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 9th to Mon 11th February 2013.
|Sat 12:45||Tottenham v Newcastle|
|Newcastle's home defeat to Reading a couple of weeks ago represented a real low point for the club but since then they've bounced back with a win away at Villa Park and a last gasp victory over Chelsea last weekend. Pardew's French signings have not only come in and done well but also given the club a massive lift as they climb away from the relegation places. Moussa Sissoko has been particularly inspiring and his brace on his home debut was key to getting the 3 points. On the road a point at Norwich and the win at Villa saw them end a run of 7 successive away defeats in all competitions. They travel to White Hart Lane where Tottenham are flying high in 4th and looking to leapfrog 3rd-placed Chelsea who have a point advantage. Spurs are on a 9-match unbeaten run in the top flight but have problems up front. They proved toothless in the FA Cup exit at Leeds without a recognised striker and now that Defoe is out with an ankle injury, Clint Dempsey may have to assume responsibility. Adebayor should be back from the Africa Cup of Nations but it remains to be seen whether or not he'll come straight back into the side. Bale's goals have proved all important of late and we'll see how Debuchy matches up against him. A close contest but Spurs should edge it.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sat 15:00||Chelsea v Wigan|
|Rumours are that anything less than 3 points for Chelsea at home to Wigan will see Benitez seeking pastures new. Recent disappointments are too numerous to mention with the latest a last minute defeat at St James Park to a new look Newcastle side. Abramovich isn't known for his patience which can only leave us thinking that he's running out of replacement options. The worry is that Chelsea's grip on 3rd place is under pressure with Spurs, Everton and Arsenal all hoping to capitalise on any further slip-ups. Ba and Cech are both doubtful for the visit of Wigan whilst Mikel and Moses are still away at the Africa Cup of Nations. Their opponents, Wigan, are back in the bottom three after only managing a draw at home to Southampton and that was a point saved thanks to a late equaliser from Shaun Maloney. The Latics have won just 1 of their last 12 Premier League matches and are showing no signs of stringing together a successful run similar to the one that saved them last season. However, too often of late they've drawn matches we fully expected them to lose. Defensive injuries are stil hurting them but the returning Scharner has plugged a gap and Kone is back from the Africa Cup of Nations. Wigan's heads won't drop but there's too much at stake for Chelsea to even contemplate losing this one.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Norwich v Fulham|
|Only goal difference separates these 2 clubs in the bottom half of the table and with the bottom clubs picking up points, there's a very real danger they'll be dragged into the relegation battle unless results pick up soon. Norwich stopped the rot of 5 defeats in 6 with 3 draws in the last 4 top flight matches but they haven't recorded a Premier League win since they beat Wigan in mid-December. Becchio came on as a late sub for his debut in the draw at Loftus Road and it's possible he may start alongside Holt for the visit of Fulham. The Cottagers have only won twice on the road in the Premier League this season, the most recent victory coming at the Hawthorns on New Years Day. Since then they've been beaten away at Eastlands and Old Trafford (in the FA Cup) and again by United at Craven Cottage last weekend. Martin Jol looks like he could be without Sidwell, Berbatov and Hangeland; 3 key players which potentially hands the advantage to a Norwich side with winger Pilkington rated as 50/50. Can't see the Canaries losing this one but they need a win to get their season back on track.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Stoke v Reading|
|Reading have shown real grit and determination to give themselves a shot at survival with just a single defeat in their last 7 Premier League matches enough to lift them 2 points clear of the relegation places. What's more they have a better goal difference than the 3 sides below them. Their recent win at Newcastle was their first away victory of the season but they were up against a struggling Magpies side at the time and Stoke won't be so easy to roll over. That said, the Potters are on a miserable run of form with just a single win in the last 10 top flight games and 4 defeats in the last 5. The Britannia stadium, usually such a fortress, has seen Stoke lose to Chelsea and Man City and draw with Southampton and Wigan in recent weeks. They were 2 goals to the good against the Latics in their last home fixture but Wigan are something of a bogey side for Stoke and they ended up fighting back to take a deserved point. Reading will need to show real character here but Tony Pulis surely has this pencilled in as a 'must win' game.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sunderland v Arsenal|
|Sunderland will have been disappointed to have lost late on at Reading especially as it marked an end to a 3-game unbeaten run in the Premier League. O'Neill's side are mid-table and 8 points clear of the relegation places so should steer themselves towards another season in the top flight. Danny Graham made his debut in the Reading defeat, coming on to join Steven Fletcher for the last 10 or so minutes and we'll have to wiat and see if O'Neill is brave enough to start with two up top against Arsenal. The Gunners struggled to a win over Stoke at the Emirates and were held by Liverpool in the preceding match. Their form has been mixed especially on the road where they've drawn 3 of their last 6 Premier League matches. They trail 4th-placed Spurs by 4 points although they've a 5-point advantage over 7th-placed Liverpool. With 13 games left to play, Arsenal need some consistency if they're to qualify for next season's Champions League. Monreal made a successful debut in the win over Stoke in place of the woeful Santos and injured Gibbs. Vermaelen missed that game with an ankle problem and remains a doubt. Sunderland have become a tough side to break down at home and the Gunners might have to settle for a point.|
|Swansea v QPR|
