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 13th to Wed 14th April 2010.
|Tues 8:00||Chelsea v Bolton|
|Chelsea's weekend couldn't have been much better; they negotiated their way past Villa to the FA Cup final despite Villa having a blatant penalty appeal turned down, and United failed to beat Blackburn at Ewood Park leaving Chelsea a point clear at the top of the table with a game in hand. The Blues haven't lost since Inter Milan knocked them out of the Champions League and beating Bolton should be a formality given the knowledge that they know the destination of the title lies firmly in their own hands. However, Bolton are still not safe with only a five point margin between themselves and the drop zone. The Trotters have lost their last three games against Villa, United and Everton and the trip to Stamford Bridge represents simlarly tough opposition. Their away record isn't great with ten defeats from sixteen attempts and another loss looks on the cards.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Wed 7:45||Aston Villa v Everton|
|Villa will feel aggrieved after their semi-final clash with Chelsea; they were the better side early on and had a blatant penalty waved away, then John Terry's challenge on James Milner was penalised with just a yellow card, a tackle that could've ended far worse for the England midfielder had he not been so fortunate. Villa will be trying to renew their assault on fourth place but City now look firm favourites to hold on to the much-coveted Champions League place. Villa have drawn five of their last six Premier league fixtures on home soil and face another difficult game against an Everton side that've had just over a weeks rest. The Toffees have also drawn three of their last five games, two of them on the road, and this one might just end up level as well.|
|Wigan v Portsmouth|
|Despite confirmation that Portsmouth will be relegated, the Pompey players and fans will be buoyant after they beat Spurs to set up an FA Cup final with Chelsea; top versus bottom has more than a touch of the underdog about it. In terms of the league, Portsmouth have lost six of their last seven games on the road and given that their fate is sealed, I can't see them attaching too much importance to fixtures before their Wembley date. They travel to the DW stadium where Wigan face a relegation battle of their own; the Latics are just above the relegation places with four points breathing space. Burnley's win at Hull over the weekend probably did Wigan a favour but the Latics still need to pick up points if they're to ensure their continued Premier league status. Wigan's home form is mixed but they like to get the ball down and play and have won two of their last three home games. This should be a home win but you never know with either of these two.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Wed 8:00||Tottenham v Arsenal|
|Spurs need to pick themselves up from defeat at Wembley if they're to have any hope of reigniting their challenge for fourth place. They're four points behind City with a game in hand but know that fourth spot is City's to throw away. Spurs kick off a nasty trio of games with Arsenal at home, then Chelsea also at the Lane and finally United at Old Trafford; if Spurs win any of those games, I'd be surprised. There is some good news for the home side with Lennon thought to have recovered from injury though whether he'll be fit enough to start against the Gunners remains to be seen, which leads me to the rumour circulating that van Persie could be fit to play some part as Arsenal look to go above United and keep up the pressure on Chelsea. Wenger has his injury problems but he'll have no problem motivating his players for the short trip to White Hart Lane. The worry for Redknapp will be no Palacios after he received his tenth yellow of the season at Wembley, and I can see Arsenal slicing through Spurs like a hot knife through butter.|
|Away Win 1-2|