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 weekend fixtures Sat 1st to Mon 3rd November 2014.
|Sat 12:45||Newcastle v Liverpool|
|The Magpies have managed to string together three wins in all competitions including that fantastic League Cup victory at the the Etihad this week. It was an under strength Newcastle side featuring a runout for players returning from injury but not the same could be said of the City selection. Whichever City eleven were picked would financially far outweigh the Magpies so credit where it's due. Two players Pardew will be happy to have back in his squad are the experienced Ryan Taylor (probably unlikely to feature this weekend) and the exciting young talent that is Rolando Aarons. It's not all been rosy for Newcastle though as they were poor in the first half at White Hart Lane and the game could've been put beyond them but they turned it around and maybe now Pards will get an easier ride. They host a Liverpool side also undefeated in four Premier League games but riding their luck. They were badly beaten at home by Real Madrid and left it very late against both QPR and Swansea before emerging victorious. The Reds aren't the force they were last season and are desperately missing Daniel Sturridge up top but Balotelli will be pleased to get off the mark for his new club. One has to credit them with resilience but the spirit will be good at St James's Park following their recent successes and this could be a valuable victory for the home side.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sat 15:00||Arsenal v Burnley|
|The Gunners are up to fifth in the table but they're a little flattered by their lofty position. They may have lost just a single Premier League fixture to date but have won just three of their eight other matches. Numerous times Wenger's side can count themselves fortunate to have salvaged points this season and last weekend's win over Sunderland was a case of more of the same with Poyet's side guilty of gifting the points. The Black Cats were hammered the weekend before at Southampton so Arsenal were forecast to be convincing winners. However mistakes from Brown and Mannone resulted in a 2-goal winning scoreline for the visitors with little else to shout about. They have another opportunity this weekend to impress in front of their own supporters with bottom side Burnley the visitors to the Emirates. The Clarets are the sole top flight side without a win this season and have lost three of the last four. At least they're getting goals now with striker Danny Ings the latest to net but goals at the other end are costing them valuable points; they've let in 12 in the last four matches. Arsenal aren't yet firing on all cylinders but with Burnley currently conceding an average of three per game, you do the math!|
|Home Win 3-0|
|Chelsea v QPR|
|The Blues sneaked through to the quarter-final stages of the League Cup at Shrewsbury this week but Mourinho rightly remained unimpressed by his fringe players. Not surprisingly the manager made wholesale changes but it was that man Drogba rolling back the years to score for the second time in successive matches that helped save their blushes. His headed goal at Old Trafford last weekend was good enough to secure a point, the Ivory Coast striker leading the line in place of the injured Costa and Remy. Chelsea currently top the table with a 4-point advantage over second-placed Southampton and remain the only undefeated side in the top flight. This weekend they take on local rivals QPR who notched only their second victory of the campaign with a 2-0 win over Villa last weekend. However they've lost all four games on the road this season conceding twelve times and scoring just the once. Austin now has four for the season and remains their biggest goal threat but they're unlikely to breach the defence at Stamford Bridge. Despite a striker crisis at Chelsea, the Blues should emerge comfortable winners.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Everton v Swansea|
|The Toffees are up to 9th on the back of successive victories over Villa at Goodison and Burnley at Turf Moor. Both results were fairly comprehensive and one suspects that Everton have turned the corner after a slow start. Lukaku was on target on both occasions and Samuel Eto'o netted his first goals on the road with a brace against the Clarets. Martinez is still without Stones, Mirallas, Kone and Oviedo but the starting line-up has a settled look about it with both full-backs providing width and quality boosted by the return of Barkley in the centre and Lukaku's reacquaintance with the back of the net. They host a Swansea side that ended a run of five league games without a win with a comfortable 2-goal victory over Leicester at the Liberty. However the Swans haven't won on the road since beating United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season. This week they were a goal up in the League Cup at Anfield until the 86th minute when a Balotelli goal sparked a Liverpool comeback successfully rounded off with a Lovren header. Fernandez misses the match at Goodison following his midweek dismissal but one suspects Swansea's focus on poor decisions against them is proving too much of a distraction from the real currency of getting results. A tight game but the home side to have the upper hand.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Hull v Southampton|
|Hull's mid-table position doesn't quite reflect how well they've played so far this season. They've lost just twice including a sole defeat at home to Man City. The Tigers are unbeaten in their last three; a win over Palace at the KC Stadium and draws away at Arsenal and Liverpool. The one thing about Hull is that they're resilient even without both first and second-choice keepers and centre-half Michael Dawson. However this week they're without Ramirez who's unable to play against parent club Southampton as well as Jelavic who's out with a knee injury. Opponents Saints are currently one of the form sides in the top flight and their position second in the table tells no lies. They're on a fantastic run at the moment having won 6 of their last 7 Premier League games and are through to the last eight of the League Cup after winning at Stoke this week. Their defensive record stands out from the rest having conceded just five times in the top flight this season, four less than league leaders Chelsea. Koeman can name an unchanged line-up from the one that beat Stoke at St Mary's with the exception of Mane who's a slight doubt with an ankle problem after missing the re-match at the Britannia. Southampton have been a ray of shining light this season but they might well hit a brick wall at Hull.|
|Leicester v West Brom|
