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 29th to Sun 30th November 2014.
|Sat 12:45||West Brom v Arsenal|
|The Gunners dropped to 8th following their shock home defeat to United and are currently level on points with north London rivals Tottenham. It was Arsenal's second defeat on the bounce, losing the weekend before at the Liberty, but their midweek victory over Dortmund ensured that they progress to the Champions League knockout stages. Unfortunately qualification came at a cost with Arteta ruled out with a calf injury and Sanogo a doubt after sustaining a hamstring problem. That comes on the back of other bad news with Wilshere ruled out for an extended period after undergoing surgery on his ankle. Szczesny and Welbeck are also doubts but Giroud is back after netting the consolation goal in the United defeat. They travel to the Hawthorns where West Brom have also suffered successive defeats, both by two clear goals at home to Newcastle and away at Stamford Bridge. The Baggies have won just a single top flight home fixture this season, a fairly emphatic one against relegation-threatened Burnley. Yacob misses out following the red card at Chelsea whilst Olsson and Pocognoli are out injured. There's no guarantee that Wenger's side will win this one but they have to to avoid losing ground on those above them.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Sat 15:00||Burnley v Aston Villa|
|At the time of writing it's been over 73 days since Villa last won a game, that historic event coming at Anfield back in mid-September. Fair enough, they drew at home to high-flying Southampton on Monday night which gives them 2 points from the last available 24, but they managed just one shot on target against the Saints and that was a long punt up the field which Agbonlahor made the most of to score. That draw moved Villa a place up the table but just 2 points separates them from the bottom three. Benteke continues his suspension whilst defensive injuries keep out Baker, Senderos and Vlaar. Lambert's side only seem to play one way and that's on the break, a risky approach when you don't have a plan B. They travel to Turf Moor taking on a second-from-bottom Burnley side two points worse off. However, the Clarets have moved off the foot of the table with successive victories; at home to Hull and away at Stoke. Dyche was confident that his players were turning the corner following the win over the Tigers and he's been proved right. They'll believe they can stay up now, helped by Danny Ings's goals, his brace against Stoke taking his tally for the season to three although he's only recently returned from injury. This is another winnable game for Burnley and they'll be keen to take advantage of Villa's own poor form.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Liverpool v Stoke|
|Just a point separates these two sides in the bottom half of the table. A remarkable statistic considering Liverpool were runners-up to City last season. The Reds have dropped to 12th after three straight defeats, the most recent a shocking 3-1 loss at Selhurst Park. This week they were in Champions League action in Poland coming away with a point despite leading 2-1 with two minutes to go. However Rodgers is reputedly happy that his side remain in control of their European destiny although they'll need to beat Basel at Anfield next month if they're to progress to the knockout stages. Not only are Liverpool lacking a threat up front but their defence has proved questionable this season; 29 goals conceded in all competitions and 13 of them from set pieces. A statistic that opponents Stoke will be looking to exploit at Anfield. The Potters' away record matches that of Liverpool's at home; two wins, draws and defeats from 6 games played. Most recently they were 2-1 victors at White Hart Lane but failed to build on that result and were turned over at home by then bottom side Burnley. Liverpool's injuries have been well documented but Hughes misses Moses who suffered a thigh injury last weekend and their appears to be a virus running through the camp with Bardsley, Begovic and Cameron all illness doubts. This game could go either way but the value has to be with Stoke who've already won at the Etihad this season. Sticking our neck out for the Potters.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Man Utd v Hull|
|United's win over Arsenal at the Emirates last weekend will be a real shot in the arm for Louis Van Gaal's side. The Red Devils are up to fourth in the table though it has to be said that only 2 points separates fourth down to as far as tenth. In that respect the league table is something of a misnomer but the fact that the Old Trafford club are up there after such a poor start is a minor miracle. That said, they played the Gunners to a tee, absorbing the mounting pressure and hitting them once the space developed as it so often does with Arsenal; too many times this season Wenger's players have over-committed in numbers leaving themselves exposed. United have lost just one of their last seven matches and Van Gaal's job would be so much easier if the injuries cleared. Carrick should now be available but Shaw is a new concern following the ankle problem that forced him off at the Emirates. They host a Hull side that'll be without Gaston Ramirez following the minor altercation against Spurs that saw the game turn in their opponent's favour. The Tigers are also without midfielder Diame as they look to break a losing habit; they've lost the last three and are without a win in five having won just two Premier League fixtures all season. That run of results leaves them hovering a point above the relegation places and another defeat could see them drop into the bottom three should other results go against them. Steve Bruce revisits his old stamping ground but it's unlikely to prove a happy outcome for the former Old Trafford centre-half.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|QPR v Leicester|
|Rangers dropped back to the bottom of the pile following their single-goal defeat at St James's Park whilst Burnley beat Stoke at the Britannia. Their form on the road hasn't been good with six defeats from six played but things have picked up recently at Loftus Road with a win over Villa and a draw with third-placed City. Dunne is suspended for this match after receiving a fifth yellow card in the Newcastle defeat paving the way for Rio Ferdinand to possibly make a return following a three-game suspension of his own. Since his absence there appears to have been an improvement from QPR and Ferdinand's return may not be an automatic choice for manager Redknapp. They host a Leicester side that picked up their first point following four successive defeats with a goalless draw at home to Sunderland. It means that the Foxes have failed to score in over eight and a half hours of Premier League football. They're still entrenched in relegation territory and have lost five of six top flight away matches, the other a win at Stoke back in mid-September. Allegedly manager Pearson still has the Leicester players' backing but will that still be the case should they lose at Rangers.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Swansea v Crystal Palace|
