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 17th to Mon 19th January 2015.
|Sat 15:00||Aston Villa v Liverpool|
|Villa's habit of not conceding more than a goal a game continues but with mixed results. They knocked Blackpool out of the FA Cup courtesy of a single-goal victory but haven't won in the top flight in the last six attempts. Their last Premier League win was a 2-1 victory over Leicester at Villa Park in early December. To bolster their attacking options, Lambert has signed midfielder Carles Gil from Valencia and maybe he's the man to get more out of Benteke, Agbonlahor and Weimann. Clark is suspended and is a big miss from the heart of the defence with Vlaar and Senderos out although Baker is close to a comeback. Liverpool are the visitors after winning four of the last five games in all competitions. However, not all of those results have been entirely convincing with single-goal winning margins against Burnley, Wimbledon and Sunderland plus a draw at home to Leicester. Sterling should swap Jamaica for Villa Park after being given a mid-season break and Sturridge isn't far away from a return though Gerrard is doubtful after tweaking a hamstring. Not many goals but Liverpool to nick it as they've done so often recently.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Burnley v Crystal Palace|
|A handful of goals separates these two sides just a point above the relegation places. Burnley are undefeated in three top flight fixtures and beat relegation rivals QPR last weekend at Turf Moor. Opponents Palace also have a similar record but were finding goals hard to come by until putting two past Spurs at Selhurst Park last weekend to secure all three points. The decision to replace Warnock with Pardew looks to have been the right one with the Eagles driven by renewed appetite. The fans were largely responsible for the increased fervour within Selhurst at the weekend but will be missed at Burnley. Already without Bolasie and Jedinak, they could miss McArthur who has a suspected broken foot. Kevin Long is the only additional absentee for the Clarets. The draw looks likely with both keen to maintain their unbeaten form.|
|Leicester v Stoke|
|Despite taking seven points from the last nine and knocking Newcastle out of the FA Cup, Leicester remain bottom of the pile although only three points now separates them from safety. Recent results have included a win over Villa and a 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield so definite signs of improvement for Nigel Pearson's side. The Foxes have agreed a deal for Wigan midfielder Shaun Maloney which should give them something different going forwards. Matthew James is banned after seeing red against Villa whilst Hammond is a doubt with a recurring injury. They host a Stoke side well beaten at the Emirates last weekend. The Potters are mid-table but have won only one of the last five matches on the road. Both Nzonzi and Pieters sustained groin injuries at Arsenal and are big doubts for the trip to the KingPower Stadium along with Diouf who's away with Senegal. Not a game for the purist but gambling on Leicester to continue their good form.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|QPR v Man Utd|
|Rangers will be pleased to be playing at home following their tenth successive defeat on the road. The weekend defeat at Turf Moor sees QPR slip back into the drop zone with two points currently separating them from bottom club Leicester. However Redknapp's side have the best home form of any side in the bottom half of the table having won five and lost just two of eleven Premier League matches. They host a United side leapfrogged by Southampton after the Saints left them nursing a 1-0 defeat in front of their own fans. It wasn't really on the cards given United's 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions. It remains to be seen if Falcau is restored to the side considering they failed to register a single shot on target. With players returning from injury, Van Gaal should be seeing positive results. Ferdinand is a doubt for QPR after sustaining a groin injury prior to the Burnley defeat. United should win this but Rangers are capable of causing a shock at Loftus Road.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Swansea v Chelsea|
|Chelsea restored their two-point lead at the top of the table thanks to a comfortable win over Newcastle whilst City could only draw at Everton. It was important that Mourinho's side bounced back from the defeat at White Hart Lane and the Blues' manager will be expecting normal service to be resumed. They travel to the Liberty where Bafetimbi Gomis played the main part in equalising against West Ham last weekend despite it being ruled an own goal. Currently deputising for the absent Bony, Gomis will have to get used to a full time role given that City have now agreed a deal for the Ivory Coast striker and Bony won't feature again for the Swans. A big miss for the home side plus they'll be without Shelvey who serves the last of a 4-match suspension. Monk's side have only lost twice at home this season but this looks like a good win for Chelsea.|
