We’ve picked 10 matches from across Britain that could end in score draws this weekend
The transfer window is closed and the Premier League and Championship return after the international break. It’s back to business as usual and with Arsenal still licking their wounds from their 4-0 defeat at Anfield, Bournemouth could finally get their first point of the season.
1 - Arsenal v Bournemouth
Arsenal (16th PL) won 3-1 hosting Bournemouth (18th) in the Premier League last season and drew 3-3 in the reverse fixture.
Arsenal won 4-3 over Leicester in their opening league match but have since lost 1-0 to Stoke and 4-0 to Liverpool.
Bournemouth have lost all three league matches this season, they narrowly missed out on a point against Man City last time when Raheem Stirling scored with last kick of the game for City to win 2-1.
4 League Encounters
3 Arsenal wins
0 Bournemouth wins
2 - Brighton & Hove Albion v West Brom
Brighton (17th) and West Brom (5th) haven’t met since the 1992-1993 season.
Brighton are still without a win in the Premier League this season, but they beat Barnet 1-0 in the League Cup and last home match.
West Brom are unbeaten this season with two wins and draw in the Premier League and a 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley in the League Cup.
18 League Encounters
3 Brighton wins
9 West Brom wins
4 - Everton v Tottenham
Three of the last four league meetings between Everton (12th) and Tottenham (9th) have ended in draws, including the last two at Goodison which both finished 1-1.
Everton have lost just one of their seven competitive matches this season, they’ve won four and drawn two across the Premier and Europa Leagues.
After a 2-0 win over 10-man Newcastle in their opening game, Tottenham lost 2-1 to Chelsea and were held to a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
160 League Encounters
49 Everton wins
59 Tottenham wins
11 - Fulham v Cardiff
Four of the last seven meetings between Fulham (14th Chp) and Cardiff (1st) have ended in draws, both Championship meetings last season finished 2-2.
Fulham drew their first three league games this season, before losing 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday and winning 2-0 over Ipswich.
Cardiff are on five straight league wins, winning their last two 2-1 over both Wolves and QPR.
55 League Encounters
21 Fulham wins
23 Cardiff wins
17 – Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest
A 91st minute goal won it 2-1 for Sheffield Wednesday (16th) hosting Nottingham Forest (6th) last season.
Three of Sheffield Wednesday’s five league matches this season have finished 1-1.
Forest have won three of their five league games this term, but lost 2-1 to Barnsley in their last league away and 2-0 to Leeds before the international break.
128 League Encounters
53 Sheffield Wednesday wins
51 Nottingham Forest wins
18 - Sunderland v Sheffield Utd
Sunderland (19th) and Sheffield Utd (5th) haven’t met since they both won 1-0 at home in the 2004-2005 season.
Sunderland had two draws and a win in their first three league games, but then lost the last two.
Sheffield Utd won their last two league matches either side of a 4-1 defeat from Leicester in the League Cup competition.
128 League Encounters
58 Sunderland wins
46 Sheffield Utd wins
21 - Bristol Rovers v Walsall
Bristol Rovers (14th L1) and Walsall (10th) drew 1-1 in this fixture last season before Walsall won 3-1 at home.
Bristol Rovers have lost three of their five league matches this season, but won 3-1 over Fleetwood in their last league home game.
Walsall are unbeaten in their last four league matches, winning two and drawing two.
90 League Encounters
36 Bristol Rovers wins
33 Walsall wins
30 - Scunthorpe v Blackpool
Blackpool (7th) beat Scunthorpe (4th) 1-0 away and 5-0 at home in their last meetings in the 2015-2016 season.
Scunthorpe are unbeaten in League One this season, drawing their first two games before three wins on the bounce.
After a loss in their opening game, Blackpool are unbeaten in four league matches winning three.
14 League Encounters
7 Scunthorpe wins
14 Blackpool wins
34 - Colchester v Crawley
Colchester (20th) had a 1-1 draw at Crawley (16th L2) last season before Crawley won 3-2 on the road.
Colchester have just one win from five league matches this season, but it was a 5-1 victory over Forest Green in their last league home game.
After losing their first three league games Crawley have won their last two 3-0 over Swindon and 2-0 over Yeovil.
8 League Encounters
0 Colchester wins
4 Crawley wins
39 - Mansfield v Grimsby
Mansfield (15th) and Grimsby (17th) have three wins each and a draw in their last seven meetings.
Mansfield have drawn their last two league matches 2-2 with Luton and 1-1 with Carlisle.
Grimsby lost 3-2 to Wycombe before a 1-0 win against Crewe in their last two league games.
46 League Encounters
17 Mansfield wins
18 Grimsby wins