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 weekend fixtures Sat 14th to Sun 15th May 2011.
|Sat 12:45||Blackburn v Man Utd|
|United go into this game knowing that a draw will be enough to wrest the title from Chelsea, although Ferguson will have them pumped up knowing that playing for a draw is a recipe for disaster. It shouldn't be forgotten that this is also a massive game for Blackburn who can virtually guarantee their Premier League status with a victory of their own. Rovers' previous home fixture, a win over a disappointing Bolton side, was their first victory since the end of January when they beat the Baggies. Steve Kean will be hoping that Dunn, Jones, Kalinic and Salgado are all passed fit to feature but one man expected to play a key part will be Samba who was magnificent in the draw at West Ham. United's away form has been mixed but they've relatively few injury concerns and they'll want to secure their 19th title in style rather than leaving it to the last match against Blackpool. After all, they've still got an end of season showdown with Barcelona to think about.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Blackpool v Bolton|
|Owen Coyle wants Bolton to finish the season positively despite their position of safety in the top half of the table. However, since their home victory over Arsenal the wheels have fallen off and they've lost their last three games conceding six goals and scoring just the once. It's not even as though they've played top quality opposition with defeats at Fulham and Blackburn, but more alarming was being beaten at home by Sunderland. The Trotters have been poor on the road this season with just two Premier League victories and they're unlikely to relish a trip to the seaside where Blackpool are desperate for three points in their own relegation battle. The Tangerines are third from bottom but they've drawn their last three matches and only a late Defoe goal deprived them of victory at White Hart Lane. Blackpool are bound to throw the kitchen sink at Bolton in an effort to survive and going on recent form, it looks like the away side might just crumble.|
|Home Win 3-1|
|Sunderland v Wolverhampton|
|Goodness knows what to make of this one after Sunderland's victory at the Reebok last weekend. That victory actually secured their Premier League status but their run of results, excusing the home victory over Wigan, has been awful. Bruce has been hit terribly hard by injuries and they'll be less motivated than a Wolves sides battling to avoid the drop. Wolves received a massive shot in the arm with their win over derby rivals West Brom. That victory lifted them out of the drop zone with at least a point advantage over the sides below them and now their destiny lies within their own hands. There's been further good news for Mick McCarthy with Kevin Doyle declaring himself fit for the final two matches of the campaign. It's a game that Wolves have to go all out for and they might prove too strong for the Mackems despite the fact that they've won just twice on the road this season.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|West Brom v Everton|
|West Brom may have lost at derby rivals Wolves last weekend but their top flight status is assured and probably Roy Hodgson's job with it. Their record under the new manager has been a solid one with just two defeats and of all the games in the Premier League this weekend, this is the one with nothing at stake. Fair enough, the Baggies can climb a few places or drop a few but that's the extent of it as Everton look set to finish seventh. The Toffees have had a good end to the season after a torrid start and Moyes's aim must be to start next season on the front foot and give themselves a decent chance of improving on this season's finishing position. Everton have struggled with injuries to key players but the youngsters coming in have done well, although the fans will be anxious for Moyes to strengthen the squad over the summer. Difficult picking a winner from this one!|
|Sun 1:30||Chelsea v Newcastle|
|Chelsea were second best at Old Trafford last weekend and with United just a point short of snatching Chelsea's title from them, the Blues are almost certain to finish the campaign second best. Chelsea have won their last six Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge and they may start the game with Alex partnering Terry at centre-half after Luiz was hauled off at half-time in the United defeat. They host a Newcastle side that got back to winning ways at home to Birmingham. The Magpies' mid-table position ensures their safety but their away record reads just a single point (at Blackpool) from their last four matches. Taylor continues to deputise for the injured Williamson and Nolan will be out after undergoing ankle surgery. Their weakness is obviously up front, given Carroll's departure; Ameobi and Lovenkrands have been chipping but they'll miss Nolan who's netted twelve Premier League goals this season. Newcastle will give it a go but there should be no doubts as to the eventual winners.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Sun 4:00||Arsenal v Aston Villa|
|Arsenal's recent win at home to United was the sole highlight sandwiched between two disappointing away defeats at Bolton and Stoke. A sixth season without silverware may prompt Wenger to strengthen by bringing in some experience this summer rather than sticking to his trusted youth policy. A significant bonus will be the return of Vermaelen who's recovery from injury has come too late to affect this campaign. The Gunners will be wary of City just two points behind in fourth although their place in next season's Champions League is assured. Villa are the visitors to the Emirates knowing that a point will mathematically guarantee their safety; the truth of it though is that their goal difference is so superior to the sides in the bottom three that relegation shouldn't be a concern. Villa recently won at Upton Park but their away record isn't good with only three Premier League victories this season. Agbonlahor missed the Wigan draw through illness and remains doubtful for a starting spot. Expect Arsenal to win at home although their defence, without Vermaelen, continues to be questionable.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Birmingham v Fulham|
|I imagine Mark Hughes must have had some choice words in the Fulham dressing room at half-time on Monday evening; as good as Liverpool were on the night, Fulham were bad and almost in every department especially defensively. Prior to that match the Cottagers had been on some decent form and it looks like that defeat was a one-off. The one thing that did come out of it was that Zamora doesn't need to be wrapped in cotton wool any longer and needs to play. They travel to St Andrews where a win for Birmingham should preserve their Premier League status. Winning the Carling Cup and cementing a place in Europe has made it a great season for Brum but getting relegated would end their season on a very bitter note. Suspensions mean Gardner and Ridgewell will be missing but Brum are an industrious side and will be tough to beat at home. However, they join Wigan as the lowest scorers on their own patch whilst Fulham join United as the away day draw specialists. A draw looks a good bet.|
|Liverpool v Tottenham|
|Liverpool's ambition to play in Europe again next season has fuelled their drive to finish the season in style and their last three matches have underlined that. Thirteen goals scored, including two Maxi hat-tricks, and just two conceded has seen them leapfrog Spurs into fifth leaving Europa League qualification in their own hands. Recent performances by Jay Spearing in the middle of the park have deservedly seen the young midfielder called into the England Under 21 squad ahead of this summer's European tournament. Liverpool have taken 19 points from the last 21 available at Anfield and Spurs have little hope of getting anything here. That would leave the lilywhites without European football next season, a fact probably accepted by Redknapp but it'll make his job of strengthening the club during the summer much more difficult. The goals have dried up recently for Spurs and I can't see them shutting out Liverpool. Three points for the Reds!|
|Home Win 3-1|
|Wigan v West Ham|
|A massive relegation battle at the DW Stadium on the penultimate Saturday of the season. 19th plays 20th but the truth of the matter is that West Ham are three points adrift at the bottom and anything less than victory for the Hammers will almost certainly mean relegation. Wigan are in touch with the sides above them but a win is also imperative if they're to maximise their chances of staying up. The Hammers missed their big chance last weekend when they failed to put Blackburn to bed at Upton Park and the writing looks to be on the wall. The big news is that Scott Parker has returned to training and is bound to start but West Ham have won just two Premier League away fixtures this season. The Latics are likely to name an unchanged lineup to the side that drew away at Villa Park, a performance hailed as sensational by Martinez and one in which they had the chances to win. They might have the worst home record bar Blackpool but they've lost fewer times at home than their relegation rivals. Predicting Wigan results is a risky business but home advantage should play a big part in this crunch fixture.|
|Home Win 2-1|