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 1st to Wed 2nd May 2012.
|Tues 7:45||Liverpool v Fulham|
|Fulham endured a miserable day on the blue half of Merseyside last weekend and the signs suggest that the red half will be no less charitable. Liverpool were comfortable victors at Carrow Road thanks to a Luis Suarez hat-trick. Whilst Suarez's finishing was sublime, especially his third from 50 yards, it should be noted that Norwich were architects of their own downfall in that they gave the ball away in vulnerable areas. However, Liverpool have won just 1 of their last 7 Premier League home matches and it remains to be seen how many players Dalglish rests ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final though Andy Carroll should be available after missing the Norwich victory. Martin Jol was absent from the dugout for Fulham's heavy defeat at Goodison although he's expected to recover from a chest infection for the visit to Anfield. The Cottagers' mid-table position ensures their continued top flight status but they've the worst away record of the top 14 sides with just 3 wins on the road this season. As much as sufficient rest will be in Dalglish's mind, he won't want to go into a cup final on the back of a defeat and a win could give them great confidence ahead of the trip to Wembley.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Stoke v Everton|
|After bemoaning Everton's lack of goals throughout the season, David Moyes appears to have found the key to unlock the Toffees' goal threat. Another brace from Jelavic in last weekend's hammering of Fulham took Everton's tally to 12 Premier League goals in the last 3 matches. The Toffees can't finish the season any higher than their current 7th position but the desire to finish above local rivals Liverpool will undoubtedly drive them to finish the season with as many points as possible. They travel to the Britannia Stadium where Stoke haven't lost in the Premier League since they were beaten by Sunderland in early February. The Britannia has always had something of a fortress reputation and the Potters have only lost 4 Premier League matches there this season. Last weekend they held Arsenal and just over a month ago they did the same to league leaders City. As well as Everton are currently playing, the best they can probably hope for at Stoke is a point.|
|Wed 7:45||Chelsea v Newcastle|
|6th plays 5th with only a point separating them in the hunt for the prize that is 4th spot, currently held by Spurs also on 62 points. With all 3 sides having played a game less than Arsenal who have a 4-point advantage, 3rd place can also be considered as challengable. Chelsea go into this game having put 6 past QPR at Stamford Bridge last weekend but Di Matteo may be tempted to rest players with this weekend's FA Cup final with Liverpool in mind. Ivanovic is available after suspension whilst Torres's hat-trick could see him start again. Chelsea haven't lost a game since they were beaten at home by City back in mid-March and their Champions League form attests to the calibre of the sides they've beaten since then. Newcastle's run of 6 successive Premier League victories came to a juddering halt at the DW Stadium where Wigan surprisingly put 4 past them. The Magpies didn't really recover from a great first half by the Latics but Cisse still managed to hit the woodwork a couple of times. Newcastle's front three will always pose a threat whilst their defence has kept 14 Premier League clean sheets this season; only United and City have kept more. Nothing would surprise you in this game considering the teams involved but it's difficult to see Chelsea losing it!|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Wed 8:00||Bolton v Tottenham|
|Another massive game at the Reebok awaits 2 sides who have very different agendas. Anything from Bolton's game in hand would lift them out of the drop zone whilst Spurs know that winning their remaining 3 fixtures would guarantee them 4th spot and could even hand them 3rd if Arsenal slip up against Norwich or West Brom. With Chelsea hosting Newcastle, Spurs have to go for the win hoping that a draw in the other game would give them some much-needed breathing space. Kevin Davies's brace in the draw at Sunderland could see him start and he's bound to cause the centre-half pairing of Gallas and Kaboul some problems. The Trotters have lost 10 home fixtures this season but 2 of their 4 wins at the Reebok came in March against other relegation rivals. Spurs will rate themselves capable of taking maximum points but they've not won on the road in 2012 and they've not scored in their last 4 Premier League away fixtures. Lennon, Parker and Saha are all rated doubtful. Given that Redknapp's future no longer lies with the England job, a win will be key to keeping his most influential players at the Lane next season. In all truth, the stats point to a draw rather than a win for either side.|