Premier League Tips & Predictions: Weekly EPL Picks

Mike Richardson

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:50 PM GMT

The Premier League takes a short break thanks to the FA Cup, but it is never to early to start eying the upcoming betting odds for next week's EPL action. Join us as we start planning how to place our Premier League tips & predictions for the upcoming action.


Who cares about the FA Cup
, I don't! Not merely because I'm a Newcastle fan and we have once again in rudely booted out early...actually strike that, the FA Cup gives everyone (including Newcastle fans) plenty to get excited about, that doesn't mean we should take our eye off the Premier League ball.

If you want to see me in glorious Technicolor check out this video preview with me and the lovely Natalie Rydström discussing the nest set of EPL matches. Keep your eyes peeled because the SBR forum will be putting up the latest and the best Premier League betting odds on these matches closer to kick off.

Enough with your online profile…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?

Newcastle United face Aston Villa in the first game of the weekend, it's a relegation six pointer (it really is). Newcastle are having a torrid time at the moment despite their French invasion of transfers, but Aston Villa seem to be doing even worse and were knocked out of the League Cup on Wednesday night by lowly Bradford. Newcastle will win this game, quite simply because they have to win this game I know I said that about their previous game against Reading which they duly lost, however this time seriously Newcastle will win (fingers crossed).

Stoke will hammer Wigan.

Another side of the wrong end of the table is Wigan but they will be unlikely to get any sympathetic treatment from Stoke after the Potters took such a beating last weekend. Bet on Stoke and bet heavy on a Stoke win and I'm very tempted to add on a bet on Wigan being relegated too. Slightly above the drop zone is Sunderland, and I think they're in real danger of going down (hey I’m a Newcastle fan, what do you expect) and I don't think they can count on getting anything from the meeting with Swansea who seem to be hitting their form at just the right time. It's also worth mentioning this match just so I can shoehorn in the metaphor of putting the Black Cats amongst the Swans and watching the fur and feathers fly.

Which is what I just did

There's also an absolute banker when relegation fodder QPR try to claw their way of the table by taking on the reigning champions. There is no point in betting on anything other than a Manchester City win in this game but the betting odds will be so low that you'd have to get a little bit clever and bet on the correct score to see a decent return, but the problem with that is this could be an absolute goal fiesta for Manchester City or a goal fiasco for QPR, pick a number and bet accordingly.

Conflicting forms collide.

Liverpool who ran away with the game against Norwich last weekend and beat them 5-0 travel to Arsenal who have just one win this calendar year (ahead of their match against West Ham on Wednesday night). That would suggest that Liverpool will win this game, but I reckon Arsenal would have received the requisites kick up the backside and will end January as they intend to end the season, winning games and staking their claim to a top four finish.

The team this took such a beating at the hands and feet of the Liverpool last weekend, that's Norwich, face Tottenham who had a result that why was only worth a point will affect felt like an absolute victory when they scored in Fergie time to deny Manchester United victory in a 1-1 draw. Form, history and league position all points to a token victory however if you want to turn a pretty profit back Norwich, I just have one of those against the odds feelings, and maybe have enough money to buy your wife a pair of shoes and some money left over to spoil her a little bit more on Valentine's Day, that's what I'm planning on doing (just don't tell Mrs Richardson).

There's more games out there, but stay tuned for more Premier League Tips & Predictions as we near kick-off.