Archived Premier League Tips (11th May 2014)

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Archived Premier League Football Betting Tips (11th May 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 Sun 11th May 2014.


Archived Premier League football betting tips (11th May 2014)

Sat 15:00 Cardiff v Chelsea
  The first of many dead rubbers this weekend now that virtually everything in the top flight is sewn up. Man City's midweek victory over Villa at the Etihad ensured that Chelsea are out of the running for the title but Mourinho will be aiming to win this game and pip Liverpool into second place. As it stands they trail the Merseyside club by two points and inferior goal difference so Newcastle will have to do the Blues a favour by winning at Anfield. Second place confers the prestige of not having to play the qualifying rounds in next season's Champions League but Mourinho may have to settle for an uncharacteristic third place. They travel to Wales where Cardiff aren't yet confirmed as this season's bottom Premier League side although they were effectively relegated last weekend. Both Gary Medel and Steven Caulker have relegation clauses in their contracts and look set to leave the club, Caulker possibly wanted by his old club Tottenham. It's an old cliche but the Bluebirds have only pride to play for whilst Chelsea have the remote possibility of second. Additionally it's 20th versus 3rd and the away side should win with ease.
Away Win 0-2
  Fulham v Crystal Palace
  Fulham failed to escape the clutches of relegation despite employing three different managers this season. Magath's disciplined regime saw a small improvement in results but ultimately it wasn't enough to rescue them and he describes the defeat at Stoke as the worst since he's been at the club. That aside, the assumption is that he'll manage the club in the Championship with his contract initally an 18-month one. The Cottagers have lost the most top flight matches (24) and conceded the most goals (83) and could finish the season bottom of the pile if Cardiff better Fulham's result against Palace. That alone should provide motivation enough for Fulham to beat the club that has easily finished the best of the newly promoted sides. Palace's relative success in doing more than staying up has to go down to the appointment of Tony Pulis and subsequently he'll be many people's choice for manager of the season. He replaced Holloway when the club were rock bottom and they'll finish the season mid-table with a recent 5-game winning streak mainly responsible for their improved position. The Eagles have defended solidly during Pulis's tenure and nicked important games by the odd goal. Another single-goal victory to end the season would be rather fitting.
Away Win 0-1
  Hull v Everton
  Even though Hull succumbed to a second successive 3-1 defeat this week (at Old Trafford), they were saved from the drop courtesy of the relegated sides' failure to win any of their last three matches. The Tigers looked strong at home earlier in the season but one can't help thinking that they've taken their eye off the ball with an FA Cup final looming just over a week away. They've taken just a single point from the last twelve available and Steve Bruce will surely be looking for a result against Everton to boost confidence ahead of the Wembley showpiece with Arsenal. Everton have also slipped up of late and missed out on a Champions League place after losing three of their last four Premier League matches. They now trail fourth-placed Arsenal by seven points but are certain of fifth regardless of this outcome. That means Europa League football next season and the question is how Martinez will plan for that with key players (including Barry, Lukaku and Deulofeu) on loan deals expiring at the end of this campaign. Expect the Toffees to finish the campaign on a good note with Hull distracted by the potential glories of the weekend after.
Away Win 0-1
  Liverpool v Newcastle
  A couple of weeks ago Liverpool were in the driving seat as far as the title race was concerned but a slip at home to Chelsea followed by a draw at Selhurst Park handed the advantage to title rivals City. They now trail the league leaders by two points and inferior goal difference so will be praying that West Ham can match Chelsea's feat at the Etihad whilst backing themselves to beat Newcastle. There's no doubt that Liverpool's success this season has been built on the striking prowess of Suarez and Sturridge with plenty of colleagues chipping in but they've paid the price at the other end conceding far too many. The question is how Rodgers will build for next season considering the additional Champions League fixtures; a stronger squad's required with top defenders a must plus will Suarez stay? Opponents Newcastle ended a run of six straight defeats with an emphatic win over bottom side Cardiff last weekend. A section of Magpies fans staged a walkout during that game in protest at the club's management and the run of recent poor results. They'll finish the campaign in mid-table but a lot of rebuilding work needs to happen during the summer and it remains to be seen whether Pardew is the man to do that despite his lengthy contract. The win over the Bluebirds does little for confidence going into this game and this should be Liverpool's day, although it'll ultimately end in disappointment when they fail to overhaul title favourites City.
Home Win 3-0
  Man City v West Ham
  City know that a draw with West Ham will be enough to regain the Premier League title from neighbours United. That said, they're unlikely to kick off in that frame of mind and will want to extend their four game winning streak. This week's four-goal victory over Villa at the Etihad put them firmly in the driving seat and Yaya Toure's injury-time strike made it a century of Premier League goals for the club this season. They have been guilty of individual mistakes, most recently Kompany's sliced clearance falling to Liverpool's Coutinho, but they'll go into this game full of confidence knowing that a team ethic will see them achieve success. Their opponents, West Ham, ended four defeats on the bounce with yet another win over Tottenham. The Hammers were pumped up for last weekend's game and it paid off with top flight safety guaranteed. Striker Andy Carroll caused mayhem whenever the ball came into the Spurs' box but don't expect him to enjoy the same success against the City defence. Just can't see City blowing this one and no last minute shenanigans required as against QPR when they last won it two seasons ago.
