Archived Premier League Tips (22nd March 2014)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (22nd March 2014)

Premier league football betting tips are given one of the following three ratings:

Banker

 Banker, large stake, predicted outcome is more than likely.

Likely

 Likely outcome, medium stake, worth a gamble.

Prudent

 Worth a flutter, small stake, be prudent and stick to matches where you can spot the value.


Below were the predicted outcomes for the weekend fixtures Sat 22nd to Sun 23rd March 2014.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (22nd to 23rd Mar 2014)

Sat 12:45 Chelsea v Arsenal
  Chelsea did their title credentials no favours with a slip-up at Villa Park last weekend. They finished the game with nine men, Ramires and Willian both miss this game, plus Mourinho was sent to the stands. Delph's goal ended up proving the difference and despite leading second-placed Liverpool by four points, they could easily be overtaken by a City side with three games in hand. That said, Mourinho's top flight record at Stamford Bridge is impeccable with them having dropped just four points from fifteen games this season. Plus they're the only English club to make it through to the last eight of the Champions League this time around. They host title-chasing Arsenal who are currently third, four points behind with a game in hand. Not so long ago the Gunners were on top but defeats at Liverpool and Stoke plus draws with Southampton and United have cost them dear. The title's not beyond them with a win at Tottenham putting them back on track but their fate's no longer in their own hands. In the league Arsenal haven't done well against the big sides this season and for that reason Chelsea start favourites.
Home Win 2-1
Sat 15:00 Cardiff v Liverpool
  Liverpool went to Old Trafford last weekend and gave one of their most commanding performances of the season. They were better than United in all areas of the pitch and the scoreline could've far exceeded the three goals they actually scored. Their defence is still questionable but offensively they're the best in the top flight. They're unbeaten this year in the Premier League and believe they're in with a shot at the title despite trailing leaders Chelsea by four points. The Reds have a game in hand but a win at relegation-threatened Cardiff is imperative. The Bluebirds remain three points shy of safety and failed to build on their win over Fulham when travelling to Goodison. They came close to getting something from the match with Everton but an injury-time winner from Seamus Coleman left them with nothing. However, Cardiff came out of the game with huge credit despite the defeat. Sometimes the fixture list can be cruel and Solksjaer's side might well prosper had they faced a weaker side this weekend but it's difficult to argue against a Liverpool win.
Away Win 0-2
  Everton v Swansea
  Everton kept plugging away against Cardiff and Coleman's injury-time winner gave them their second Premier League win on the bounce. It keeps the Toffees within sight of finishing fifth considering they're just two points shy of Tottenham with a couple of games in hand. Barry, Jagielka and Pienaar are all doubts with Traore definitely out but ahead of schedule in his recovery from a hamstring injury. They face another Welsh side this weekend and like Cardiff, Swansea are also struggling for form. They may be up to 14th but only four points separates them from the bottom three and they've taken just two points from the last twelve available. Their most recent defeat, a 2-1 loss at home to West Brom, came as something of a shock but the Swans paid the price for a sloppy second half. Shelvey and Dyer are both doubts for the trip to Goodison with the away side unlikely to turn over the Toffees.
Home Win 1-0
  Hull v West Brom
  Pepe Mel's first win in charge of West Brom came as something of a surprise last weekend at the Liberty Stadium. It was a great comeback from the Baggies after going a goal down as early as the second minute and only their second top flight away victory of the season. That result lifted them above relegation rivals Crystal Palace on goal difference and leaves them three points above the drop zone. The Baggies will be looking to build on that win as they travel to Hull whose home form appears to have deserted them in recent weeks. The Tigers have been beaten at the KC by Southampton, Newcastle and Man City recently but away wins at Sunderland and Cardiff keep Hull two points above this weekend's opponents and five points clear of relegation territory. Recurrence of a groin problem keeps Robbie Brady out for Hull whilst West Brom are missing Brunt, Yacob and Amalfitano plus Olsson who's suspended. The Tigers haven't been playing that badly and I suspect the Baggies might find them difficult to break down.
Home Win 1-0
  Man City v Fulham
  Fulham gave themselves an improved chance of remaining in the top flight after beating Newcastle by a single goal last weekend at Craven Cottage. However, they stay bottom of the pile and need to recoup a 4-point deficit to reach safety. Additionally their goal difference is by far the worst in the league meaning they'll need to find another point from somewhere. It might've been Magath's first win since taking charge but it's been a long time since Fulham won on the road and this weekend they have to travel to the Etihad. City are still fourth but have three games in hand over league leaders Chelsea with just six points to make up so they're in the driving seat and have some margin for error. Wigan proved that City are beatable at home by lesser sides with a gameplan but statistically they've won 12 of 13 home Premier League fixtures this season and that's difficult to argue with. City are without Kompany who's banned plus Aguero, Jovetic and Nastasic who're injured but Fulham's smaller squad is arguably harder hit by injuries making a difficult trip even more arduous. This has to go down as a home win.
