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 8th to Sun 9th November 2014.
|Sat 12:45||Liverpool v Chelsea|
|Toshack's big cloud aside, Liverpool's recent record is looking fairly flaky. The Reds have won just one of their last five matches in all competitions, a 2-1 victory over Swansea at Anfield in the League Cup. The other four have yielded a goalless draw at home to Hull, an away defeat to Newcastle and home and away losses to Real Madrid in the Champions League. They've failed to score in any of those four fixtures and Rodgers' decision to field an under strength side in the Spanish capital raises questions; was he keeping his powder dry ahead of this match with league leaders Chelsea or was he relying on second string players to produce a more spirited performance. The evidence would suggest the latter but the proof in the pudding will be the manager's selection come Saturday lunchtime. Sturridge is unlikely to return until after the international break and goals currently look hard to come by for this Liverpool side. Chelsea have their own problems following their 1-1 draw in Slovenia midweek but on the domestic front things couldn't look much better. They've a 4-point lead over second-placed Southampton and have nearly twice as many points as opponents Liverpool plus they're the only side yet to suffer a defeat in the top flight. Mourinho is aware of and keen to address the complacency issue evident against Maribor so expect a reaction. Remy remains on the sidelines but Costa returned in the 2-1 win over QPR and should lead the line at Anfield. Liverpool's problems look more long-term whilst Chelsea's can be put down to a minor blip.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Sat 15:00||Burnley v Hull|
|Burnley fell to their sixth defeat of the campaign last weekend after conceding three times at the Emirates. It was the most predictable outcome of the most recent round of matches and the Clarets remain winless on their return to the top flight. Currently bottom of the table they've conceded the most goals (jointly with Palace) bar QPR and scored the least along with struggling Villa. So not much hope for them ahead of hosting a Hull side that've proved hard to beat yet won only twice this season. Despite that statistic the Tigers have played well for the most part with a keeper error to blame for last weekend's home defeat to in-form Southampton. That was Bruce's first defeat in four and he now faces problems at centre-half with both his son and Dawson out injured. The thinking is they'll stick to a back three with five across the middle. Expecting a game of very few chances but the Tigers to nick the all important winner.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Man Utd v Crystal Palace|
|Palace have slipped to just above the bottom three after losing 3-1 at home to a struggling Sunderland side on Monday night. The Eagles have taken just a single point from the last twelve on offer and now face a series of three difficult fixtures; United away followed by Liverpool at home and Swansea away. Not only did the Sunderland defeat see their opponents leapfrog them in the table but captain Jedinak's dismissal for two yellows means he won't be travelling to Old Trafford. Palace also miss the individual skills of Wilfried Zaha who's ineligible to play against his parent club. Hosts United fell to 10th after losing by a single goal at local rivals City, their first defeat in five matches. Van Gaal's side suffered something of a defensive crisis at the Etihad with Smalling 'stupidly' sent off and Rojo stretchered off. Both are unavailable this weekend paving the way for McNair and possibly Carrick to fill the centre-half void. As ever they;be an embarrassment of riches up front but Falcao remains a doubt with a knock sustained in training. United continue to look unbalanced but should have too much for Palace on this occasion.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Southampton v Leicester|
|The Saints registered their 7th win in 8 games with a narrow well-earned victory away at Hull last weekend. Another disciplined performance from Ronald Koeman's side sees them flying high in second, just 4 points shy of league leaders Chelsea. A solid defensive unit has been the foundation of those successes, keeping 6 clean sheets in 10 top flight matches and conceding just 5 goals. Admittedly it took a mistake from the Stoke keeper to gift Southampton the lead but Wanyama finished well and the Saints were deserving of the three points. The manager can name an unchanged line-up for the visit of relegation-threatened Leicester. The newly promoted side are currently third from bottom after taking just a single point from the last 15 available. The latest defeat, at home to West Brom, must've been particularly difficult to accept given the calamitous nature of Cambiasso's own goal. It was the sort of game the Foxes would've been looking to win but didn't make enough of their chances. However the mood in the Leicester camp remains positive despite the winless sequence but anything from the game at St Mary's looks remote indeed.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|West Ham v Aston Villa|
|Villa lost for the sixth time on the bounce last weekend at home to Tottenham. The only positive they could draw from the defeat was that at least they scored for the first time in over 7 hours of football. Leading by a Weimann goal until the 84th minute, they conspired to lose the game with Harry Kane scoring the injury-time winner from a deflected free kick. To compound the misery further, Villa will be without striker Benteke for 3 matches after the Belgian raised his hands in retaliation. However the games don't get any easier and this weekend they have to travel to Upton Park where West Ham are enjoying something of a renaissance. The Hammers have taken 13 points from the last 18 available which keeps them fifth and level on points with 4th-placed Arsenal. Last weekend they were two goals down at the Britannia but managed to turn things around to level things up showing that they've the steel to match their new-found attacking style. Allardyce's side last lost at home at the end of August, beating the likes of Liverpool and City since, and should be further boosted by the return of striker Diafra Sakho from a shoulder injury. Looks like a comfortable home win.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Sat 17:30||QPR v Man City|
