Archived Premier League Tips (13th May 2012)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (13th May 2012)

Premier league football betting tips are given one of the following three ratings:

Banker

 Banker, large stake, predicted outcome is more than likely.

Likely

 Likely outcome, medium stake, worth a gamble.

Prudent

 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 Sun 13th May 2012.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (13th May 2012)

Sun 3:00 Chelsea v Blackburn
  This is one of those end-of-season matches that could've been interesting but with Chelsea losing heavily at Liverpool and Blackburn going down at home to Wigan, it's effectively a dead rubber. The Blues can't improve on 6th and qualification for next season's Champions League competition relies on them beating Bayern in Munich. Rovers were relegated after conceding a late Wigan goal and the fallout since has been coming from all directions. Kean and Venky's appear isolated with it seems every man and his dog calling for them to go. Back to the football and Blackburn have won just 1 of their last 8 Premier League fixtures and only 2 on the road over the course of the season. Their hosts, Chelsea, can't play much worse than they did at Anfield last weekend with John Terry particularly culpable. Obviously the Champions League final is a priority but Di Matteo will likely start with those players ineligible for Europe's show-piece. That gives him the foundation of a strong side and they'll want the confidence of a home victory to take into Saturday week's big match.
Home Win 2-0
  Everton v Newcastle
  Newcastle's desire to finish in the top four has been well documented and a win at Goodison could deliver them 4th or possibly better depending on other results, but that does some disservice to Everton's own ambitions of finishing above Merseyside rivals Liverpool. The Toffees are currently in the driving seat with a point advantage and have to match or better Liverpool's result at Swansea. Everton haven't lost a Premier League match since they were narrowly beaten at home by Arsenal in mid-March. Newcastle will know that the Toffees are one of the most determined sides in the top flight and certainly won't be handing them the 3 points. Recent defeats for the Magpies away at Wigan and at home to City has seen their top 4 challenge slip but they still ran out convincing winners at Stamford Bridge thanks to a brace of special goals from Papiss Cisse. Pardew doesn't look like being forced into any changes and despite the attacking threat that Newcastle carry, Everton should hold out for a point.
Draw 1-1
  Man City v QPR
  QPR need just a point to survive their first season back in the top flight but their almost successful bid for survival has been based on home form alone. Rangers have won their last 5 matches at Loftus Road but they've lost their last 6 on the road. Their last away result was a 6-1 thrashing at Stamford Bridge and survival now hangs on getting something at the Etihad where Man City are chasing their first Premier League title. City are in pole position after their win at St James Park last weekend and have dropped just 2 points at the Etihad all season. Mancini has the luxury of a fully fit squad yet maintains that the title race isn't over. However 1 more win will deliver some payback, albeit a negative return, for the millions spent at the Etihad over the last few years. QPR will have to rely on Bolton getting no more than a point at Stoke.
Home Win 3-0
  Norwich v Aston Villa
  With Bolton only managing a point at home to West Brom last weekend, Villa are now safe courtesy of their draw at home against 10-man Spurs. Too many draws has been Villa's undoing with their season one of under-achievement. However, McLeish expects to remain in charge for next season's campaign despite the clamour from fans for him to go. Villa haven't won on the road since they narrowly beat Wolves at Molineux in January but they've drawn 10 of their 18 away fixtures. They travel to Carrow Road where Norwich will be celebrating their continued top flight status. The Canaries appeared to have taken their foot off the pedal recently after suffering 3 back-to-back defeats but a 3-3 draw at the Emirates ended their disappointing run. It has to be said that Arsenal were as much to blame as Norwich for depriving them of maximum points but it proves that you can't write off Paul Lambert's side. The Canaries have a mixed record at Carrow Road and the stats probably point to a draw but Norwich are bound to want to end the season on a high.
Home Win 2-1
  Stoke v Bolton
  Bolton travel to fortress Britannia requiring a win to keep them in the top flight as well as hoping that QPR get nothing at the Etihad. Whilst it seems likely that City will probably prevail against QPR, only 4 sides have taken maximum points at Stoke this season. The Potters haven't lost at home since mid-Feb although 3 of their last 4 have all ended 1-1; that said, those draws came against City, Arsenal and Everton. Their opponents, Bolton, have lost as many games on the road as at home this season (11 apiece) but they've actually notched 6 away victories which is the best away record of any team in the bottom half of the Premier League bar Wigan. Injuries haven't been kind to the Trotters this season and the news that centre-half David Wheater is out with a cruciate ligament injury isn't good heading into a game where height and strength will be required. Despite Bolton needing a win, the most I can see them getting is a point with the most likely outcome a Stoke victory.
