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 Mon 24th to Wed 26th April 2006.
|Mon 8:00||Fulham v Wigan|
|Despite Fulham's lowly position in the Premiership table they do have reliable home form with 11 wins from 17 games. They are virtually mathematically safe from the relegation furore below them and although they don't have anything left to play for, Coleman will be keen to finish as high up the table as possible. Wigan have lost some of their consistency of late but they have only lost once in their last 6 away games. They have slipped off the pace of those in the serious chase for a UEFA Cup place and the trip to Craven Cottage could well prove fruitless bearing in mind Fulham's home form but this has been a successful first Premiership season nevertheless.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Tues 7:45||Aston Villa v Man City|
|Only 1 place and 1 point separate these 2 sides in the wrong half of the table; City do have a game in hand but both clubs will be disappointed at where they are to finish this season's Premiership campaign. Villa have only lost once in the last 6 home fixtures and their home win over local rivals will have been especially pleasing. On their travels City have been on a frustrating losing streak, losing game after game, and with nothing left to play for in their remaining games another loss looks on the cards. Pearce to continue to be frustrated but a much needed 3 points for O'Leary.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Wed 7:45||West Ham v Liverpool|
|This fixture is now a dress rehearsal for the FA Cup final but is unlikely to have the same intensity as the said Cardiff glamour piece. The Hammer's victory over Boro to reach Cardiff places them in Europe next season due to Liverpool's qualification for the Champions League so the pressure for West Ham to make the most of their remaining Premiership games is off. The Hammers don't have the sort of home form to swing this prediction in their favour with 8 wins and 6 losses from 17 games, but their opponents Liverpool have been impressive recently with 4 wins from their last 6 away games. Liverpool have secured at least third place in the Premiership and they should be expected to take 3 points at Upton Park.|
|Away Win 0-1|