Classic Pools: 12th – 13th May
The final Premier League matches of the season take place this weekend and with Europa League play-offs assured for next term, there’s nothing on the line in Burnley’s clash with Bournemouth, likewise when a now-safe West Ham meet with Everton. We’ve looked through the fixtures and picked ten games we think could end in score draws to give you a little extra help winning a potential £3,000,000 top prize in our Classic Pools competition.
1 - Burnley v Bournemouth
When they met in the Premier League last season Burnley won 3-2 at home before Bournemouth returned the favour with a 2-1 victory. The Clarets won 2-1 in the reverse fixture this term back in November.
Burnley have secured 7th but results have slipped recently with just 2-points earned from their last four matches and they were smashed 5-0 at Arsenal last weekend.
Bournemouth had gone five league matches without a win before beating Swansea 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium last Saturday.
23 League Encounters
8 Burnley wins
5 Bournemouth wins
2 - Crystal Palace v West Brom
It finished in a goalless draw when the two sides met in the reverse fixture in December.
Crystal Palace are now unbeaten in their last five league games, they beat Leicester 5-0 in their last home game and won 2-1 over Stoke last weekend.
Southampton’s midweek win against Swansea relegated West Brom but the Baggies are unbeaten in their last five matches and come into this on back to back wins of 1-0 over Newcastle and Tottenham.
53 League Encounters
16 Crystal Palace wins
22 West Brom wins
10 - West Ham v Everton
They drew 1-1 and 0-0 on the last two occasions West Ham hosted Everton. The Toffees won 4-0 in the reverse fixture this season.
After losing 4-1 to both Arsenal and Man City, West Ham won 2-0 at Leicester last Saturday.
Everton have drawn three and won two of their last five league matches. They were held to a 1-1 draw with Southampton in the latest.
123 League Encounters
33 West Ham wins
63 Everton wins
11 - Alaves v Ath Bilbao
Only 1-point separates Alaves and Bilbao who sit safe at 13th and 14th respectively in the Spanish La Liga. Bilbao won 2-0 when they met in the reverse fixture in January.
Alaves won 3-0 at rock-bottom Malaga last weekend. They’ve won four of their last six league matches but were beaten in their last two at home.
Bilbao went four league matches without a win before beating Betis 2-0 last Saturday.
18 Encounters (since 1999)
3 Alaves wins
11 Ath Bilbao wins
15 - Getafe v Atletico Madrid
Angel Correa and Diego Costa got the goals in Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 win over Getafe in the reverse fixture.
With two games remaining Getafe have a chance at finishing in a Europa League spot and are in good form with four wins and draw in their last five league matches.
Atletico Madrid are looking to keep the runners-up spot over city rivals Real Madrid who have a game in hand. Atletico have failed to put two wins together in the last ten league games and were beaten 2-0 by Espanyol last Sunday.
30 Encounters (since 2001)
4 Getafe wins
18 Atletico Madrid wins
18 - R Betis v Sevilla
Sevilla have won four of the last five meetings between the teams, but Betis won 5-3 when they met in the reverse fixture in January.
Betis are hoping to hold on to 5th place and a Europa League spot and were unbeaten in eight league matches (7 wins, 1 draw) before losing 2-0 at Bilbao last Saturday.
Sevilla have only picked up 1-point in their last four league away matches.
37 Encounters (since 1999)
6 Betis wins
18 Sevilla wins
21 - Atalanta v AC Milan
With two games remaining in the Italian Serie A, AC Milan are looking to hold on to 6th and the last Europa League spot, Atalanta are just a point behind in 7th and beat Milan 2-0 in the reverse fixture this season.
Atalanta are unbeaten in their last six league matches, drawing three and winning three. It finished 1-1 in their clash with Lazio last weekend.
AC Milan have four draws in their last seven league matches and one defeat, they beat Bologna 2-1 and Verona 4-1 in the last two.
33 Encounters (since 1999)
10 Atalanta wins
14 AC Milan wins
22 - Benevento v Genoa
Genoa won 1-0 in their only other encounter with Benevento in the reverse fixture back in December.
Relegated Benevento have a win, a draw and a loss in their last three league games. They drew 3-3 with Udinese in their last home match.
Genoa are safe in the middle of the table but were beaten 3-1 by Atalanta and 3-2 by Fiorentina in their last two league games.
0 Benevento wins
1 Genoa win
27 - Roma v Juventus
Roma have two wins and a draw from the last three times they’ve hosted Juventus in the Italian Serie A. A draw will seal the title win for Juventus.
Roma have won their last four league games on the bounce and have only lost one of their last ten.
Juventus have only lost three of their thirty-six league matches this season and won 3-1 over Bologna last weekend to move within a point of the trophy.
43 Encounters (since 1998)
10 Roma wins
21 Juventus wins
29 - Torino v SPAL 2013
Their only other encounter finished in a 2-2 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Torino have drawn three and lost two of their last five league matches. They held runners-up Napoli to a 2-2 stalemate last Sunday.
SPAL have only lost one of their last eleven league matches, they’ve drawn six and won four. They beat relegated teams Verona 3-1 and Benevento 2-0 in the last two.
0 Torino wins
0 SPAL 2013 wins