Home Win 2-1
  Sunderland v Man Utd
  United trail neighbours City on significant goal difference and realistically know that City have to slip up at home to QPR if they're to stand any chance of holding on to their Premier League title. It also means United have to better City's result, no easy feat given that Ferguson's side have lost their last 2 on the road; defeats at Wigan and City that probably cost them the title along with the crazy 4-4 draw with Everton at Old Trafford. United travel to the Stadium of Light where the euphoria of O'Neill's initial appointment has waned slightly. Not that the Ulsterman hasn't done a good job; Sunderland are safe but they've not won since March. Their last 3 home fixtures have all finished level when maybe they were expected to do better. No doubt O'Neill will have a busy summer moulding his squad accordingly but they're only playing for pride here whilst United have to go through the motions of trying to win in the unlikely event that City don't fulfil their title ambitions.
Away Win 0-1
  Swansea v Liverpool
  Dalglish might've been happy to finish on a high with a resounding win over Chelsea but the season's not over yet. It didn't really make up for their FA Cup final defeat given Chelsea's lacklustre approach to the game. The Reds still have the Carling Cup to show for their season's efforts but surely pipping Everton into 7th must be foremost in their minds ahead of their trip to Swansea. Liverpool have actually won 3 of their last 5 Premier League matches including their last 2 on the road. Gerrard is likely to return in midfield with Suarez and Carroll again starting together up top. Swansea have now gone 3 games without a win and their last victory came at home to Blackburn, the only 3-pointer from their last 8 matches. A real low point came the weekend before last when they were 4-1 up against already relegated Wolves after 31 minutes only to end the game 4-4. At least Swansea's continued presence in the Premier League is assured although whether Brendan Rodgers will be tempted elsewhere remains to be seen. Liverpool are unpredictable but if they play as well as they have done on occasions this season, then the 3 points might well be theirs.
Away Win 0-1
  Tottenham v Fulham
  With so many permutations from the games involving Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle, Spurs should just concentrate on the fact that a win guarantees them 4th spot at least. Should Arsenal slip up at the Hawthorns then 3rd is a possibility but any mistakes by Spurs could see them drop out of Champions League contention with Newcastle taking advantage. Spurs' form has come good at the right time with 7 points from the last available 9 and it might've been more at Villa Park despite playing the majority of the second half with 10 men. As a result, the forced replacement of Danny Rose is the only change Redknapp is likely to make. They host a mid-table Fulham side that've won their last 2 matches including a surprise single goal victory at Anfield. Despite their reputation as a poor travelling side, the Cottagers have won 3 of their last 6 on the road. Martin Jol will also have his own reasons for upsetting the apple-cart at White Hart Lane after being sacked from his former club in harsh circumstances. Spurs should win this but it's far from clear cut.
Home Win 2-1
  West Brom v Arsenal
  Arsenal can only blame themselves if they fail to secure 3rd spot or more importantly, miss out on Champions League football altogether. The Gunners have taken just 3 points from the last 12 available; they should've beaten Norwich last weekend but it seems things didn't fall kindly for them. Which leaves Wenger's men ideally taking 3 points at the Hawthorns or at least getting something from the game. Sagna is the latest player to be ruled out (broken leg) with Coquelin or possibly Djourou expected to replace him. Their opponents, West Brom, wave goodbye to Roy Hodgson and the new England manager will want to leave his old job on the back of a good performance. The Baggies' recent run has seen them secure a mid-table position; they've lost just 1 of their last 6 matches, away at the Etihad. The form on both sides indicates that West Brom probably deserve something from this game but most of their recent results have come against lesser quality than Arsenal's, and with the Gunners having to go for the win the match probably sways in their favour.
Away Win 1-2
  Wigan v Wolverhampton
  Roberto Martinez won April's Premier League manager of the month and no surprise given the fabulous run that Wigan have gone on to beat the drop with a game in hand. Their latest win came at Ewood Park and sealed Blackburn's fate as well as their own continued top flight status. However, their escape has been no fluke with worthy victories over Newcastle, Arsenal, United, Stoke and Liverpool over the last 2 months. Now that the hard work is done and the pressure's off, it'd be ironic for them to slip up against the bottom side. Since Wolves were relegated, they've managed 2 successive draws against Swansea and Everton; the former all the more surprising given that Connor's men had to come from 4-1 down. Prior to the City defeat, Wolves also drew at Sunderland but the preceding 7 matches were all defeats. The result is relatively immaterial to both sides but with Wigan playing so well it's hard to argue against a home win.
Home Win 1-0

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