The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2017/18: Round 11

Can club record goalscorer Sergio Aguero add to his tally against Man City on Sunday
Can club record goalscorer Sergio Aguero add to his tally against Man City on Sunday
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We have a new leader of this season's Battle after Adam Baylis copped a 10/1 winner last week, taking him into a comfortable lead in the standings. Can the other guys hit back? Here's where this weekend's tenners are headed...

- Adam: Back The Draw and Both Teams To Score @ 7/2 in Huddersfield v West Brom
- Harry: Back Watford to beat Everton @ [3.7]
- Mike: Back Man City -1 @ 11/10 to Win v Arsenal
- Joe: Back Burnley/Draw @ [2.44] v Southampton
- Dan: Back Under 2.5 goals and Spurs to win v Crystal Palace @ 3/1

Adam Baylis
Back The Draw and Both Teams To Score @ 7/2 in Huddersfield v West Brom
Saturday, 15:00

It's been eight games since West Brom last tasted victory in the League, and with just two wins in their last 21 Tony Pulis could be in serious trouble if the Baggies can't salvage something on Saturday.

Huddersfield on the other hand have enjoyed a bright start to life in the Premier League and only Spurs have come away from the Kirklees with three points in the five games they've played there.

Neither side has hit double figures in front of goal but both have been fairly astute at the back; that being said West Brom are still waiting on the fitness of Jonny Evans for this fixture. This certainly warrants the cliché of 'must-win game' for both teams but I suspect they'll largely cancel each other out. A straight draw is 21/10 but like last week, in desperation, I can see the floodgates opening so Draw & BTTS @ 7/2 will carry my tenner this week.

Adam Baylis 2017-18 P/L: +£99.75

Harry Phillips
Back Watford to beat Everton @ [3.7]
Sunday, 16:30

Harry is away.

Harry Phillips 2017-18 P/L: +£55.50

Mike Norman
Back Man City -1 @ 11/10 to Win v Arsenal
Sunday, 14:15
Live on Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League

I had a nice 15/8 winner in the last round, and normally that would peg back the leader by a few pounds at least. As it turned out I'm now even further behind thanks to Adam's excellent 10/1 winner, though if he backed the bet himself then he needs to send Michael Antonio a big thank you for his brain freeze moment in the last few seconds.

This week I'm going to the Etihad for what I'm expecting to be another straightforward Man City win. Admittedly the Gunners have improved of late but I just can't get out of my head how poor they can be defensively sometimes - that defeat at Anfield springs to mind.

There's nothing really more I can say, we know City score for fun, we know they are in stunning form, and there's no doubt that new club record goalscorer Sergio Aguero would love nothing more than to add to his tally in front of his adoring fans as a way of celebration.

The Citizens are 2/5 to win on the Sportsbook, so that's not a bet for this column, but the 11/10 about them winning by at least two goals is how I'm going to play this one.

Mike Norman 2017-18 P/L: -£17.50

Joe Dyer
Back Burnley/Draw @ [2.44] v Southampton
Saturday, 15:00

Sofiane Boufal's late stunner for Southampton knocked a battle bet of mine a while back but I am taking on the Saints again at what is an unjustifiably short price at home to Burnley this weekend.

Sean Dyche's side are in fine form, beaten just twice this in the Premier League and one of those at the hands (and feet) of runaway leaders Manchester City. A short list of teams that haven't beaten Burnley this season includes the following: Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Newcastle.

That stunning form puts the Clarets top of the 14 team mini league behind the top-six, and three points above Southampton.

So why are the hosts [1.67] on Betfair to win this match? Search me. They are unbeaten in three but that includes a come-from-behind point rescued at home to Newcastle, an exceedingly late winner out of the blue at home to Tony Pulis' hopelessly out-of-form West Brom and a not particularly impressive 1-1 away to Brighton.

This has the makings of a low-scoring encounter - Burnley have conceded nine this season, Southampton 10 - and the 0-0 at [9.2] is making eyes at me. But I'll play it a touch safer with a Double Chance wager as it wouldn't surprise me in the least were Burnley to head home with at least a point to their name. A price of [2.44] will most certainly do for me.

Joe Dyer 2017-18 P/L: -£25.25

Dan Thomas
Back Under 2.5 goals and Spurs to win v Crystal Palace @ 3/1
Sunday, 12:00
Live on BT Sport 1

Dan is away.

Dan Thomas 2017-18 P/L: -£71.25


For individual match previews of every single Premier League game visit our dedicated Premier League section here on Betting.Betfair.

The Editors' 2017/18 Season P/L:

1. Adam Baylis +£99.75
2. Harry Phillips +£55.50
3. Mike Norman -£17.50
4. Joe Dyer -£25.25
5. Dan Thomas -£71.25

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