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 are the predicted outcomes for the midweek fixtures Tues 16th to Wed 17th April 2013.
|Tues 19:45||Arsenal v Everton|
|Arsenal left it late to beat Norwich at the weekend but they stuck to their principles and they finally ran out 3-1 winners. That result lifts them into third, a point clear of rivals Spurs, after having played the same amount of games. Other London rivals, Chelsea, are possibly the bigger threat given their game in hand although the Blues do have the distraction of Europa League football. That leaves the Gunners looking for their 5th successive Premier League victory, the longest winning run for them this season. Everton stand in their way after going on a 5-match unbeaten run in the top flight, winning 4 of those matches. However, they've not won on the road in the Premier League at the last 4 attempts, drawing 2 and losing 2. The Toffees are currently 6th, 4 points behind 3rd-placed Arsenal, making this a must win game for both clubs with Champions League football the ultimate goal. Defeat for Everton at the Emirates would almost certainly spell the end of their European dream for next season and could be a big factor in whether David Moyes decides to stay at the club beyond the summer. Both sides are virtually at full strength with Tomas Rosicky the only doubt with a hamstring problem. Little to choose between the two clubs at the moment and Everton are definitely capable of claiming a point.|
|Wed 19:45||Man City v Wigan|
|This has turned out to be a dress rehearsal for May's FA Cup final after City saw off Chelsea's challenge whilst Wigan comfortably beat Millwall. However, they're poles apart in the league table and this is still an important game, if only for the Latics. Wigan are third from bottom but are 3 points shy of safety although this match is one of two games in hamd. The problem is that both Sunderland and Villa above them are digging out results with Stoke looking the most likely to get caught. City are now 15 points adrift of United and failure to beat Wigan at Eastlands could mathematically hand the title to United should they win at Upton Park even though Ferguson's side are effectively Premier League champions anyway. That's by the by now and at least City look assured of holding on to second after winning 7 of their last 8 matches in all competitions. They've lost only once in the top flight at Eastlands this season but may have to do without David Silva who's recovering from a hamstring problem. Wigan have now raised their game as the prospect of relegation looms and the last time they were beaten in any competition was when they were defeated 4-0 at home by Liverpool. They've won 4 of 5 games since then but it takes a brave man to bet against City at home.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|West Ham v Man Utd|
|Runaway leaders United are 15 points clear at the top of the table and another win at Upton Park could mathematically seal the title should City lose at home to Wigan; unlikely scenario but it just accentuates how far ahead of the pack United have been this season. Their home record has been extraordinary and their away form has nearly been it's equal as they've won 12 of 16 away fixtures. They bounced back, as expected, from their home defeat to rivals City with a comfortable win at Stoke this weekend and it's rare that they suffer 2 defeats in a row. The trip to Upton Park is a difficult one as West Ham have lost just 1 of their last 5 top flight matches; a 2-goal defeat at Stamford Bridge. In fact only 1 of their last 5 matches has been at home and that was the 3-1 victory over West Brom. Andy Carroll has been integral to the Hammers' recent success and is apparently open to a permanent move in the summer; a factor that may hinge on whether Allardyce also remains at the club. The big Geordie is now join top scorer on 6 with Kevin Nolan; 3 of those goals coming in the last 3 matches. United are missing Scholes and Young whilst Joe Cole, Noble, Reid and Tomkins are out for West Ham. Expect the Hammers to give this a good go but the likelihood is that United will nick it.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Wed 20:00||Fulham v Chelsea|
|A west London derby with vastly more at stake for the away side. Chelsea were knocked out of the FA Cup over the weekend by Man City, the second time this season that they've been knocked out of a cup competition at the semi-final stage. They're still in the Europa League but further participation in this competition could seriously harm their Champions League qualification hopes for next season. Finishing in the top four is all important and Chelsea are currently 4th with a game in hand over both Spurs and Arsenal but they've not won any of their last 4 away matches in all competitions. That sequence of away defeats also includes a 3-1 loss at Southampton only a couple of weeks ago and Chelsea's fixture congestion could well play into Fulham's hands. The Cottagers have had a lot less games although it could be argued that they're safe in mid-table and have little at stake. That said, this is a derby fixture and one in which Fulham will see it as a good time to play the Blues. Jol's men have won 3 of their last 4 home matches, the other a single goal defeat to champions-in-waiting Man Utd. Sidwell serves the last of a 3-match ban whilst Dejagah, Diarra and Duff also look doubtful. Chelsea still have Cahill and Cole out but tiredness is the factor that must be coming into play as far as the Blues are concerned. Fulham should be able to take advantage of Chelsea's fatigue and we're backing them to take something from the game.|
|Home Win 1-0|