The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2018/19: Round 27

Christian Benteke - Crystal Palace
Christian Benteke has scored in his last three against Leicester - can he make it four on Saturday?
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The Battle returns with Joe looking to keep Mike at bay at the top and Dan continuing to opt for weird and wonderful Same Game Multis to get back in profit...

"Wolves tend to do better away and are unbeaten in four. I can't see them rolling over against Eddie Howe's team so [2.68] is value enough for me to put it on the seventh best team in league."

Jasmine Baba: Back Wolves to win against Bournemouth @ [2.68]

Toon too good for Terriers

Joe Dyer
Back Newcastle to beat Huddersfield @ [1.9]
Saturday, 15:00

To be honest with you, I am still smarting from Arsenal conceding that 93rd minute goal at Huddersfield to kill my last battle bet right at the very death. T'was a painful blow.

Rather than getting funky (Hi Dan!) I am going to keep it very simple this week and just play a straightforward win and it's to St James's Park I go where I am surprised to see Newcastle at [1.9] to beat the as-good-as-relegated Huddersfield. That looks like must-bet material to me, right Rafa?

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Cardiff's win at Southampton last time out has really reinvigorated the battle at the bottom of the table with six teams separated by just four points and Newcastle are right in the relegation mix.

That pressure to win must mean they will be ultra-fired up to take all three points here against a team marooned in 20th place. Benitez's boys side have put together some decent results recently and look solid weekend punting material.

Joe Dyer 2017-18 P/L: +£45.30

Back Goals at the Vitality

Mike Norman
Back Over 2.5 Goal @ [2.1] in Bournemouth v Wolves
Saturday, 15:00

I'm always surprised when Over 2.5 Goals is trading at odds against in a game involving Bournemouth, and even more so when the Cherries are at home.

True, the stats don't like, Bournemouth have had their fair share of games go under 2.5 goals this term but by the very nature of the way they play, you could never be confident about backing 'unders', especially at odds-on. Eddie Howe's men are a very attacking side, and a very inconsistent one to boot, just as likely to score two or three as they are to concede the same amount.

Six of Bournemouth's last nine games have witnessed at least three goals but at the Vitality Stadium the numbers are even more in our favour - eight of the Cherries' last 10 home games have seen Over 2.5 Goals pay out and the two games that didn't land actually had exactly two goals.

So basically, backing 'overs' when Bournemouth are at home will always give you a chance, regardless of the opposition.

The opposition this weekend just happens to be Wolves, another team who generally play attacking football - four of their last five away games have witnessed at least three goals - so for the life of me I don't understand why 'overs' is odds against here. Let's not ponder about that though, let's just back it.

Mike Norman 2017-18 P/L: +£0.70

Wolves to extend their unbeaten run

Jasmine Baba
Back Wolves to win against Bournemouth @ [2.68]
Saturday 15:00

I am taking a slight risk on this match but I do believe outside of the top six, Wolves are the next best team and the league table agrees with me.

They have had some odd results against opposition lower down the table, including their last home game against Newcastle where they drew 1-1, but they tend to do better against teams who play free-flowing, expansive and attacking football. Luckily for them, Bournemouth tend to do just that.

The Cherries have also been a mixed bag this season. They're quite a solid team at Vitality Stadium but their away form is as bad as those who are in a relegation scrap with only two wins on the road this season.

While they should put up a fight at home, Wolves tend to do better away and are unbeaten in four. I can't see them rolling over against Eddie Howe's team so [2.68] is value enough for me to put it on the seventh best team in league.

Jasmine Baba 2017-18 P/L: -£58.15

United a big price for home win

Harry Phillips
Back Man Utd to beat liverpool @ [3.2]
Sunday, 14:05

Harry is away.

Harry Phillips 2017-18 P/L: -£74.80

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Eagles to soar at King Power

Dan Thomas
Back Crystal Palace to beat Leicester, Benteke to score and Milivojevic to get booked at [26.88] (Same Game Multi)
Saturday, 17:30
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I haven't landed one yet, but these Same Game Multis are mighty good fun. I was a Michy Batshuayi goal away from a 19/1 winner at Selhurst in the last column, and I'm sticking with Palace for my latest big price dart.

The Eagles have an excellent recent record against Leicester, winning the last three by an aggregate of 9-0, and have won three times in the East Midlands in the Premier League, so 13/5 on the away success is my starting point for my treble.

Fit again Christian Benteke has scored in each of his last three Premier League games against the Foxes, so the 3/1 on him netting anytime, is next up.

And to complete the bet, I'll once again back Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic - booked eight times this season - to see yellow. Can't lose, right?

Dan Thomas 2017-18 P/L: -£188.40


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The Editors' 2018/19 P/L:

1. Joe Dyer +£45.30
2. Mike Norman +£0.70
3. Jasmine Baba -£58.15
4. Harry Phillips -£74.80
5. Dan Thomas -£188.40

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