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 midweek fixtures Tues 16th to Wed 17th February 2010.
|Tues 7:45||Stoke v Man City|
|Ironically, these two faced each other last weekend in the FA Cup at Eastlands but a draw means they'll meet again next week in the replay, so soon after meeting in the league. With two games in hand and on the same points as Liverpool, Man City currently look best placed to take fourth spot but their away form is far from convincing after losing three of their last four Premier league fixtures on the road. Mancini will have to make do without Tevez who had to return to Argentina for family reasons whilst Bellamy and Kompany are out injured; Wright-Phillips, Ireland and Petrov are also doubtful. Stoke have Etherington unavailable after suffering medial ligament damage at Eastlands but the Potters are on a run of five games at the Britannia without defeat, a sequence which includes an FA Cup win over Arsenal and a draw against Liverpool. Pulis will be keen to expose City's frailties in defence especially at set pieces and this should be a close home victory for the Potters.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Wed 8:00||Wigan v Bolton|
|Just two points separates these two sides in the fight against relegation with Bolton struggling in the bottom three and Wigan in danger themselves just above the drop zone. The Latics' form has been inconsistent all season and they've now gone four Premier league home games without a win but Martinez will be pinning his hopes on a much needed victory over a Bolton side that've taken only a single point from their last five Premier league away matches. Since Coyle's appointment Bolton's football has improved and they more than matched Spurs in the FA Cup draw at the Reebok over the weekend. There's also been further good news with Cahill's recovery from a blood clot better than expected although the centre half will still be absent for several weeks yet. With Wigan so inconsistent and Bolton improving, this is a tough one to call and there's likely to be little to choose between the two.|