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 Tue 21st to Wed 22nd April 2009.
|Tues 8:00||Liverpool v Arsenal|
|Both of these clubs were on the wrong end of results against Chelsea over the last week or two; Liverpool were outplayed at Anfield in the first leg of the Champions league quarter-final and couldn't claw back the deficit at Stamford Bridge despite a valiant effort, and Arsenal were defeated in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley without offering too much but injuries have hit Wenger's side hard. The Gunners problems are mainly in defence with Almunia, Clichy, Djourou and Gallas all injured with doubts over both Gibbs and Sagna. Arsenal haven't lost in the league since November but there's little chance of them climbing higher in the league and this will be a stern test given that Liverpool still have a shot at the title. The Reds could do with Gerrard for this one but the skipper remains fifty-fifty; aside from that they've no worries and Torres looks favourtie to inflict some damage against a fragile back five. Liverpool still haven't lost at home in the league and know that this is a 'must win' game if they're to wrest the title from United's grip.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Wed 8:00||Chelsea v Everton|
|A dress rehearsal for the FA Cup final although Chelsea have home advantage on this occasion. Guus Hiddink has got the Blues back on track and they remain in contention for the FA Cup, Champions League and Premier league title although they're still four points behind United. Chelsea have only lost at White Hart Lane under their temporary mentor although recent games have shown them to be more generous at the back than should be reasonably expected. They've dropped just two points in their last six Premier league home games and start favourites against an Everton side that've shown little cutting edge since Arteta's injury. The Toffees are very good at pressing the game and did this to good effect against United to squeeze through to the FA Cup final on penalties. However, Moyes' men haven't won on the road for some time with their last Premier league away victory coming at the Riverside on Boxing Day. This should be three points for Chelsea but the FA Cup final is less likely to be as straight forward.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Man Utd v Portsmouth|
|United are still favourites to hold on to their Premier league title but it remains in their own hands and is theirs to throw away. The FA Cup is no longer on their list of possible trophies after they lost against Everton on penalties at Wembley but sometimes you have to be prepared for disappointments should you not field your best possible side. This is the rearranged game from some time ago when United were busy winning the Club World Cup but with only five points dropped at Old Trafford, it's difficult to see any realistic opportunities for Portsmouth to improve their situation. The narrow win over Bolton boosted Pompey's survival chances but there's still work to do. Unfortunately they've not won away from Fratton Park since the beginning of November although four of their last five attempts have finished in stalemates. Portsmouth have improved under Paul Hart but a win at the Theatre of Dreams is too much to expect.|
|Home Win 2-0|