The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 13

Can Sam keep it low scoring at Selhurst Park on Monday night?
Can Sam keep it low scoring at Selhurst Park on Monday night?
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The editors return after the international break, with Mike Norman just £7 off leader Joe Dyer and the other two not too far behind as we go into week 13 of the Betting Battle. Find out where their tenners are headed this weekend...

"Crystal Palace have enjoyed some terrific results this season and are primed for a top 10 finish or better, but they simply are not heavy goalscorers. Alan Pardew's team failed to score in recent league games against Leicester and Manchester United and they have only beaten the keeper six times in the same amount of league games at Selhurst Park."

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.991/1

Joe Dyer
Crystal Palace v Sunderland
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.991/1
Monday, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports 1


The market can hardly split Under/Over 2.5 Goals in the Premier League Monday nighter but I'm not struggling! It seems far more likely that we'll see the lower total in this meeting so at one tick shy of even money I am a backer of Unders.

Sunderland are still developing under Sam Allardyce, and while the 6-2 hammering at Everton and 3-0 derby win over Newcastle are the eye-catching result of his tenure, the other two games finished in 1-0 defeats. The stereotypical idea of a defensive Allardyce team comes through in those games and I certainly see him taking the Black Cats in that direction rather than beating teams by playing open, expansive football.

Crystal Palace have enjoyed some terrific results this season and are primed for a top 10 finish or better, but they simply are not heavy goalscorers. Alan Pardew's team failed to score in recent league games against Leicester and Manchester United and they have only beaten the keeper six times in the same amount of league games at Selhurst Park.

Given it's near enough 50/50 on the Under/Over line I have to back the low total.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: +£8.40


Mike Norman
Back Chelsea -1 to beat Norwich @ 2.285/4
Saturday, 15:00

It's an extremely tough weekend in the Premier League with quite a lot of team looking a tad short at around the 1.51/2 mark, but one side that I believe could be perceived as value at that sort of price is Chelsea.

On last season's form the Blues would be 1.21/5 shots to beat a newly-promoted club, and although Chelsea are nowhere near the side they were this time 12 months ago I do get the feeling that it's just a matter of time before results start improving dramatically.

Jose Mourinho's men played very well at Stoke before the international break and were extremely unfortunate to come away with a defeat, but if they perform to the same level against Norwich they ought to win comfortably.

The Canaries are fragile on the road, evidenced by the six goals they conceded at Newcastle, so if Chelsea can play anywhere near how we know they can then I fancy they'll overcome the one goal handicap.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: +£1.40


Dan Thomas
Back Man Utd to beat Watford at 1.9520/21
Saturday, 12:45
Live on BT Sport 1

I got stung by the Hornets (sorry) when backing them to win their recent home clash with West Ham but I can't see Louis van Gaal's parsimonious side being as generous as the Hammers were - you won't see a worse bit of defending all season than Andy Carroll for the opening goal that day.

United have now gone five games without conceding a goal in all competitions and, for all the concerns over their ponderous play, have lost just one of their past eight league games, winning five.

Watford have had a more than satisfactory start to the season but have lost three of the last six and have netted just three times at Vicarage Road all season, two of which came in that West Ham game.

As Jaymes Monte suggests in his match preview, it won't be a thriller but I expect United to have enough in the tank to get the three points, and am happy to take just under evens on them doing so.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: -£13.80


Luke Moore
Back Over 3.5 Goals in Man City v Liverpool at 3.052/1

Saturday, 17:30
Live on Sky Sports 1

These two sides like to attack, and with Sergio Aguero looking to return to the fold, the whole blue half of Manchester could get a boost of confidence.

What's more, Liverpool don't fully have a grasp on Jurgen Klopp's high intensity style of play yet and tend to leave gaps. They are of course capable of scoring themselves, too.

All this points to a high-octane, entertaining affair that should have goals. In light of that I'll happily take Over 3.5 Goals at better than 2/1.

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£25.20


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

The Editors' 2015/16 Season P/L:


Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: +£8.40


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: +£1.40


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: -£13.80


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£25.20

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