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 weekend fixtures Sat 10th to Sun 11th April 2010.
|Sat 3:00||Hull v Burnley|
|Both sides are fighting for their lives in the bottom three with three points the difference between them. Burnley are four points adrift of safety and rumours persist that manager Brian Laws could soon be sacked, just three months since taking charge, after winning just one of their last fourteen games. The Clarets were hammered at home by City last weekend and their away record is the worst in England with just a single point earned on the road. Their chances of surviving look less likely by the week where as their hosts, Hull, are just a point behind West Ham with recent home results suggesting they can at least make a fight of it. The Tigers have been beaten just the once at the KC in the last five fixtures; a defeat by Arsenal in which Bendtner grabbed the winner late into injury time. No doubt this will still be tight and scrappy but Hull should be expected to ramp up the pressure on the sides above them.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|West Ham v Sunderland|
|West Ham still teeter above the relegation places with just a point and superior goal difference enough to keep them the right side of the line. They ended a run of six straight defeats with a point at Goodison, a surprising point but well deserved, but man of the match Scott Parker received his tenth yellow card of the campaign and misses this game plus their next at Anfield. They host a Sunderland side that aren't yet mathematically safe themselves but their form has dramatically improved though their winning results have come at the Stadium of Light. Recent highlights on the road have been draws at Fratton Park and Villa Park but they've not won since the opening day at the Reebok. Bent may take some looking after but the game against Spurs shows that he's still wasteful in front of goal, converting just one of three penalties and guilty of other missed chances. The Hammers'll be weaker without Parker but you really can't be sure what you'll get with either of these two sides.|
|Sun 12:00||Wolverhampton v Stoke|
|Wolves have put together an impressive run of results recently with victories at Burnley and West Ham as well as draws against Villa and Everton, only to be undone with virtually the last kick of the game at the Emirates. Karl Henry misses this encounter after being harshly punished for a foul on Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky and deciding not to appeal. McCarthy's men aren't yet safe but they're certainly better off than a month ago and will be looking for maximum points against a Stoke side that've won their last two games against Hull and West Ham as well as avoiding defeat in their last five Premier league away fixtures. The Potters are looking to achieve their best ever finish in the top flight but the trip to Molineux won't be an easy one and Wolves might just have enough.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Sun 1:30||Blackburn v Man Utd|
|Though Ferguson and Allardyce are renowned pals, the big man won't be doing his mate a favour as the title race draws to a conclusion over the coming weeks. With both remaining English sides exiting the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, the focus switches to domestic honours and United have the chance to leapfrog Chelsea at the top given the Blues' FA Cup semi-final with Villa. United's form has been a bit patchy recently and it was that defeat by Chelsea at Old Trafford that has taken the destination of the title out of United's hands. Whether Rooney starts or not remains to be seen but they must be wary of a Blackburn side that've dropped just two points in their last six home games. Rovers are assured of Premier league football next season after reaching 42 points and with little to play for, taking on a wounded United side is hardly the recipe for a home victory.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Sun 3:00||Liverpool v Fulham|
|Two of the Europa League quarter finalists take on each other at Anfield in a game that has rather more significance for Liverpool than it does for Fulham. The Reds are still clinging to the hope that winning their remaining Premier league fixtures will be enough to secure fourth place but their away form needs to improve dramatically. The draw at St Andrews was a blow to their Champions League hopes but Gerrard's face when Benitez substituted Torres told the whole story; it seems that some of the manager's decisions this season have been questionable to say the least. However, Liverpool have proved very strong at home recently and should be backed to see off a Fulham side with their sights firmly set on the Europa league and nothing to play for domestically. As expected, the Cottagers haven't performed well on the road with just a single Premier league win all season but as long as they see off Wolfsburg in Germany, they won't be too concerned with the outcome at Anfield. This looks like a win for Liverpool whichever way you look at it.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Sun 4:00||Man City v Birmingham|
|City have now taken the much-coveted fourth spot after hammering Burnley at Turf Moor and it's difficult to see them yielding it with six games to go. With Spurs and Villa otherwise engaged at Wembley this weekend, it gives City the chance to consolidate their advantage over their closest competitors. Mancini's side have put together a great run recently barring the shock defeat at Eastlands by Everton and they'll be hoping to continue that against a Birmingham side that've done well to frustrate both Liverpool and Arsenal recently at St Andrews. However, their away form has suffered since the end of January with five defeats from the last six. Birmingham don't give a lot away but City should have too much firepower for them at Eastlands.|
|Home Win 2-0|