Classic Pools: 9th – 10th December

Classic Pools: 9th – 10th December

Check out our ten picks for score draws in our Classic Pools competition this weekend.

There will be some fiercely contested derbies in the Premier League this weekend and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United taking on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, could have an impact on the title race.  We’ve looked through the fixtures across the British leagues and picked out ten we think could end in score draws to give you little extra help in winning a potential £3,000,00 top prize.

1 - Burnley v Watford

Five of their last eight league encounters have ended in draws. Last season Burnley (7th PL) won 2-0 at home before Watford (8th) had a 2-1 victory in front of their home fans.

Burnley have won four of their last six Premier League games but were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal in their last match at Turf Moor and lost 1-0 visiting Leicester last weekend.

Watford’s last two league matches were both at Vicarage Road, they lost 4-2 to Manchester United before drawing 1-1 with Tottenham.

36 League Encounters

16 Burnley wins

11 Watford wins

9 Draws

5 - Man Utd v Man City

Last season Man City (1st) won 2-1 visiting Old Trafford in the Premier League before a 0-0 draw at the Etihad. Man Utd (2nd) won 1-0 hosting City for a League Cup tie.

Manchester United have won their last four league matches but only kept one clean sheet in their 1-0 victory hosting Brighton.

Man City have one draw and fourteen wins in the Premier League this season. Their last three league matches have all been wins of 2-1 over Huddersfield, Southampton and West Ham.

156 League Encounters

61 Man Utd wins

44 Man City wins

51 Draws

6 - Newcastle v Leicester

Leicester (9th) have won their last four meetings with Newcastle (15th), including both Premier League encounters in the 2015-2016 season, they won 3-0 away and 1-0 at home.

Newcastle haven’t won in the league since beating Crystal Palace in October, they’ve lost five and drawn one of their six league games since.

Leicester’s only away win in the Premier League this season was at Swansea in October, but they come into this after back to back wins over Tottenham and Burnley.

112 League Encounters

47 Newcastle wins

40 Leicester wins

25 Draws

14 - Hull v Brentford

Hull (20th Chp) won 2-0 both home and away when they last met Brentford (11th) in the Championship season 2015-2016.

Hull are winless in seven league matches but have managed draws in three of their last four, including a 2-2 stalemate with Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday.

Brentford have only dropped points in one of their last ten league matches, a 2-0 defeat visiting Cardiff in mid-November. They had a 3-1 win hosting Fulham last weekend.

49 League Encounters

25 Hull wins

15 Brentford wins

9 Draws

15 - Middlesbrough v Ipswich

In ten league encounters since September 2011 Middlesbrough (9th) have four wins, Ipswich (7th) have three wins and they’ve drawn three.

Middlesbrough have lost their last two league matches, they were beaten 3-0 playing host to Derby and lost 2-1 at Bristol City last weekend.

Ipswich have lost just two of their last eight league matches, both were away games at Cardiff and Aston Villa.  The Tractor Boys won 4-2 hosting Nottingham Forest last Saturday.

62 League Encounters

19 Middlesbrough wins

28 Ipswich wins

15 Draws

18 - QPR v Leeds United

QPR (18th) have avoided defeat in their last three home matches against Leeds (8th). They drew 1-1 in 2014, they had a 1-0 win in 2015 and they won 3-0 in this fixture last season.

QPR have only lost one of their last four league home matches. They’ve had wins over Wolves and Sheffield United before losing to Aston Villa and drawing 2-2 with Brentford.

Leeds had a 2-0 win against Barnsley in their last league away game and drew 1-1 with Aston Villa last Friday.

50 League Encounters

17 QPR wins

17 Leeds wins

16 Draws

20 - Blackpool v Rotherham United

Blackpool (12th L1) and Rotherham (13th) last met in the Championship in the 2014-2015 season and drew both encounters 1-1.

Blackpool had a win and two draws ahead of their clash with Blackburn in the league last weekend but lost 4-2.

Rotherham haven’t managed to win in League One since mid-October, they’ve drawn two and lost five of their last seven league matches.

42 League Encounters

19 Blackpool wins

16 Rotherham wins

7 Draws

23 - Bury v AFC Wimbledon

Wimbledon (21st) beat Bury (23rd) 2-1 away and 5-1 at home in their League One meetings last season. They also met in the FA Cup and drew 2-2 before Wimbledon won the replay 5-0 at home.

Bury have lost one of their last four league matches, won one and drawn two. They beat 2nd placed Shrewsbury 1-0 in their last home game.

Wimbledon have lost two of their last seven matches across all competitions and won 3-1 hosting Charlton in the FA Cup last Sunday, before losing 2-0 at Yeovil in the League Trophy on Tuesday.

6 League Encounters

2 Bury wins

3 AFC Wimbledon wins

1 Draw

36 - Crawley v Mansfield

Mansfield (7th L2) had a 3-1 win hosting Crawley (17th) last season before a 2-2 draw in the replica of this fixture.

Crawley have drawn five of their last ten matches across all competitions and lost their last home game 3-1 to Fulham Academy in the League Trophy competition.

Mansfield are on an unbeaten run of eleven matches stretching back to mid-October, they’ve won seven and drawn four.

10 League Encounters

3 Crawley wins

6 Mansfield wins

1 Draw

43 - Yeovil v Lincoln

This is the first time they’ve met since the 2004-2005 season where Lincoln (10th) won 3-1 at home and Yeovil (18th) won 3-0.

Yeovil have only lost two of their fourteen home games across all competitions this season.  They had a 2-1 win over Plymouth in the League Trophy and a 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon in their last two matches on home turf.

Lincoln have won four and lost two of their last six matches, they beat Port Vale 3-1 in their last league game and won 3-2 hosting Accrington in the League Trophy on Tuesday.

4 League Encounters

3 Yeovil wins

1 Lincoln win

0 Draw

 

06/12/2017

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