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 28th February to 1st March 2009.
|Sat 12:45||Everton v West Brom|
|The Toffees will be disappointed after not securing all 3 points at St James Park when Newcastle were reduced to 10 men at the end of the first half. However, Everton's season has been blighted with injuries and Arteta went off early in that game and now looks to be out until the summer. Moyes' men have found strength in adversity throughout this season and they'll see the visit of West Brom as a chance to close the gap on Arsenal just 4 points above them. The Baggies still prop up the rest of the Premier league but should they manage to string some wins together, there are enough sides within touching distance that they could leapfrog. However, Mowbray has injuries to influential players like Greening, Olsson and Teixeira, and his side are unlikely to add to their tally of 5 points on the road.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Sat 3:00||Arsenal v Fulham|
|The Gunners will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the result at home to Sunderland and need to find a cutting edge if they're to claw their way back into the top four. They improved in the midweek Champions League victory over Roma but could regret missed opportunities if things don't go to plan in Rome in 2 weeks time. Adebayor and Eduardo are injured but Bendtner and van Persie should be capable of securing victory over a Fulham side still without a win on the road and with just 3 away goals to their name. Three defeats from their last four Premier league away games for the Cottagers isn't the greatest record to take to the Emirates and Arsenal should be expected to get a much needed win under their belts.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Chelsea v Wigan|
|Hiddink's view after the Juventus game seems to be that his players don't have the required fitness levels to control 90% of the game against top opposition; however, Chelsea controlled the first 60 minutes and deserved their narrow victory. They leapfrogged Villa into third last weekend with their win at Villa Park but United and the title are still 10 points in front. The Blues have had several blips this season but the signs are already showing that Hiddink has them back on track. Wigan are the visitors to Stamford Bridge but their last three Premier league fixtures have all ended goalless, possibly drawing attention to the fact that they're a weaker side going forward after selling Heskey and Palacios in the January transfer window. The Latics have done enough to be safe from the threat of relegation but they're unlikely to take home any points on this occasion.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Middlesbrough v Liverpool|
|It's ironic that Boro's FA Cup run continues whilst they flounder in the Premier league without a win from the last 14 attempts. Southgate's side scored more goals in the cup win over West Ham than they have in their last 10 Premier league games. Some may see their cup success as a turn for the better but that's hardly likely to start at home to Liverpool. The Reds have slipped off the pace set by United in recent weeks but a smash and grab victory in Madrid could be the perfect tonic to reignite their domestic challenge. Gerrard played the last 2 minutes in Madrid and could feature at some point against Boro; however, Benitez will be hoping that Torres recovers from a niggling ankle injury. Liverpool have lost just the once this season and know that they need to convert draws into wins if they're to put pressure on United.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Sun 12:30||Hull v Blackburn|
|Hull's hopes of putting an end to their gradual slide down the table came to nothing at home to Spurs as they suffered another defeat. The Tigers have now slipped to thirteenth and only have 6 points breathing space between themselves and the relegation places. They offered little other than grit and determination, and a constant threat at set pieces; something Blackburn will be better equipped to deal with than Tottenham seemed. Rovers occupy eighteenth spot knowing that a win might be enough to drag them out of the drop zone but they won't be full of confidence after 2 successive league defeats and being dumped out of the FA Cup at Coventry. Allardyce has made Blackburn harder to beat and this could well end in stalemate.|
|West Ham v Man City|
|Craig Bellamy makes the trip back to his old club and the man not short on opinions is bound to have something to say about it. He has 2 goals to his name since moving north and thought he had a third at Anfield only to have it ruled out as an own goal. Leading against Liverpool was something of a surprise but City could only hold out for a draw making it 2 points from their last 5 away fixtures. They travel to Upton Park where West Ham had put together a run of 3 home victories until United paid a visit. The Hammers sit just a point above City but home advantage should count and a win looks good for Zola's side.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sun 1:00||Bolton v Newcastle|
|Newcastle responded well by not caving in against Everton after going down to 10 men at the end of the first half but the jury's still out on their form on the road. Their last away fixture resulted in a win at the Hawthorns but the three before that all ended in defeat and one questons whether the Magpies can deal with Bolton's physical style. Nolan will obviously not be making the trip back to the Reebok, a needless suspension given Newcastle's injuries but a win would see them leapfrog the Trotters. However, Bolton have won their last 2 home fixtures and Megson has made it public that he thinks the trio Davies, Taylor and Cahill are all worth a look at by England manager, Fabio Capello. That should be incentive enough for Bolton to keep producing the goods and they should emerge as narrow victors.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sun 3:00||Aston Villa v Stoke|
|Villa's crunch game with Chelsea didn't fall the way of the home side resulting in them dropping below the Blues but tiredness was probably to blame after the UEFA Cup interruption. O'Neill isn't making the same mistake this week and is resting key players for the trip to Moscow. If Villa are to maintain the 6 point gap over Arsenal then it's imperative that they beat a Stoke side without an away win to speak of. The Potters have taken just 3 points on the road with their last 5 outings all ending in defeat. A two point margin separates them from the drop zone and any points will be welcome in their battle against relegation but this is likely to be Villa's day.|
|Home Win 2-0|