|Since their dramatic 5-3 victory over United at the KingPower Stadium, Leicester have taken just a single point from the last 12 available. That point came in a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley; the others were defeats at Palace, Newcastle and Swansea in which they failed to score. Ulloa hasn't scored since his brace over Van Gaal's side and one wonders if the Foxes have peaked too soon. They currently lie a point above the bottom three and another defeat could plunge them into the drop zone should other results go against them. Pearson admits that errors in possession are costing his side despite no lack of application. West Brom travel to Leicester on the back of a League Cup defeat at Bournemouth. Not too much should be made of the loss considering Irvine rested a number of players expecting squad members to try and force their way into the first team, all to no avail. The Baggies are mid-table after taking 8 points from the last 15 available, the only blott on the copybook a 2-1 defeat at Anfield. Last weekend they were two goals behind at home to Palace but managed to rescue a point thanks to an injury-time penalty from first-choice striker Berahino. West Brom's away form is mixed with a victory, 2 defeats and a draw so difficult to come to any conclusions ahead of Saturday's game. Goals at a premium with the spoils shared.|
|Stoke v West Ham|
|The Potters probably can't wait to see the back of Southampton after losing to them twice in the space of less than a week. At the weekend they lost out to a Mane goal at St Mary's and despite a spirited comeback this week from two down at the Britannia exited the League Cup courtesy of a late Pelle goal. That was only six minutes after Diouf had drawn them level adding to the disappointment. A red card for Crouch and fifth yellow for Bardsley compounds the bad news with both unavailable for the visit of West Ham this weekend. However, prior to the Saints defeats, Stoke had won their last two home fixtures beating both Swansea and Newcastle. The Hammers currently represent a step up in class having won four of their last five matches including victory away at Burnley and that magnificent win over City at Upton Park. Allardyce's side are up to fourth in the table and credit has to go to the manager for returning the club to a more attractive playing style as well as taking risks with players. Sakho and Valencia have clicked up front, Song's proved a great asset and Downing is only too happy to be playing regularly. A close game, the difference being that the Hammers have scored twice as many as Stoke this season and that's likely to tell come the weekend.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Sun 13:30||Man City v Man Utd|
|Recent results for both sides have thrown this fixture wide open. Successive defeats for City at Upton Park and at home to Newcastle in the League Cup seem almost incomprehensible given the quality at Pellegrini's disposal. That's not to take anything away from either of their protagonists but they're failing to mount a challenge to match league leaders Chelsea with the manager rightly concerned ahead of the weekend encounter with arch-rivals United. Given Newcastle's start to the campaign, their victory at the Etihad was all the more shocking considering Pardew started with players returning from injury. Effectively City succumbed to a Magpies eleven that weren't even first choice. Additionally it looks as though Silva twisted his knee and Toure aggravated his groin with both possibly set to miss out. United currently lie 8th after drawing at the Hawthorns and at home to Chelsea but are now undefeated in four matches. The draw with the Blues not only represented something near a decent result but also marked something of a turning point in terms of performance. As ever they look strong going forward but work still needs to be done on filling in the holes at the back. Evans and McNair are still likely out injured although Jones could join Falcao in returning to fitness. Given City's dip in form United could be worth a point at the Etihad.|
|Sun 16:00||Aston Villa v Tottenham|
|The collapse at Villa Park is nothing short of monumental considering their impressive start to the season. Ten points from the opening twelve had many thinking the Villa garden was rosier than they'd been led to believe. However a run of five defeats without scoring and conceding a total of 13 goals has seen them slip to 15th in the table and just a couple of points above the relegation places. They've been unlucky with injuries to centre-halves and Benteke is yet to score since returning from his own long-term lay-off. Lambert claims it'll be six or seven games before their talisman returns to full fitness but one in off his backside could set the ball rolling for the club as well as himself. They host a Tottenham side unexpectedly struggling in the league after suffering successive defeats; a 4-1 hammering at the Etihad followed by last weekend's 2-1 turnaround at White Hart Lane against Newcastle. Complacency is a word often associated with the lilywhites but they bounced back with a much-needed victory over Brighton in the League Cup. Harry Kane scored once again in a League Cup/Europa League game and it can't be too long before he gets promoted to Premier League action at the expense of either Adebayor or Soldado. Always closely contested matches but if anyones's going to score at the moment Spurs look the most likely.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Mon 20:00||Crystal Palace v Sunderland|
|More woe at the Stadium of Light for Gus Poyet's side. The 8-goal defeat at St Mary's that threatens to derail their season surely played a part in the confidence of the Sunderland players at home for the visit of Arsenal. Mistakes from Brown and Mannone handed the game to the Gunners without the away side really having to do much. Rumours are that the Sunderland keeper could well be dropped but such an action is hardly likely to restore confidence within the camp. Once again the Mackems are battling against relegation with just a single win from 9 fixtures but it's the two most recent defeats that are cause for concern. Hosts Palace are only a point better off than their opponents but recent performance have been far more gritty by comparison. Last time out at Selhurst Park they narrowly lost to league leaders Chelsea and in the game prior to that beat Leicester comfortably. Last weekend they were 2 goals to the good at the Hawthorns only for an injury-time Berahino penalty to deprive them of maximum points. Speroni is a doubt for the Eagles after taking an elbow to the head in that draw whilst Fletcher is a doubt for Sunderland following a knock sustained against the Gunners. If the outcome of this game were to be determined by spirit and despire Palace would be streets ahead but we'll have to settle for a narrow victory.|
|Home Win 1-0|