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 Sun 28th to Mon 29th December 2014.
|Sun 12:00||Tottenham v Man Utd|
|Seventh plays third at White Hart Lane with five points separating the two sides. Both enjoyed wins on Boxing day; Spurs at Burnley and United at home to Newcastle. Tottenham have now put together three wins on the bounce although against lesser opposition with Swansea the best placed of those three opponents. United are on an eight-match unbeaten run having dropped just two points from a possible 24. Both defences have proved fragile this season but the balance of attack on both parts has often been superior. Kane is now up to 13 goals for the season in all competitions and will be hard to stop whilst Rooney is beginning to do the same for United. The difference with United is their quality from midfield through to attack where they've many goalscoring options and will likely prove too strong for Spurs.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Sun 14:05||Southampton v Chelsea|
|The Saints are back up to fourth are putting together a couple of wins after a run of five straight defeats in all competitions. However the majority of those defeats came against quality opposition in the form of City, Arsenal and United, and was something of a reality check. Now they host league leaders Chelsea and those previous defeats would indicate more of the same for this over-achieving Southampton side. The Blues remain three points clear following a comfortable win over then fourth-placed West Ham. On the road Mourinho's side haven't been as strong as at the Bridge winning just five of nine away fixtures although they've lost only the once this season. Expect some good football on show but Chelsea to have the upper hand.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Sun 15:00||Aston Villa v Sunderland|
|Both sides fell to unexpected defeats on Boxing Day. The trip to Swansea was always going to be a tough one for Villa but their recent form indicated they might take something from the game. Opponents Sunderland were expected to beat a Hull side without a win for months but surprisingly fell to a 3-1 defeat at home. However both sides have already proved this season that they're more than capable of bouncing back from such disappointments. Villa are without Agbonlahor who's suspended after picking up a fifth yellow at the Liberty whilst Sunderland welcome back Connor Wickham from a similar ban. Just a point and a place separates these two sides in the bottom half of the table. Between them they've drawn 15 matches this season and the suspicion is that this one will also end level.|
|Hull v Leicester|
|Hull climbed out of the bottom three following a shock win at Sunderland with them netting a surprising three times in the process. It was their first victory since beating Palace at the KC Stadium back in early October. Livermore returns to contention after serving a 1-match ban and missing the defeat at the Stadium of Light. They host a Leicester side still bottom following yet another defeat, this time at home to Spurs. The Foxes are now five points adrift of second-from-bottom Burnley and are without a win since their 5-3 victory over United back in September. Nigel Pearson's side have eight defeats from nine on the road and although this promises to be a tight game, the odds have to be in favour of home side Hull.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Man City v Burnley|
|Champions City remain three points behind league leaders Chelsea following their Boxing Day 3-1 win at the Hawthorns. Pellegrini's side have dropped just five points at the Etihad this season. Despite injuries keeping out key players in recent fixtures, the return of David Silva has proved instrumental going forward. They host a Burnley side struggling at the wrong end of the table after successive defeats against Tottenham and Liverpool. However, just a single point separates them from safety so there's still hope for Sean Dyche's side. The Clarets have secured only five points on the road this season and money on City looks more than a safe bet.|
|Home Win 3-0|
|QPR v Crystal Palace|
|Charlie Austin grabbed his twelfth goal of the season at the Emirates but it wasn't enough to rescue the game for QPR. Rangers's away form continues to disappoint on the road but at Loftus Road they've lost just two of nine fixtures including wins over West Brom, Burnley, Leicester and a draw with Man City. Last weekend they came from two goals down to beat the Baggies and who'd bet against more of the same against a Palace side without a win since November. The Eagles were well beaten at home on Boxing Day by Southampton and that defeat saw them slip back into the bottom three. Two points and places separates these two clubs seeking to break out of and away from the threat of relegation. Palace can give anyone a game but once again we're backing QPR at home.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Stoke v West Brom|
|Stoke's inconsistencies have been there for all to see this season but the result fell their way on Boxing Day giving them a single-goal victory at Goodison. Bojan Krkic netted the winner and the Spanish striker looks to be proving an invaluable asset. They now have the chance to build on that win with Sunday's visit of West Brom next up. The Baggies have lost two on the bounce and were apparently booed off at half-time at home to Man City. They were three goals down at the interval and thankfully for Alan Irvine the scoreline didn't get any worse with West Brom actually pulling a goal back. Anything is possible in this one but a home win looks the likeliest.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|West Ham v Arsenal|
|Fifth hosts sixth at Upton Park with just a point separating them. Surprisingly Arsenal are the lower placed of the two sides but their away record has been fairly poor. Recently the Gunners have been beaten at Stoke and were 2-1 up at Anfield only to concede a Skrtel header in the final stages of injury time. On Boxing Day they beat QPR although Giroud's sending off left them holding out at the end. The French striker's subsequently suspended for this one and joins a number of other Arsenal players in the treatment room. Their hosts, West Ham, were not surprisingly beaten at Stamford Bridge, a defeat which ends a five-match unbeaten run. If the Hammers want to make a place in Europe theirs then they have to start taking points off the so-called bigger sides. Tomkins is their only casualty and they stand a much better chance of taking something off Arsenal at Upton Park than they did against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A draw for me.|
|Sun 16:15||Newcastle v Everton|
|Everton have slipped to twelfth after taking just four points from the last 24 available. A draw with Hull and a win over QPR aren't too much to shout about whilst the Boxing Day defeat to Stoke came as something of a surprise. The allegation from some of the fans is that Martinez can only play one way and has been found out. Success in the Europa League will count for nothing if the Toffees finish in the bottom half of the table. They travel to Tyneside where Newcastle are also struggling after losing three on the bounce. Last weekend's defeat at home to Sunderland was a major blow and they failed to take their finishing boots to Old Trafford where they were soundly beaten 3-1. Apparently no new injuries for the Magpies but Naismith is suspended for Everton whilst Howard and Jagielka are also fresh doubts. Backing Newcastle to return to winning ways but no guarantee.|
|Home Win 1-0|
|Mon 20:00||Liverpool v Swansea|
|Liverpool moved up the table thanks to a narrow win at Turf Moor on Boxing Day and are now ninth but remain unconvincing with regards to finishing in a European qualifying position. Their home record is poor having won just three of nine fixtures at Anfield this season. Most recently they came from 2-1 behind against Arsenal to claim a point in the final stages of injury time so at least there's still some spirit within the camp. They entertain a Swansea side that have only won away twice this season, on the opening day at Old Trafford and only last weekend at Hull. However, the Swans made it two wins on the bounce by beating Villa at the Liberty on Boxing Day which keeps them eighth. Goals have been in short supply lately with just one apiece in the last four matches although that has proved sufficient for victory in the last two. Monk misses Britton and Montero with injuries and not sure Swansea will have enough at Anfield.|
|Home Win 2-1|