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 weekend fixtures Sat 10th to Sun 11th November 2009.
|Sat 12:45||Aston Villa v West Brom|
|O'Neill is hoping that trio Barry, Laursen and Cuellar will all be fit to face local rivals, West Brom, in the lunchtime kick-off. Villa's home form has been good with no defeat in their last 4 games including draws against Arsenal and United. They currently lie 4th in the table but are level on points with United and have 3 points breathing space between themselves and the Gunners. This game over bottom-placed Baggies gives Villa the opportunity to further consolidate their position in the top four. West Brom could be without Morrison and Zuiverloon as they look to finally pick some points up on the road. Eight successive away defeats doesn't leave much room for optimism but recent home victories over City and Spurs could offer some hope. However, Villa are an ambitious side and shouldn't slip up.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Sat 3:00||Arsenal v Bolton|
|Arsenal have a growing injury list and face fresh rumours of players being tempted away by Barcelona, namely van Perise and Fabregas. These rumours are only likely to intensify the further the Gunners slip from a title challenging position and go without winning something. Wenger's men have now gone 6 Premier league matches without losing and should be fancied against a Bolton side that have lost their last 3 games in all competitions. Gary Megson is, not surprisingly, anxious to do some business in the transfer window but taking World Cup winner, Denilson, on trial seems one of the more bizarre transfer stories. Both Nolan and Steinsson are suspended for the trip to the Emirates; the chances of Bolton rescuing any points from this fixture look very slim.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Everton v Hull|
|The Toffees may be short on strikers but you wouldn't know it given that they've won 4 of their last 5 games in all competitions and not conceded a single goal. They've managed to make 6th position their own and have built up a 4 point gap over 7th placed Wigan and Moyes will now be keen to put some pressure on 5th placed Arsenal who've shown signs of susceptibility this season. They host a Hull side that've faltered a little in recent weeks and some fear could even possibly still drop out of the Premier league given the fact that there are only 9 points between themselves in 8th place and the bottom of the table. The Tigers have lost their last 3 Premier league fixtures; two of them heavily, conceding 4 goals at home to Sunderland and then 5 away at Eastlands. Hull might just be struggling as the season enters the second half with Everton likely to snatch another winner.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Fulham v Blackburn|
|Sam Allardyce has started well at Ewood Park and his charges remain undefeated since his installment as manager but the transfer window has already dealt him another tough challenge in trying to hold on to Roque Santa Cruz; Mark Hughes is desperate to sign his former striker and the money on offer could prove too tempting for Blackburn. Rovers face their biggest test under Big Sam when they take on a Fulham side that have lost just once at Craven Cottage this season and held Chelsea recently to a 2-2 draw. The Cottagers have improved dramatically under Hodgson's stewardship and even their away form is looking up with their first away win of the season coming in the FA Cup last weekend at Hillsborough. Fulham should be strongly touted to win this encounter.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Middlesbrough v Sunderland|
|Boro are slipping perilously close to the relegation places and only goal difference is keeping them out of the bottom three. They're insistent that they'll hang on to their senior players during the January transfer window but whether Downing stays remains to be seen after slapping in a transfer request. Recent Premier league results have been disappointing with no win from the last 8 attempts and the pressure is on to get 3 points which would take them above their opponents. Sunderland have experienced mixed fortunes on the road but have won 2 of their last 4 and are looking more settled under Sbragia. Jones and Cisse seem to be striking up a partnership and are likely to prove more than a handful for the Boro defence in what is bound to be a tight game but the Mackems might just have the edge.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Newcastle v West Ham|
|Newcastle's injury list seems to get longer every week and after their medical staff were labelled 'woeful' by Martins' agent, one wonders if their problems have always been rooted in the treatment room. Additionally, it seems that several players would like to negotiate a move away from St James Park so the camp doesn't appear to be a happy one. The heavy defeat at home to Liverpool won't have helped matters but prior to that defeat they'd gone 6 home games without one. Their opponents, West Ham, have performed well on the road in recent weeks with their last defeat coming at Goodison at the beginning of November; since then they've managed draws at both Anfield and Stamford Bridge. Whilst the Hammers may struggle to hold on to most of their players during the transfer window given their financial situation, they could sneak a valuable 3 points at St James Park.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Portsmouth v Man City|
|Pompey have lost their last 3 Premier league games and now that results appear to have deserted them, so are their players; Jermain Defoe's move back to Spurs was always on the cards but it appears that Adams will not have the funds to splash out himself. That couldn't be any further from the situation at Eastlands where Mark Hughes is willing to strengthen his side in all areas. You'd have thought that would put pressure on his players to perform but the heavy FA Cup defeat at home to Championship side, Forest, was pitiful. Ireland and Robinho missed that defeat and both may possibly miss the trip to Fratton Park; Ireland's suspension means he definitely will. New signing, Wayne Bridge, is almost certain to start and cutting out the defensive errors will be a must for all concerned. A game that could swing either way depending on who turns up but a stalemate could be the order of the day.|
|Sat 5:30||Stoke v Liverpool|
|Stoke may be back in the bottom three but any number of sides above them could be in their position. From 7th downwards, the Premier league is extremely tight and there are very few easy games. Prior to the home defeat by United, the Potters had gone 6 Premier league games without defeat, a track record worthy of more than their lowly position suggests. They host another tough side this weekend in Liverpool and are likely to adopt the same approach in terms of trying to keep the door shut for as long as possible. The current league leaders have lost just once this season (away at Spurs) and have now opened up a 3 point gap over Chelsea. Given that the Blues don't play until Sunday, Liverpool will eager to increase that margin to 6 points, if only overnight.|
|Away Win 0-2|
|Sun 1:30||Wigan v Tottenham|
|It's been a mighty good week for Spurs; Defoe was paraded at the Lane on his return just before Spurs put one foot in the Carling Cup final with an improved second half to blow Burnley away. Added to which, they beat Wigan last weekend at the Lane in the FA Cup. Harry is undoubtedly looking to further strengthen his squad but Defoe and Pavlyuchenko look certain to start up front. However, Spurs form on the road has not been good recently with 3 defeats from 4 and Wigan shouldn't be underestimated at the JJB. The Latics have won their last 4 home games on the bounce and their current 7th position has been built on some solid performances; in fact, they were a tad unfortunate early on in the season. There is still some work for Redknapp to do and this is likely to be Wigan's day.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sun 4:00||Man Utd v Chelsea|
|The best is saved for last! Third take on second at Old Trafford in a game that United cannot afford to lose if they're to stay in touch with their title rivals. Admittedly, they still have 2 games in hand but the home games against their closest rivals are the ones they need to win. They haven't had the best preparation bearing in mind the single goal defeat at Pride Park and Ferguson is bound to be kicking some butt in the build up to Sunday's game. United have dropped just 2 points at Old Trafford this season but have yet to be tested there by a top four side. Chelsea have their own point to prove after dropping more points than they'd like in their efforts to keep tabs with Liverpool. However, the Blues haven't been beaten on the road this season and conceded just 3 goals in 10 away games. Their last 2 fixtures, at Goodison and Craven Cottage, both ended in draws and there's probably very little to choose between the 2 contenders on this occasion.|