Archived Premier League Tips (16th January 2010)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (16th January 2010)

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 Sun 17th January 2010.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (16th to 17th Jan 2010)

Sat 12:45 Stoke v Liverpool
  More midweek misery for Liverpool fans as Reading knocked the Reds out of the FA Cup during extra time in the third round replay at Anfield. The defeats have been far too frequent this season and surely Benitez's time at the club is numbered. They've not built on the relative success of last season and their only potential silverware looks to be the Europa League, though that's something of an optimistic view. Both Torres and Gerrard were substituted early during the Reading defeat, probably precautionary, but they remain doubtful for the trip to Stoke whilst Benayoun sustained a rib problem and may join them in the treatment room. The absentees could pave the way for Maxi Rodriguez to make his first start but Stoke are no pushover at the Britannia. The Potters have lost just one of their last seven home games in all competitions, a one goal defeat to an in-form Birmingham side. Pulis will be boosted by the news that both Sorensen and Tuncay should be available, and will fancy adding to Liverpool's problems especially if the away side are without a number of key players.
Home Win 2-1
Sat 3:00 Chelsea v Sunderland
  John Terry admitted that Chelsea haven't been playing as well as they should've done and can't afford any more slip-ups. The Blues have only a one point gap over United but that margin could've been much more had they made the most of their rivals' disappointing results over the last month or two. Whilst not being the most convincing side recently, they still boast the best Premier league home record having dropped just two points at Stamford Bridge during this campaign. Drogba and Essien remain big misses for Ancelotti but their squad should be more than capable of getting a result against a Sunderland side that've just a single point to show from their last six away Premier league matches. There are still doubts over the fitness of Sunderland's back line and this game will be a test for striker Darren Bent to see if he can score against one of the top sides. Anything other than victory for Chelsea would be something of a shock.
Home Win 2-0
  Man Utd v Burnley
  This is hardly the game that Brian Laws would've wanted as his first in charge of Burnley although looking at it from a positive point of view, it's a game he's not expected to win so any reward could be perceived as a great start. However, Burnley's away record is the worst in the top flight with just one point from ten games and that situation won't be helped by all members of the first team training staff following Owen Coyle out the door. Their only hope could be that United haven't really been 'at it' in recent weeks with an FA Cup third round defeat at home to League One side, Leeds, followed by a draw at St Andrews. That aside, United are only a point behind league leaders, Chelsea, and have dropped just five points at Old Trafford. This should be a straight forward win for United but the strangest things can happen when new managers arrive at a club.
Home Win 3-0
  Portsmouth v Birmingham
  Birmingham continued their exceptional form with a draw to United last weekend, followed by an FA Cup replay victory against Forest, to extend their unbeaten run to fourteen games. Birmingham might not make the headlines when it comes to scoring goals but their defensive record is superb with only Chelsea and Villa conceding fewer in the Premier league. The Blues haven't lost on the road since mid-October when they went down by three goals to one at the Emirates, a factor that should make them favourites when they go to Fratton Park. Pompey remain four points adrift at the bottom of the table whilst their financial situation threatens to derail the club even further. They might've won at Coventry in the FA Cup, albeit late in the day, but Birmingham represent bigger fish and Portsmouth have injury doubts over Boateng and Kaboul as well as being without their African contingent. Birmingham should be fancied to nick it.
Away Win 0-1
  Tottenham v Hull
  Like several sides, Spurs haven't played since the turn of the year when they comfortably beat Peterborough in the FA Cup. However, it's still not given Aaron Lennon enough time to recover from a groin injury meaning we should get to see Modric and Kranjcar on either flank. Spurs have won six of their last seven games in all competitions at White Hart Lane and know that a win against Hull is imperative if they're to maintain the pressure on the other sides competing for that all important fourth place. The Tigers are struggling second from bottom but the foot of the table is so congested that a draw could be enough to lift them out of the drop zone and a win could see them move as high as thirteenth if other results went their way. This conjecture is fairly pointless though as Hull have the second worst away record in the Premier league having accumulated three points from ten games without a win. This should be a question of how many for Spurs.