|Away Win 0-2|
|Tottenham v Sunderland|
|Tottenham's seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end at Selhurst Park last weekend. Spurs led early on in the second half thanks to yet another Harry Kane goal but couldn't hold on under renewed Palace pressure. In Tottenham's last home fixture they despatched league leaders Chelsea by five goals to three prompting much optimism but are back to square one following the Eagles defeat. Injuries keep out Mason and Lamela whilst Bentaleb is away at the African Cup of Nations. They host a Sunderland side drifting ever closer to the bottom three after taking just a single point from the last twelve available. Another narrow defeat, this time at Anfield, saw them create few decent chances despite carrying the greater threat. Bridcutt saw two yellows during that game so misses the trip to White Hart Lane whilst Fletcher, Cattermole and Rodwell are out with injury. The Black Cats have won just three top flight games all season and this should go the way of the home side.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sat 17:30||Newcastle v Southampton|
|The Magpies are mid-table following their fourth defeat in six top flight matches. They're yet to replace departed manager Alan Pardew and John Carver currently holds the reins on a caretaker basis. Not surprisingly they were beaten at Stamford Bridge last weekend but it's a far cry from when they beat the Blues at St James's Park back in early December. Keeper Krul has returned from injury but they're still missing a number of other players for a variety of reasons and now other clubs are sniffing around the likes of Sissoko and Cisse. They host a Southampton side up to third following their single-goal victory at Old Trafford last weekend. After a sequence of four defeats just over a month ago, the Saints have bounced back with 13 points from the last 15 including a draw with Chelsea and wins over Arsenal and United. Alderweireld is Koeman's latest casualty following a hamstring problem sustained at Old Trafford. Can see Southampton nicking this one like they did last weekend.|
|Away Win 0-1|
|Sun 13:30||West Ham v Hull|
|The Hammers held on to seventh position following a valuable point last weekend at the Liberty Stadium. They went ahead through Andy Carroll's finely taken goal but were unable to hold on for all three points. Allardyce's side have won just one of their last six top flight matches with games against Sunderland and West Brom also ending in draws. No new injuries for West Ham as they host a Hull side back in the bottom three after losing at the Hawthorns. The Tigers have won just four top flight fixtures all season but two of those have come since Christmas, a 3-1 win at Sunderland and a 2-goal victory at home to Everton. Steve Bruce has major injury problems with strikers Aluko, Jelavic and Hernandez all unavailable. Hull's effort can't be faulted but there's little product in the final third and West Ham should win confortably.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Sun 16:00||Man City v Arsenal|
|City lost ground on league leaders Chelsea following their draw with Everton at Goodison Park but extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 games. Bony's transfer from Swansea has allegedly been completed but he won't feature for them just yet as he's away at the African Cup of Nations. However both Aguero oand Dzeko are now fit with the former coming on in the 67th minute against the Toffees. In fact their only absentee is midfielder Yaya Toure, also away in Africa. They host an Arsenal side moving back above Spurs after a comfortable win at home to Stoke but they've won just four of eleven games away from home this season. The Gunners' injuries are lessening but Debuchy is a recent casualty and joins the likes of Welbeck, Wilshere and Arteta in the treatment room. At the Emirates earlier in the campaign the result between these two was a 2-2 draw but I suspect City will expose Arsenal on the counter.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Mon 20:00||Everton v West Brom|
|Following a sequence of four Premier League defeats Everton have managed to piece together three draws in all competitions, twice in the FA Cup against West Ham and the other a top flight draw at home to Man City. It's a start as far as turning around their form goes but the Hammers knocked them out of the FA Cup after extra time and subsequent penalties. Much has been made of Martinez's preference for playing only one way but the danger is that they've just a 3-point safety cushion and opponents know what to expect from them. McGeady is suspended whilst the likes of Distin, Howard, McCarthy, Osman and Pienaar are all struggling with injury. They host a West Brom side off to a winning start under Pulis with a single-goal victory over strugglers Hull. That result lifts them out of the bottom three but the margins are small and only two points separates them from the bottom three. The new manager will be working on shape and organisation whilst hoping that the club can keep striker Berahino past the end of January. Can see this ending on level terms.|