|Palace will be more than happy with last weekend's 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Selhurst Park, a result that ends a sequence of four defeats and a draw. The Eagles fully deserved the three points with their direct style paying dividends. However their form has been erratic with just a single win on the road this season. Delaney and Mariappa are injury doubts ahead of their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Hosts Swansea not surprisingly lost at the Etihad last weekend but the 2-1 defeat was in no way humiliating and they're still good value for their position 7th in the table. On home soil the Swans have been fairly dominant losing just one of six matches, Arsenal their latest victims. On the injury front they've missed Fernandez who's sustained a calf problem. Much to admire from both teams but very contrasting styles. For all of Palace's endeavour, Swansea should be confident of taking maximum points.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|West Ham v Newcastle|
|Unbelievably the Magpies are now fifth in the table following a glorious run of six victories in all competitions. None of those wins should be belittled considering they've beaten the likes of Liverpool, City and Tottenham along the way. Last weekend's victory over QPR at St James's Park wasn't much to write home about but Newcastle were patient and in the end got their just desserts. Pardew is fast realising the depth of his squad after having to make do without the likes of Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Obertan, Santon and Tiote. Ryan Taylor is the latest addition to the casualty list after suffering a recurrence of his knee injury in the win over Rangers. They travel to Upton Park to face a West Ham side currently lying sixth. The Hammers dropped a couple of places this weekend following their 2-1 defeat at Everton but it was their first loss in six top flight matches. Carroll is now a starter after finally recovering from injury but it was Zarate who grabbed the equaliser only for Osman to net the winner after Clattenberg allowed the Toffees to play advantage following a foul on Lukaku. Sam Allardyce is without centre-half Reid who's suspended plus Downing, Valencia, Noble, Sakho and Song; all of whom are doubtful with minor knocks. Expect some of the wounded to recover and deal Newcastle something of a reality blow.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Sat 17:30||Sunderland v Chelsea|
|League leaders Chelsea are now six points clear at the top of the table following their comfortable 2-goal victory over West Brom. The fact that bookies Paddy Power have already paid out on the Blues winning the title is testament to the fact that it's theirs to lose even though Christmas is still a month away. Chelsea are yet to lose a Premier League fixture this season and this week's 5-goal win at Schalke is evidence of their ability to successfully combine domestic football with the demands of the Champions League. Mourinho has a fully fit squad available and you fear for opponents Sunderland. A goalless draw at Leicester for the Black Cats sees them go three games unbeaten following the disastrous defeat at Southampton and at home to Arsenal. They're currently 14th in the table but only a handful of points separates them from the top half. Poyet has Steven Fletcher back but this game will be a massive test of Sunderland's character. Unfortunately for them, it's difficult to see beyond a Chelsea victory.|
|Away Win 0-2|
|Sun 13:30||Southampton v Man City|
|The next three matches marks a stern examination of Southampton's credentials and whether or not they stand a realistic chance of holding on to a top four place come the end of the season. This weekend's visit by City is followed by a midweek trip to the Emirates and next weekend's game against United at St Mary's. Unlike City, the Saints haven't had the midweek distraction of European football but thy were expected to extend their run of top flight victories to five only to be held last weekend at Villa Park. In all truth Southampton were disappointing but pressure finally told with Clyne netting a deserved equaliser. City travel to the south coast on the back of a memorable Champions League night in which striker Sergio Aguero once again proved the difference. Munich were leading with 10 men but the Argentine took advantage of defensive errors to finish clinically and give his side an improved chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. Domestically they were good enough to beat Swansea at the Etihad last weekend but have won only half their away fixtures this season. Dzeko, Kolarov and Silva are all expected to miss out as City look to leapfrog the Saints and assert themselves as Chelsea's main challengers. However, Southampton shouldn't be ruled out and will be confident of taking something from the game. Sitting on the fence with the draw.|
|Sun 16:00||Tottenham v Everton|
|Four of Tottenham's last five Premier League matches at White Hart Lane have ended in defeat leaving them struggling in mid-table. Their position is probably slightly flattering given that their away form has been brighter but it won't be every game that they can count on the opposition being reduced to 10 men. Just two points shy of the top four there's still everything to play for but this season's Europa League campaign has worked against them in that they've suffered on following weekends. Harry Kane came to the rescue at Hull before Eriksen fired the winner and surely the young English striker will continue in a starting role. The Toffees are in a similar boat in that they've a Europa League fixture to contend with bit have to travel to Wolfsburg in Germany. Everton are just above Spurs in the table with superior goal difference separating them from their counterparts. Martinez's side will be buoyant after beating West Ham at the weekend but will likely again miss Baines and Barry. They've lost just one top flight game on the road this season and are more than a threat to any resurgence Spurs are hoping to muster. Naughton's suspended but Pochettino will be optimistic that Adebayor, Capoue, Chadli, Kaboul, Rose, Townsend and Soldado all come back into contention. Spurs need to turn things around on home soil and a draw would go some way to restoring the faith.|