|City are currently imploding as they see their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread. Mathematically possible yes but likely no. A draw in Moscow followed by defeat at home to the same side raises questions and is there any way back for Pellegrini's side missing Toure and Fernandinho following the midweek dismissals. In between those defeats City were beaten at Upton Park and were kicked out of the League Cup by Newcastle at the Etihad. The only silver lining to their slowly sinking cloud was the single-goal victory over arch-rivals United. They trail league leaders Chelsea but six points ant the title is increasingly looking like it will be handed to the Blues with little less than handbags at ten feet. None of City's suspensions kick in for this fixture but they'll be without Silva, Kolarov and possibly Lampard. They travel to Loftus Road where QPR are entrenched in the bottom three following 7 defeats from 10 Premier League games. Last game at home Rangers won by 2 goals versus Villa and were only narrowly defeated at Stamford Bridge last weekend but they've a lot of ground to make up if they're to survive. That said, there are signs they're turning the corner although beating the likes of City remain a big ask. Redknapp is likely to name an unchanged line-up in the absence of Ferdinand amid hope that continuity can cause City some problems. However, failure on City's part is unthinkable and could see Pellegrini's job threatened.|
|Away Win 0-2|
|Sun 13:30||Sunderland v Everton|
|The Black Cats climbed out of the bottom three thanks to a surprise win on Monday night at Selhurst Park. They went ahead through Steven Fletcher but yet another Brown own goal saw Palace draw level. However, Sunderland managed to put the defeats to Southampton and Arsenal behind them with Gomez and Fletcher scoring again to give themselves a welcome three points. Fletcher's brace shows just how important it is that they keep him fit if they're to survive another season in the top flight. However they miss Lee Cattermole who's suspended and Van Aanholt who was stretchered off at Palace with a shoulder injury. They host an Everton side who could only manage a disappointing goalless draw at home to Swansea last weekend. It was a game of missed opportunities and frustration but marks a run of three games without defeat. The Toffees are currently mid-table but will be keen to learn from the Europa League and not let the extra fixtures distract from the bread and butter of the Premiership. Once again Alcaraz is injured so Distin will likely partner Jagielka with Stones also out. Not convinced that Sunderland have turned the corner and are sure to present Everton with something; the Toffees just have to take advantage but need to keep an eye on Fletcher.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Tottenham v Stoke|
|Tottenham left it late at Villa Park before bouncing back from a goal down to leave with all three points. Harry Kane came on to grab the all important winner and is pressing hard for a starting berth in the Premier League, probably at the expense of the ineffective Adebayor. It was a lifeline result for Spurs after losing both at the Etihad and at home to in-form Newcastle. It's their performances at White Hart Lane that've looked increasingly worrying having lost there to Liverpool, West Brom and the Magpies. Bentaleb and Walker are Pochettino's only injury concerns but the manager must eradicate the complacency from a home side that need to improve. They host a Stoke side whose only away win this season came at the Etihad. They'll be looking to replicate that performance with Crouch expected to return to the side after missing the 2-2 draw with West Ham. Charlie Adam's not expected to start but has something of a reputation amongst Spurs fans after kicking lumps out of Tottenham players in recent seasons so may come on if the game goes against them. The Potters have been inconsistent especially on the road whilst Spurs have been awful at home so a tricky one to predict. If Kane starts, Tottenham could well win this from the off.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|West Brom v Newcastle|
|Just a few goals separates these two sides in the middle of the Premier League table. After moody starts to their respective campaigns both sides have improved in recent weeks, Newcastle the more dramatically. The Magpies have won four on the bounce in all competitions including victories at both Tottenham and the Etihad as well as last week's single-goal victory over Liverpool so it's safe to say that the tide has turned for Pardew's side. However, West Brom haven't fared too badly in recent weeks although nothing on the scale of their opponents. The Baggies have lost just one of the last six, a 2-1 defeat at Anfield, but have beaten the likes of Tottenham and drawn with United. They're missing Gardner and Olsson, the former suspended and the latter out with an achilles problem whilst Newcastle have Obertan, Santon and Tiote out with Cisse and Williamson slight doubts. Difficult to pick between these two and settling for the draw.|
|Sun 16:00||Swansea v Arsenal|
|Just a couple of points and a couple of places separate these two sides in the Premier League's top six. Last weekend Swansea dug out a point at Goodison following a goalless draw which coupled with the win at home to Leicester the weekend before marks an end to the previous 5-match sequence in which they secured just 2 points. They're not back to where they were at the start of the season winning their first three games on the bounce but at least the downward trend has been halted. Monk misses Shelvey after the midfielder saw red during the game at Everton. Opponents Arsenal have just about been doing enough this season and no more. They were three goals to the good in Belgium this week only to concede three times in the remaining half hour and leave Anderlecht with just a point. On the domestic front the Gunners ran out comfortable winners at home to Burnley last weekend but only beat Sunderland the weekend before thanks to a couple of gifts from the Black Cats. Wenger's side are currently well short of their best but one shouldn't forget that they've only lost the once in the Premier League this season. Additionally injuries continue to thwart their progress, Arteta the latest casualty with a hamstring problem. Debuchy, Giroud, Koscielny and Ozil are all out whilst Wilshere is an illness doubt. Sanchez is the man to watch but they may only be good enough to take a point at the Liberty.|