Archived Premiership Tips (16th September 2006)

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Archived Premiership Football Betting Tips (16th September 2006)

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 Sat 16th to Sun 17th September 2006.


Archived Premiership football betting tips (16th to 17th Sep 2006)

Sat 12:45 Charlton v Portsmouth
  Charlton made a brave stab of things in the second half at Stamford bridge but it wasn't enough to warrant a point despite Jimmy equalising and then apologising to the Chelsea fans. Charlton have only 1 win from 4 and the challenge for them come Saturday will be to score against the only Premiership side yet to concede. Pompey remain undefeated with their new look defence still spotless, and though the game at Fratton Park against Wigan wasn't pretty at times Portsmouth still managed to squeeze out a result. Last time Pompey travelled they put 4 past Boro; whilst a similar result is unlikely at the Valley a nicked win for Portsmouth has good potential.
Away Win 0-1
Sat 3:00 Bolton v Middlesbrough
  Bolton have been having a hard time of it of late and despite the last kick of the game victory at home to Watford they have not lived up to the expectations set last season. They are finding the goals harder to come by and that could be due to the absence of Davies, which puts more pressure on Anelka to make Allardyce's plans work as soon as possible. Despite the defeat at Reading, Boro have fared well against the bigger teams with a home win against Chelsea and a draw at Arsenal. They still have that air of inconsistency about them but the signing of Woodgate has been an absolute coup for Southgate. After only 2 games in his time at Real Madrid his display at the Emirates was outstanding and he brings solidity to the weakest element of the Boro side. Bolton haven't hit form yet and Boro could sping an away surprise.
Away Win 0-1
  Everton v Wigan
  Everton's spanking of Liverpool was the biggest home win over the Reds since 1909 and didn't they deserve it. Moyes looks to have found the right player for the lone striking role in Andy Johnson (4 goals in 4 games) and he was perfectly complemented by the attacking runs of Tim Cahill from midfield. Everton fans think their time has come and though the season is still in its infancy, they could well be proved right. Wigan travel to Goodison and should be stronger defensively than Liverpool were but they have lost some of their attacking flair with the sales of Bullard and Chimbonda. Wigan have lost both away games this season and it looks the same again against an Everton side flying high on confidence.
Home Win 1-0
  Sheffield Utd v Reading
  Will this be a Premiership repeat of the Championship fixture last season when the result was a 1-1 draw? Neither side has changed dramatically since they won promotion; of particular note is Reading's defence who have now played together for over 2 years. United remain undefeated at home with draws against both Liverpool and Blackburn. Two missed penalties against Blackburn meant dropped points but Friedel was outstanding. Reading have also shown good home form with victories over both Boro and Man City but they are yet to pick up any points on the road. Reading could just edge this but the stats all point to a score draw.
Draw 1-1
Sat 5:15 Watford v Aston Villa
  Watford currently occupy bottom place and though the likelihood is that they will be relegated, they won't be going down without giving it their best shot. They've lost 3 of 4 games and their only point comes from a home draw against West Ham; similarly to Sheffield United most of their points are likely to come at home. However, at the Reebok they managed to hit the woodwork 3 times and only went down to a 96th minute penalty to a Bolton side who were lucky throughout. They entertain a rejuvenated Villa side under Martin O'Neill, otherwise known as God to most Villa fans and if he can get something out of Chris Sutton he must be a miracle worker. The signing of Petrov has proved to be shrewd as he's slotted straight into the side with no problems. Not many have a bad word to say about O'Neill and his system of 4-3-3 with the ball and 4-5-1 without it has yielded 8 points from 4 games and they are still undefeated. The results at West Ham and Arsenal may have been draws but they scored first on both occasions and their first 3 away points could well come at Vicarage Road.
Away Win 0-2
Sun 1:30 Chelsea v Liverpool
