Archived Premier League Tips (17th October 2009)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (17th October 2009)

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 17th to Mon 19th October 2009.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (17th to 19th Oct 2009)

Sat 12:45 Aston Villa v Chelsea
  Chelsea's last away fixture was that eyebrow-raising defeat at Wigan but the Blues responded well with victories in Cyprus and at home to Liverpool. Drogba was up to his old dramatics in the Liverpool game and it looks as though even his own team-mates are fed up with his antics as they tended to ignore him when once again he collapsed in feigned agony. Chelsea are still clear at the top of the table by two points and it seems the Wigan defeat has served as a wake-up call. They travel to play a Villa side that had a good run of form brought to an abrupt end away at Ewood Park despite going ahead in the third minute. Since then they held City to a draw at Villa Park which, given City's rise to prominence, can be seen as a respectable result. Heskey's Villa future is shrouded in doubt because of his need to be selected but you can be sure that if picked, he'll give his all; he might even score! This is close to call but I just feel that Chelsea will bulldoze their way past the home side.
Away Win 0-1
Sat 3:00 Arsenal v Birmingham
  Birmingham must be running scared ahead of their trip to the Emirates given Arsenal's 100% home record this season in all competitions. The Gunners have outgunned all Premier league opponents at home so far with a staggering average of over four goals per game. Many thought they would struggle after the departures of Adebayor and Toure but the young squad has rallied well; Wenger will be praying that his key players avoid injury. Birmingham have lost three of their four games on the road and a defeat could find them in the bottom three next week if other results go against them. The biggest news at St Andrews is the Carson Yeung takeover and it seems much is promised including keeping McLeish at the helm. However, any progress will take time and nothing will happen quickly enough to avoid defeat at the Emirates.
Home Win 3-0
  Everton v Wolverhampton
  Everton's draw at home to Stoke may have been a hangover from their Europa league victory in Belarus but that point brought an end to a run of five successive victories in all competitions. The Potters restricted Everton's chances through dogged defending though the Toffees are likely to have an easier time against Wolves. McCarthy's side hover just above the relegation places on goal difference after they were the first side this season to succumb to Portsmouth. Wolves have lost their last four games in all competitions conceding a total of ten goals including five at Sunderland so it doesn't bode well for a trip to Goodison. The only saving grace is that Everton aren't exactly free-scoring!
Home Win 1-0
  Man Utd v Bolton
  The spotlight's bound to be on Rio Ferdinand after recent mistakes for club and country and it's unlikely Kevin Davies will be giving the centre-half an easy ride. There remain other concerns over injuries to Owen and Rooney although Owen's groin problem is not as serious as first expected. United's 100% home record was shattered recently when Sunderland were on the verge of beating them at Old Trafford only for Anton Ferdinand to divert the equaliser into his own net. Their opponents, Bolton, have recovered from a poor start but the bottom line is that they've won just two of seven games; ironically, those came away at Birmingham and Portsmouth. You can never be sure which United side are going to turn up but the home side should prove too strong.
Home Win 2-0
  Portsmouth v Tottenham
  Portsmouth will be buoyant after securing their first win of the season at Molineux but they remain two points adrift at the bottom of the table. Peter Storrie has brought in Avram Grant as director of football so it remains to be seen how long Paul Hart stays in charge of the team. James remains a doubt after suffering a knee problem whilst on England duty and O'Hara is ineligible to play against his parent club. Spurs at Fratton Park is always going to be an interesting fixture after Harry Redknapp, Defoe, Crouch and Kranjcar all left the south coast club for glamorous Spurs and now Harry appears to be interested in David James. Spurs are as high as third and have lost just twice this season. Woodgate looks to have resumed full training and could feature though King also looks to be back in contention after a mild hamstring strain. If Spurs are serious about cracking the top four then these are the games they need to win but they never make it easy for themselves.
Away Win 1-2
  Stoke v West Ham
  One thing you can usually count on at the Britannia Stadium is a win for the home side. Granted that that statement might look like poppycock at the moment because of two recent home defeats but losing out to Chelsea and United is far from a poor result, especially given Stoke's respective performances; they were actually ahead against Chelsea until the stroke of half-time whilst they were level with United at the interval. Meanwhile, West Ham haven't won since the opening day at Molineux and are second from bottom with just five points on the board. Since that away victory the Hammers have lost four of their next six fixtures and only salvaged a point at home to Fulham in injury time after playing the whole of the second half against ten men. West Ham need to improve but this should be Stoke's day!
Home Win 2-1
  Sunderland v Liverpool
  Sunderland's performance at Old Trafford underlines their improvement under Steve Bruce and only a deflected own goal from Anton Ferdinand in the fourth minute of injury time gave United a share of the spoils. Prior to that they put five past Wolves at the Stadium of Light although at one point that game could have gone either way. The Mackems have won their last four home fixtures in all competitions and will reckon on a potential upset against a Liverpool side that have already lost three Premier league games this season, two of them away at Spurs and Chelsea. Several of the Liverpool players have had niggling injuries over the international period but the suspicion is that they'll all be fit for the trip to Sunderland. A result either way wouldn't surprise me and though Benitez won't be happy with anything less than a win, Sunderland would surely settle for a point.
Draw 1-1
Sun 1:00 Blackburn v Burnley
  Burnley are without doubt the Jekyll and Hyde side of the Premier League with four straight home wins and four straight away defeats. The theory is that they're trying to emulate Stoke's form last season where it was the Potters' home record that kept them up. That said, any points salvaged on the road will be something of a bonus. However, they've conceded fourteen goals in their four away games so Blackburn could be forgiven for thinking that Burnley might be easy pickings. Blackburn haven't been great on the road but they've won their last two home fixtures (against Villa and Wolves) finally giving Sam Allardyce something to smile about. They remain just above the drop zone on goal difference but they should emerge as comfortable winners from this encounter.
Home Win 2-0
Sun 4:00 Wigan v Man City
  When it comes to predicting football results, Wigan have proved to be the most inconsistent and unpredictable. For instance, the last four results have been a narrow win at West Ham, a hammering at Arsenal, a comfortable win at home to Chelsea followed by defeat at Hull; the results just don't tally! The bottom line is that this game against City will provide a real test as City look the real deal with the potential to seriously challenge the big four. They're currently lying fourth with a game in hand and have been defeated just the once this season by that last gasp Owen goal at Old Trafford. That said, Chelsea were supposed to provide Wigan with a stern test but it was an off day for the Blues plus Cech was sent off early in the second half. The Latics are an unknown quantity but my money would be on a City side that promise much.
Away Win 1-2
Mon 8:00 Fulham v Hull
  Only goal difference separates these two sides although Hull's is by far the worst in the Premier league due to hammerings at Liverpool, Sunderland and Spurs. The Tigers have taken just a single point on the road and it is their defence that needs plugging; the sale of Michael Turner is a questionable one given their current predicament. There is some good news for Phil Brown with Jimmy Bullard closing in on a return for the first team. They travel to Craven Cottage where Fulham have only played three Premier league games this season, two of those ending in defeat (against Arsenal and Chelsea). Fulham's home form is usually fairly reliable and they were unfortunate to leave Upton Park with only a point recently after playing the second half with ten men and only succumbing to an equaliser in injury time. Hull do fight like tigers but Fulham should prove too strong on home territory.
Home Win 2-1

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