Archived Premier League Tips (5th February 2011)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (5th 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 weekend fixtures Sat 5th to Sun 6th February 2011.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (5th to 6th Feb 2011)

Sat 12:45 Stoke v Sunderland
  Stoke's league form appears to be reverting to type with them looking strong at home whilst struggling to get points on the road. They've won both their Premier League home fixtures since the turn of the year (against Everton and Bolton) and have very few injury concerns. Faye was forced off in the defeat at Anfield with a hamstring problem and looks like their only casualty whilst Shawcross is expected to resume his place in the centre of defence after completing his two match ban. Their opponents, Sunderland, have shown they're not missing Bent with Richardson bagging three goals in the last two games. The Mackems have won their last two away fixtures but still miss Turner's presence at the back. The home defeat to Chelsea means they're now four points behind fifth-placed Spurs and further progress looks doubtful especially with a rejuvenated Liverpool breathing down their necks. It's a close one to call but we're backing Stoke to continue their good home form.
Home Win 2-1
Sat 3:00 Aston Villa v Fulham
  The green shoots of recovery are in evidence at Villa Park and who'd have thought the signing of Darren Bent would've provided the catalyst for such a turnaround. Villa were teetering above the drop zone but three victories in all competitions prior to the defeat at Old Trafford has seen them move up to fourteenth and four points clear of the bottom three. They host a Fulham side that've impressed recently at Craven Cottage but their away form continues to thwart their progress. Just a single victory on the road (at Stoke) explains their mid-table position, although they've drawn half of all their away fixtures so losing isn't necessarily a foregone conclusion. However, with Villa improving and Fulham not too convincing on the road, a home victory looks likely.
Home Win 2-1
  Everton v Blackpool
  Just a single point and two places separate these two sides in the bottom half of the table but if either has the impetus to climb away from relegation, then surely Everton are the side looking more likely. Prior to the recent defeat at the Emirates, the Toffees hadn't lost any of the previous five games in all competitions including a home win over Spurs, a draw away at Liverpool and a draw in the FA Cup at home to Chelsea. Moyes didn't manage to strengthen his squad in the transfer window but Saha is looking on top of his game and Cahill is due to return to action after playing in the Asian Cup. The visitors to Goodison are a Blackpool side on a dreadful run of seven defeats in eight games in all competitions. They managed to hang on to Charlie Adam but their last three games, in which they were playing catch-up, have all ended in defeat. Even their away form has now dipped with their last two (at West Brom and Man City) finishing with the Tangerines on the losing side. Blackpool have surprised us on the road this season, and whose to say they won't before the campaign ends, but current form points towards an Everton win.
Home Win 2-1
  Man City v West Brom
  West Brom are struggling to cling to safety with only two points separating them from the relegation places. They've won just one of the last nine matches in all competitions and could only manage a draw in a massively important game against relegation rivals, Wigan. To make matters worse, rumour has it that Peter Odemwingie is facing a battle to be fit for the trip to Eastlands after sustaining a hamstring injury against the Latics. Although City are themselves not at their best, there are easier places to go. City's title aspirations have been hit hard by recent poor away performances and they now lie eight points behind league leaders, United, having played a game more. Their home form is somewhat better with four victories from the last five Premier League home fixtures despite a slackness at the back which has seen them concede ten goals from the last six games in all competitions; five of those goals were conceded in three games against lesser opposition in the FA Cup. City aren't exactly inspiring at the moment but this is a 'must win' game for them and one they should be expected to win.
Home Win 3-1
  Newcastle v Arsenal
  This is a game Arsenal have to win if they're to stay in touch with a United side currently leading the Premier League title race with five points to spare. The Gunners have now won their last six games in all competitions, a record that looks more impressive than it is because of the cup games against lesser opposition. They travel to St James Park knowing that Newcastle will be below par with Carroll departed to Liverpool and Ameobi out with a fractured cheekbone leaving Ranger, Best or Lovenkrands to provide the threat. The Magpies' form is mixed and their mid-table position isn't the most secure with six points the margin between themselves and relegation. However, despite Arsenal's tendency to concede the odd goal and squander chances, the Gunners are likely to carry the greater threat.
