The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2017/18: Round 21

Liverpool just can't stop scoring
Liverpool just can't stop scoring
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After a short Festive break the editors return, with Mike holding a slender lead over Adam, and Joe maintaining profitable status, while Harry and Dan remain in need of a big winner or two. Here's where their tenners are for the last weekend of 2017...

"I don't see Leicester sitting back and trying to hold on for a point, it's not in their nature. So I'm expecting thrills and frolics, and hopefully another bagful of goals."

Back Over 4.5 Goals @ 3.613/5 in Liverpool v Leicester

Mike Norman
Back Over 4.5 Goals @ 3.613/5 in Liverpool v Leicester
Saturday, 15:00

This promises to be a fantastic game of football between two teams that love to play at pace and hit teams on the counter attack.

Obviously Liverpool are in much the better form, and have home advantage, but I don't see Leicester sitting back and trying to hold on for a point, it's not in their nature. So I'm expecting thrills and frolics, and hopefully another bagful of goals.

The Reds' last three league games have witnessed a total of 15 goals, and let's be honest, they're more than capable of scoring four or five themselves if in top form, while the Foxes' last five league games have witnessed a total of 20 goals.

And when these two sides meet, then that usually means goals too; the last three league meetings between the pair have seen no fewer than 14 goals scored.

Mike Norman 2017-18 P/L: +£59.00

Adam Baylis
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.021/1 in West Brom v Arsenal
Sunday, 16:30

Adam is away.

Adam Baylis 2017-18 P/L: +£52.55

Joe Dyer
Back Man City win/Both Teams to Score double v Crystal Palace @ 6/4
Sunday, 12:00
Live on BT Sport 1

There are some pretty strong trends to support this bet - Crystal Palace have scored two goals in the seven matches since they were last blanked in a home Premier League fixture, and Manchester City have won 18 Premier League matches in a row of course.

So while I think the City defence demands the utmost respect, it looks like Palace have a decent chance of putting the ball past Ederson once at least.

The home team put two past the Chelsea and Arsenal defences in the last seven and in Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke are blessed with a better than average attacking trident.

Palace have been written off in the match odds, but they should be able to find the back of the net at least once and with the team just one point above the drop zone they will need to show some attacking intent in this fixture. They have nothing to lose against the league's runaway leaders after all.

Joe Dyer 2017-18 P/L: +£8.75

Harry Phillips
Back Everton/draw in the Double Chance market v Bournemouth @ 1.684/6
Saturday, 15:00

Harry is away.

Harry Phillips 2017-18 P/L: -£34.50

Dan Thomas
Back Burnley to beat Huddersfield at 3.65
Saturday, 15:00

My Battle hex hit West Ham last time out as they were defeated by Newcastle, so apologies in advance to Burnley fans, but Sean Dyche's men look - once again - overpriced this weekend at Huddersfield.

The Clarets will go into the match in high spirits after the excellent performance at Old Trafford on Boxing Day and the trip over the Pennines should hold few fears for a team who have already picked up points at Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool this season.

David Wagner's men are in decent nick but the home draw with struggling Stoke on Boxing Day meant it is now just one win in four at home - and that against a Brighton side who have lost seven in 10 on the road.

Burnley sit fifth in the 'away league table' this season after four wins and four draws from their 10 road trips, and better than 5/2 on picking up their fifth victory looks good to me.

Dan Thomas 2017-18 P/L: -£85.25


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The Editors' 2017/18 Season P/L:

1. Mike Norman +£59.00
2. Adam Baylis +£52.55
3. Joe Dyer +£8.75
4. Harry Phillips -£34.50
5. Dan Thomas -£85.25

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