Archived Premier League Tips (26th April 2014)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (26th April 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 26th to Mon 28th April 2014.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (26th to 28th Apr 2014)

Sat 12:45 Southampton v Everton
  Everton were the form side of the Premier League, second only to Liverpool, until they surprisingly lost at home to Palace. That defeat could've cost them a place in next season's Champions League but they'll be playing European football next campaign regardless. Despite that disappointing result, the Toffees bounced back at home to United to maintain the pressure on fourth-placed Arsenal. Ironically, they cost their former manager his job at Old Trafford but sometimes things just work out that way and Everton look better placed under Martinez to progress than they ever did under Moyes. They travel to the south coast to take on a Southampton side with little left to play for in their remaining fixtures. The Saints are comfortably safe in the top half of the table but they won't catch United who are eight points clear. Complacency can be a feature of sides in Southampton's situation and recent results bear that out with them having picked up just four points in their last five games. Their most recent match at St Mary's ended in a single-goal defeat to Cardiff, as if to emphasise the point, but injuries to Ramirez and Rodriguez have also hit them hard. Given the pressure on Everton to get a result, a similar outcome to the Cardiff defeat is on the cards.
Away Win 0-1
Sat 15:00 Fulham v Hull
  Fulham failed to climb out of the bottom three after losing by three goals to one at White Hart Lane last weekend but it wasn't exactly an unexpected defeat and they should still be confident after beating both Villa and Norwich recently. However, they've not had the best of luck with injuries; both Parker and Heitinga were forced off at the Lane with knocks. Potentially the Cottagers could find themselves temporarily in safe territory after this weekend but their massively negative goal difference of -42 could come back to haunt them and it's imperative they also get something from the following trip to Stoke and home fixture with London rivals Palace. They host a Hull side not yet mathematically assured of top flight football next season with six points currently separating them from the bottom three. The Tigers have won just three Premier League away fixtures this season, their most recent an emphatic 4-goal victory back in February. Aluko missed the Arsenal defeat with a hamstring problem but could be fit for the trip to Craven Cottage. Fulham have home advantage and have shown in recent weeks that they can escape the clutches of relegation but this game promises to be tight.
Home Win 2-1
  Stoke v Tottenham
  Stoke are comfortable in mid-table having surpassed the 40-point mark. After a slow start to the season, the Potters appear to have adapted to life under Mark Hughes and have lost just one of their last eight Premier League fixtures. That defeat came courtesy of a 3-goal scoreline at Stamford Bridge so not entirely unexpected. The last time they lost at home was to Liverpool in mid-January, an indication that the Britannia is once again becoming the fortress it was under Tony Pulis. They host a Tottenham side having to settle for possible Europa League football again after blowing their Champions League ambitions although even that may be doubtful if they're surpassed by United. Currently they're sixth with a 6-point advantage over United but the managerless side have a game in hand. That said, Sherwood's side are now undefeated in three with their last away match a 3-3 draw after coming back at the Hawthorns having gone three goals down. Two things to note here; Spurs like to give early goals away and the last few games with Stoke have seen Charlie Adam doing rather more than just putting his foot in. Potentially a spicy encounter but expect the Potters to have the upper hand.
Home Win 2-1
  Swansea v Aston Villa
  An injury-time penalty at St James's Park gave Swansea some much needed breathing space and they now sit atop their opponents with a single point the difference. Villa are five points clear of the relegation places after picking up a point at home to Southampton, a goalless draw which ended a run of four successive defeats. The Villans have scored just three goals in their last five matches and the absence of a strong striker like Benteke is leaving them toothless plus they've not won on the road since New Year's Day. Additionally, a section of the fans want to see Lambert replaced whilst there are rumours that Lerner could sell the club come the end of the season. Opponents Swans are without the suspended Chico although Michu could possibly return from an ankle problem. Since taking over from Laudrup, it'll be interesting to see if Swansea allow Garry Monk to build the club for the coming season. On balance this looks like going the way of the home side though Villa can't be discounted on the break.
Home Win 2-0
  West Brom v West Ham
  These two bottom-half clubs go head-to-head at the Hawthorns with much more at stake for the home club. West Brom are three points clear of the drop zone but could easily be caught considering how well the relegation-threatened clubs have been playing recently. Not surprisingly they lost at the Etihad last weekend but prior to that they'd managed a sequence of three matches unbeaten. Though it has to be noted that they were leading both Cardiff and Tottenham at home but ended up drawing 3-3, definitely a couple of cases of points dropped. They host a West Ham side that should be OK given their 7-point safety cushion but the Hammers have lost their last three on the bounce. Games against Liverpool and Arsenal you can be forgiven for losing but the single-goal defeat at home to in-form Palace will have hurt hard. Demel should return from illness to leave Allardyce with no injury problems whilst West Brom could be without both Ridgewell and McAuley. Little to choose between these two with the draw a likely outcome.
