Archived Premier League Tips (28th December 2009)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (28th 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 midweek fixtures Mon 28th to Wed 30th December 2009.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (28th to 30th Dec 2009)

Mon 12:45 Tottenham v West Ham
  Spurs' good away form continued with a valuable point at Craven Cottage making it four away games on the bounce without a defeat. Home defeats to Wolves and Stoke have been unwanted shocks but the Fulham draw was Spurs' third successive clean sheet and owed much thanks to the keeping of Gomes. The injuries appear to be easing at the Lane as they enter the busiest time of the year and there was further good news when Bassong was omitted from the Cameroon squad for the African Cup of Nations. They host a West Ham side that climbed out of the bottom three thanks to their first win in five games; the importance of which can't be over-stressed as it came against relegation rivals Portsmouth. However, West Ham haven't won on the road since the opening day of the season when they beat Wolves. There were further injury concerns for Zola when Noble was forced off with a hamstring injury and is expected to miss the trip to the Lane. London derbies should never be comfortable for either side but Spurs will be expected to win by a couple.
Home Win 2-0
Mon 3:00 Blackburn v Sunderland
  Benni McCarthy grabbed his first goal of the season to give Blackburn a share of the spoils at Wigan but Allardyce will have been disappointed not to hold out for all three points. McCarthy's contribution was only Blackburn's second goal in the last seven Premier league fixtures but prior to the defeat at home by Spurs, Rovers hadn't lost in nine games at home in all competitions. Sunderland are the visitors to Ewood Park on the back of five successive Premier league away defeats. A victory is proving elusive for the Mackems after being recently pegged back by Everton and Portsmouth at the Stadium of Light as well as losing to Villa. Bruce is without a handful of important players owing to injuries and suspensions which hands the advantage to the home side. Whilst goals are expected to be scarce, the best bet would be on Rovers to nick it.
Home Win 1-0
  Chelsea v Fulham
  Some would argue that this is the most open Premier league title race for many seasons and Chelsea dropping points at St Andrews adds weight to the argument. That goalless draw was the first time Chelsea had failed to score in 34 starts and means they've won just one of their last seven games in all competitions. However, they created plenty of chances against Birmingham and are sure to fare better at home against a Fulham side that usually struggle on the road but have recently snatched four draws from their last five Premier league away fixtures. No doubt Hodgson has worked wonders on a limited budget and this is a derby game after all but the pressure will all be on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and normally you'd expect them to respond accordingly.
Home Win 2-1
  Everton v Burnley
  It's been draws galore at Goodison Park with five in their last six Premier league home matches and the draw habit even stretched to the Stadium of Light last weekend where they managed to sneak a point. The Toffees' injury problems show no signs of abating but at least they're not losing games. Everton's opponents are a Burnley side that have the worst away record in the top flight with just a single point earned from nine attempts. Coyle looks like he'll still be without first choice centre halves Carlisle and Caldwell after both still look doubtful with groin injuries. It looks as though Everton will finally have a reason for some festive cheer with a much needed win but the outlook won't be good should they fail to take maximum points.
Home Win 1-0
  Stoke v Birmingham
  Stoke's last two matches have been away defeats at Villa and Man City and they've not been embarassed by either performance. Their home form is much better though with no defeat in their last four at the Britannia Stadium despite those points coming against sides making up the bottom six. However, the Potters are up against the form side in the Premier league at the moment. Birmingham are on an incredible run of ten matches unbeaten, a sequence which has included draws at Liverpool and Everton, and most recently at home to Chelsea. Their results have been the product of a miserly defence and important contributions at the other end from Bowyer, Jerome and Benitez. McLeish has no injury worries to speak of whilst Pulis won't be able to select Whelan or Diao after fifth yellow cards picked up at Eastlands; to make matters worse, both Shawcross and Huth look doubtful. The Blues are probably worthy of a point minimum but bearing in mind player availability for Stoke, it's difficult not to jump on the Birmingham bandwagon.
Away Win 0-1
Mon 7:45 Wolverhampton v Man City
  Mancini won his first game in charge at home to Stoke but the games get a lot tougher than Stoke at home and Wolves away. However, Wolves have climbed out of the drop zone thanks to a win away at Spurs and two successive home victories (against Bolton and Burnley) but they weren't bad at Anfield and will point to the dismissal of Ward as a turning point in the game. Their opponents, City, have lost just the once in sixteen games in all competitions but Hughes paid the heavy price for drawing too many matches; the reason being that their defence was far from watertight but whether through luck or skill, Mancini has not only got a vital first win under his belt but also a clean sheet. Robinho's far from convincing performance may force the Italian to start Bellamy given that Santa Cruz, Benjani and Adebayor are all out. Wolves are dogged but City should prevail.
Away Win 1-3
Tues 7:45 Aston Villa v Liverpool
  Villa's great run of eight games unbeaten in all competitions came to an abrupt end at the Emirates when Arsenal were inspired by a substitute appearance from Fabregas in the second half. Villa held their own in the first 45 minutes but the Spaniard proved their undoing. However, O'Neill's men have only been beaten the once at Villa Park this season and will fancy themselves against a Liverpool side that are unrecognisable from seasons past. By all accounts, the Reds were fortunate to beat Wolves at Anfield over the weekend whilst their form on the road has been truly woeful with five Premier league defeats from their last seven away matches. Benitez is running out of people to blame and given the circumstances of Hughes's departure from Eastlands, it's a wonder that the Liverpool manager is still employed. This is a crunch game for both sides but Liverpool look nowhere near recovering from their problems.
Home Win 2-0
Tues 8:00 Bolton v Hull
  There's not much to separate these two sides in the bottom three except for a rather large number of goals conceded by Hull. The Tigers gave a spirited performance at home to United but were always going to be second best and now go to the Reebok with the worst away record in the top flight bar Burnley by virtue of a point. Bolton have stepped up a gear in their bid to retain their Premier league status by taking five points from their last three matches; they held on for a draw at home to City, followed by a convincing win over the Hammers and then travelled to Turf Moor where they picked up a valuable point. Given the respective home and away records, Bolton look like they'll have enough to secure victory.
Home Win 2-1
Wed 7:45 Portsmouth v Arsenal
  Portsmouth remain bottom after failing to build on the victory over Liverpool at Fratton Park; they were second best at West Ham and needed something from that game to boost the confidence ahead of a visit from Arsenal. With the African Cup of Nations looming, Pompey are expecting to lose several key players and the outlook for January looks bleak. To add to Avram Grant's problems, O'Hara is suspended for the encounter with the Gunners. Arsenal owed much to the experienced Fabregas after he turned the game against Villa in their favour but in taking his second goal, he looked to have aggravated his hamstring problem and must be a certainty to miss this game. Arsenal's away form hasn't been great but they've lost only one of their last six on the road in the Premier league and wouldn't want to miss out on maximum points against the bottom side.
Away Win 0-2
Wed 8:00 Man Utd v Wigan
  United made hard work of the win at Hull but that victory lifted them to within two points of league leaders Chelsea. However, Ferguson had the luxury of being able to push Carrick and Fletcher back into midfield after Vidic, Brown, Evra and Rafael were all deemed fit to resume their defensive duties. United's away form may not be great but they've only dropped five points at Old Trafford and host a Wigan side that've taken just a single point from their last four away fixtures. The Latics kicked off the bumper bonanza with a draw at home to Blackburn but the prospects of them getting much at the Theatre of Dreams look very slim.
Home Win 2-0

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