Classic Pools: 8th – 10th July

Classic Pools: 8th – 10th July

Our second Classic Pools competition this weekend features games from the Brazilian Serie A and Serie B, along with the Norwegian and Sweden top-tiers among others

To give you a little extra help in finding score draws we’ve picked out 10 fixtures and provided head to head history and recent form statistics, for matches we think could end all square.

3 - Botafogo v Atletico Miniero

Miniero (8th Brazilian Serie A) won 5-3 hosting Botafogo (10th) last season, who won 3-2 when it was their turn to host.

Botafogo were unbeaten in their first four league matches at home this season, but lost the most recent 2-0 to second from bottom Avai.

Miniero managed just one win in their first six league matches of the season, but have turned things around and are now unbeaten in four.

34 Encounters (since 1998)

16 Botafogo wins

9 Atletico Miniero wins

9 Draws

7 - Cruzeiro v Palmeiras

A Copa do Brazil match between these two finished 3-3 at the end of last month. Cruzeiro (13th) scored three in the first-half, Palmeiras (4th) scored three in the second-half.

Cruzeiro’s last three league home games were a 2-0 victory over Atletico GO, a 3-3 draw with Gremio and a 2-0 win over Coritiba.

Palmeiras have won their last four league matches in a row. All the goals came in the first-half in their 2-1 win over Ponte Preta in their last away game.

36 Encounters (since 1998)

17 Cruzeiro wins

10 Palmeiras win

9 Draws

10 - Vasco da Gama v Flamengo

Vasco (6th) and Flamengo (3rd) drew two of their three meetings in the Carioca competition this season 2-2 and 0-0.

Vasco have won five of their six league home matches this season.  Their most recent game finished in a 2-2 draw at Coritiba on Monday.

Flamengo have lost just one of their eleven league matches this season, they’ve won five and drawn five. They had a 2-0 win hosting Sao Paulo last Sunday.

62 Encounters (since 1998)

20 Vasco da Gama wins

22 Flamengo wins

20 Draws

12 - Boa Esporte Clube v CRB

Three of their last four encounters finished in draws and CRB (6th Brazilian Serie B) beat Boa (11th) 3-1 away in the latest which was in October 2015.

Boa are unbeaten in four league matches, winning their last two at home and getting a win and a draw on the road.

After five defeats in a row CRB have now won their last three on the bounce.  They had a 1-0 win visiting rock-bottom Nautico last Saturday.

4 Encounters (since 2012)

0 Boa Esporte Clube wins

1 CRB win

3 Draws

16 - Juventude v Guarani

Three of the last four league meetings between Juventude (2nd) and Guarani (1st) have finished 1-1.

Juventude have lost just one of their eleven league matches this season, they’ve won six and drawn four.  They had a 3-0 win hosting Goias in their most recent game.

Leaders Guarani have lost three league matches this season, won seven and drawn one.  They had a 1-0 win visiting relegation threatened ABC last weekend.

17 Encounters (since 1998)

4 Juventude wins

6 Guarani wins

7 Draws

23 - Hammarby v Orebro

Orebro (10th Swedish Allsvenskan) won 3-2 hosting Hammarby (9th) for a friendly back in March.

Hammarby have drawn three of their last five home games but had a 3-1 win over Djurgaarden in the latest on home soil.

Orebro have won three straight league matches, beating Norrkoping 4-2 in the most recent.

29 Encounters (since 1998)

12 Hammarby wins

11 Orebro wins

6 Draws

26 - Norrkoping v Elfsborg

They had a 0-0 draw at Norrkoping (2nd) before Elfsborg (8th) won 2-1 at home in their league meetings last season.

After eleven league matches unbeaten, Norrkoping lost their latest 4-2 visiting Orebro last weekend.

In their last five league matches Elfsborg have three wins at home and drew 1-1 in their last two on the road.

26 Encounters (since 1998)

4 Norrkoping wins

16 Elfsborg wins

6 Draws

41 - KPV v Honka

KPV (2nd Finnish Ykkonen) and Honka (1st) have both won seven, drawn three and lost one of their eleven league matches this season.

KPV have won their last three league matches at home but had a 0-0 draw visiting TPS in their most recent game at the end of last month.

Honka’s one league defeat came in their last away game but they followed it with a 3-2 victory hosting Gnistan last Monday.

7 Encounters (since 2005)

1 KPV win

3 Honka wins

3 Draws

44 - IBV Vestmannaeyjar v Breidablik

A goal in the 90th minute won it 3-2 for Vestmannaeyjar (9th Icelandic Pepsideild) visiting Breidablik (8th) back in February.

Vestmannaeyjar have lost four of their last five league matches but only failed to score in one of those games.

Breidablik have lost two and drawn two of their last four league matches. They had a 1-1 draw with KR Reykjavik in their last away game.

26 Encounters (since 2000)

9 IBV Vestmannaeyjar wins

10 Breidablik wins

7 Draws

46 - Valur v Stjarnan

Valur (1st) have won three of their last four encounters with Stjarnan (4th) who won 2-1 in their latest clash in the league cup in May.

Valur have lost just one of their nine league matches so far this term and are unbeaten in the last four, winning three.

After three straight defeats Stjarnan drew their last match 2-2 with Akranes.

22 Encounters (since 2009)

6 Valur wins

9 Stjarnan wins

7 Draws


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