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 14th May 2013.
|Tues 19:45||Arsenal v Wigan|
|Wigan's FA Cup success at the weekend was like a breath of fresh air and it's a shame they can't revel in the glory knowing that they require at least a win and a draw from their remaining two fixtures to give themselves a chance of staying in the top flight. Two wins would keep them up bearing in mind they host Villa on the final day. However, opponents Arsenal also have to win this match to leapfrog Spurs into that all-important Champions League qualifying 4th spot; a draw probably wouldn't be good enough for the Gunners with Tottenham expected to beat Sunderland at the Lane in their final fixture. Both sides are capable of playing excellent football but whether we see that with so much at stake remains to be seen. Wigan's Callum McManaman gave Gael Clichy all sorts of problems in Saturday's final and surely Martinez will be asking him to produce more of the same at the Emirates. Including their FA Cup run in which they won every round away from home, the Latics have performed far better on the road this season although Arsenal are on a great run of their own with 20 points taken from the last 24 available. The Gunners have won all 5 fixtures against the bottom three clubs this season and this looks like another home win on paper but Wigan were victorious at the Emirates towards the end of the last campaign. Despite a number of defensive injuries, Wigan should be able to field the same side that saw off City whilst Arsenal are without the suspended Giroud. The Latics have shown they're capable of anything but they could suffer a Cup hangover and the sensible money will surely go on Arsenal.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Tues 20:00||Reading v Man City|
|Man City will be looking to bounce back from the weekend's FA Cup disappointment after losing to underdogs Wigan in a narrow single-goal defeat. Truth be told though, City failed to raise their game as befitted the occasion and are left to reflect on a season of missed opportunities. Mancini is rumoured to be facing the exit door but nothing has yet been confirmed although they still have to take a point from their remaining 2 fixtures to be assured of 2nd spot as well as Champions League football without pre-qualifying. The biggest job will be picking these players up after that Wembley defeat and it's unlikely that a manager poised to depart is best placed to do it. Additionally, City's recent Premier League away form hasn't been great with just 8 points taken from the last 21 available. Zabaleta is banned after becoming only the 3rd player to be dismissed during an FA Cup final. They travel to the Madjeski where relegated Reading's results have improved. Since the Royals' drop to the Championship was confirmed they've taken 5 points from 12, drawing both home fixtures against Liverpool and QPR. Reading didn't manage to score in either of those games but they more than made up for it at Craven Cottage by putting 4 past Fulham with Le Fondre coming off the bench to end his 10-game goal drought. Only pride is at stake here and this sort of 'dead rubber' is always impossible to predict but given the odds, Reading are probably worth a shout to take something from the game. The Royals have shown improvement in every game under Adkins and who's to say they can't replicate Wigan's weekend heroics.|
|Home Win 1-0|