Premier league 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 12th March 2008.
|Wed 7:45||Aston Villa v Middlesbrough|
|Middlesbrough were one of several high profile sides to succumb to lower league opposition in the FA Cup quarter finals. As soon as Boro start to produce results, inconsistency returns to their game and once again they're found wanting. They should avoid relegation but exit from the FA Cup and their mid-table league position means it's another disappointing season for Gareth Southgate and Steve Gibson. They travel to Villa Park where O'Neill's men have turned things around since the defeat at Craven Cottage with victories against Newcastle and Reading plus a valuable point at the Emirates. With one of the top four no longer in the FA Cup, Villa must push on for fifth place to ensure a place in Europe next season. It's unlikely they'll make up the 8 point gap but they don't look a side ready to throw in the towel.|
|Home Win 3-1|
|Portsmouth v Birmingham|
|It's been a topsy turvy season for Harry Redknapp off the field but his loyalty to Portsmouth has been fully rewarded and Pompey's status as the only Premier league representative still in the FA Cup should not be underestimated. That's not to say that they should rest on their laurels but it's not surprising to see them instilled as favourites to win the trophy. Scoring goals at Fratton Park had become a problem but that was resolved by the signing of Jermain Defoe and they've not lost any of their last 3 home fixtures. Their opponents, Birmingham, have not lost in four and that includes a resounding victory over Spurs and draws against Arsenal and West Ham; however, they have just 2 points to show for their last 6 games on the road. Assuming Pompey are not solely focused on the Wembley semi-final, they should be the stronger but Birmingham could upset the odds.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Wed 8:00||Chelsea v Derby|
|It wasn't so long ago that Chelsea were boasting of chasing silverware on all four fronts but Spurs and Barnsley have had their say leaving just the Premier and Champions Leagues as potential trophies; both look unlikely outcomes with Grant's job rumoured to be on the line. However, the fixture list has been kind to the Blues and they face a Derby side rooted to the foot of the table with a total of 3 points from their 14 away games. Unlike Barnsley, the Rams don't have anything to play for and another defeat looks on the cards. If Chelsea's game in hand is victorious they will at least give themselves a chance of giving United and Arsenal a run for their money.|
|Home Win 3-0|