Classic Pools: 15th – 17th July

Classic Pools: 15th – 17th July

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South American and Scandinavian leagues make up the majority of matches in our second Classic Pools coupon this weekend.  We’ve compiled head to head and recent form statistics for 10 fixtures we think could potentially end in score draws.

8 - Gremio v Ponte Preta

Gremio and Ponte Preta have drawn three of their last five encounters.  Last season Gremio won 1-0 at home before Ponte had a 3-0 win in their home game.

Gremio won their first four league home matches of the season, but have since lost their last two, a 1-0 defeat to league leaders Corinthians last month and a 2-0 defeat to relegation zone residents Avia last weekend.

Ponte Preta have drawn two of their last three league away games and lost their latest outing 2-0 to Corinthians.

21 Encounters (since 1998)

7 Gremio wins

6 Ponte Preta wins

8 Draws

21 - AFC United v Kalmar

The most recent meeting between the bottom two teams in the Swedish Allsvenskan was a cup match in 2007, Kalmar (15th Allsvenskan) beat AFC (16th) 4-1 away.

AFC have yet to win a league match this season, losing ten and drawing four.  They’ve had goals at both ends in five of their last seven matches.

Kalmar have won just two matches this season, they’ve drawn two and lost ten.  They’ve netted in their last two on the road against top-half teams Ostersund and Djurgaarden.

2 Encounters (since 2004)

0 AFC United wins

2 Kalmar wins

0 Draws

22 - AIK v Norrkoping

AIK (4th) have the better of the head to head with Norrkoping (2nd), winning four of their last six meetings.  They had a goalless draw in their most recent clash at the beginning of last month.

AIK have lost just one of their last ten league matches.  They drew their last home match 2-2 with Ostersund.

After ten league matches unbeaten, Norrkoping have now lost back to back matches, narrowly losing 4-2 to Orebro in their last away.

34 Encounters (since 1998)

17 AIK wins

8 Norrkoping wins

9 Draws

26 - Ostersund v Djurgaarden

Djurgaarden (5th) have won two of their three clashes with Ostersund (6th) but they were both at home. Ostersund won 1-0 at home in their meeting last season.

Ostersund are unbeaten in six league matches, winning three and drawing three.  They had a 1-1 draw hosting Jonkopings last Sunday.

Djurgaarden had two defeats and three wins in their last five matches. Their most recent were wins of 4-1 and 2-1 at home over Kalmar and Sundsvall.

3 Encounters (since 2016)

1 Ostersund win

2 Djurgaarden wins

0 Draws

32 - Sandefjord v Tromso

Three of the last four encounters between Sandefjord (13th Norwegian Eliteserien) and Tromso (15th) have finished 1-1, including the reverse fixture this season.  Tromso had a 5-0 away win in a friendly back in February.

Sandefjord are winless in three league matches this season but have only lost two of their seven games at home.

Tromso have managed just one win in their last ten league games, they’ve lost five and drawn four.

16 Encounters (since 2002)

5 Sandefjord wins

5 Tromso wins

6 Draws

36 - VPS v Inter Turku

Four of the last seven meetings between VPS (2nd Finnish Veikkausliiga) and Inter Turku (6th) have finished in draws. An own goal gave VPS a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture back in May.

VPS are unbeaten in seven league matches, four of which were draws.  They drew 0-0 hosting Mariehamn in their most recent.

Inter Turku have two draws and a loss from their last four matches and won 4-0 over JJK last Saturday.

44 Encounters (since 1999)

10 VPS wins

20 Inter Turku wins

14 Draws

37 - GrIFK Grankulla v AC Oulu

Oulu (4th Finnish Ykkonen) have won 5 of their 7 meetings with Grankulla (9th) but they had a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture this season back in May.

Grankulla have won just two of their twelve league games this season but have only lost one of their last five at home.

Oulu are unbeaten in four league matches, winning two and drawing two.  It finished 0-0 with TPS in their latest.

7 Encounters (since 2007)

1 GrIFK Grankulla win

5 AC Oulu wins

1 Draw

40 - OPS v EIF

Their only other meeting was EIF’s (8th) 4-0 win over OPS (5th) in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

OPS had a 4-1 win at home before a 0-0 draw away in their last two league matches.

EIF had a 2-1 win away before a 1-1 draw at home in their last two league matches.

1 Encounter (since 2017)

0 OPS wins

1 EIF win

0 Draws

43 - KA Akureyri v IBV Vestmannaeyjar

Akureyri (6th Icelandic Pepsideild) and Vestmannaeyjar (9th) have two wins apiece in their last four meetings.

Akureyri have lost their last three league matches on the spin 1-0, 3-2 and 2-1.

Vestmannaeyjar are winless in three league matches, losing 3-1 and 1-0 before drawing 1-1 in their most recent.

8 Encounters (since 2002)

4 KA Akureyri wins

2 IBV Vestmannaeyjar wins

2 Draws

45 - Vikingur Reykjavik v Valur

Four of the last five meetings between Vikingur (5th) and Valur (1st) have been draws at full-time. Valur smashed Vikingur 7-0 at home in their last league meeting in August last year.

Vikingur are unbeaten in six league matches, winning three and drawing three.  They had a 2-0 win in their last match on home turf.

League leaders Valur are unbeaten in five, winning three and then drawing their last two games 1-1.

27 Encounters (since 1999)

7 Vikingur Reykjavik wins

11 Valur wins

9 Draws

14/07/2017

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