Classic Pools: 14th – 15th April
Tottenham can help extend Manchester City’s wait for the Premier League title when they host the Citizens at Wembley on Saturday. Swansea look to put more daylight between themselves and the drop zone when they welcome Everton, and Barnsley and Bolton are both desperate for points at the bottom of the Championship. Check out our ten picks for score draws in our Classic Pools competition this weekend.
1 – Burnley v Leicester
Leicester have won seven their last eleven league encounters with Burnley, including a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture this season. Burnley won 1-0 hosting the Foxes at Turf Moor last season.
Burnley have won their last four league games on the spin, three on the road against West Ham (3-0), West Brom (2-1) and Watford (2-1) and they had a 2-1 win against Everton in their last home game.
Leicester have won their last two league games on the road but they were beaten 2-1 hosting Newcastle last weekend.
103 League Encounters
40 Burnley wins
33 Leicester wins
7 – Swansea v Everton
Three of their last seven league encounters have ended in draws, Everton won 3-1 hosting Swansea in the reverse fixture this season.
Swansea have drawn two and lost one of their last three league matches, all three were away from home. They’ve won their last four league matches on home turf.
Everton were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City and drew 0-0 with Liverpool in their last two league matches.
25 League Encounters
2 Swansea wins
14 Everton wins
8 – Tottenham v Man City
Tottenham have won the last two occasions they’ve hosted Manchester City, but they were beaten 4-1 visiting the Etihad in December.
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last fourteen league matches and have won the last six on the trot.
Manchester City have lost their three matches, 3-0 to Liverpool in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final, 3-2 to Man United in Premier League last weekend and 2-1 in the second-leg with Liverpool on Tuesday.
137 League Encounters
51 Tottenham wins
54 Man City wins
10 – Barnsley v Bolton
A brace from Gary Madine helped Bolton to a 3-1 win in the reverse fixture with Barnsley in December.
Barnsley are 2-points behind Bolton in the first relegation spot, they’ve lost just one of their last four league games at home but were beaten 1-0 visiting Ipswich on Tuesday.
Bolton have lost their last four league games on the spin, they lost 2-0 to Millwall in their midweek fixture.
37 League Encounters
9 Barnsley wins
16 Bolton wins
17 – QPR v Preston
In their last six league encounters they’ve drawn three and Preston have won the last three, including a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture.
QPR’s three league matches in April have been a 4-1 home win against Norwich, a 4-0 defeat visiting Hull last weekend and a 4-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.
Preston had three league defeats on the bounce before winning 3-1 hosting Leeds on Tuesday night.
37 League Encounters
9 QPR wins
12 Preston wins
18 – Reading v Sunderland
Reading had a 3-1 win visiting Sunderland for the reverse fixture back in early December.
Reading have won two and lost two of their last four league matches, they beat both QPR and Preston 1-0 in their last two home games, but lost 3-0 to Aston Villa and 1-0 to Fulham on the road.
Sunderland have drawn their last two league matches 1-1 with both Leeds and Norwich.
17 League Encounters
8 Reading wins
6 Sunderland wins
20 – Blackpool v Fleetwood
Fleetwood are just 1-point ahead of Blackpool in the League One table and drew 0-0 when they met in the reverse fixture in November.
Blackpool won 5-0 hosting Bradford last weekend and followed that with a 3-0 victory hosting Northampton on Tuesday.
Fleetwood have won five of their last six league matches, they beat Oxford 1-0 in the most recent.
3 League Encounters
1 Blackpool win
0 Fleetwood wins
26 – Oxford Utd v Southend
They have a win each and a draw in their last three meetings, the reverse fixture finished 1-1 back in November.
Oxford have avoided defeat in three of their last four league games at home but lost 1-0 hosting Fleetwood on Tuesday.
Southend lost 1-0 to Blackburn last weekend, but it was only their third loss in thirteen league games.
41 League Encounters
16 Oxford wins
19 Southend wins
33 – Colchester v Notts County
Notts County have won nine of their last eleven encounters with Colchester, who’ve won two including the last time they hosted.
Colchester had three league wins on the spin before losing 1-0 hosting Accrington last Saturday.
Notts County have won three, drawn three and lost two of their last eight league matches. They won 2-1 against Coventry last weekend.
43 League Encounters
15 Colchester wins
21 Notts County wins
35 – Grimsby v Barnet
Grimsby are 5-points ahead of Barnet who are in the first relegation spot, Grimsby won 2-0 when they met in the reverse fixture this season.
Grimsby ended a 20-league game winless run with a 1-0 victory hosting Chesterfield last weekend.
Barnet have won two of their last three league matches but lost 4-1 to Stevenage in their last away game.
17 League Encounters
11 Grimsby wins
4 Barnet wins