The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2017/18: Round 10

Dan is hoping for a Silva lining to his weekend by backing Watford to beat Stoke
Dan is hoping for a Silva lining to his weekend by backing Watford to beat Stoke

No change in the standings last weekend with none of the editors able to land a winner, so Harry Phillips remains the clear leader. Here's where their tenners are headed this weekend...

Selections:

Harry Phillips: Back Everton @ 3.814/5 to beat Leicester
Joe Dyer: Back Chelsea Win & BTTS @ 3.211/5 v Bournemouth
Adam Baylis: Back Over 2.5 Goals and a Draw @ 10/1 in Palace v West Ham
Mike Norman: Back Under 1.5 Goals in Burnley v Newcastle at 15/8
Dan Thomas: Back Watford to beat Stoke at 2.1211/10

Harry Phillips
Back Everton @ 3.814/5 to beat Leicester
Sunday, 16:00
Live on Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League

*Harry is away.

Harry Phillips 2017-18 P/L: +£65.50


Adam Baylis
Back Over 2.5 goals and draw in Crystal Palace v West Ham @ 10/1
Saturday, 15:00

Following their win a fortnight ago against Chelsea, a potential Palace resurgence has been quickly stopped in its tracks after falling to defeat at Newcastle and a midweek Carabao Cup rout by Bristol City. I'd be fairly forgiving of those results though as they had much the better of the game at St James' Park and Roy Hodgson heavily rotated his side on Tuesday night.

The newly formed strike partnership of Zaha and Townsend should be more comfortable back on home soil on Saturday and it's not hard to see them scoring against a West Ham side that have already conceded 17 goals this season.

Palace have been equally porous at the back with Wayne Hennessy picking the ball out of his net on no less than 19 occasions and Slaven Bilic will be hoping Manuel Lanzini can continue his record of scoring in all of his Premier League games against The Eagles.

Logic says this should be a tight encounter and while I can see the spoils being shared, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the floodgates open at both ends; particularly on the evidence of West Ham's first half performance against Spurs in midweek. The 10/1 available on the Betfair Sportsbook for Over 2.5 goals and the draw is too tempting a hail mary to turn down this week.

Adam Baylis 2017-18 P/L: -£0.25


Joe Dyer
Back Chelsea Win/Both Teams to Score double v Bournemouth @ 3.211/5
Saturday, 17:30
Live on BT Sport 1

Chelsea are not at their best right now and, with one eye on next week's Champions League tie in Rome, I suspect they may endure a tough test at Bournemouth on Saturday.

N'Golo Kante's absence really hurts Chelsea's backline and I do fancy a goal at least for the home side.

Ultimately I suspect the Blues will come through - potentially going 12 points behind Manchester City after just 10 games is unthinkable - but it could be entertaining getting the three points.

A Chelsea win with both teams scoring pays at 3.211/5 on the Betfair Sportsbook so I'll make that my weekly Battle wager.

Joe Dyer 2017-18 P/L: -£15.25


Mike Norman
Back Under 1.5 Goals in Burnley v Newcastle @ 15/8
Monday, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League

A pretty straightforward selection for me this week as I'm not expecting to sit down on Monday night and watch a classic game of football when Burnley host Newcastle. For you entertainment junkies then I hope I'm wrong, but for my bank balance then I'm pinning my hopes on a low-scoring affair.

Newcastle actually have the fourth best defensive record in the Premier League, Burnley have the joint fifth, while at the other end of the pitch neither team regularly get among the goals.

Both teams are pretty adept at seeing out a 1-0 win too, with four of those scorelines between them recorded already in the league this season, while eight of their 18 combined league games have resulted in Under 1.5 Goals paying out.

So on the face of it, a price of 15/8 about a scoreline - 0-0, 1-0, or 0-1 - that has occurred in 44% of league games involving the Clarets and the Magpies this term seems quite generous. Fingers crossed for an extremely dull, but profitable, Monday night then.

Mike Norman 2017-18 P/L: -£36.25


Dan Thomas
Back Watford to beat Stoke at 2.1211/10
Saturday, 15:00

Things are getting desperate so I'm parking my tanks on Harry's front lawn and nabbing those Hornets as I try to get a winner on the board.

Marco Silva's men were hugely unfortunate to lose to Chelsea last weekend - they had enough chances to win two games - and they've been in excellent nick since getting hammered by Man City in mid-September, with good wins over Arsenal, Swansea and Southampton.

Stoke, in contrast, are bang in trouble after four defeats in the past five in all competitions, including a home loss to Bournemouth last time out and a League Cup reverse to Championship Bristol City.

A touch over 11/10 on the hosts to make that five losses in six looks good to me.

Dan Thomas 2017-18 P/L: -£61.25


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The Editors' 2017/18 Season P/L:

1. Harry Phillips +£65.50
2. Adam Baylis -£0.25
3. Joe Dyer -£15.25
4. Mike Norman -£36.25
4. Dan Thomas -£61.25

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