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 7th to Wed 8th May 2013.
|Tues 19:45||Man City v West Brom|
|Games like this at the end of the season are something of a lottery. On the face of it, you'd think neither side have anything to motivate them to victory but City's gap over 3rd-placed Chelsea was reduced to 4 points over the weekend and given the way Chelsea are playing, City need to win to ensure that they don't end up conceding 2nd place over the final 3 fixtures. City have won their last 6 home matches in all competitions although recent victories over Wigan and West Ham haven't been as comfortable as possibly expected. Yaya Toure is Mancini's only doubt after being subbed off in the weekend's goalless draw at Swansea with a problem. Opponents West Brom have nowt but personal pride at stake. They're not mathematically certain of holding on to 8th place but they've a 5-point advantage over 9th-placed Swansea and making up a 7-point deficit on 7th-placed Liverpool is highly unlikely. The Baggies are without the suspended Fortune but Clarke was hopeful that Chris Brunt stood an outside chance of recovering from a knee injury in time for this fixture. In their last away match, West Brom hammered 3 goals past Southampton but followed that with a defeat at home to Wigan so anything's possible. However, from a betting perspective it's difficult to look beyond a home win for Man City.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Wigan v Swansea|
|At least half a dozen clubs will be watching this match hoping for a Swansea win. This is Wigan's game in hand and should the Latics win it, they'll rise a couple of places to 16th with Newcastle replacing them in the bottom three. Additionally fear would spread right through the bottom half of the table and it could be one from 8 sides that joins QPR and Reading in the Championship. Wigan have good cause to believe that they can still escape the drop considering they've successfully survived the last couple of seasons after playing themselves into similar positions. A draw at home with Spurs and last weekend's win at the Hawthorns keeps them in with a chance, especially when opponents Swansea are comfortable in mid-table and can't be caught. The Swans played out a goalless draw at home to Man City last weekend but haven't won a top flight fixture since the beginning of March. Striker Michu was subbed off with a problem in Saturday's game and Laudrup suspects he could miss the rest of the season. They've no other key injuries but Wigan suffered another blow with Beausejour ruled out with a hamstring problem. He joins Figueroa and Alcaraz in the treatment room. Wigan will be fired up for this one and they've proved of late that they've the quality to stay up.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Wed 19:45||Chelsea v Tottenham|
|A massively important game at Stamford Bridge this week as far as deciding next season's Champions League qualifying clubs is concerned. Chelsea are currently in the box seat with a 3-point advantage and vastly superior goal difference. They're only 4 points adrift of 2nd-placed City and are on a 5-match unbeaten run in the Premier League including the weekend's single goal victory at Old Trafford. United weren't really at it and the game always looked there for Chelsea to win but they duly obliged and keep up the pressure on Arsenal and Spurs. We've mentioned tiredness but the Blues still have their appetite despite chasing glory in the Europa League. They host a Spurs side that've had a few wobbles drawing games they should've won. The weekend win at home to Southampton keeps up the pressure on Arsenal and there is a scenario where the Gunners fail to qualify if Spurs win all their remaining fixtures. Tottenham have fared well against the better teams this season and recently beat City at the Lane after going behind but it's been more than 23 years since Spurs last won at Stamford Bridge. It's also a return to the club where Villas-Boas wasn't given time or the backing to implement his vision and Tottenham subsequently proving more receptive to his ideas. Parker, Lennon and Dembele are all doubts for this one after either missing the Southampton win or picking up niggles during the game. Chelsea however are at full strength with Hazard likely to recover from a calf problem. Spurs may be forced into changes where as Benitez might decide to freshen things up in light of their busy schedule. A huge amount at stake, more so for Spurs, but Chelsea don't look like dropping points.|
|Home Win 2-1|