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.
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Below were the predicted outcomes for the weekend fixtures Sat 8th to Sun 9th March 2014.
|Sat 12:45||West Brom v Man Utd|
|West Brom remain a point above the relegation places without playing last weekend after all three teams below them lost. However the former Real Betis manager, Pepe Mel, is under pressure after failing to win any of his first six games in charge. Technical director David McDonough, influential in Mel's appointment, has already parted ways with the club. Rumour has it that the Baggies' players preferred the counter-attacking style under Clarke and it remains to be seen if Mel sticks to his guns. Not surprisingly Anelka is banned following FA ruling on his infamous quenelle gesture. Whilst a visit by United might normally warrant concern, recent results indicate that they aren't the force they once were. Whether or not the blame lies with David Moyes or the players is not ours to speculate but the recent win at Palace might just be the tonic they need to turn things around. A Europa League place looks the best finish they can hope to achieve this season and neighbours City winning the League Cup might just hand it to them. United's injuries are abating but there's still concerns regarding the individual performances of certain players. Both sides need to raise their game but United should have the upper hand.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Sat 15:00||Cardiff v Fulham|
|The bottom two take on each other in a bid to stake a claim for Premier League survival. A win for either side won't be enough to lift them out of the bottom three but the victory could kickstart an upturn in fortune and would at least give some hope in the remaining fixtures. Just a point separates them with both suffering from massive negative goal difference. It's been eight top flight matches since Fulham last won although they recently took points off United at Craven Cottage and West Brom at the Hawthorns. Other tough games against Liverpool and Chelsea both ended in defeat but the Cottagers scored on both occasions. Hangeland is a doubt after being forced off in the Chelsea loss after a clash of heads. Cardiff's Craig Noone missed the narrow defeat at White Hart Lane, the Bluebirds' fourth successive fixture without scoring including a 4-goal hammering at home by Hull and a 3-goal loss at Swansea. Cardiff have won just one of their last 13 Premier League matches and Solksjaer's initiation into top flight management can hardly be called a successful one. Don't expect a great game but there should a fair bit of passion out there. Difficult to pick between the two and the draw looks a good bet.|
|Crystal Palace v Southampton|
|Despite losing 2-0 to United in their last home fixture, prior to that Palace were undefeated in four home games taking 10 points from a possible 12. They bounced back from that United defeat by salvaging a point at Swansea last weekend with a late penalty. The Eagles are 16th with relegation still a realistic threat, their safety blanket currently three points. Tony Pulis could be missing both Chamakh and Dikgacoi ahead of the visit by Southampton. The Saints were boosted this week as yet another of their players received an England call-up, this time Luke Shaw. The full-back came on in the second half against Denmark for Ashley Cole and stands a reasonable chance of getting on the plane to Brazil. Following a 6-match unbeaten run Southampton have since lost their last two, at West Ham and at home to Liverpool respectively. Despite those setbacks they remain in the top half of the table, their continued Premier League status virtually assured. The Saints don't have an awful lot to play for whilst Palace shouldn't be underestimated at Selhurst Park; for those reasons the Eagles may well pinch the three points.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Norwich v Stoke|
|Just a couple of points separates these two sides in the bottom half of the table. Norwich are the lower placed of the two and have just a four-point advantage over the clubs in the bottom three. Something from this game is imperative if both clubs are to avoid being dragged into the relegation battle. Recent victories have boosted the hopes of both sides; Stoke recently beat Arsenal at the Britannia by a single goal whilst the Canaries won by the same scoreline at home to Spurs. However Norwich failed to build on this minor success and were battered 4-1 away at Villa Park last weekend. Likewise Stoke's improved home form has boosted their chances of survival but they've won just a single away fixture this season. That said, recently they only lost by a single goal at free-scoring Man City and drew 2-2 at Southampton. The Potters will be without midfielder Charlie Adam after he was given a retrospective 3-match ban for a nasty stamping incident on Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Assiadi and Huth are also unlikely to feature. Norwich are without Fer, Gutierrez, Turner and possibly Yobo, Van Wolfswinkel and Snodgrass. Chris Hughton will be expecting a reaction following the heavy Villa defeat but a draw might be the best they can manage.|
|Sat 17:30||Chelsea v Tottenham|
|Chelsea are four points clear of Liverpool and Arsenal at the top of the table and nurture a 6-point advantage over title rivals Man City having played two games more. Their 3-1 win at Craven Cottage extends their unbeaten run to 13 Premier League matches. Schurrle's hat-trick against Fulham demonstrated his goalscoring prowess from midfield and presents Mourinho with another option in the final third. The Blues are pretty much at full strength going into the London derby with Tottenham. Spurs are currently fifth but trail a Champions League spot by four points but realistically the gap is six points given that City have a couple of games in hand. Sherwod's men returned to winning ways in the Europa League with a dramatic second-leg victory over Dnipro and followed that with a narrow win over relegation-threatened Cardiff at White Hart Lane. A first goal in nine games for Soldado proved to be the winner but Spurs continue to look fragile defensively. The injuries are again beginning to pile up with a number of players looking close to a return but still doubtful. A result is paramount for both sides but hard to bet against a Chelsea side yet to lose at home in the top flight this season.|
|Home Win 2-1|