Archived Premier League Tips (18th October 2008)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (18th October 2008)

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 18th to Mon 20th October 2008.

Archived Premier League football betting tips (18th to 20th Oct 2008)

Sat 12:45 Middlesbrough v Chelsea
  Boro are once again proving to be unreliable when it comes to predicting their results. Following four successive defeats in all competitions since the beginning of September, one would've thought that the game at Wigan was a foregone conclusion only for Aliadiere to pop up with the winner close to full time. Current league leaders, Chelsea, travel to the Riverside still undefeated and having conceded just a single goal on the road. Ashley Cole and Terry could possibly recover from recent injuries although Carvalho, Drogba and Essien are bigger names more likely to be missed. Boro also have key players missing such as Pogatetz, Huth, Tuncay and Arca. Though Boro have the capacity to spring a surprise, Chelsea are unlikely to stumble in their quest to wrestle the title from United.
Away Win 0-2
Sat 3:00 Arsenal v Everton
  An injury time equaliser from Cesc Fabregas at the Stadium of Light was enough to earn the Gunners a point but Wenger would have half expected maximum points from this fixture, in addition to the fixtures at Fulham and at home to Hull where they got nothing for their efforts. The Spanish midfielder is apparently not happy with the depth of experience in the Arsenal midfield (a fact we identified at the start of the season) and feels too much responsibility resting on his young shoulders; if they are to improve on their 4th position, they'll have to show a little more unity. They host an Everton side with problems of their own but surprisingly 7 of their 8 points have come on the road. Moyes has also given the club a boost by accepting a 5 year deal but the bad news is that attacking midfielder, Tim Cahill, is still serving a suspension. A difficult call given the Toffees away record but Arsenal should have too much if they get their game together.
Home Win 3-1
  Aston Villa v Portsmouth
  In their 3 Premier league away games this season, Pompey have conceded 10 goals in 2 games and scored 3 in the other so it looks like all or nothing. The one thing that can be said for Harry Redknapp's side is that the partnership of Defoe and Crouch now seems to be blossoming with both earning recalls to the England squad. They travel to Villa Park and another side that look very promising under the stewardship of Martin O'Neill. However, last time out the Villans were trounced at Stamford Bridge though the 2-0 scoreline to the Blues didn't reflect the one-sided nature of the game. Villa have some good young players and this fixture could be intriguing; the home side will have the edge but Pompey might do enough to get a point.
Draw 2-2
  Bolton v Blackburn
  Anyone thinking that Bolton have turned the corner after their 3-1 victory at Upton Park had better be wary after Robert Green virtually gifted the opposition 2 goals. The Trotters are once again languishing towards the foot of the table but have all their players fit as they make a push upwards. Their opponents, Blackburn, are faring better than the home side but Ince won't be happy at news that Santa Cruz wouldn't hesitate to join up with Mark Hughes should the opportunity arise in the very near future; the want-away striker looks only 50/50 for this game after sustaining a hamstring injury. Rovers feel that they didn't get the rub of the green at home to United recently but United were the better side and deserved the result; Blackburn have struggled against the top sides and their points have come at the expense of the weaker teams. After initially thinking this would be a draw, I'm edging towards an away win especially if Santa Cruz plays.
Away Win 0-1
  Fulham v Sunderland
  Fulham once again hover just outside the drop zone, something of an improvement as they usually comprise one of the bottom three. Their away form can be squarely blamed (they're the only side with no points on the road) but at least they can be relied upon to some extent at Craven Cottage; the home victory over Arsenal a case in point. The visitors, Sunderland, are just 3 places and 2 points above the Cottagers but their form has been mixed. They were unlucky not to inflict defeat on Arsenal and Keane's gameplan of denying the Gunners time and space worked; however, don't expect the same against Fulham. A narrow victory for the home side looks on the cards.
Home Win 1-0
  Liverpool v Wigan
  The Reds are currently pushing Chelsea hard and only goal difference separates the two sides at the top of the table. The common consensus was that Liverpool were rather fortunate in the very early stages of the season but recent performances have suggested that they've been fully deserving of their results. The big news from the week is that Torres is possibly out for a couple of games after suffering a thigh injury playing for Spain; the only other injury concern is Skrtel who looks to be out for a month. Their opponents are a Wigan side struggling to get into the top half of the table despite big performances without corresponding results. Bruce's side don't appear to have had much luck so far in this campaign and it's unlikely to improve when they visit Anfield.
Home Win 2-0
Sat 5:30 Man Utd v West Brom
  United are gradually climbing the table after a less than convincing start to the defence of their Premier league title. At Ewood Park they looked to be close to hitting top gear with a performance full of power, poise and precision; Rooney looks in the best form of his life and his performances for club and country have been outstanding. Their opponents are safely enconced in mid-table (their highest position ever in the top flight) after early season jitters but Mowbray seems to be getting things right. Bednar now has 3 goals to his name this season and is increasingly looking like the Baggies' biggest threat but even so, they'll find it hard to get close to United.
Home Win 2-0
Sun 3:00 Hull v West Ham
  Without doubt, Hull are the talk of the Premier league. After 7 games played, they sit proudly in 3rd position with a massive 14 points to their name. North London proved a very happy hunting ground with single goal victories at both Arsenal and Spurs; now they just need to concentrate on building confidence on home turf. Since the heavy defeat at home to Wigan at the end of August, the Tigers have dropped just 2 points (at home to Everton). The Hammers visit the KC Stadium with off-the-field matters possibly beginning to affect matters on it. Zola won't be happy with the way they gifted Bolton victory at Upton Park but the Tevez affair plus the Iceland banking crisis isn't helping. With Ashton out until March, there is good news with veteran striker, Diego Tristan, coming to the club on a free. Hull have proved that the Arsenal result wasn't a fluke and they're capable of beating a Hammers side that have lost twice on the road this season.
Home Win 1-0
Sun 4:00 Stoke v Tottenham
  This match could prove to be the biggest of the weekend as the bottom two sides meet at the Britannia Stadium. Given the status of both sides within the game, Spurs have far more to lose (confidence-wise) should they fail to win this weekend. Ramos's men have not enjoyed a Premier league victory this season after 7 attempts and if they're to break their duck, they'll have to do it without Pavlyuchencko who had to be substituted during the Hull defeat with a knee injury. The Potters have just one victory to their name this season (at home to Villa) and have failed to score in just 2 fixtures (away at Liverpool and at home to Chelsea) so they can't be discounted. Lawrence may not be fit for this encounter but his team mates will be aware that this could be one of their best chances for 3 points. Most pundits seem to agree that Spurs will turn things around but if they approach this game on the back foot, Stoke will be all over them.
Home Win 1-0
Mon 8:00 Newcastle v Man City
  Newcastle are currently struggling to get out of the bottom three after off-the-field events have contributed to a decline in results. Joe Kinnear took over the reins recently and may have longer than first expected to work his magic but was grateful to see his side fight back at Goodison after going 2 goals down. It could be a sign of some fighting spirit at St James Park but they have a very difficult game against Man City. Apart from the 6 goal thrashing of Portsmouth, City have failed to set the world alight although some of Robinho's tricks have been fantastic to watch. They still look vulnerable when the opposition step up a gear as evidenced by the injury time defeat at home to Liverpool after being 2 goals up at halftime. The crux is that Newcastle defending can be relied on to be poor and City will have too much up front.
Away Win 1-2