Archived Premier League Tips (12th December 2009)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (12th December 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 12th to Sun 13th December 2009.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (12th to 13th Dec 2009)

Sat 12:45 Stoke v Wigan
  The Beattie-Pulis episode has dominated headlines at the Britannia this week but it's alleged they've now settled their differences though rumours persist that Beattie could still be on his way with just two goals to his name this season. Though the Potters were comfortably beaten at the Emirates last weekend, their record at home remains good with seven points secured from their last three fixtures. They host a Wigan side that recovered from that 9-1 mauling at White Hart Lane with a narrow home win over Sunderland including a clean sheet, but Birmingham came from behind last weekend to snatch all three points at the DW Stadium. The Latics have lost their last couple of away fixtures and are likely to struggle against Stoke's well-drilled set pieces.
Home Win 2-1
Sat 3:00 Birmingham v West Ham
  Birmingham stretched their unbeaten Premier league run to six successive games after they came from behind to take all three points at Wigan last weekend. That win lifted the Blues into the top half of the table and the Hammers won't have an easy time at St Andrews; with the exception of Chelsea, Birmingham have the tightest defence at home this season having conceded just four times. Teetering just above the drop zone, West Ham were well and truly beaten at home by United and have taken just two points on the road from their last five fixtures. Those couple of draws came recently at Hull and Sunderland but injuries have again struck Zola's side with Cole out until the New Year and Upson and Hines also possible doubts. On form, you'd have to back Birmingham as they look capable of keeping the Hammers out.
Home Win 1-0
  Bolton v Man City
  The Trotters lost at relegation rivals, Wolves, last weekend meaning they remain second from bottom and threw away the opportuninty to move above their opponents and towards safety. It seems that Megson's men are on a downward spiral having drawn just one of their last six games in all competitions. Their opponents, Man City, ended a run of seven successive Premier league draws with a Carling Cup win over a young Arsenal side and a fantastic victory in the league over title favourites Chelsea. City have lost just a single game all season, that defeat came late on at Old Trafford, and they look as though they now have the self-belief to challenge the top four. They now need to start winning on the road if they're to maintain the pressure on the clubs above them, and Bolton represent easy prey at the current time.
Away Win 0-2
  Burnley v Fulham
  Burnley will be happy to return to home territory after yet another away defeat, this time by two goals at bottom placed Portsmouth. Burnley's home form couldn't be more different to that on the road; they've dropped just five points at Turf Moor although they're now under pressure to perform well at home given that their away form is so poor. Their opponents, Fulham, are also traditionally poor travellers having won just the once from seven Premier league attempts but have had the added distraction of an intensive Europa League campaign. Meanwhile, Bobby Zamora grabbed the winner against Sunderland but Hodgson's calls for him to be recognised by Capello ahead of the World Cup could be stretching things too far. The Cottagers have played their last four games in all competitions at home and the trip to Lancashire is unlikely to sit well with them.
Home Win 1-0
  Chelsea v Everton
  Both of these sides appear to have had their fair share of injuries but you'd expect Chelsea to have the strength in depth to cope admirably; however, results suggest that is far from the case with no win in their last three games in all competitions. The Blues still top the table but their lead was cut to two points after City came from behind to secure victory at Eastlands. To make matters worse, Essien has now been ruled out for up to four weeks and joins the likes of Kalou and Bosingwa on the longer term injury list. Though the players owe Ancelotti a decent performance against Everton, they're the only Premier league side with a 100% home record and have conceded just a single goal at Stamford Bridge. Their opponents, Everton, have no doubt been hit harder by injuries and are struggling in the wrong half of the table but they fought back to snatch a point at home to Spurs. Their back four is almost unrecognisable and Cahill's fifth booking of the season means they'll be further weakened by his suspension. It looks like the Toffees will be adding to their five defeats on the road.
