Premiership football betting tips are given one of the following three ratings:
Banker, large stake, predicted outcome is more than likely.
Likely outcome, medium stake, worth a gamble.
Worth a flutter, small stake, be prudent and stick to matches where you can spot the value.
Below were the predicted outcomes for the midweek fixtures Wed 14th December 2005.
|Wed 8:00||Everton v West Ham|
|Everton are starting to turn things around and excepting the heavy defeat at West Brom have had a decent run of form. They are now 5 points clear of the relegation places, earned a point at Old Trafford and have 2 home wins on the bounce. They are getting back to something that looks similar to the Everton side last season where they didn't concede many goals and managed to churn out plenty of 1-0 victories. West Ham have only 2 wins from 8 games on their travels, their latest being a win at Birmingham but they could only follow this with a narrow 3-2 defeat at Blackburn; things haven't quite gone for the Hammers of late despite a good start to the season and they certainly didn't deserve to have 6 players carded by Mike Riley. Everton should continue to turn things around so expect the Hammers to lose by the odd goal.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Man Utd v Wigan|
|Crisis seems to be the order of things at Old Trafford with the Red Devils out of Europe, only able to draw at home to Everton, and Fergie reacting rather sensitively at a recent press conference. Not all seems well within the camp either with several United players not happy with the showboating antics of Ronaldo, including frequent loss of posession, during the defeat to Benfica. Confidence is what seems to be lacking at United and they will need to be at their best to take all 3 points against a Wigan side who are virtually an equal with Bolton in terms of work rate and pressing their opponents. Wigan are no mugs at the back but have had a poor run of late losing against Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea. Another big game against United is probably not what they would have wanted but they are learning from experience and only narrowly lost at Chelsea. A United win is by no means a certainty and if Wigan can hold out for at least 45 minutes, they could even nick it.|