Home Win 2-0
  Newcastle v Crystal Palace
  Palace currently have a 3-point safety cushion but their situation remains precarious given their position just above the bottom three. The Eagles haven't won in the top flight since early February but they've not conceded more than a goal in their last three games, indication that Tony Pulis's organisational skills have had the desired effect. Bannan and Gabbidon should recover from illness and injury respectively whilst Chamakh still looks some way off of recovering from a hamstring problem. They travel to St James's Park where Newcastle will be without their manager after his indiscretions in the win over Hull. Surprisingly they lost at Craven Cottage without Pardew on the touchline to guide them. The Magpies are currently in no man's land with top flight status guaranteed and little chance of qualifying for European football next season. Newcastle have a number of players out including Remy, Santon and Debuchy although Ben Arfa could return after missing the Fulham defeat because of a family illness. Expecting a very tight game but suspect that Newcastle might well do enough to nick a result.
Home Win 1-0
  Norwich v Sunderland
  After a good run of league form tying in with progression to the Capital One Cup final, the last month or so for Sunderland has been something of a string of disappointments. They lost that Wembley final to City, were knocked out of the FA Cup by Hull and are without a win in three league games. Last weekend saw them gain a valuable point in a home draw with Palace but they would've been hoping for more. That result sees them third-from-bottom but struggling to escape the clutches of relegation. Goals have been few and far between ahead of a trip to Carrow Road. Norwich are four points better off than their visitors but struggling to pick up points with their away form particularly poor. Chris Hughton's job seems to have been on the line since before Christmas but the manager's hanging in there and will have this pencilled in as a must win game. This won't be pretty but home advantage has served the Canaries well in recent weeks and they should win this one.
Home Win 1-0
Sat 17:30 West Ham v Man Utd
  Surprisingly Man Utd made it through to the last eight of the Champions League after a Van Persie hat-trick helped them overturn a 2-goal first leg deficit against Olympiakos. Some relative success at complete odds to their domestic form in which they won't qualify for next season's Champions League unless they win it this time around. Currently they're seventh in the table and even a Europa League place could be beyond them. However, the win over the Greek champions was the perfect way to bounce back from the heavy defeat at home to Liverpool and the raised level of desire and effort was there for all to see. The question is can they carry that into the weekend game at Upton Park. The Hammers are mid-table but still need points given they've only a 6-point cushion over those currently occupying the relegation slots. West Ham have only played twice in March, both games of which they've lost, and it looks like the break probably hasn't helped them. Allardyce should have a strong side available whilst United will be without the suspended Vidic. The pressure on United to improve domestically must surely soon yield results and this could be a narrow win for them.
Away Win 1-2
Sun 13:30 Tottenham v Southampton
  With rumours circulating that Tottenham could be looking at Southampton manager Pochettino as the man to possibly replace Sherwood, it adds spice to an interesting game in prospect at White Hart Lane. The Saints will feel that they can improve on their current eighth position especially after wins at Palace and at home to Norwich. A trifle worrying was the concession of two late goals to the Canaries that left the result in doubt until substitute Gallagher put the game beyond them. Opponents Tottenham remain fifth but have played a couple of games more than most of their counterparts and have lost 3 of their last 4 Premier League matches. Champions League qualification now looks beyond them and even a Europa League place could be in doubt if they fail to turn things around starting with the Saints at the Lane. To be fair Spurs didn't play that badly in the home defeat to neighbours Arsenal but they continue to look vulnerable at the back. It doesn't help when they've a host of defensive injuries but this really is a game Spurs have to win if they're to get back on track. A close one but the home side to edge it.
Home Win 2-1
Sun 16:00 Aston Villa v Stoke
  Not much separates these two sides in mid-table, half a dozen goals to be exact, with both unlikely to be dragged into the relegation battle playing out below them. Both have seen results improve in recent weeks; Villa battered Norwich 4-1 and then took advantage of Chelsea indiscipline to beat the Blues by a single goal whilst Stoke have enjoyed home victories over Arsenal and West Ham sandwiching a draw away at Carrow Road. This is Villa's third successive fixture at Villa Park and has them starting favourites considering they've already won the two previous games. The only doubt is Agbonlahor with a calf injury but expect him to recover for this one. Despite the Potters' recent good form they've only won a single top flight away fixture this season with just seven points coming on the road. Adam is still banned, the longer the better, along with Walters whilst Ireland is ineligible to play against his parent club. I can't see Villa not getting something from this game with a win looking more and more tempting.
Home Win 1-0

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