Archived Premier League Tips (1st February 2011)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (1st February 2011)

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 midweek fixtures Tues 1st to Wed 2nd February 2011.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (1st to 2nd Feb 2011)

Tues 7:45 Arsenal v Everton
  Arsenal once again made hard work of a cup tie but they're through to the next round thanks to Fabregas's late penalty. They're still involved in four competitions and silverware looks likely with only Birmingham barring their way in the Carling Cup. However, the victory over Huddersfield came at a price with Squillaci suspended and Nasri suffering a hamstring injury. That said, the Gunners still have some big players to bring back in against an Everton side still trying to shrug off the threat of relegation below them. Just five points above the drop zone, the Toffees need to put a winning sequence together. Moyes has admitted he's unlikely to do anything today in the transfer window and much hinges on him keeping Saha fit and firing for the rest of the season. Everton have lost only once in nine games against the Premier League's top clubs but that defeat did come against Arsenal at Goodison back in November, which would suggest that Arsenal start favourites although it won't be easy.
Home Win 2-1
  Sunderland v Chelsea
  It was Sunderland that started Chelsea's poor run of form back in November with a 0-3 win at Stamford Bridge. The Blues appear to have recovered from that alarming slump in recent weeks starting with a hammering of Ipswich in the last round of the FA Cup. They've since followed that with victories over Blackburn and at Bolton, but Everton proved a tougher trip at the weekend and forced an FA Cup replay. The general concensus is that Chelsea have now put their poor form behind them but what do we make of a Sunderland side just four points and two places below them. The biggest news on Wearside was the departure of Darren Bent to Villa Park but Richardson proved that he wasn't going to be missed by grabbing both goals in the subsequent victory at Bloomfield Road. However, the Mackems' recent home form hasn't been so good with a last minute draw against Newcastle, an FA Cup exit to Notts County and a defeat to Blackpool interspersed with a win over Blackburn. The bottom line is that Sunderland have lost just the one Premier league fixture at the Stadium of Light this season but if Chelsea have turned the corner, then this could be their second.
Away Win 0-1
Tues 8:00 Man Utd v Aston Villa
  United are proving the comeback kings after coming from behind to win recent games at both Blackpool and Southampton. Not only are they though to the next round of the FA Cup with a dream tie against Crawley but they top the Premier League by five points. United's home form is almost faultless having dropped just two points at Old Trafford all season. They've ridden their luck at points over the course of the current campaign but that's inevitable as they attempt to emulate the Arsenal side of 2003/04 and go the season unbeaten. Both Carrick and Ferdinand are expected to be fit for the visit of a Villa side that've won all three games since they signed Darren Bent just under two weeks ago. Bent played no part in the FA Cup win over Blackburn but his signing seems to have got Villa fired up; a shrewd bit of business by Houllier if it pays off but 26m is surely excessive. Pre-Bent, Villa had won just one Premier League game on the road and I seriously doubt they'll get anything at United.
Home Win 2-0
  West Brom v Wigan
  This represents a massive game for both clubs as they fight to escape the clutches of relegation. Wigan lie third from bottom with Wolves and West Ham only a point worse off whilst West Brom have just a three point advantage over their opponents. The Baggies have just one win to their name from their last eight games in all competitions but that victory came in their last home fixture against Blackpool. The Latics have won just a single Premier League fixture since they beat the Baggies at the DW Stadium back in mid-November. Victor Moses got the winner for them on that occasion but West Brom might have their own match-winner in loan-signing, Carlos Vela, from Arsenal. Clearly both sides need to do better and this is definitely one of those unpredictable matches but the Baggies look more convincing in terms of surviving in the top flight.
Home Win 2-1
Wed 7:45 Birmingham v Man City
  Birmingham are enjoying the cup competitions this season and already face Arsenal in a Wembley final. Surely they'd trade cup success for continued Premier League status but the focus can easily shift away from the league to that Wembley date in late February and McLeish could struggle to keep his side on the ball during the coming month. Birmingham haven't won a Premier League match at St Andrews since November when they beat Chelsea and that was the last time they kept a clean sheet. They host a City side currently third in the table and struggling to live up to their reputation as a formidable outfit. Both Leicester and Notts County proved unbeatable on their own grounds in the FA Cup and a Darren Bent goal at Villa Park was enough to see City leave with their tails between their legs. City have conceded too many goals of late with Hart taking the brunt of the blame but they need to cut out the silly mistakes if they're to challenge for the title. Tevez could be back for this one and if all goes to plan, City should take the points.
