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 6th to Wed 7th May 2014.
|Tues 19:45||Man Utd v Hull|
|A place in next season's European competition is looking less and less likely after last weekend's shock defeat at home to Sunderland. United need to win both their remaining fixtures in the hope that they can pip Spurs into sixth on goal difference. An unlikely scenario given that they've already lost a massive 12 games this season. The Giggs honeymoon lasted no time whatsoever with just that emphatic win over Norwich at Old Trafford his sole positive and the Sunderland defeat leaving the entire club feeling flat. Rooney missed that game through illness but bar his absence, United had a strong squad available including the return of Van Persie. It shouldn't be forgotten however that the Black Cats are one of the form sides in the top flight despite their lowly position in the table. Opponents Hull are only two points better off than Sunderland following their 3-1 weekend defeat at Villa Park. The Tigers have lost 12 of 18 matches on the road this season but at least are safe with Norwich failing to win at Stamford Bridge. Aluko missed the trip to Villa with an ankle problem and remains doubtful for the trip to the Theatre of Dreams along with James Chester who was forced off in the Villa defeat with a hamstring injury. The pressure is really on United to deliver with players' reputations now at stake and this will prove a welcome three points.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Wed 19:45||Man City v Aston Villa|
|City will leap to the top of the table with a draw or better at home to Villa due to their superior goal difference. With their last game at home to West Ham this really is City's title to throw away. That's already been said this season but now the writing's virtually on the wall. However, Villa have already beaten City at Villa Park and it shouldn't be forgotten that the Villans have also beaten Chelsea and Arsenal, results at complete odds with their disappointing league position. That said, Villa are now safe following their 3-1 win over Hull at Villa Park last weekend making this fixture one of little importance for the away side. Only Sunderland and Chelsea have taken points off City at the Etihad this season and with so much at stake for the home side, it's hard to see Villa upsetting the applecart. Aguero is a doubt with a hamstring injury after being forced off in the win over Everton whilst Villa's striking options are further weakened with Agbonlahor having to leave the field against Hull with a knock. The Premier League title race has had twists and turns throughout but City would be fools to let it drift away from them now.|
|Home Win 3-0|
|Sunderland v West Brom|
|Sunderland's tremendous 4-game unbeaten run against top tier opponents barring Cardiff bears all the hallmarks of Roy of the Rovers. They're not safe just yet but anything from this game will effectively seal Norwich's fate considering the gulf in goal difference between Sunderland and their relegation rivals. Added to that Norwich have to host Arsenal on the final day whilst the Black Cats entertain Swansea. Poyet won't quite make manager of the season with his miraculous survival bid, Tony Pulis has surprisingly done even better at the helm of Crystal Palace, but he deserves massive credit for turning the club around. They host a West Brom side only a point better off but the monumental difference is that the Baggies are safe because of (again) their superior goal difference to third-from-bottom Norwich. West Brom might've lost at Arsenal by a single goal last weekend but they gave a spirited performance, not knowing what Norwich would do at Chelsea, and they still pose a threat to Sunderland's survival bid. However, the Baggies have won just 3 Premier League fixtures on the road this season and could miss Jones, Reid, Ridgewell and Thievy. Sunderland have no new injuries to report and form dictates that this one will go the way of the home side.|
|Home Win 2-1|