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Whenan ongoing and now apparently hopeless peace process is facing a new stalemate, that's the time for novel ideas.
Draws are usually a bookies' benefit so it was a boost for punters that last weekend ended with no games finishing all-square, although the chances of another stalemate blank is unlikely, according to the layers.
Gretna, who drew 1-1 with Livingston last week, have not had successive stalemates in 128 league matches.
Four of the last six league games between these two at Ewood Park have finished level and both games last season also ended in stalemates.
A draw away to Villarreal was perfectly acceptable, although home stalemates with the Spaniards and Lille, as well as a defeat in France, have left the Red Devils on the brink of a humbling group-stage exit.