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 to Wed 15th April 2014.
|Tues 19:45||Arsenal v West Ham|
|Arsenal laboured in last weekend's FA Cup semi-final clash with Championship side Wigan at Wembley, penalties eventually saving their blushes and keeping alive their chances of silverware in next month's showpiece final with Hull. The question is how much did the extra time take out of them last weekend with the pressure on to qualify for Champions League football next season. Currently they're fifth, two points behind fourth-placed Everton, and without a win their last five matches in all competitions. It's very unlike the Gunners to suffer such a run especially since that sequence includes a 6-goal hammering at Stamford Bridge and a 3-goal defeat at Goodison. They host a West Ham side fresh from a nine-day rest, at complete odds to their opponents. The Hammers' last game was a 2-1 defeat at home to Liverpool, a game in which they righteously felt hard done by. Allardyce's side are currently mid-table, seven points clear of the relegation places, and almost certain of maintaining their top flight status. At this stage of the season the rest will have done them good and they could be boosted by the return of James Collins. Expect them to make life difficult for the home side with an outside chance that the points are shared. After all, it is a London derby!|
|Wed 19:45||Everton v Crystal Palace|
|Another single-goal victory for Palace, this time over Villa at Selhurst Park, moves them seven points clear of the bottom three and unlikely to get caught up in the relegation battle playing out below them. A remarkable achievment for manager Tony Pulis considering where the Eagles were when he took charge of the club. On the road they've not proved as strong having lost 11 of their 16 away fixtures but their dogged defending won't make life easy for opponents Everton. A goal proved enough for the Toffees at the Stadium of Light last weekend taking them to their seventh successive victory. That run has propelled them into fourth spot, two points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, with potential Champions League football the deserved reward in Martinez's first season at the helm. Jagielka and Pienaar are still missing for Everton whilst Palace could be without Dikgacoi who was forced off early on in the win over Villa. Not a lot in it but expect the Eagles to be on the wrong end of a single-goal victory for a change.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Man City v Sunderland|
|City will obviously be disappointed with the result at Anfield over the weekend, a defeat that could spell the end of their title challenge unless Liverpool slip up in their remaining four fixtures. It was Vincent Kompany's sliced clearance that provided the winning opportunity for Coutinho, harsh on the centre-half considering he's been a rock for City most of the season. That said, they'll keep going hoping that Chelsea can take something at Anfield when they travel there the weekend after next. They now have Aguero back from injury but Yaya Toure picked up a groin problem in the Liverpool defeat and won't be available for this fixture. City's home record speaks for itself with just three points dropped all season and one-way traffic is expected against bottom side Sunderland. The Black Cats were beaten by Everton at home last weekend, their seventh defeat in eight, and relegation is looking pretty much a certainty. They're currently seven points adrift of safety although the eternal optimist may point to their two games in hand. Bardsley is suspended whilst strikers Fletcher and Altidore are ruled out. Can't see any way back for Sunderland whilst City will be looking to make someone suffer for last weekend's disappointment.|
|Home Win 3-0|