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 25th to Wed 26th March 2014.
|Tues 19:45||Arsenal v Swansea|
|The six-goal hammering at Stamford Bridge has probably sounded the death knell for Arsenal's title hopes although they've been fortunate that Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't been retrospectively punished for his goal-line handball. Gibbs has rightly had his red card rescinded leaving both players available to Arsene Wenger but some poor defending needs correcting before the visit of Swansea. Rumour has it that Szczesny will be replaced by Fabianski whilst Koscielny is ruled out with a calf problem. Despite their away form the Gunners have lost just the once at the Emirates this season and should cement at least fourth place if they win their game in hand. Swansea fell to their third defeat in four league games and yet again lost out by a goal. This time they were beaten away at Everton with previous close defeats coming at Liverpool and at home to West Brom. The Swans are only four points above the relegation places and a win would do much to improve their chances of staying up. The long-injured Michu returned to action at Goodison and could be set to start at the Emirates. Monk should be able to field his strongest side but the chances of beating Arsenal are fairly slim.|
|Home Win 3-1|
|Man Utd v Man City|
|United host title hopeful neighbours City in a clash that probably means more about pride for the home side than challenging for honours. United have fallen way behind the pace in seventh place and all they can hope for is a place in next season's Europa League, assuming of course that they can't find their way past Bayern Munich and win this season's Champions League. Moyes's side have now won three of their last four Premier League games with Wayne Rooney's brace the difference most recently at Upton Park. His first was Beckham-esque in that he beat keeper Adrian from just inside the West Ham half with a superb lobbed effort. With results beginning to go their way, the recent Liverpool defeat at Old Trafford should act as a word of warning ahead of the game with City. Should Pellegrini's side repeat Liverpool's heroics, they'll close the gap on league leaders Chelsea to three points with a couple of games in hand. As many have stated, this is really City's title to throw away although they'd prefer to have points on the board as opposed to extra matches. City have shown cracks recently, namely at Chelsea and Norwich in the league and at home to Wigan in the FA Cup. Aguero, Nastasic and Richards are City's only injury absentees whilst United are struggling for recognised centre-halves as well as missing striker Van Persie. City will have to have a poor day not to win at Old Trafford.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Newcastle v Everton|
|Newcastle toiled to victory over Crystal Palace at St James's Park with an injury-time Papiss Cisse header eventually proving the difference. They struggled to break through the Eagles' defence without striker Loic Remy who's out with a calf problem. Surprisingly they've managed three wins from the last four though it has to be argued that they've not played the strongest sides and were beaten by a single goal recently at Craven Cottage. Other notable absentees include full-backs Debuchy and Santon. The Magpies host an Everton side hoping to at least pip Tottenham into fifth and currently trail them by a couple of points with two games in hand. The Toffees have won their last three Premier League matches, all at Goodison, and should have fresh confidence going into their first top flight away game of March. Reports suggest that centre-half Jagielka is back in training and could be set to start although a knee injury continues to keep Pienaar out. Everton's form on the road has to improve if they're to overtake Spurs but they look a stronger outfit than Newcastle.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Wed 19:45||West Ham v Hull|
|Just a couple of points separates these two sides in the bottom half of the table. Neither is in immediate danger of relegation but West Ham, two points worse off than Hull, have only a 6-point safety cushion. March hasn't been good for the Hammers; they've only played three times and lost on all three occasions, the latest of which was a two-goal defeat at home to United. Rooney's opener from just inside the West Ham half set the tone for the rest of the game and Allardyce's side never looked like turning things around. That said, they've probably their strongest side available and will be looking to build on two home wins prior to the United defeat. Opponents Hull returned to winning ways at home with a two-goal win over West Brom, their away form also having picked up recently with a two-goal win at Sunderland and a 4-0 thrashing of Cardiff. It's difficult to determine how the Tigers will fare not having played away from home since February but the suspicion is that there won't be much to choose between the two clubs. Boyd is suspended and Brady is injured but the draw looks a fair bet.|
|Wed 20:00||Liverpool v Sunderland|
|Title-chasing Liverpool scored another bagful of goals in the 6-3 win over Cardiff at the weekend. The Reds have scored six more than City in the top flight this season with striker Suarez grabbing 27 of them, a truly remarkable achievement with another eight games still to be played. However their achilles heel continues to be their defence which leaked three against the second-from-bottom Bluebirds. Should Liverpool win this game in hand they'll be just a point shy of league leaders Chelsea with superior goal difference. Their run of eleven Premier League matches undefeated has been helped by key players returning from injury and Rodgers goes into this game with another strong line-up. They host a Sunderland side struggling to escape the clutches of relegation who were again beaten last weekend, this time at Norwich. The Mackems have taken just a single point from their last four top flight matches and such is their struggle that they've recalled Connor Wickham from Leeds. Sunderland would be hard-pushed to take anything away from Anfield without the suspension of Alonso and Borini's ineligibility to play against his parent club. They've two or three games in hand over their relegation counterparts and Poyet has identified survival as four wins from the remaining ten games but this looks like a heavy win for the home side.|
|Home Win 3-0|