|QPR remain bottom despite a run of 5 games undefeated, the last of which was a goalless draw at home to Norwich. The problem is that draws are no longer good enough and Rangers have to go for maximum points if they're to make up the 6-point deficit that would see them stay in the Premier League. They've drawn their last 4 top flight matches and scoring's becoming a problem with 3 of those games ending goalless. Redknapp's cause hasn't been helped with Remy, Hoilett and Johnson all injured and Cisse out on loan. Mackie will likely start with Taarabt in behind although Zamora could be pushing for a place after coming off the bench against Norwich. They travel to the Liberty stadium where mid-table Swansea could be forgiven for taking their eye off the ball with a League Cup final with Bradford in 2 weeks time. The Swans haven't scored in their last 3 games; goalless draws at home to Chelsea and away at Sunderland as well as a single goal defeat most recently at West Ham. Having sold Danny Graham to Sunderland, the pressure is on Michu to deliver more often than not. With Swansea's Ashley Williams having a great season and QPR strengthened by Samba's arrival, expect defences to be on top. Another tight game but can't see beyond the draw.|
|Sat 17:30||Southampton v Man City|
|A last-minute equaliser from Shaun Maloney was enough to deprive Southampton of the 3 points at the DW Stadium last weekend. The Saints were so close to notching their 6th Premier League win of the season but it shouldn't detract from the fact that they've only been beaten once in their last 8 top flight matches. They remain 3 points above the drop zone but need to maintain their run of results if they're to make sure of staying up. However they were hammered 5-1 at St Marys in the FA Cup and could be without Clyne, Ramirez and Shaw; all of whom are doubtful after sustaining recent knocks. They host a City side that fell a further 2 points behind league leaders United after only managing a draw at home to Liverpool. City have only lost twice in the Premier League all season, once on the road, but too often have drawn games they should've won. Both Spurs and Chelsea have won more matches on their travels this season than Mancini's side. The irony is that the manager hasn't been as cautious as he was last season yet draws are still costing them points. Kompany may still be out injured but the big positive is Yaya Toure's return from the Africa Cup of Nations and an injection of quality into the City midfield. I can't see City losing this one and they might just nick it despite Southampton's improvement.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Sun 13:30||Aston Villa v West Ham|
|Villa still don't have a Premier League win to their name in 2013 despite leading Everton at Goodison by 3 goals to 1 after 61 minutes played. An injury-time equaliser from Fellaini meant Villa remain in the drop zone and are now 2 points adrift of safety after Reading beat Sunderland. Despite conceding too many, Villa at least are now scoring goals and they need to keep that up if they're to stand any chance of survival. Unfortunately their back line is unlikely to be bolstered anytime soon with Dunne suffering a setback. They host a West Ham side that rediscovered that winning feeling with a 1-0 win over Swansea after taking just 1 point from the previous 12 available. On the road they've been very poor with their last away point coming at the Hawthorns in mid-December. However, Allardyce now has Andy Carroll back and the Geordie celebrated his first start since returning from injury with the winning goal against Swansea. The Hammers are still without James Collins at the back but are probably strong enough to take a point off a Villa side that must've forgotten what it feels like to win.|
|Sun 16:00||Man Utd v Everton|
|United extended their lead at the top of the table to 9 points after their win at Craven Cottage with City only able to draw at home with Liverpool. Whilst history proves that a 9-point lead isn't unassailable, it's difficult to bet against United for the title with 13 games to go. United's home record is a formidable one with just 3 points dropped at Old Trafford all season, that defeat coming against Tottenham back in September. Ferguson has a few injury concerns with Carrick and Jones withdrawn from the England squad whilst Young was forced off at Fulham with a knee injury. United have such strength in depth that Ferguson will not be unduly worried. David Moyes would like to be in the same position but the possible absence of Fellaini will be a big miss. The Belgian scored twice in the draw with Villa but missed training whilst on international duty and is a doubt for the weekend fixture. The Toffees currently lie 5th but need something from the game to continue their top 4 challenge and stave off the threat of 6th-placed Arsenal. Everton have suffered defeat just once in the last 13 Premier League matches but United will be out for revenge after their opening day loss at Goodison Park. The Toffees are guaranteed to put in a spirited performance but United should have too much quality especially at home.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Mon 20:00||Liverpool v West Brom|
|Liverpool bounced back from the FA Cup exit at Oldham with 2 creditable draws at Arsenal and Man City. Carragher has replaced Skrtel in the centre of defence but they're still leaking goals. However, just one defeat in their last 6 top flight matches (a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford) keeps them in 7th with their European hopes still alive despite being 5 points adrift of 6th-placed Arsenal. New signing Coutinho is yet to feature for the club and Daniel Sturridge is a doubt after sustaining a thigh problem in the draw with City. They host a West Brom side that've now started to pick up pace as they slide down the table. Just a single point from the last 18 available leaves them in 9th and, although another defeat won't see them drop any further, a number of bottom-half sides could be breathing down their necks. Popov was the villain of the piece in the home defeat to Spurs when he decided to spit at Walker and he now misses the next 3 matches. Odemwingie has returned to training after failing to engineer a move to Loftus Road but he's unlikely to be given any game time just yet. Liverpool will be wanting to set the record straight after being thumped 3-0 at the Hawthorns on the opening day and current form suggests they should do just that.|
|Home Win 2-0|