  Chelsea may have slipped up at Boro and leaked more goals than you would expect but there are signs that they are starting to gel. Liverpool have held the indian sign over Chelsea in recent meetings but it's about time the Blues got their revenge, especially after a less than convincing start to the season by Liverpool. A draw at Bramall Lane on the opening day and a humiliating defeat at local rivals Everton means they have their work cut out. Some of Benitez's team selections have been surprising, his defence has been lacking and with new players coming in it is taking longer than expected for the results to come together. Liverpool won't want 2 defeats on the bounce but it looks like Chelsea could well have their say.
Home Win 1-0
Sun 3:00 Blackburn v Man City
  Rovers still remain winless and the sooner they stop giving away penalties the sooner they'll begin to climb the table. Brad Friedel was immense at Bramall Lane saving 2 penalties and other shots besides to give Blackburn a share of the points. Blackburn's attack has failed to ignite this season but Hughes remains confident that it is only a question of time. Their opponents, City, are having a miserable time of it also with their only goal of the season coming from a penalty at home to Arsenal, which incidentally did give them their only win of the current campaign. Losing at Reading will have been a dose of reality for Pearce, compounded by the dismissal of Dabo meaning another added to the long list of those unavailable; the most notable absentee being Ben Thatcher after the FA increased his City-imposed ban of 4 matches to 8. Goals are at a premium for both these sides with only 1 each in 4 games; despite this Rovers can improve and could snatch a result.
Home Win 1-0
  Tottenham v Fulham
  Spurs showed against United that the players they've brought in during the close season can play at Premiership level. They should have got something at Old Trafford if only Mido and Defoe had not been guilty of squandering some decent chances. The return of Ledley King from injury to partner Dawson has tightened things up at the back and Spurs now look less susceptible to the counter. Defoe still looks like missing out unless he starts to convert some of the chances he's been getting as a substitute; Mido and Keane seem the preferred partnership at the moment with Berbatov injured. Lennon should make his return against Fulham after resuming training earlier this week. Fulham were expected to lose at Newcastle, especially after going a goal down early in the second half but they showed some resilience in fighting back to take the 3 points in the last 10 minutes; that makes it only their second away win in 21 games. There was however disappointment for Coleman with Bullard probably out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury. Though it's obvious Coleman wants to improve Fulham's away record, does lightning strike twice? Spurs must win this and should.
Home Win 2-1
  West Ham v Newcastle
  It is no surprise that Roeder was keen to sign a quality centre half in the transfer window but the fact that he didn't is leaving his side woeful in defence. Boumsong leaving was a bonus but they still have Bramble; if only he had managed to tempt back Woodgate. Losing to Fulham at St James in the last 10 minutes will have knocked some of their confidence; especially since the partnership of Ameobi and Martins failed to spark. They travel to Upton Park where the furore surrounding the signings of the Argentinian stars has abated a little. Only Tevez came on as a substitute as it appears they are not yet fully fit which gives Zamora more time to cement his place in the side; another goal against Villa leaves him out on his own as leading Premiership scorer. The Hammers were under the cosh at home to Villa but showed spirit in the way they fought back for a draw; Newcastle are not a particularly good side on the road and West Ham should come out on top.
Home Win 2-1
Sun 4:00 Man Utd v Arsenal
  There are currently 16 places between United and Arsenal with United soaring at the top of the Premiership with maximum points and Arsenal with only 2 home draws and nothing on the road. Whilst it remains inevitable that Arsenal will climb the table Wenger has virtually admitted that his squad are in a period of transition and this season may have to be sacrificed in order to build for next season. Arsenal still have the players to spring a surprise at Old Trafford but the absence of Henry is a big blow. Contrary to Arsenal's problems United could miss Park and Giggs but will welcome back Rooney and Scholes after their respective suspensions. They are both big time players and as long as they keep their heads against one of their bitterest rivals, United should bag another 3 points and Arsenal could slip even further down the table.
Home Win 2-0

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