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 5th to Sun 6th November 2011.
|Sat 12:45||Newcastle v Everton|
|Newcastle are riding high in third and remain undefeated after a tricky Monday night away fixture at the Britannia. Stoke have a formidable home record but the Magpies put in the perfect performance; the Potters rarely threatened and Demba Ba stole the show with a worthy hat-trick. What won the game for Newcastle was their energy and willingness to press the game. Pardew's men will be looking to climb a place into second, albeit possibly temporarily given that United don't play until 3pm, with a win over an Everton side that've lost 4 of their last 5 Premier League fixtures. Those defeats came against City, Liverpool, Chelsea and United with the win coming in rather fortunate fashion at Craven Cottage; the 1-3 scoreline certainly flattered the visitors. Fellaini serves a suspension after picking up a 5th booking in the United defeat whilst Cahill, Distin and Neville are all rated doubtful. Newcastle should win this if they reproduce the football they played at the beginning of the week.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Sat 3:00||Arsenal v West Brom|
|Arsenal's win at Stamford Bridge was their first Premier League away victory this season and was something of a bolt from the blue. Defending was awful from both teams but the importance of Robin van Persie to this Arsenal side was underlined with a classy hat-trick. Given the Dutchman's chequered history with injuries, it's understandable that Wenger wants to wrap his striker in cotton wool but so often he's the difference between a defeat/draw and victory. The Gunners are up to 7th and have won their last 4 Premier League matches at the Emirates. After their clean sheet against Marseille, expect the recovered Vermaelen to continue his centre-half partnership with Mertesacker. They host a West Brom side that were disappointing on so many levels in last weekend's home defeat to Liverpool. The Baggies looked to be back on track having not lost in the preceding 4 matches but Odemwingie has failed to spark this season and Long is expected to be out for a further month. Aggravation to an existing knee injury means Paul Scharner will also miss the trip to the Emirates. Arsenal are now within touching distance of the top six and this is surely a game they have to win if they're to mount any sort of challenge.|
|Home Win 3-1|
|Aston Villa v Norwich|
|Just a point and a place separates these two sides in the top half of the table with newly promoted Norwich having the slight advantage. Neither side is particularly afflicted with injuries leaving both managers able to name first choice line-ups. From the off this appears to have the draw written all over it; Villa have drawn 6 of their 10 Premier League matches whilst Norwich have drawn 4 of theirs. Villa recently suffered a couple of defeats, away at Man City and at home to West Brom, but claimed a point at the Stadium of Light despite leading with a minute to go. The Canaries have come from behind to take a point in their last 2 fixtures, away at Anfield where they made Liverpool pay for missed chances and somewhat fortunately at home to Blackburn when a last gasp penalty saved them. It looks like being an entertaining match but the draw stands out.|
|Blackburn v Chelsea|
|Blackburn were desperately unlucky not to get the 3 points at Carrow Road last weekend and remain in the bottom three. There have been some crumbs of comfort for Steve Kean but the reality is that they concede too easily. Defensive injuries won't help to remedy that with Nelsen and Salgado out whilst Scott Dann remains doubtful. The fans are keeping up the pressure for Kean to be sacked and are expected to stage another post-match demonstration, no doubt fuelled by another defeat. With a wounded Chelsea travelling to Ewood Park, you'd expect no mercy for the home side. The Blues slipped to 4th in the table behind Newcastle after a humiliating home defeat to Arsenal last weekend. They then suffered another midweek disappointment with a draw in Genk after being a goal to the good. With the international break looming, Chelsea will be anxious that they get back to winning ways. Drogba serves the last of his 3-match suspension and the onus is on Torres to step up to the plate if he's not to lose his place when the Ivory Coast striker is once again eligible. Eyebrows will be raised and questions asked if Chelsea fail to win this game.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Liverpool v Swansea|
|Liverpool strolled to victory at the Hawthorns and have now won their last 3 away matches in all competitions. However, they've recently been held at home by United and Norwich; a factor in them slipping to 6th behind Spurs. Gerrard has suffered a setback since returning from injury whilst Carragher is only rated 50/50. That said, Dalglish has plenty of options in both defence and midfield so the two born-and-bred Scousers are unlikely to be missed. They entertain a Swansea side up to 10th in the table based on great home form. However, only the other weekend they picked up their first away point of the campaign with a 2-2 draw at Molineux. They've also been hitting the back of the net on a regular basis with Danny Graham scoring 4 in the last 4 games, 5 if you count his own goal for Bolton. The bare facts remain that the Swans aren't great on the road and a trip to Anfield is likely to end in only one side's favour.|
|Home Win 3-1|
|Man Utd v Sunderland|
|Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates a quarter of a century in charge of United this weekend whilst Steve Bruce, a former United captain, will be hoping to spoil the party; something he's not yet achieved in management, putting one over on his old boss. Fergie will be looking for the right sort of response after being humiliated at home by local rivals, City, only a couple of weeks ago. Since then United have won all 3 matches against Aldershot, Everton and Galuti but they've not really been convincing. Injuries have hit hard with Cleverley, Smalling and Young all expected to miss this one meaning Rooney could again start in midfield. Sunderland have injuries of their own with O'Shea out and third choice keeper Keiren Westwood filling in for the injured Gordon and Mignolet. The Mackems are struggling this season with only 2 victories to their name but their first away win of the campaign came at the Reebok just recently, though beating Bolton at the moment isn't too much to shout about. You'd have to back United playing at home but don't expect the result to be convincing.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sat 5:30||QPR v Man City|
|City's title credentials are there for all to see; 5 points clear at the top of the table and just 2 points dropped in 10 Premier League matches. They're also faring well in their Champions League group of death, currently lying 2nd and fresh from a convincing victory at the Madrigal, the only English side to ever win there. David Silva was again the architect behind Vilarreal's downfall and despite being forced off on 65 minutes, he's expected to be fit for the trip to QPR. One player who won't be making it is centre-half Vincent Kompany who's suspended but either Toure or Savic can come in to partner Lescott. QPR failed to build on their home victory over Chelsea and were soundly beaten at White Hart Lane but they avoided a whipping and even threated a second half comeback. Gabbidon came on for Hall after 9 minutes in that game and should continue his partnership with Anton Ferdinand. Rangers are mid-table but only have that one victory to their name at Loftus Road against 9-man Chelsea. All credit to Warnock's side if they belive they can get something from the game but they'll do well to avoid a tonking.|
|Away Win 0-3|
|Sun 1:30||Wolverhampton v Wigan|
|This is undoubtedly a relegation 6-pointer. Wigan were many people's predictions for the drop and they've done little to change common opinion. Whelan continues to support Martinez and should be admired for it but the bottom line is that they've won just a single game this season and taken only a point on their travels with their last 5 away matches in all competitions ending in defeat. They need something at Molineux to get themselves off the bottom of the table and stop the bottom three becoming more isolated. Wolves haven't won in the Premier League since their opening 2 fixtures but have recently rediscovered their goal touch. Despite losing both the Carling Cup and Premier League fixtures against Man City they scored 3 times and managed a further couple of goals in the draw at home to Swansea. Steven Fletcher remains the biggest casualty for what could be Wolves' biggest game of the season so far. Whilst Wolves don't currently look the most convincing, Wigan have scored just 1 Premier League away goal this season and that swings it in the home side's favour.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Sun 3:00||Bolton v Stoke|
|This game is one where you could perceivably make a case for any result. The only thing it won't be is a spectacle. Bolton have lost all 5 Premier League home fixtures conceding an average of at least 3 goals per game. That statistic alone should have you putting money on Stoke but the Potters have a nasty trip to Israel just 3 days after losing comprehensively at home to Newcastle, meaning the Bolton match will be their 3rd in 6 days. Shawcross and Wilson haven't travelled because of injuries and are 50/50 for Sunday whilst Woodgate and Jerome will be fresh after missing the Europa League fixture for other reasons. Last time Stoke played away in Europe (in Kiev) they suffered a heavy defeat at Sunderland the weekend after. That sort of hands the advantage back to the Trotters and Coyle might see fit to restore Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic to the starting line-up. It's difficult to see Ngog as the man to get the goals that'll lift Bolton out of the drop zone. Tiredness will affect Stoke but will Bolton be able to take advantage? The value bet on this occasion has to be the draw.|
|Sun 4:00||Fulham v Tottenham|
|Both sides are in midweek Europa League action; the only difference being that Jol has elected to field a strong side whilst Redknapp will continue with his ploy of using squad players. That should leave the bulk of Spurs' key players rested ahead of this London derby. All eyes will be on Van der Vaart as he strives to break a Spurs record and score in a 6th succesive Premier League fixture. Though Redknapp could possibly be absent from the game after undergoing minor heart surgery, instructions are bound to be to start the Dutchman leaving Defoe on the bench once again. Spurs are up to 5th and have taken 19 points from the last 21 available. However, Fulham will fancy themselves to get something from the game at home despite losing to Everton in their last match at Craven Cottage. That was Fulham's first home defeat in all competitions this season; a fairly impressive run considering they started playing Europa League qualifying fixtures at the end of June. This will be no walkover for Spurs but tiredness could well play a part.|
|Away Win 1-2|