Draw 1-1
Sat 17:30 Man Utd v Norwich
  Not surprisingly United have finally parted ways with David Moyes opting not to continue with Ferguson's chosen successor. Ryan Giggs has supposedly been handed the reins for their remaining four fixtures as United look for a suitable candidate. What finally forced their hand was the weekend defeat at Goodison and the realisation that they won't be challenging for the Champions League next season. United will still be hoping that they qualify for the Europa League but they either have to make up the six-point deficit on sixth-placed Spurs or hope that Arsenal finish fifth and win the FA Cup. Much has been made of the fact that Moyes's side lost six of 16 home fixtures so far this campaign with Giggs hoping for a change for the better against a Norwich side teetering above the relegation places. The Canaries remaining three fixtures are as tough as they come (United, Chelsea and Arsenal) and they look a good bet to go down. They've suffered four successive defeats and rookie manager Neil Adams has been handed an impossible task. Yobo misses out with a calf problem whilst we could well see a changed line-up from the veteran Giggs. The problems run far deeper at Old Trafford if United lose this one.
Home Win 3-1
Sun 12:00 Sunderland v Cardiff
  A 'must win' game for both clubs at the wrong end of the table. Just a point separates Sunderland and Cardiff with the home side bottom and the Bluebirds just two places better off. Both go into this game knowing that a win could potentially see them escape the drop zone at the expense of Norwich. Sunderland will be buoyant after their narrow victory at Stamford Bridge, a first for Mourinho in the top flight. With a game in hand over their relegation rivals, the Mackems could yet pull off a miraculous bid for survival. Not so long ago manager Poyet was writing them off but four points from their last two fixtures (away at City and Chelsea) puts them right back in the mix. However, Gus will be hoping that target man Connor Wickham can recover from the knock that saw him withdrawn late on at the Bridge. Opponents Cardiff have also taken four points from their last two fixtures to boost their own chances of survival. A win at Southampton followed by a draw at home to Stoke may have been lower profile results but it gives them a great platform for the trip to the Stadium of Light. Bellamy is expected to recover from the illness that saw him miss the Stoke match. A game that could go either way but Sunderland should have great support behind them for this one after recent results.
Home Win 2-1
Sun 14:05 Liverpool v Chelsea
  The top two come together at Anfield with the current league leaders enjoying home advantage. Liverpool extended their winning sequence in the Premier League to eleven matches after a narrow victory at Carrow Road last weekend. They know that all they have to do to win the title is take maximum points from their remaining three fixtures with Champions League football next season already guaranteed. You sense that opponents Chelsea already feel that the title is beyond them after last weekend's defeat at home to Sunderland, their first in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge under Mourinho. Their attention is currently focused elsewhere after securing a goalless draw in the Champions League semi-final first leg in Madrid and there has already been talk that Mourinho would prefer to rest players this weekend with next week's second leg in mind. Injuries haven't been kind either with Cech, Hazard and Terry ruled out and Eto'o doubtful. Liverpool have Henderson suspended and could also miss Daniel Sturridge who has a hamstring problem. If Mourinho does indeed intend to rest players then expect a defensive approach although Liverpool could prove difficult to shut out given their scoring record this season.
Home Win 2-1
Sun 16:10 Crystal Palace v Man City
  If it were one of the usual top four sides likely to clinch the title instead of Liverpool leading the challenge, then you wouldn't be far wrong in thinking that Palace manager Tony Pulis could be in line for manager of the season. That accolade is now likely to go to Brendan Rogers but Palace's recent successive sequence of five victories and subsequent climb from the bottom of the pile has been nothing short of miraculous. Their latest result was a single-goal win at Upton Park, by far their most consistent scoreline, keeping them eleventh with safety already guaranteed. Three of their last five matches have finished the same and there will be those believing they can do it again this weekend. Opponents City will be hoping that Chelsea can win at Anfield and give City the opportunity of pipping Liverpool to the title on goal difference. City's recent form hasn't been great with them dropping points at Arsenal and Liverpool and at home to bottom side Sunderland. Currently they're without the injured Silva and Toure, key players in the City midfield, but Aguero has made a scoring return to the side following injury and is likely to pose problems for the Palace defence. Expect the Eagles to score but City should prove too strong.
Away Win 1-2
Mon 20:00 Arsenal v Newcastle
  Newcastle's slide continues with their fifth sucessive defeat, this time at home to Swansea, and there's a realistic chance that they could finish in the bottom half of the table with both Stoke and Palace hot on their heels. The Magpies have endured a dire second half to the season and you get the impression that the summer break can't come soon enough. Cisse's name can now be added to their growing injury list after he was forced off against the Swans with a knee injury. Their matches don't get any easier with this trip to Arsenal followed by relegation-threatened Cardiff at home and Liverpool away. The Gunners have finally strung two victories together for the first time since January after they won convincingly at Hull last weekend. They remain in fourth spot, a point ahead of fifth-placed Everton, and the pressure is on for them to hang on to that last Champions League place. Wenger is still without key players but the ones he has available should be more than good enough to beat a poor Newcastle side at the Emirates.
Home Win 3-0

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