Classic Pools: 24th – 25th February

Classic Pools: 24th – 25th February

This weekend's Classic Pools competition

Manchester City have lost their chance at the quadruple this season after being knocked out of the FA Cup by League One’s Wigan. Arsenal can push them all the way in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. There are some tight clashes in the Premier League when Brighton take on Swansea and Burnley host Southampton, so take a look at our picks for score draws this weekend before playing for a potential £3,000,000 top prize in our Classic Pools competition.

1 - Arsenal v Man City

Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus scored either side of a Sergio Aguero penalty to give Man City a 3-1 win in their league meeting with Arsenal back in November.

They played each other in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley last year with Arsenal winning 2-1 in extra time.

Manchester City were beaten for only the third time in all competitions this season when they were knocked out of the FA Cup 1-0 by League One’s Wigan on Monday night.

179 League Encounters

87 Arsenal wins

48 Man City wins

44 Draws

2 - Bournemouth v Newcastle

Steve Cook scored in the 92nd minute to steal a 1-0 win for Bournemouth when they visited Newcastle in the reverse fixture this season.

Bournemouth’s seven league game unbeaten run, which included wins over Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea, came to an end in a 4-1 defeat at Huddersfield in their last league game.

Newcastle are unbeaten in their last three matches drawing 1-1 with both Burnley and Crystal Palace before a 1-0 win over Manchester United.

5 League Encounters

3 Bournemouth wins

2 Newcastle wins

0 Draws

3 - Brighton & Hove Albion v Swansea

Swansea have won three of their last four meetings with Brighton, but the Seagulls won the reverse fixture this season 1-0.

In their last three league matches Brighton have two away draws of 1-1 with Southampton and Stoke either side of a 3-1 home win over West Ham.

Swansea are unbeaten in their last ten matches, winning five and drawing five. They beat Burnley 1-0 in their last league match and drew 0-0 with Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup last weekend.

57 League Encounters

12 Brighton wins

23 Swansea wins

22 Draws

4 - Burnley v Southampton

Burnley won 1-0 on the last two occasions they’ve hosted Southampton and beat them 1-0 in the reverse fixture this season.

Burnley haven’t won a game since December, they’ve lost six and drawn five of their eleven matches since, losing 1-0 to Swansea in the latest.

A 2-0 defeat hosting Liverpool earlier this month is Southampton’s only loss in their last eight matches. They had a 2-1 win visiting West Brom in the FA Cup last Saturday.

51 League Encounters

19 Burnley wins

18 Southampton wins

14 Draws

10 - Fulham v Wolves

When they met last season they drew 4-4 before Wolves had a 3-1 away win. Wolves won 2-0 in the reverse fixture this term.

Fulham have won their last seven league matches at Craven Cottage, beating Aston Villa 2-0 in the latest.

Wolves have only lost two of their sixteen league away matches this season, but were held to a 1-1 draw with Preston on their last trip out.

79 League Encounters

21 Fulham wins

37 Wolves wins

21 Draws

16 - Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa

Christopher Samba scored a 96th minute consolation goal for Aston Villa when they were beaten 2-1 by Sheffield Wednesday in the reverse fixture this season.

Sheffield Wednesday have only lost one of their last six home matches but they were beaten 2-1 visiting Millwall on Tuesday night.

Aston Villa followed their 2-0 defeat at Fulham last weekend with a 1-1 draw hosting Preston on Tuesday.

131 League Encounters

50 Sheffield Wednesday wins

64 Aston Villa wins

17 Draws

18 - Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe

Three of their last five league encounters have ended in draws, but Scunthorpe had a 1-0 victory when they met for the reverse fixture in November.

Bristol Rovers have won three of their last four league home matches, but they were beaten 1-0 visiting AFC Wimbledon last Saturday.

Scunthorpe come into this after back to back draws of 2-2 with both Peterborough and Northampton.

37 League Encounters

15 Bristol Rovers wins

9 Scunthorpe wins

13 Draws

25 - Plymouth Argyle v Bradford City

Plymouth won 1-0 in the reverse league fixture back in November and Bradford returned the favour with a 3-1 win hosting Plymouth in the FA Cup in December.

Plymouth have only lost one of their last fourteen matches and have won the last five on the bounce.

Bradford lost six games in a row before drawing 2-2 with Bury and 1-1 with Charlton in their last two games.

49 League Encounters

21 Plymouth wins

14 Bradford wins

14 Draws

33 - Forest Green v Crawley

Forest Green and Crawley drew 1-1 when they met for the reverse fixture in November.

Forest Green are unbeaten in their last three matches, winning their last two at home before a 1-1 draw visiting Morecambe last weekend.

Crawley lost 4-1 visiting leaders Luton in their last away match, but they’ve won five of their last six games including a 3-1 victory hosting Lincoln last weekend.

15 League Encounters

4 Forest Green wins

7 Crawley wins

4 Draws

39 - Port Vale v Newport County

Anton Forrester equalised for Port Vale with 10-minutes remaining to draw 1-1 in the reverse fixture this season.

Port Vale haven’t won a league game since beating Luton 4-0 at the end of December, they’ve lost five and drawn three of their eight league games since.

Newport are winless in their last five league matches, losing three and drawing two. They drew 0-0 hosting Notts County last Saturday.

1 League Encounter

0 Port Vale wins

0 Newport County wins

1 Draw


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