Home Win 3-0
  Hull v Blackburn
  News that Bullard will only be out for six to eight weeks comes as a boost considering the initial diagnosis looked like he'd be out for the remainder of the season. The self-styled cheeky chappy has been the inspiration for recently improved results and Brown will be hopeful that his squad remains unaffected as the club's position is still a precarious one. Hull have taken 11 points from a possible 15 over the course of their last five home fixtures and they'll want to continue their recent unbeaten home run against a Blackburn side that've drawn their last three home games including fixtures against Chelsea and Liverpool. However, Rovers are no great shakes away from Ewood Park having lost six of seven, the other was an unexpected victory at the Reebok in November. Hull will be anxious to prove that they're not a one man team and should be backed given recent results.
Home Win 2-1
  Sunderland v Portsmouth
  Steve Bruce must be bewildered by his side's lack of form on the road. The Mackems have registered just a single point from their last six away games and their last two games have seen them lose by a solitary goal at Wigan and Fulham. Not surprisingly, Sunderland should be far happier back at the Stadium of Light where they've dropped only two points in their last six home fixtures. Bent and Jones should be back in tandem up front and looking forward to taking on rock bottom Portsmouth. David James is apparently targeting this game for his comeback but he's likely to be busy after successive away defeats at Ewood Park and the Britannia. Avram Grant secured his first win at the third attempt when Burnley visited Fratton Park but rumours abound over the club's finances and potential administration. Victory for Pompey would be a welcome distraction but there only looks like being one winner.
Home Win 2-0
  Tottenham v Wolverhampton
  Two successive draws on the road at difficult venues like Villa Park and Goodison is good news for Spurs fans but their inability to close out the game against Everton after going two goals up was a disappointment, especially after Defoe missed a last minute penalty to snatch maximum points. Spurs' forward line are looking a potent attacking force and could be further boosted by news that Modric is close to a comeback. Spurs have won four of their last five home games in all competitions and should have little to fear against a Wolves side that've taken just two points from their last six away games. Over the weekend, Wolves did win at home to Bolton but they remain in the bottom three and know that they're in a relegation dogfight. Spurs must expect to get all three points if they're to keep alive their dreams of a top four finish.
Home Win 2-0
Sat 5:30 Man Utd v Aston Villa
  United have dropped just two points at Old Trafford this season but their injury crisis has been well documented and they've been especially hard hit in defence. However, both Vidic and Brown are expected to return for the Villa game leaving Fletcher and Carrick free to return to their preferred roles if selected. Fergie received a welcome surprise in midweek when Owen scored his first hat-trick since 2005 as his young side won in Wolfsburg; signing Owen on a free could yet be the coup of the season whilst there are seats up for grabs to South Africa. Their opponents, Villa, put their pursuit of a top four spot back on track with a convincing win over Hull but their away form needs some work with only three points (three draws) from their last five Premier league away games. A win at Old Trafford would do wonders for Villa's confidence but United aren't going to roll over that easily.
Home Win 2-1
Sun 4:00 Liverpool v Arsenal
  Benitez has earmarked a fresh start for Liverpool after the exit from the Champions League but it's a worried man desperate for positives who makes rash statements after a home defeat to Fiorentina ahead of an important clash with Arsenal. Their table position wasn't helped by the goalless draw at Ewood Park; whilst Liverpool have won their fixtures against despised opponents (United and Everton), other games have passed them by and qualification for next season's Champions League is far from certain. That aside, Liverpool haven't lost in the Premier league at Anfield since August (to Villa) and must take confidence from having a fit Gerrard, Torres and Aquilani ready to start. Arsenal have been decimated by injuries and the youngsters have taken hits in recent defeats in Greece and at Eastlands in the Carling Cup despite gaining invaluable experience. Wenger will field a more experienced side at Anfield and though the Gunners lost at Sunderland in their most recent Premier league away fixture, Liverpool are having a tough time and Arsenal should be worth a point.
Draw 1-1

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