Home Win 2-0
  Wolverhampton v Wigan
  Four goals separates these two sides in the bottom half of the table and just a point above the relegation places. Wolves have won two of their last three home fixtures and more importantly, those victories came against Burnley and Bolton, other sides around them in the wrong half of the table. Doyle should be back for Wolves against a Wigan side that've taken just a single point from their last five Premier league away games. Their last Premier league defeat came at Old Trafford where they lost to the tune of five goals without reply and were almost as bad as they were at Spurs. Martinez has already acted in the transfer window to strengthen his defence by signing Gary Caldwell and Steven Gohouri; expect Caldwell to feature. This promises to be tight but Wolves might just edge it.
Home Win 2-1
Sat 5:30 Everton v Man City
  Everton will look to build on their battling draw at the Emirates and the Merseysiders may also take confidence from the fact that they've beaten City in three of their last four Premier league meetings. However, City won their last encounter at Goodison Park and still have a 100% record under Mancini. City's defensive record has also improved under the new manager and they'd not conceded under him until Blackburn scored on Monday night; needless to say, the Italian was not impressed despite the 4-1 scoreline and stressed the importance of concentrating for the full 90 minutes. Carlos Tevez was everywhere during that game and fully deserved his hat-trick and maybe United miss the Argentinian more than they do Ronaldo. The Toffees are now unbeaten in six Premier league fixtures and have strengthened up front with Donovan though Neill has been allowed to join Galatasaray on an 18 month deal. Everton have improved in recent weeks but they may struggle to handle the pace of City's attack as well as the work rate of Tevez and Bellamy.
Away Win 1-2
Sun 1:30 Aston Villa v West Ham
  The poor weather has given Villa's James Milner and Luke Young extra time to overcome their respective injuries. Villa managed to arrest a run of two Premier league defeats with an FA Cup win over Blackburn before the bad weather set in and that victory will have been important for morale over the last couple of weeks. The home defeat to Liverpool was something of a shock but Villa will have put that behind them and be anxious to beat a West Ham side that haven't won on the road since the opening day. The Hammers are level on points with two of the sides in the drop zone but Zola will have been boosted by news that both Noble and Parker should be fit to start. However, they're short of options up front with Cole, Hines and Franco all injured. Expect Villa to keep up the pressure on the sides above them with what should be a comfortable win.
Home Win 2-1
Sun 3:00 Blackburn v Fulham
  Blackburn were always second best at Eastlands this week and rumour has it that Allardyce is under pressure to keep his job; if those rumours have any hint of truth one wonders how Benitez has managed to keep his. Rovers have probably drawn too many home games for the board's liking but they've only lost one of their last eleven home games in all competitions (prior to the Carling Cup semi-final first leg defeat). They host a Fulham side not renowned for their travelling having taken a lonely point from their last four games on the road. The Cottagers are still without Zamora and Pantsil though Hangeland is back in training and reckons he'll be fit to travel to Ewood Park. Something tells me that Rovers won't lose this and I suspect they may be good enough to secure a much needed victory.
Home Win 2-1
Sun 4:00 Bolton v Arsenal
  The big news at the Emirates this week has been Sol Campbell's Arsenal comeback and the amazing statistic that he's Wenger's first re-signed player in thirteen years; not bad at the ripe old age of 35. Whether or not Campbell has done enough to displace Vermaelen or Gallas remains to be seen but the concensus is that he'll serve as good backup and could play a key role in cup fixtures. There was further good news for Wenger with both Fabregas and Clichy proclaimed fully fit though Clichy may struggle for match fitness. The Gunners managed to salvage a point at home to Everton last weekend but prior to that they'd won their last four in all competitions. They travel to the Reebok where Bolton are far from invincible with just five home points from a possible last fifteen. The Trotters are third from bottom but do have two games in hand over all but one of the other clubs. No doubt new manager, Owen Coyle, will have some sort of impact but whether it'll be enough against an Arsenal side with key players now fit again remains to be seen. Route one versus twinkle toes football is tricky to predict but the Gunners get the vote.
Away Win 1-2

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