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 19th to Wed 20th April 2011.
|Tues 7:45||Newcastle v Man Utd|
|United will be disappointed to have exited the FA Cup at the hands of arch-rivals, City, but I suspect that Fergie is keener to get a result in this match having rested both Rooney and Giggs. United look certain to wrest the title from Chelsea after their closest challengers, Arsenal, slipped up at home to Liverpool. The Red Devils have a six point advantage with six games to play and it really is United's to throw away. The early season sequence of away draws has vanished and currently you can't be sure of what you'll get on the road from United. Darren Fletcher remains their biggest injury concern but once again Paul Scholes showed that his willingness to tackle was not matched by his timing and a red card means he's suspended. Their opponents, Newcastle, are mid-table but still aren't safe from the threat of relegation with only a six point gap between themselves and the drop zone. The Magpies' home form is patchy although they did hammer Wolves the last time they played at St James Park. Kevin Nolan remains suspended although Ireland could make his debut after supposedly recovering from a thigh injury. Newcastle are capable of springing a surprise but United should be focused for this one.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Wed 7:45||Chelsea v Birmingham|
|Ancelotti's decision to start with Drogba in place of the uninspiring Torres paid off at the Hawthorns as the big striker went on to score one goal and have a hand in the other two in what was a valuable win. That victory took the Blues five points clear of City and just a couple of points behind Arsenal after having played the same number of games. Whilst their title challenge is effectively dead and buried, they should be assured of Champions League football next season. Chelsea have won four of their last five Premier League home fixtures and they'll be confident of notching another three points against a Birmingham side climbing towards safety after taking seven points from the last possible nine. However, Brum have won just two Premier League away matches this season and Chelsea should prove too strong.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Tottenham v Arsenal|
|With their Champions League run now at an end, Spurs are left to concentrate on finishing as high as possible this season with the aim of playing in Europe's top competition again. They go into this game knowing that victory over the 'old enemy' will take them level on points with fourth-placed City, both with six games left to play. Spurs have only lost a single Premier League match at home this season (against Wigan back in August) although Arsenal did knock them out of the Carling Cup at White Hart Lane in September. The Gunners faced disappointment on Sunday as Liverpool stunned them with the latest of equalisers from the spot but Arsenal had only themselves to blame. Too often they play into their opponent's hands by attempting to thread balls through the heart of the defence when spreading the play to the wings on occasions would yield them much more. That said, the Gunners haven't lost in the Premier League since mid-December and this promises to be a tight encounter. Neither side are particularly afflicted by injuries and a draw, as usual in these derby fixtures, looks to be the likely outcome.|