Classic Pools Preview: 19th - 21st May

Classic Pools Preview: 19th - 21st May

Classic Pools: 19th – 21st May

The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester at Wembley features in our Classic Pools competition this weekend, along with the final round of matches in the Spanish, Italian and French top tiers. To give you a little extra help in your selections we’ve picked ten fixtures we think could end in score draws and provided head to head and recent form statistics.

1 - Chelsea v Man Utd

When they met in the Premier League this season Chelsea won 1-0 at home before Manchester United won 2-1 in the reverse at Old Trafford.

In their final two league games of the season Chelsea drew 1-1 hosting Huddersfield before losing 3-0 away at Newcastle last weekend.

Manchester United’s last two league games were a 0-0 draw at West Ham before a 1-0 victory hosting Watford last Sunday.

152 League Encounters

45 Chelsea wins

61 Man Utd wins

46 Draws

4 - Ath Bilbao v Espanyol

Both teams are safe from relegation in this final game of the Spanish La Liga and they had a 1-1 draw when they met in the reverse fixture in January.

Ath Bilbao have only lost four league home matches this season, but two of those defeats were inflicted last month.

Espanyol come into this after back to back wins, beating Atletico Madrid 2-0 away and Malaga 4-1 at home last weekend.

43 Encounters (since 1998)

11 Ath Bilbao wins

16 Espanyol wins

16 Draws

7 - Celta Vigo v Levante

Celta Vigo have won their last six league encounters with Levante, they beat 1-0 in the reverse fixture back in January.

Celta Vigo have only lost three league home matches all season, they’ve drawn the most recent three on home turf and lost 6-0 visiting Real Madrid last Saturday.

Levante have won their last five league matches and beat Barcelona 5-4 in the latest to deny the league champions an unbeaten season in the Spanish top-flight.

15 Encounters (since 2006)

8 Celta Vigo wins

3 Levante wins

4 Draws

8 - Las Palmas v Girona

Las Palmas have won four of the last five meetings between the teams but Girona smashed them 6-0 in the reverse fixture this season.

Las Palmas have been relegated and have failed to win any of their last fifteen league matches, drawing five and losing ten.

Girona have only picked up 1-point in their last four league matches and have only managed one win in their last nine.

15 Encounters (since 2008)

7 Las Palmas wins

4 Girona wins

4 Draws

19 - Lazio v Inter Milan

Lazio are in 4th place and the final Champions League spot but Inter Milan trail by 3-points and need a big win to take the position on goal difference.

Lazio are unbeaten in their last ten league matches but were held to draws of 1-1 with Atalanta and 2-2 with Crotone in their last two matches.

Inter beat Udinese 4-0 in their last away match but lost 2-1 hosting Sassuolo last weekend.

49 Encounters (since 1998)

16 Lazio wins

17 Inter Milan wins

16 Draws

21 - Sassuolo v Roma

Sassuolo equalised 12-minutes from time to draw 1-1 with Roma in the reverse fixture this season.

Sassuolo have only lost one of their last eleven league matches and have won four of the last five.

Roma had four league wins on the spin before drawing 0-0 with Juventus last weekend. They’ve only lost one league game on the road this season.

9 Encounters (since 2013)

0 Sassuolo wins

5 Roma wins

4 Draws

25 - Dijon v Angers

They both won at home when they met in the league last season and Angers had a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture this term.

Dijon had a 3-1 win over Guingamp in their last home game and have only lost five league matches on home turf all season.

Angers have won three, lost three and drawn four of their last ten league matches.

23 Encounters (since 2001)

3 Dijon wins

11 Angers wins

9 Draws

27 - Marseille v Amiens

Marseille won the only encounter between the teams 2-0 in the reverse fixture back in September.

Marseille come into this after their Europa League final with Atletico Madrid and are unbeaten in their last seven Ligue 1 matches.

Amiens have only lost one of their last nine league games and managed a 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.

1 Encounter

1 Marseille win

0 Amiens wins

0 Draws

31 - St Etienne v Lille

Lille had a 3-1 victory when the teams met in the reverse fixture back in November.

St Etienne were unbeaten in thirteen league matches before losing their last two 3-1 to Bordeaux and 1-0 to Monaco.

Lille have won their last three league games on the bounce 3-1 against Metz, 3-2 against Toulouse and 2-1 against Dijon.

37 Encounters (since 1998)

10 St Etienne wins

16 Lille wins

11 Draws

36 - Club Brugge v Gent

Gent have held their own in recent meetings with Club Brugge, winning four and losing three of their last seven league clashes.

After running away with the lead in the regular season, Club Brugge clinched the title in the play-off phase after drawing 1-1 with Standard Liege in their penultimate match last Sunday.

Gent ended a six-league game winless run with a 1-0 victory over Anderlecht last weekend.

62 Encounters (since 1998)

28 Club Brugge wins

20 Gent wins

14 Draws


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