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 9th to Wed 10th March 2010
|Tues 7:45||Portsmouth v Birmingham|
|The irony of the fixture list means that Birmingham return to Fratton Park just three days after being dumped out of the FA Cup by bottom-placed Portsmouth. However, Birmingham headed home knowing they'd been denied a valid late goal and the chance of a comeback by linesman, Adam Watts. The Blues are still keen to ensure that their season doesn't implode after losing their fifteen game unbeaten run and exiting the FA Cup but their last four games against top flight opposition have all ended in defeat. Pompey, on the other hand, are buoyant after back-to-back victories and are back at Wembley despite being four points adrift at the bottom of the Premier league table and a nine point penalty hanging over them. Grant appears to have galvanised his players and they'll be anxious to close the gap on the sides above them. However, Birmingham should learn from their mistakes last weekend and do enough to hold out for a point.|
|Sunderland v Bolton|
|Bolton leapfrogged Sunderland last weekend after their surprise victory at Upton Park; their first away win under new manager, Owen Coyle. Meanwhile Sunderland have stretched their run of Premier league games without a win to fourteen. Bruce has received support from those above but it was this fixture last season, in which the Trotters thrashed Sunderland 4-1, that saw then manager, Roy Keane, walk away from the Stadium of Light. Bruce is likely to be without the midfield trio of Meyler, Richardson and Cattermole whilst Cohen is suspended for Bolton after being dismissed against the Hammers. Owen Coyle has been singing the praises of both Kevin Davies and Zat Knight for good reason but both will need good performances if Bolton are to take anything from the game. Sunderland have just about run out of backing so it's going to be a Trotters outcome for me.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Wed 7:45||Burnley v Stoke|
|Burnley's slide towards relegation hasn't been helped by desertion of the home form that served them so well in the early part of the season. That coupled with the poorest away form in the country and a relatively new manager sees them second from bottom and a point short of safety. Burnley have now won just the once in seventeen Premier league fixtures whilst Stoke are concentrating on bettering last season's twelfth place finish. The Potters were knocked out of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge last weekend but gave a good account of themselves. Delap's long throw is still causing problems to all sides that face the threat despite them being fully aware of knowing what's coming. Laws insists centre-half, Leon Cort, has inside knowledge on former colleague, Delap, but how that will help them when the threat is plain for all to see. There'll be little to choose between these two when they meet at Turf Moor and a draw looks the best bet.|