Away Win 1-2
  Tottenham v Bolton
  Spurs bounced back from their FA Cup misery at Craven Cottage with a surprise win at Ewood Park although it sounds like they were under the cosh for much of the game after going ahead after only three minutes. Gomes was again the hero as Spurs claimed their fifth clean sheet from the last eight games in all competitions, a remarkable statistic given that their last clean sheet prior to that was way back in August. They've lost just the one Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane this season and Dawson is available after serving a one match suspension. However, both Modric and Bale are expected to be rested for at least another week. They host a Bolton side that left it late against Wolves to record their first Premier League victory since beating the Baggies on Boxing Day. New boy, Daniel Sturridge grabbed the winner but their away form doesn't look promising having succumbed to five straight defeats. Going on form, you'd have to back Spurs at home.
Home Win 1-0
  Wigan v Blackburn
  Wigan dropped a place after the Hammers won at Blackpool and they could only draw at the Hawthorns despite being 2-1 up. We keep banging on about how unpredictable Wigan are and they continue to fail to go on a run of any significance. They've won just four Premier League fixtures this season and their results are littered with draws and defeats. However, they host a Blackburn side with poor away form and recently beaten at home by Spurs. Rovers have lost six of their last seven away matches in all competitions and are traditionally weaker on the road. Santa Cruz again misses out with a groin injury although the good news at Ewood Park is that Samba has signed a contract extension until 2015. Again we add the proviso that this game could swing either way but this time we're going to go for a home win.
Home Win 2-1
Sat 5:30 Wolverhampton v Man Utd
  An injury-time winner from Daniel Sturridge denied Wolves a point at the Reebok and that result leaves them rock bottom after both West Ham and Wigan picked up points. McCarthy's men have won three of their last five Premier League home fixtures including victory over Chelsea but losing heavily at home to Liverpool a couple of weeks ago has now seen them lose the last three on the bounce. To make matters worse they host league leaders, United, who seem to be getting into their stride now that we're into the latter half of the season. United are still unbeaten and Rooney seems to have finally found his shooting boots after netting a brace and setting up another against Villa. Despite United going five points clear there's still room for improvement in their game with Scholes and Giggs beginning to look irreplaceable. Another sign that United are stepping up the pressure is their away form; they've now won three of their last four away fixtures in all competitions and put an end to the run of successive draws. Wolves won't make it easy but United will want to keep the pressure on their rivals right up to the finish line.
Away Win 0-2
Sun 1:30 West Ham v Birmingham
  A Victor Obinna / Robbie Keane inspired performance saw West Ham clinch victory at Bloomfield Road and move a couple of places up the table. They're still in relegation territory but goal difference, and not points, is now the margin keeping them from safety. Grant believes that Obinna and Keane can be the ones to preserve the Hammers' Premier League status but their defence also needs to play its part. Interestingly, Upson didn't feature against Blackpool but he may come back into contention after Gabbidon limped out of the game. Their opponents, Birmingham, are immediately above them in the table making this match one of monumental importance in the battle for survival. The Blues fought back for a point at home to City but they've been beaten in their last two away matches including the Carling Cup semi-final first leg at Upton Park. West Ham will be seeking revenge after Birmingham progressed to Wembley by beating the Hammers in extra time at St Andrews but the Brum have won just a single Premier League fixture on the road this season. A fantastic game in prospect and one the Hammers just have to win.
Home Win 2-1
Sun 4:00 Chelsea v Liverpool
  It's the big match and obviously one of extra significance given the transfer of Fernando Torres from Liverpool to Chelsea. The big question has to be will he play and if he does, which of Drogba, Anelka or Malouda will he replace? Both these sides have fallen by some distance and this is now billed as fourth versus seventh as opposed to them fighting it out for the title as in recent years. Chelsea are back to winning ways having won their last three Premier League fixtures and only Sunderland have won at Stamford Bridge this season. Liverpool unveiled their new striker, Luis Suarez, at Anfield against Stoke with the Uruguayan scoring just minutes after coming on as a substitute. That victory was Liverpool's third on the bounce and Dalglish's appointment appears to have been the correct one. The only caveat I'd add is that a victory at Wolves doesn't necessarily paper over the cracks with regards to their away form. The Reds have won just two Premier League away fixtures this season and getting something at Chelsea could be a bridge too far. Normally, it's best to stick with the draw in these big games but I fear Chelsea will prove too strong at home.
Home Win 3-1

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