Archived Premier League Tips (16th May 2009)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (16th May 2009)

Premier league 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 16th to Mon 18th May 2009.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (16th to 18th May 2009)

Sat 12:45 Man Utd v Arsenal
  United left it late at the JJB but that victory means one point from their remaining two fixtures will be enough to ensure that the Premier league trophy stays at Old Trafford. Fergie will be keen to sew things up as soon as possible and it'll make a change for United to secure the title in front of their own fans; what will make it especially sweet would be doing it against an Arsenal side that again have nothing to show for their season's efforts. Up until Sunday's defeat to Chelsea, the Gunners' domestic form had been good but that performance highlighted deficiencies in key areas of the pitch. Regardless of their next two results, Arsenal have to settle for fourth place and will not go directly into the group stages of the Champions League next season. United have dropped just five points at home during this campaign but Fergie is urging his players to avoid complacency as they close in on more silverware.
Home Win 2-1
Sat 3:00 Bolton v Hull
  This may not be a crunch game for the Trotters but it couldn't be more different for Hull who dropped into the bottom three for the first time this season after relegation rivals Newcastle beat Boro at St James Park. The Tigers are one of the favourites for the drop after succumbing to four away defeats on the bounce. Any points will be gratefully accepted in their bid for survival but they must be wondering if any more will fall their way with a home game to the probable Champions after this encounter. Bolton must be disappointed with three draws and two defeats from their last five games but home defeats have been rare of late. They'll be under orders not to do Hull any favours and should prove too strong for the Tigers.
Home Win 1-0
  Everton v West Ham
  Whether Everton finish fifth or sixth a place in next season's Europa League is theirs although their last two results at Goodison haven't matched expectations with a defeat to Man City and a draw against Spurs. They host a West Ham side still playing for a place in Europe themselves but the heavy defeat at home to Liverpool has dented their hopes somewhat after they slipped to ninth in the table. However, their form on the road with one defeat in five, coupled with Everton's suspect home form, leads me to believe this could be an uneventful stalemate.
Draw 0-0
  Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
  Boro knew that the game at St James Park was of huge significance and that defeat has probably put paid to their Premier league survival hopes. They're three points adrift with two games to go and Southgate needs a victory against his old club. Injuries haven't helped with Huth the only recognised centre half and now Alves is out for the remaining games with a foot injury. Villa are the visitors to the Riverside and have had a disastrous couple of months by comparison to earlier in the season. They finally got a win under their belts at home to Hull but haven't won on the road since victory at Ewood Park in early February. However, Boro's desperation for the three points could play into O'Neill's hands and the pace of Villa's attack on the counter could make the Championship a reality for the home side.
Away Win 0-1
  Newcastle v Fulham
  The Magpies finally clawed their way out of the bottom three on goal difference with a vital win at home against relegation rivals Middlesbrough. As Shearer has wisely indicated, the job is not yet done and only two wins from the remaining two games will guarantee their Premier league survival. However, finally getting that win will do wonders for confidence and knowing that their destiny is in their own hands can drive Newcastle forward. They host a Fulham side that are verging on qualification for the Europa League but with three other sides in contention for the same spot, the Cottagers will be keen to secure maximum points. Although Fulham have improved on the road recently they still only have two away victories to their name and maybe the selection of Owen, partnered with Viduka, will come good for Newcastle as they go all out for victory.
Home Win 2-1
  Stoke v Wigan
  Stoke are the form home side from the bottom half of the table and it is the results at the Britannia Stadium that have kept the Potters in the Premier League. Tony Pulis deserves great credit for his first season in the top flight; ok, they might've slipped up at home to West Ham only the other week but that was only their fourth home Premier league defeat of the season. Wigan are a place above Stoke on goal difference and travel to the Britannia on the back of four away defeats from the last five. However, they showed at home to United that they have enough to threaten sides and maybe results haven't necessarily been going Wigan's way. This is a typical mid-table game with nothing to play for in the season's closing stages but Stoke's home form is likely to prevail.
Home Win 1-0
  Tottenham v Man City
  That draw at Everton keeps Spurs in contention for a Europa League place alongside three others but if Harry's side really want to progress domestically they might be better served by not qualifying for a competition that impacts so heavily on the fixture calendar. Redknapp has turned Spurs' season around and they've not been beaten at the Lane since the end of November with their last five all resulting in victories. Their opponents, Man City, are one of the sides in contention for seventh spot but their away form has generally been poor with just two wins on the road this season, although surprisingly one of those victories came at Goodison only the other week. One of the Spurs players has much to prove after making the front page for the wrong reasons and expect to see some reparation on the pitch.
Home Win 2-0
Sun 1:30 West Brom v Liverpool
  The Baggies have kept their survival hopes alive with a couple of gritty performances whilst sticking to their footballing principles of playing the game on the deck. After two successive home wins, against Sunderland and Wigan, they now need to make it a hat trick of victories and rely on other results going their way. West Brom have escaped before but Liverpool are unlikely to be in charitable mood. Bearing in mind that United only need a single point from their two remaining games, any chance of Liverpool snatching the title from them is virtually gone and the season is almost over without anything to show for it, excepting Gerrard's Football Writers Footballer of the Year award of course. The Reds have only lost two Premier league away games and it's difficult to see them losing this one despite West Brom's need for a result.
Away Win 0-2
Sun 4:00 Chelsea v Blackburn
  Chelsea will be pleased with their emphatic victory at the Emirates last weekend and they could sneak second place should Liverpool slip in their remaining fixtures at the Hawthorns and at home to Spurs. The Blues still have the FA Cup within their sights but they don't appear to have taken their eye off the ball just yet, evidenced by the win over Arsenal. They host a Blackburn side that are effectively safe after the home win over Portsmouth and Allardyce has used tried and tested methods to lift the club from the threat of relegation. Their form on the road has not been so good with four successive away defeats but with little at stake this game should follow the expected course of events.
Home Win 2-0
Mon 8:00 Portsmouth v Sunderland
  These two clubs might not be bottom three sides at the moment but only two points separates them just two places above the drop zone. Victory for Pompey would see them safe where as the same for Sunderland would go a long way towards ensuring survival. Sbragia opted for Jones alone up front at the Reebok and was happy with a point so expect to see more of the same when they visit Fratton Park; that was their only point from their last five away fixtures. Portsmouth's form has been fairly mixed, hence their slightly precarious situation, and they know that losing this game will see Sunderland move above them but playing on Monday night gives both clubs the benefit of knowing the results of the sides below them and what exactly they need to do.
Home Win 1-0

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