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 17th to Sun 18th March 2012.
|Sat 3:00||Fulham v Swansea|
|Fulham haven't lost at home since United thumped them 5-0 back in mid-December. Since then only West Brom have left with anything and they've beaten the likes of Arsenal, Newcastle and Stoke at the Cottage. Fulham are comfortable in mid-table but so tight is it in the middle of the pack that a run of form could see them move up several places. Danny Murphy should recover from a head wound sustained in the last-gasp defeat at Villa Park, a match which also marked Pogrebnyak's first game without a goal. They host a Swansea side that had their say in the title race by beating Man City last weekend at the Liberty. The Swans home record is impressive whilst their away form didn't look too good until the turn of the year and they've now won 3 of their last 6 Premier League matches on the road. Rodgers and Swansea have been rightly lauded for their passing game without compromising on energy and tackling, so much so that they've earned the tag 'Swancelona'. A tight game where Fulham will find themselves hard-pressed but they should have the final say on home soil.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Wigan v West Brom|
|Wigan remain bottom of the table despite a point at Carrow Road last weekend having been the better side. More composure from the Latics could well have seen them take all 3 points although they've only won 1 of their last 14 games in all competitions. Martinez is convinced his side can survive if they continue to play the same way but the statistics don't lie and they've won just a single match at the DW Stadium this season; back in August they beat QPR 2-0. They host a West Brom side that lost at Old Trafford last weekend but up until then their recent form has looked good. The Baggies recently turned over both Chelsea and Sunderland at the Hawthorns as well as winning 4 of their last 7 on the road. Jonas Olsson misses this one after being dismissed at Old Trafford for 2 yellows but Hodgson will be hoping that Andrews, Fortune and Thomas will all be fit for selection. Whilst Wigan are playing well but not getting results, the Baggies seem to have the knack of picking up points away from home more often than not. A win for the visitors could see them move 6 places up the table with only 4 Premier League matches being played this weekend.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Sun 1:30||Wolves v Man Utd|
|It's second from bottom versus top and no-one could really argue with the expected outcome that is a United victory. No attack on the management credentials of Terry Connor but Wolves may live to regret sacking Mick McCarthy. Under Connor's stewardship Wolves salvaged a draw at St James Park in his first game but they were subsequently heavily beaten at Craven Cottage and lost last weekend to relegation rivals Blackburn. Wolves have lost their last 6 home matches in all competitions and the games don't get any easier as the season enters 10 games to go. At the time of writing United face a likely exit from the Europa League in Bilbao but that could be something of a silver lining as they top the table for the first time in 5 months. Ferguson's men have the easier run-in of themselves and City, and the showdown at Eastlands on 30th April may not be the decider everyone thought it might be. United have by far the best Premier League away record this season having lost just the once (at Newcastle). Jones and Smalling are ruled out of the Europa League clash but could be fit for Sunday, a bonus given that Ferdinand struggles to play twice a week owing to back problems. Wolves are missing key players Henry and Hunt; the more you look at this fixture the more it turns in United's favour.|
|Away Win 0-3|
|Sun 4:00||Newcastle v Norwich|
|Newcastle are just about managing to hold on to a top 6 place but Liverpool are breathing down their necks. A last-minute goal from Vermaelen inflicted defeat on them at the Emirates despite looking threatening on the break. The Magpies have now gone 4 games without a win but they were last beaten at St James Park back in mid-December. Ryan Taylor is Alan Pardew's biggest doubt after missing the Arsenal defeat with a calf injury. They host a Norwich side that've had some difficult games in recent weeks but haven't won since they surprisingly beat Swansea away back in mid-February. The Canaries only managed to draw at home last weekend to bottom side Wigan and were outplayed for long periods after they went ahead. The last 3 games Paul Lambert has elected to start with Morison on the bench and Holt either as a lone striker or partnered with Jackson. Given how strong Newcastle are in midfield, it's unlikely that will change. Neither side are in great recent form but it'll be a close game with the Magpies maybe edging it.|
|Home Win 2-1|