Archived Premier League Tips (26th December 2013)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (26th December 2013)

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 fixtures Thu 26th December 2013.

Archived Premier League football betting tips (26th Dec 2013)

Thu 12:45 Hull v Man Utd
  United remain 8th after last weekend's win over West Ham. Other results mean that they're now only 8 points behind league leaders Liverpool at Christmas and it's probably not beyond them to mount some sort of challenge in the remaining half of the season. Moyes's side have only won half their away fixtures but were recent 3-goal victors at Villa Park. Fellaini is the latest casualty to join United's injury list but Vidic and Welbeck are thought to be close to recovery. They travel to the KC Stadium where Hull have lost just the once this season. Surprisingly that defeat was to Palace around a month ago but the Tigers remain well positioned in mid-table. Hull have conceded the least number of goals at home of any Premier League club, just three to date but United will have other ideas. Brady is out again with a groin problem and there's no sign of Aluko returning. The Tigers won't be easily turned over but United should have enough.
Away Win 0-1
Thu 15:00 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
  Villa have lost 3 games on the bounce, matches in which they should possibly have done better. Benteke hasn't been the same player since recovering from injury and rumour has it that he's returned to Belgium to seek advice on a knee problem. Ron Vlaar is a big miss with a calf problem whilst Lee Westwood is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card. Villa's home form isn't great having lost 5 of 8 top flight matches but they host a Palace side who've lost 7 of 8 on the road. Under new manager Tony Pulis you'd expect the Eagles to be hard to beat but they were easily defeated at home to Newcastle last weekend. However, Palace are only a point shy of safety and a win could see them climb out of the relegation places. That said, it's about time Villa sneaked a victory.
Home Win 2-1
  Cardiff v Southampton
  Malky Mackay remains in charge at Cardiff despite the constant threats from owner Vincent Tan. After the club's weekend defeat at Anfield, it looked as though Mackay was saying farewell to the Bluebirds' fans but Tan appears to not have followed through on his email threat of resign or be sacked. Regardless of off-the-field problems, Cardiff are 4 points clear of the relegation places despite just 2 wins from the last 11 games. That said, their home form is mixed and Southampton will have no easy ride. The Saints have plummeted down the table after taking just 2 points from the last 18 available and Pochettino has to arrest their alarming slump. Illness kept Shaw out of the Spurs defeat and he should return although this game will come too soon for Boruc and Wanyama. Despite the run of poor results, Southampton haven't being playing badly and should get something from this game.
Draw 1-1
  Chelsea v Swansea
  Chelsea held on for a point in a dour draw at the Emirates to retain their place in the top four. The draw with Arsenal means they're only 3 points off the top of the table. Mourinho packed the midfield to stifle their opponents but don't expect a similar approach at home to Swansea. The Blues have only dropped 2 points at Stamford Bridge this season but they've run their luck on several occasions. Cole appears to have lost his place to Azpilicueta as age takes its toll with Bertrand ruled out because of a knock. Essien is available again after suspension but unlikely to feature. They host a Swansea side without a win in three and recently beaten at home by a good Everton side. Michu's availability has disrupted Swansea's form and the Spanish striker is out again for up to 6 weeks with surgery required on his ankle. That leaves Bony as the Swans' main striker with Nathan Dyer also out injured. Despite having more recovery time than their opponents, can't see them taking anything off Chelsea.
Home Win 2-0
  Everton v Sunderland
  Gus Poyet must be realising the size of the task ahead in keeping Sunderland in the top flight. The Black Cats are without a win in the last six and are now 3 points adrift at the foot of the table. Goalless draws away at West Ham and at home to Norwich show that scoring goals remains at the heart of their problems. They should take confidence from their extra-time Capital One Cup victory over Chelsea but their defence has suffered a massive blow with Brown suspended for 3 matches and O'Shea doubtful with a shoulder injury. They travel to Goodison where Everton are unbeaten this season and very good value for their fifth position. The Toffees are only 2 points off the lead and look a good bet to finish in the top four. Martinez is showing how good a manager he is and is responsible for Ross Barkley finally emerging centre-stage. The youngster grabbed the winner at Swansea and looks set to feature in next year's World Cup. Baines is set to return in place of Oviedo and Pienaar could recover from a knock. Everton finally have all the ingredients to do well and should be too good for Sunderland.
