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 March 2007.
|Wed 7:45||Aston Villa v Arsenal|
|After an extremely disappointing run of form, Villa have finally secured 2 home wins on the bounce. There are also signs that their new signings are gelling quickly, a factor helped by their early exits from the cup competitions giving them plenty of time on the training ground. At home, Villa's record has not been that impressive but they've only lost 3 games and conceded just 11 goals. The key is that they should be a lot fresher than an Arsenal side who's season has just gone into meltdown over the last 10 days; defeat to Chelsea in the Carling Cup final, knocked out by Blackburn in the FA Cup and a European exit at the hands of PSV. Not only have their results been awful but the Carling Cup furore has left Adebayor, Toure and Eboue suspended. Additionally, Henry is out for the rest of the season and attacking options are limited with van Persie still injured. On the road Arsenal have taken only 4 points from their last 3 games and if anyone's to take advantage of the Gunner's sticky patch, the timing couldn't be better for Villa. A scalp for O'Neill that would certainly put a dent in Arsenal's ambitions of 3rd place.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Wed 8:00||Man City v Chelsea|
|The FA Cup defeat at Ewood Park effectively summed up how City's season has collapsed and now they're clinging to safety by the skin of their teeth; especially if Charlton maintain their current form. City fans vented their frustration during the Blackburn loss and rumour has it that Pearce has only 2 games to save his job. Only 20 goals in the Premiership this season highlights the root of Pearce's problems; only Watford have scored less. Fair enough that the strikers got a rollicking from the fans but they've even turned on their better players; most noticeable when Barton threw his shirt to them at the end of the game. City have lost 5 of the last 6 at Eastlands and now face a Chelsea side that will be buoyed by the return of John Terry. The draw against Spurs said everything that needed to be said about their pitiful defence and Terry is the man to bond the pieces back together. After a blip on the road, Chelsea are on the back of 2 successive victories and with their captain back, should expose City's weaknesses, of which their are many.|
|Away Win 0-2|