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The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2016/17: Round 38

Can Alexis Sanchez help Luke pull off an unlikely Battle success?
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It's the final day of the season which means one more bet for the Editors in the 2016/17 Betting Battle. Joe Dyer holds a healthy lead so Mike, Dan and Luke have had to get creative. Here's where the teams' final tenners are headed...

"Pep Guardiola's men, who will be aiming to secure third spot, have won their last three, scoring ten goals in the process with Gabriel Jesus in a rich vein of form. They face a Watford team who scored three at Chelsea on Monday night and are likely to be missing a host of first choice defenders. Here's hoping for some final day entertainment in Hertfordshire!"

Dan Thomas: Back Over 5.5 Goals in Watford v Man City @ [8.2]

Joe Dyer
Back Spurs win-Over 2.5 goals double v Hull @ 11/10
Sunday, 15:00

Spurs have scored 79 goals through 37 matches and come into the final fixture on the back of a six-goal mauling of Leicester. I fancy they are on for another high-scoring win at Hull to round out a fine season in style.

Harry Kane is obviously in pole position to land the Golden Boot again, but Spurs have numerous goal threats right through the team. Dele Alli and Heung-min Son both have 20+ goals for the season while Christian Eriksen is likely to make the final day line-up, too.

Hull have been good at home since Marco Silva took over but the team has been on a poor run for a while now, picking up just four points from the last 18, and they look beaten now their relegation has been confirmed with that 4-0 thumping at Crystal Palace.

After collapsing on last season's closing stretch, Tottenham seem determined to end the season on a positive note and their greater intensity should give them the edge as they seek to set a marker for their best every Premier League points total as well as ensuring Kane lands the Golden Boot.

Joe Dyer 2016-17 P/L: +£53.95


Mike Norman
Back Swansea Win & Under 2.5 Goals @ 15/4 v West Brom
Sunday, 15:00

I need a winner at a price of at least [3.85] to catch Joe should he slip up so Swansea to win in a low-scoring affair is my wager on the final day of the season.

The Swans found form at exactly the right time, taking 10 points from the last 12 available to secure their Premier League status. All four of those games finished with fewer than three goals, and the three victories that they recorded were by scorelines of 2-0, 1-0, and 2-0.

West Brom have been in dreadful form, taking just two points from the last 24 available and failing to find the net in six of those eight matches. I have a hunch that they'll go to the Liberty Stadium with the intent on keeping it tight, so I'm quietly confident we'll see a low-scoring game.

And given the form of the home team I fancy if there is to be a winner then it will Paul Clement's men who will achieve it. A 1-0 or 2-0 scoreline will be the perfect end to another hugely enjoyable Betting Battle.

Mike Norman 2016-17 P/L: +£15.70


Dan Thomas
Back Over 5.5 Goals in Watford v Man City @ [8.2]
Sunday, 15:00

I've left myself a lot to do on the final day if I am to retain my Battle title but, it's the last day of the season, and anything can happen (he says, hopefully...)

I need a winner of at least [6.6] to overtake Joe's total should he lose this weekend - thanks to Mike for doing the maths - which leaves me with a limited pool to play with.

I can't see any of the big outsiders pulling off a shock, so it's to the goals markets I go, with Vicarage Road the destination for the visit of in-form Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola's men, who will be aiming to secure third spot, have won their last three, scoring ten goals in the process with Gabriel Jesus in a rich vein of form. They face a Watford team who scored three at Chelsea on Monday night and are likely to be missing a host of first choice defenders. Here's hoping for some final day entertainment in Hertfordshire!

Dan Thomas 2016-17 P/L: -£11.60


Luke Moore
Back Alexis Sanchez to score a hat-trick against Everton @ [16.0]
Sunday, 15:00

It's come down to this. After trying (and failing) for several weeks to back a couple of big winners to get me back into contention, this is the last roll of the dice. I need a [14.5] winner or bigger to win this thing, assuming Joe doesn't pick a winner.

So, I've had a good look around and I think backing someone to bag a hat-trick this weekend is my best course of action. Having considered three candidates for the nod, I've settled on Alexis Sanchez for a few reasons. Firstly, he's going for the golden boot and will be highly motivated. Secondly, his team need to win desperately to have any chance of making the top four, and finally, Everton aren't very good away from home.

I'll be absolutely devastated if either of the other two players I considered - Eden Hazard and Fernando Llorente - net a treble, needless to say. But I'm confident Sanchez is my best chance. If he does it, it'll be the greatest victory in the history of this competition. A nation waits with baited breath.

Come on Alexis, bring it all back home.

Luke Moore 2016-17 P/L: -£92.30


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The Editors' 2016/17 Season P/L:


Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: +£53.95


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: +£15.70


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: -£11.60


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£92.30

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