The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2016/17: Round 12

Can Liverpool win again on the road?
Can Liverpool win again on the road?

Winners for Mike Norman and Luke Moore before the international break saw them leapfrog Joe Dyer and Dan Thomas respectively into first and third place. As the Premier League returns from the international break, the editors are back with their latest £10 bets on the weekend action...

"Seeing as Liverpool concede every time they win I am happy to chase a little more value by factoring in both teams scoring in this Saturday afternoon encounter."

Joe Dyer: Back Liverpool/Both Teams To Score double v Southampton @ 11/4

Mike Norman
Back Man City Win/Over 2.5 Goals @ 21/20 v Crystal Palace
Saturday, 15:00

Manchester City have won six games in all competitions away from home this season and the scorelines for those victories read: 0-5, 1-4, 1-2, 1-2, 1-3, 0-4, so it's no surprise at all to see Over 2.5 Goals trading at around 1.664/6 for their trip to Crystal Palace.

Factored into that price is the fact that Palace's last three league games have finished 3-2, 2-4, and 3-1, that's an average of five goals per game!

Unfortunately for the Eagles they lost all three of those matches and have taken just one point from the last 15 available. They are shipping goals for fun and confidence must be really low.

So the visit of free-scoring Man City is perhaps the last game they would have wanted immediately after the international break. The Citizens have won four of their five Premier League away matches and against bottom half teams (Palace are down in 16th) they have won three from three scoring 11 goals in the process.

City look a safe bet to win this game given Palace's current form, but given how many goals Pep Guardiola's men have scored on the road I'll take a chance on them tasting victory with at least three goals in the game being scored.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: +£31.40

Joe Dyer
Back Liverpool/Both Teams To Score double v Southampton @ 11/4
Saturday, 15:00

League leaders Liverpool face a tough task at Southampton this weekend, but only Burnley (!) and Spurs have stopped the Reds on the road and I'm happy to ride the Anfield juggernaut in the hope of another battle winner.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Swansea and Crystal Palace have all been defeated by Jurgen Klopp's side and they couldn't be any more confident than they are right now.

Southampton - who have slight doubts over Fraser Forster, Ryan Bertrand and Dusan Tadic - should not be underestimated. In five Premier League games at St Mary's they have only lost to Chelsea, but they have also failed to beat Watford and Sunderland and a rampant Liverpool could have too much for them.

And seeing as Liverpool concede every time they win I am happy to chase a little more value by factoring in both teams scoring in this Saturday afternoon encounter.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: +£13.45

Luke Moore
Back Everton -1 v Swansea at 6/4
Saturday, 15:00

Luke is away.

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£55.00

Dan Thomas
Back Stoke -1 v Bournemouth at 10/3 (Sportsbook)
Saturday, 15:00

Having momentarily lost my senses and backed Swansea to get a result against Man Utd last time out, I'm actually going to take the formbook into account for this weekend's bet and get behind a team in decent nick.

The hard fought draw at West Ham before the international break stretched Stoke's unbeaten run to six, leaving them comfortably in midtable and banishing memories of their horror start to the season.

They face a Bournemouth side who have only one once in their last five, and come off the back of a poor home defeat to Sunderland and a 2-0 loss away at Middlesbrough.

The 2.35/4 on offer on a home win looks like the bet of the weekend to me, but given my perilous position in the Battle I'll take them on the one goal handicap at a chunky 10/3. It's a bet that would have paid out in their last three victories.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: -£62.50


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The Editors' 2016/17 Season P/L:

Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: +£31.40

Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: +£13.45

Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£55.00

Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: -£62.50

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