Archived Premiership Tips (14th October 2006)

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Archived Premiership Football Betting Tips (14th October 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 14th to Mon 16th October 2006.


Archived Premiership football betting tips (14th to 16th Oct 2006)

Sat 12:45 Wigan v Man Utd
  Wigan have been firmly touted as one of the sides expected to be relegated this season, but there are a handful of teams that look like they will struggle this season so some of the relegation candidates should be well priced. Wigan are yet to lose at home this season, having only played 2 home games, but their opponents this weekend are yet to be defeated on the road. United's form dipped a bit away at Reading but perhaps not too much should be taken away from a good, hard-working Reading side. The United players should have got over the Arsenal defeat by now and although Rooney hasn't quite hit the heady heights from before his injury, there are other players in the United squad that are proving more than a handful; the conspicuous Ronaldo springs to mind. Ferguson to rally his charges for a vital away win.
Away Win 1-2
Sat 3:00 Arsenal v Watford
  It looks like Arsenal are finally getting their season up and running and any thoughts that the new stadium was cursed have been dispelled. The Gunners have only taken 5 points from 3 home games but the key factor is that they remain undefeated at the Emirates. With Henry back amongst the goals and van Persie at last looking like a good replacement for Bergkamp, Watford could find the going a little tough come Saturday. The Hornets should have had their first win at home to Fulham but surrendered a 2 goal lead to go behind, before pulling it back for a point in the final stages. One has to admire their spirit but the facts are that they're in the bottom two, have 1 point from 3 away fixtures and now have to take on the Wenger boys. A home win looks inevitable.
Home Win 2-0
  Aston Villa v Tottenham
  Mourinho insisted that Villa were lucky, lucky, lucky at Stamford Bridge but that does a discredit to O'Neill; on occasions Villa did ride their luck but Chelsea were also fortunate not to concede a late goal. What O'Neill is doing at Villa Park shouldn't be understated; apart from the signings of Petrov and now Sutton, he has turned O'Leary's players into a motivated team playing for themselves, their manager and their club. Youth is playing a big part in his team selection and they are one of only 2 Premiership clubs still undefeated. Maximum points for Villa at home so far will no doubt have Spurs approach the game with caution; Spurs are still without Lennon and Malbranque, plus King may not recover from his niggles at international level. Spurs have started the season dismally and despite fairly good all round play, in front of goal they have been poor and need to be more clinical; too often they fluff good chances only to concede almost immediately. Three consecutive away defeats in the Premiership should leave no doubt as to where this result is heading.
Home Win 1-0
  Liverpool v Blackburn
  Liverpool may be stuttering again at the start of another season and once again it is their away form that is letting them down. Benitez has taken his squad rotation to almost unprecedented levels with him now fielding a different side for 95 consecutive games. Despite this, they have 100% home form from 3 games conceding just the single goal. Only 1 place and 1 point separate Liverpool from Blackburn above them but Rovers' away form has been inconsistent with 1 defeat, 1 draw and 1 win; the win at the Riverside was a rare well earned victory in which they didn't concede. Friedel could still be out injured but his replacement, Brown, showed his merits with a fine penalty save against Wigan; Rovers' keepers have saved 4 of 5 penalties this season but they need to stop conceding them in the first place. Liverpool's home form should carry them to another 3 points.
Home Win 1-0
  Man City v Sheffield Utd
  Beanie's been getting the plaudits at Eastlands for their recent turnaround in form but after their rescued point at Goodison, surely Nicky Weaver deserves some of the credit as well. Weaver kept them in the game until injury time specialist goal scorer, Micah Richards, smashed home an equaliser. City remain undefeated at home and took Arsenal's scalp to boot, so should be fancied to take all 3 points, especially considering they are yet to leak a goal at Eastlands. Sheffield United surprised many by getting their first Premiership win at home against Boro but on the road it's a different story for Neil Warnock's team, with 3 defeats and 6 goals conceded. There's no doubt that United will give their all but Pearce knows that home points are vital, especially against the less favoured sides. City to score a home win.
