Archived Premiership Tips (15th May 2005)

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Archived Premiership Football Betting Tips (15th May 2005)

Premiership football betting tips are given one of the following three ratings:

Banker

 Banker, large stake, predicted outcome is more than likely.

Likely

 Likely outcome, medium stake, worth a gamble.

Prudent

 Worth a flutter, small stake, be prudent and stick to matches where you can spot the value.


Below were the predicted outcomes for the weekend fixtures of 15th May 2005, the final matches of the season.


Archived Premiership football betting tips (15th May 2005)

Sun 3:00 Birmingham v Arsenal
  Birmingham showed against Norwich last weekend that they are still playing for pride even though they lost narrowly and have nothing to play for. Pennant will want to justify his £3m transfer from today's opponents and old team mates Arsenal but his performance and that of his colleagues are unlikely to be enough to rock Arsenal, who after their midweek demolition of Everton now have a spring in their step as well as Henry and Campbell back from injury. Arsenal should start favourites for the FA Cup final, should mount more of a challenge next season and today's result should also go their way.
Away Win 0-2
  Bolton v Everton
  Bolton will want to show Everton that they were deserved of 4th place even though they now have no chance of beating Everton to it and their positions are settled but Bolton have still made Europe for the first time and may do better in the UEFA cup than Everton do in the Champions League. This game will be a clash of similar styles but Bolton are better at set pieces and have more talent in midfield. Also Everton have lost their last 4 games away, the last by 7 clear goals, and though they may have a driven manager in Moyes, the season is probably already over for them. Bolton can claim all the points here.
Home Win 1-0
  Charlton v Crystal Palace
  Charlton have endured a miserable end to their season and it is unlikely they finish it with a win, especially considering Palace are desperate for the victory themselves that will hopefully bring them Premiership survival. Even with a win Palace's destiny does not lie in their own hands and they will have to rely on other results but the worrying factor for them will be that they have only won 1 away fixture this season. Charlton's home form is by no means good having won only 8 from 18 but considering Palace's away form this looks like it will end in a draw.
Draw 1-1
  Fulham v Norwich
  Norwich are another team fighting for Premiership survival and unlike their rivals, they are not currently in the drop zone and their destiny remains firmly in their own hands. All they have to do is beat Fulham away and they will be playing in the Premiership next season but sadly the stats do not back them up as they have not won away all season. If they can claim their first away victory in the last game of the season it will be a massive achievement, but otherwise does any team deserve to stay up who can't win over the course of 38 games. Fulham should not be underestimated here and earned a good victory at Blackburn and although their form of late has been inconsistent, Norwich's impatience to win this one will leave them open to the counter, something that Fulham are good at taking advantage of. Fulham to win.
Home Win 2-1
  Liverpool v Aston Villa
  Liverpool will line up in Istanbul for the Champions League final but if only they could have taken that form into the Premiership; their home form has been relatively good but it is their away form that has seriously let them down. They remain undefeated in their last 6 home fixtures and face a Villa side who now have no chance of Europe and will probably feel like bit parts in what will be Liverpool's last home game of the season; one in which their fans will want to give them a big send off for a future night of European glory. Cisse may well replace Baros who hasn't quite hit the heights of the European Championships last summer, but Liverpool should beat a Villa side low on confidence and only 4 away wins to their name.
Home Win 1-0
  Man City v Middlesbrough
  This is the fight for 7th place and the last UEFA spot. If City can win and Spurs don't beat Blackburn by at least 2 more than City win by, then Stuart Pearce will have carried his troops into Europe totally against the odds. City have only lost once under Pearce and that was the first game under his management but his style has carried them forward on a very good run and they are almost knocking on the door of Europe. Boro won their crunch match last weekend against Spurs but and only need a draw to guarantee Europe but sometimes this can work against you, especially when up against a side as driven as City. City have won their last 3 at home whilst Boro have lost 7 from 18 away. City to prevail.
Home Win 1-0
  Newcastle v Chelsea
  A meaningless game for those involved but Chelsea showed against Man Utd that they are not finished with the Premiership for this season. Chelsea will want revenge for their FA cup exit at St James Park and bearing in mind Newcastle's fragile defence they may not find scoring too difficult. However, Newcastle were the better team for the first half at Everton at the weekend, but as ever failed to capitalise. Shearer has admitted that the season has been long and arduous, no doubt made worse by the usual Newcastle off and on the field antics, and like most Geordies will be waiting for August to come round again, but after a much needed rest. Chelsea have won 15 from 18 away games and they look like making it 16 from 19.
Away Win 0-2
  Southampton v Man Utd
  Crunch time at St Mary's! Southampton are capable of beating United on their day especially considering United's poor performances of late but does anyone really think it's going to happen. Southampton's defence is appalling and the thought of them coming forward immediately starts ringing alarm bells; goals for United! Southampton will miss Peter Crouch in a big way as he is an outlet for the way they play; when he is missing they struggle to find ways to get the ball forward with any purpose or conviction. The only worry about predicting this result is that United may have one eye on the FA cup final so their lineup is uncertain as well as their focus, but will Ferguson want to see his side limping off at the season's end like sore losers.
Away Win 0-1
  Tottenham v Blackburn
  Spurs have to score a hatful against Blackburn and hope that Man City can beat Boro but by at least 2 goals less to make their dream of Europe come true. Spurs have good home form with 9 wins from 18 and not having lost in their last 6 home fixtures but Blackburn are now a much harder side to beat. No doubt Blackburn will come and employ spoiling tactics as they have nothing else to play for but Spurs should be capable of taking Blackburn on their day. Whether or not they make Europe Martin Jol's first job for next season will be to put some spark into Spurs' away performances and build some consistency for a bigger challenge next season. Spurs to win today but not by enough.
Home Win 2-0
  West Brom v Portsmouth
  West Brom have done remarkably well to come back from the death at Christmas and be in the running to survive on the last day of the season; unfortunately for them the other sides around them have done the same. West Brom have only lost 1 of their last 6 at home and face opponents Portsmouth who have only taken 1 point in their last 6 away fixtures. Portsmouth's away form is notoriously poor and with the disruption in their camp (allusions to the expiry of Steve Stone's contract) plus the fact that they are safe, there looks to be only one winner here; the home side.
Home Win 2-1

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