Expert pools picks for the weekend: score draws across the PL and Championship

Pool betting is a form of betting where all bets are placed into a pool. This sees all the money placed on the result of a particular event by numerous bettors and it is awarded to one or more winners, should the desired outcome be hit.

Let’s take a look at some of our expert pools picks for the weekend that sees a score draw.

Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United 

Going to the County Ground is no easy feat this season. Practically all of Nottingham Forest’s points have been secured at home this campaign, with only two of their five wins coming on the road, one of which was away at Newcastle United.

Chris Wood stole the headlines with a stunning hat-trick that day and this helps keep Forest two points above relegation zone. Things have been a bit topsy-turvy for Forest since that win over Newcastle, but they did defeat Manchester United at home in the following game.

Newcastle themselves have also managed to get some wins on the board since losing at home to Forest, beating Aston Villa at Villa Park and racking up two away wins in the FA Cup too.

The inconsistent form of the Magpies combined with Forest’s decent home record makes this one look like a draw.

Tottenham vs Brighton

One of the game’s of the weekend in the Premier League sees two European hopefuls go head-to-head. 

Brighton & Hove Albion's form has been very up-and-down. The Seagulls did beat rivals Crystal Palace last time out, and they have also secured a 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur already this season.

Brighton have also secured eight draws already, which is the most in the league after 23 games.


Fulham vs Bournemouth

12th heads to 13th this weekend with Bournemouth sitting one point clear of Fulham ahead of the battle at Craven Cottage.

Bournemouth have drawn their past two games 1-1 with West Ham United and Forest, and they also beat Fulham at the Vitality Stadium 3-0 earlier in the season. Fulham have also been no stranger to draws this campaign, doing so with Burnley and Everton in their past two games.

Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City

With only two points separating Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, neither team heads into this game in decent form. 

Rovers were stunned at home by the relegation-fighting Queens Park Rangers last weekend, and they also drew their two home games in the Championship before that against Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town. In fact, combine this with a home defeat to Watford and it now means it’s been two months since a victory at Ewood Park for Blackburn.

Stoke also have eight draws on the board already, and given Blackburn's awful form at home, number nine could be in store.

Ipswich Town vs West Brom

Fourth takes on fifth in a vital game in the race for the promotion spots in the Championship, as West Bromwich Albion heads to Ipswich Town.

Ipswich's excellent form has dipped recently with three winless games, including a stunning loss to non-league's Maidstone United and a 1-1 draw with Leicester City. They also racked up four draws throughout December to put them on a total tally of eight, and with West Brom gradually closing the gap, the Baggies will be confident of getting something out of this game.

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