There are any number of football markets to bet on, and any number of outcomes that punters can back. But potentially one of the more lucrative options is to pick out the draws. Users of the betfair expert betting app will already be familiar with the idea of putting a football accumulator on but how many ever think about backing draws?

With draws often being reliant upon both teams playing poorly, or both teams playing so well that they cancel each other out, the odds are usually greater than backing winners and they can provide great value. This Saturday, there could be a few draws to back.

Aston Villa v Stoke City

New manager Tim Sherwood will be desperate to give Villa a boost at the weekend but it remains to be seen whether or not he has resolved his team’s fundamental difficulties. Underlying Villa’s problems is their lack of goals but Sherwood is stuck with the same misfiring strikeforce that Paul Lambert has struggled with all season. It is hard to see how he can make a big difference in such a short space of time.

Stoke City are a difficult team to pick. This season they have tended to play their best football against the better teams and have recorded some hugely impressive results. But they have also had some bad days at the office. On Saturday, expect Stoke to drop to Villa’s level and it is difficult to pick anything other than a low scoring draw.

Hull City v QPR

With Hull and QPR both hovering perilously above the drop zone, it will be a tense affair at the KC on Saturday. Neither team will want to concede. Both managers will be wary of the impact that a goal for the opposition would have on their side’s confidence.

With so much at stake, both teams will cancel each other out. If a draw is the outcome, then it will be a far better result for the visitors, who have been extremely poor on the road this season.