The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 14

Jamie Vardy's having a party - and Luke expects more fun and games at Leicester
Jamie Vardy's having a party - and Luke expects more fun and games at Leicester
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It was a good weekend for the editors last time out with three of the four picking up winners and the competition remains tight as we go into week 14. Here's where their tenners are headed...

"I don't see any defence in the league being able to keep the table toppers out currently, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a hatful of goals - there's been 48 of them in games featuring Leicester already this season. 11/10 is a great price on Overs and I'm happy to take it."

Luke Moore
Back Over 2.5 Goals in Leicester v Man Utd at 2.0811/10

Joe Dyer
Back a Crystal Palace clean sheet v Newcastle @ 2.77/4
Saturday, 15:00

I called it right when Crystal Palace met Sunderland on Monday night and it's back to Selhurst Park for a similar bet this time round.

It was Under 2.5 Goals that copped for me in Round 13, and the home clean sheet looks decent value at around 2.77/4 on the Exchange this week.

Newcastle bring one of the league's worst attacks to Selhurst Park and even though Palace have recorded just three shutouts in 13 top-flight games I like their chances of putting up no.4.

Steve McClaren's men have scored just 13 times this season but 11 of those came at St James' Park, meaning six away matches have yielded just two goals, and Alan Pardew's defensive unit look very capable of keeping it tight against Schteve's strugglers. The Palace back four were nine minutes from shutting out Sunderland and would have done so but for a calamitous moment of indecision between Scott Dann and Wayne Hennessy.

This game pits Pardew against one of his former clubs and I think the Palace boss will be extra pumped for a win, especially after Monday night's upset that put a dent in a promising opening third of the season. To do that Palace must play to their strengths and given they are not heavy scorers that means the defence holding up their end of the bargain by holding Newcastle at bay.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: +£18.30


Dan Thomas
Back Everton to beat Bournemouth at 2.56/4
Saturday, 15:00

I had to rub my eyes when I first saw the price on Everton for this one. Bournemouth may have stopped the rot with a point at Swansea last weekend, but it was five straight defeats before that, including 5-1 hammerings by Manchester City and Tottenham, and they're no 2/1 pokes to beat the in-form Toffees in my view.

Roberto Martinez's men are unbeaten in four, during which they have scored 12 goals, and have lost just two of their last 10 away trips in he league, according to Opta.

And where the Cherries are badly missing frontman Callum Wilson, Everton's talisman Romelu Lukaku is bang in form, with nine league goals to his name already. An away win here is one of my most confident bets of the season so far (apologies in advance to Evertonians!).

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: -£4.30


Luke Moore
Back Over 2.5 Goals in Leicester v Man Utd at 2.0811/10
Saturday, 17:30
Live on Sky Sports 1

I know Manchester United's defensive record is solid, but there is something about this Leicester side that brings the goals out of just about everyone. This fixture is also the scene of the legendary 5-3 Foxes win last season which was, for my money, the most entertaining game of the year last term.

I see this game going one way - United will probably go ahead and then Claudio Ranieri's men will do their usual trick and click into gear.

What's more, I don't see any defence in the league being able to keep the table toppers out currently, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a hatful of goals - there's been 48 of them in games featuring Leicester already this season. 11/10 is a great price on Overs and I'm happy to take it.

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£4.70


Mike Norman
Back Watford to beat Aston Villa @ 3.02/1
Saturday, 15:00

It's extremely difficult to make a case for Aston Villa being favourites here, but they are, so we have to oppose them.

Villa are rock bottom of the Premier League, they have scored the fewest goals in the division, are on the longest winless run of all 20 top flight clubs, have the worst goal difference, and they've taken just two points from the last 36 available to them. On this basis I wouldn't have Villa favourites to beat the Dog & Duck, never mind a talented Watford side.

True, Quique Flores' men have just lost back-to-back games, but both those reversals were by single goal margins against the top two clubs in the Premier League. The Hornets have won a couple of away games already this term, they've kept five clean sheets in total, and they've scored in each of their last four league games on the road.

Against a poor Villa side I fancy Watford will only need to score once or twice to take all three points here, and Match Odds of 3.02/1 make plenty of appeal.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: -£8.60


*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: +£18.30


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: -£4.30


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£4.70


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: -£8.60

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