Home Win 1-0
  Middlesbrough v Everton
  Bloody awful Boro are either going to earn Southgate the sack or turn him grey. They still cannot lose their inconsistency tag and the result of missed opportunuties was an away defeat at Bramall Lane. They are in for a testing game against an undefeated Everton side and with an injured Woodgate sidelined, will miss one of their best players in recent weeks. Southgate has admitted change is required but vows to still have a go at teams rather than sitting back. As already stated, Everton are yet to lose this season and with only 2 goals conceded on their travels, Boro could find them hard to break down. Moyes seems to have settled on a 4-5-1 formation with Cahill supporting Andy Johnson from midfield, and will aim to expose Boro's defensive frailties on the counter. A good away win for the Toffees.
Away Win 0-1
  Portsmouth v West Ham
  Pompey can consider themselves a trifle unfortunate at White Hart Lane where they put in a spirited performance but were let down by the referee. Firstly, Murphy scored when the ref should have blown for a foul by Berbatov and he then compounded Portsmouth's problem when Zokora conned him for a penalty. Their start to this Premiership season had been exemplary until Bolton mugged them at Fratton Park and went home with all the points but Harry can get back on track against his old club. West Ham are in all sorts of turmoil with rumours of takeovers, new players finding it difficult to gel, other players unhappy and Ashton still out injured. The Hammers have only taken one point on the road and it looks like being a long season; the loss at home to Reading was their fifth straight defeat and they face an uphill task at Fratton Park. Portsmouth to get back to winning ways.
Home Win 2-0
Sat 5:15 Reading v Chelsea
  Reading are definitely the bonus package of the season but this fixture will prove how far they have really come. There's no doubt that they deserve their place in the Premiership and have already proved their mettle but taking points off the Champions will be tough. Reading remain undefeated at home but sometimes their emphasis is more on attack, which will leave space for Chelsea to take advantage of. Chelsea have a blot on their copybook with a defeat at the Riverside, but it is their only defeat and are only second to United in the Premiership table on goal difference. Additionally, Chelsea now have a fully fit squad available for selection and whilst that may pose problems for Mourinho, it only serves to make Coppell's job more difficult. Close one to call but Chelsea should win.
Away Win 1-2
Sun 4:00 Newcastle v Bolton
  Newcastle have had a disappointing start to the season and St James Park no longer seems to be the intimidating atmosphere it once was; maybe because C-list celebs think they can go there and give anyone a game nowadays. Roeder has spent plenty of cash and failed to address the one area of his squad that needs it; his defence. He needs to add quality players in this department asap, especially when his new strike partnership haven't exactly set the world alight. Bolton are the visitors to St James Park and their third place position is no fluke. They've had mixed fortunes on the road but managed to sneak a win at Fratton Park (no mean feat) and Kevin Davies's role in this Bolton side should not be underestimated. Most things that Bolton do well go through him; he epitomises their bullish attitude and will cause the Newcastle defence plenty of problems. Bolton should be able to keep the Magpies out and can do just enough to sneak it.
Away Win 0-1
Mon 8:00 Fulham v Charlton
  Fulham's usually good home form hasn't yet kicked in this season but they've had some difficult fixtures and have improved their away form, which means they're sitting fairly comfortable in mid-table. Last season, Fulham only lost 4 games at home and it was their home form that kept them in the Premiership. After their whitewashing at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season they have shown a lot of fighting spirit; away at Watford they came back from 2 goals down to snatch a point and even lead for a short time. They entertain a Charlton side that currently occupy bottom spot after 7 games with a measly 3 points. This is Charlton's worst Premiership start and whilst Dowie wants to remain positive, he faces an uphill task. Carson is consistently one of Charlton's best players and that stat tells its own story. I'm afraid it looks like more misery for the Addicks.
Home Win 2-0

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