Home Win 3-0
  Norwich v Arsenal
  Norwich's four-game run-in was always flagged as potentially fateful and so it has turned out to be. Three of those games down and they've been relegated unable to make up the ground on the sides above them with one to go. That said, they ended a run of five defeats with a draw at Stamford Bridge, a good result given that Chelsea were still just about in the title race at that point. However, the glaring statistic that has cost them this season has been goals scored. All three strikers (Elmander, Hooper and Van Wolfswinkel) have flopped with the bulk of their goals coming from midfield. The Canaries have scored in just one of their last six matches, a brace in the 3-2 defeat at Anfield. They host an Arsenal side guaranteed to finish fourth but with the potential to finish third if Chelsea slip up at Cardiff. The Gunners are eyeing their first silverware since 2005 with an FA Cup final the weekend after against Hull. Wenger is yet to decide on a new contract until after that date and with so much focused on Wembley that could be to their detriment at Carrow Road. However Arsenal are on a run of four successive victories and with Norwich struggling to score, this should go the way of the away side.
Away Win 0-1
  Southampton v Man Utd
  Southampton have never been in danger of relegation this season and sometimes their results have fluctuated but successive victories at home to Everton and away at Swansea sees them guaranteed to finish eighth. Pochettino can be proud of his players but with other clubs sniffing around, will he still be at St Mary's come August? Undoubtedly the Saints will want to finish the season on a high and what better opportunity than at home to the current Champions (albeit for not much longer). The only word for United this season is poor and even Giggsy couldn't stop his charges from falling at home to in-form Sunderland. However, United found their feet against Hull last weekend but you couldn't help feeling that everyone at the club would've been happy if that had been their last game of the campaign. A rousing speech by Giggs followed by a goodbye from Vidic will have Southampton sensing a vulnerability that has been there for everyone to see this season. Their chances of Europa League football are unlikely with a win here and Spurs losing at home to Villa their only chance. As long as the Saints aren't already distracted by their upcoming holidays, United could be there for the taking.
Home Win 2-1
  Sunderland v Swansea
  Sunderland's recent form and subsequent escape from the clutches of relegation is nothing short of miraculous considering their record up until a month ago. Since mid-April the Black Cats have strung together five games unbeaten including a draw at the Etihad and victories at United and Chelsea. This sort of form throughout the season would've seen them at least competing for a Champions League place but as it is, at least their top flight status is maintained and Gus Poyet must be shaking his head in disbelief. Opponents Swansea are only a point better off and a win over the Swans could see Sunderland rise as high as twelfth. Swansea haven't endured the same relegation threatening drama as their hosts but recent wins at Newcastle and over Villa ensured their own safety. Temporary manager Garry Monk has subsequently been rewarded with a three year deal and tasked with taking the club forward. Chico could miss this one after missing the defeat to Southampton with a toe problem whilst knocks sustained by Cattermole and Larsson could leave them unavailable. Both clubs will feel it's job done going into the final fixture but Sunderland start definite favourites.
Home Win 2-1
  Tottenham v Aston Villa
  To say that it's been a season of transition for Spurs couldn't be further from the truth but they still need at least a point to ensure European football next season. That will undoubtedly improve their chances in the transfer market come the summer but will Sherwood still be in charge despite the year still left on his contract? Plenty of names have been touted around but the club have dismissed reports as inaccurate. At least Sherwood has given players their chance on merit, namely Kane and Bentaleb, but that's not surprisingly put bigger names' noses out of joint with some threatening to move on at the season close. Spurs host a Villa side safe from the drop despite the 4-goal beating at the Etihad this week. The Villans lasted 64 minutes of that game before conceding and should be expected to set up pretty much the same way. Injuries prevent them from doing much else but it seems playing on the counter has been their only option for much of the season. The first goal is sure to be all important; if Villa go ahead then Spurs will be forced to up the pressure exposing themselves whilst a first goal for the home side could see the away side unable to change the game. Lambert is another manager possibly faced with the sack over the summer but that may well depend on Lerner's future at the club. Regardless, it's likely that Tottenham will finish the season on a relatively positive note.
Home Win 2-1
  West Brom v Stoke
  West Brom have avoided the drop by the skin of their teeth although the three point gap might suggest otherwise. The Baggies haven't played too badly in recent matches but defeats at Arsenal and Sunderland could have had far more of a negative impact had other results gone against them. As it is they could finish on level points with relegated Norwich should they lose at home to Stoke but their superior goal difference is guaranteed to keep them in the top flight. Manager Pepe Mel is adamant that his contract expires after this match but is apparently hopeful that there'll be talks regarding his future. Opponents Stoke are mid-table and could finish the season above Newcastle should they win at the Hawthorns, unlikely considering they've won just two Premier League away fixtures all season. That said, the Potters have only lost two of their last ten matches and might well take something from the game. Striker Assaidi is likely to miss out after suffering a setback in training. Expect this to be a tight affair with the points possibly shared.
Draw 1-1

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