Away Win 1-2
Wed 8:00 Blackburn v Tottenham
  Spurs were dumped out of the Cup by Fulham after a wretched first-half performance but to make matters worse, Dawson now misses this encounter after being sent off at Craven Cottage. Tottenham aren't that great defensively and may have to call Woodgate back into action given that King and Kaboul are out injured whilst Bassong was another one who had a poor game against the Cottagers. Injury to Bale has also impacted their pace and creativity on the counter and they look a bit one-dimensional at the moment. They've only been beaten once in the league (at Everton) since they were beaten at Bolton in early November but the trip to Ewood Park is sure to provide a stern examination. Blackburn have lost just three home games (to Arsenal, Chelsea and Stoke) in all competitions this season and are likely to pose plenty of problems for a Spurs side looking vulnerable.
Home Win 2-1
  Blackpool v West Ham
  Mid-table plays bottom but there's only seven points between them which isn't an awful lot at this stage of the season. Blackpool have lost three of their last four home games and they've definitely performed better on the road where they've not been expected to win. They've the worst home record in the Premier League although they've played the fewest games on home soil, just ten when some sides have played as many as twelve. The big speculation is whether Charlie Adam will go and Holloway has to hope that his midfield maestro stays to maximise their chances of maintaining their top flight status. They host bottom side, West Ham, who've won just one Premier League fixture on the road this season (at Fulham). However, the Hammers are still involved in the FA Cup and were only knocked out of the Carling Cup at the semi-final stage after their second leg at Birmingham was forced into extra-time. West Ham's last four Premier League away fixtures have yielded five points and it's too close at the bottom to write off their chances just yet.
Draw 1-1
  Bolton v Wolverhampton
  Wolves have the worst away record in the Premier League with just a single win and draw from eleven matches. Successive home defeats to Stoke (in the FA cup) and Liverpool can only have knocked their confidence further an it's difficult to see Wolves climbing out of the drop zone. They travel to the Reebok where Bolton have undergone a slump in form and the resultant slide has seen them slip from seventh to eleventh in the table. With the exception of an FA Cup win over York, the Trotters haven't won since they beat West Brom at the Reebok as far back as Boxing Day. However, in all that time, they've only been beaten at home by Chelsea and I can't see their winless run continuing; not with a home game against Wolves in prospect anyway.
Home Win 1-0
  Fulham v Newcastle
  Fulham were by far the better side in their FA Cup win over Spurs but Tottenham didn't exactly put up much resistance. What was impressive about Fulham is that they now have decent attacking options with Johnson and Dembele fit, and Clint Dempsey linking with Danny Murphy to cause problems from midfield. The Cottagers might be struggling four points off the relegation places but they're traditionally a strong home side and they've shown signs of returning to that form recently with four successive home victories in all competitions. They host a Newcastle side that are doing well in mid-table although recent results have been mixed. Andy Carroll may be injured but it hasn't stopped the transfer speculation and bids are rumoured to have been turned down from both Liverpool and Spurs. Tiote serves the last match of his suspension after being dismissed in the FA Cup defeat at Stevenage. Expect Fulham to build on recent results and climb away from the relegation fodder.
Home Win 2-1
  Liverpool v Stoke
  At the time of writing, let's just assume that Torres is staying. Despite rumours of the Spanish striker training alone today, Dalglish is unlikely to leave him out given Liverpool's need for points. The Reds front line is likely to be boosted by the arrival of Suarez if all goes to plan but we'll have to see if the Uruguayan makes his debut against Stoke. Liverpool may have lost their first two games under the latest instalment under Dalglish but they've since taken seven points from a possible nine. The gloom around Anfield now appears to have been replaced by anger towards Torres but Liverpool should now be a team on the front foot. They host a Stoke side that aren't the greatest of travellers although they've notched two successive away victories in the FA Cup. The Potters have lost seven of their eleven Premier League away fixtures and face the trip to Anfield without Ryan Shawcross after the centre-half was sent off at Craven Cottage. After today, Liverpool can put the transfer speculation behind them and get back to winning matches. Hopefully they'll have a strikeforce to match those ambitions.
Home Win 1-0

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