Home Win 2-0
  Newcastle v Stoke
  Newcastle were convincing 3-goal winners at Selhurst Park last weekend, a result that keeps them sixth and means they've lost just one of the last eight. Alan Pardew has the rare luxury of selecting from a fully fit squad but Tiote is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card at Palace. They entertain a Stoke side up to tenth on the back of a 4-game unbeaten run which includes a 3-2 victory over Chelsea. However, the Potters have won just a single away fixture this season and are still without the injured Robert Huth. Newcastle have had the odd unexpected blip but the Toon army should have something to cheer about.
Home Win 2-1
  Norwich v Fulham
  The Canaries are 6 points above the drop zone after 3 games unbeaten including a 2-goal victory at the Hawthorns. Norwich have lost just 2 of 8 home fixtures this season and could be boosted by the return of Jonny Howson. They host a Fulham side traditionally poor on the road but the change in manager is thought to have instilled a rekindled desire. The 2-goal victory over Villa was followed by defeats at Everton and at home to City, both of which resulted in the Cottagers conceding 4 times. Fulham are second-from bottom, 1 point shy of safety, but it's their run of 8 defeats from the last 9 that goes against them. Berbatov is a doubt whilst Hangeland and Senderos are out. A tight game but Fulham to have the edge.
Home Win 2-1
  Tottenham v West Brom
  Adebayor back in the side and Tottenham win at St Mary's after putting the 5-goal hammering at home to Liverpool behind them. Daniel Levy has taken a massive gamble by giving Sherwood the manager's post on a permanent basis and ignoring calls for a higher profile appointment. With Paulinho suspended and Sandro injured, Sherwood omitted a holding midfielder to varying degrees of success and he may be forced to adopt the same tactic against the Baggies. West Brom are still managerless after sacking Steve Clarke following the recent defeat at Cardiff. They actually drew with Hull last weekend to halt a run of 4 successive defeats but they've not won since beating Palace by 2 goals at the beginning of November. The Baggies go into this game fully fit but low on confidence whilst Spurs need to get their home form back on track if they're to challenge the top four. A win for the home side but not without concerns.
Home Win 2-1
  West Ham v Arsenal
  Arsenal lost their place at the top of the table after failing to beat Chelsea at the Emirates. The Gunners have now gone 3 games without a win after also drawing with Everton and losing at the Etihad. In all fairness they were three very tough games although Wenger will have not been too pleased to only have taken 2 points. It's very tight amongst the top five and Arsenal need to return to winning ways to maintain their title challenge. Wilshere is banned whilst Koscielny joins Oxlade-Chamberlain in the treatment room. They travel to Upton Park where West Ham are flirting with relegation. The Hammers are only a point above the drop zone and some think Allardyce is lucky to still be in a job after just a single win in 10 top flight matches. A lack of fit strikers has been a problem all season and still there's no news of Carroll's return from a foot injury. Can't see West Ham taking anything from this one as Arsenal return to form.
Away Win 0-2
Thu 17:30 Man City v Liverpool
  With Arsenal dropping points, City are just 1 point off the lead in third place and are most people's favourites to take the title from United. Their home form has been faultless; a 100% win record with 35 goals scored and only 5 conceded. Even though Aguero suffered a recent calf injury, City still look strong with Negredo and Dzeko available. The one thing you can sure of at the Etihad is goals. They host a Liverpool side now top after a sequence of 4 victories in which they've scored 17 times and conceded just three. With Sturridge out injured, Luis Suarez has shouldered the responsibilities of goal scorer to great effect and tops the Premier League scoring charts having scored a grand total of 19 so far, 6 more than Aguero. Most believe that Liverpool are unlikely to last the course but they're certainly in a great position come Christmas. Their form on the road is mixed with them only having won 3 of 8 fixtures and even Suarez is unlikely to outscore City.
Home Win 3-2