend but they’ve avoided defeat in their last three league games at home, beating West Brom 2-1 and drawing 1-1 with both Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.

Watford had failed to win their last five league matches before getting a surprise 4-1 win over Chelsea on Monday night.

37 League Encounters

22 West Ham wins

8 Watford wins

7 Draws

11 - Aston Villa (3rd Chp) v Birmingham (19th)

They had a 1-1 draw at Birmingham last season before Aston Villa won 1-0 at home. The reverse fixture this season finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

Aston Villa have won their last six league games in a row, they conceded two late goals in their 3-2 victory hosting bottom of the table Burton last Saturday.

Birmingham have continued their reversal of fortune by beating both Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in their last two league games.

113 League Encounters

46 Aston Villa wins

36 Birmingham wins

31 Draws

15 – Derby (2nd) v Norwich (13th)

Derby scored 7 minutes from time to nick a 2-1 win over Norwich in the reverse fixture in October.

Derby are unbeaten in their last eleven league matches, winning seven and drawing four. They won 3-0 hosting Brentford last Saturday.

Norwich have won four of their last five league matches, back to back victories either side of a 2-1 loss to Sheffield Utd last month.

61 League Encounters

18 Derby wins

26 Norwich wins

17 Draws

13 – Brentford (11th) v Preston North End (7th)

Brentford narrowly won 3-2 when they visited Preston for the reverse fixture in October.

Brentford have lost their last two league matches but they’ve only been beaten twice at home in the Championship this season.

After 1-1 draws with Millwall and Birmingham, Preston won 3-0 at Nottingham Forest and 2-1 hosting Hull in their last four league matches.

51 League Encounters

22 Brentford wins

17 Preston wins

12 Draws

26 - Gillingham (12th L1) v Peterborough (8th)

They had a 1-1 draw before Peterborough won 1-0 away when they met last season. Gillingham won 1-0 in the reverse fixture this term.

Gillingham were unbeaten in eight league matches including four wins on the spin before losing their latest 2-0 to leaders Wigan.

Peterborough have followed their 3-0 win over Oldham with a 1-0 defeat to Southend last weekend.

41 League Encounters

13 Gillingham wins

11 Peterborough wins

17 Draws

25 – Doncaster (14th) v Charlton (7th)

Charlton won 1-0 when the two sides met in the reverse fixture this season.

Doncaster are winless in their last six league matches, drawing five, including a 2-2 stalemate with Portsmouth last Saturday.

Charlton had three league wins on the bounce before just losing out 3-2 to Oxford last weekend, who scored the winner in 94th minute.

9 League Encounters

3 Doncaster wins

6 Charlton wins

0 Draws

39 – Exeter (6th L2) v Wycombe (2nd)

When they met last season Wycombe won 1-0 at home before Exeter won 4-2 at home. The reverse fixture this term ended 0-0.

Exeter had three league wins in a row before losing 1-0 to leaders Luton last weekend.

Wycombe extended their win streak to five league matches with a narrow 4-3 win over Carlisle last Saturday.

17 League Encounters

5 Exeter wins

7 Wycombe wins

5 Draws

35 – Cheltenham (16th) v Port Vale (19th)

Port Vale won 3-1 hosting Cheltenham in the reverse fixture back in October.

Cheltenham have drawn their last two league matches 1-1 with both Barnet and Grimsby.

Port Vale have drawn their last two league matches 2-2 with Colchester and 0-0 with Morecambe.

15 League Encounters

5 Cheltenham wins

5 Port vale wins

5 Draws

 

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08/02/2018

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