The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 20

Luke his hoping Claudio Ranieri's Leicester can deliver a win for him
Luke his hoping Claudio Ranieri's Leicester can deliver a win for him

It's round 20 of the Betting Battle and Luke Moore is anxious to pick up a winner so he doesn't get cut adrift at the bottom of the table and defend his crown with a whimper...

"Newcastle have lost their last eight games against Arsenal and their last three trips to the Emirates have resulted in 14 goals conceded. So given the Magpies' current form - a home draw with Aston Villa before back-to-back defeats without scoring - they won't be relishing this game one bit."

Dan Thomas

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Man United v Swansea at 1.824/5
Saturday, 15:00

Dan is currently away.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: +£19.90


Joe Dyer
Back Stoke to beat West Brom @ 2.942/1
Saturday, 15:00

Few teams have enjoyed the festive footy flurry more than Stoke and the Potters will be full of confidence ahead of their trip to West Brom following wins over Manchester United and Everton.

Betfair customers make the betting close between the two with the Baggies slight favourites, but I'm delighted to support Mark Hughes' side at close to 2/1.

The home side are playing typically functional, muscular Tony Pulis football this season. It's enough to pick up the odd three points here and there and they are just clear of danger but I've not seen much to suggest they can overachieve this season. Five defeats at home is the second worst in the league and I don't find them a convincing outfit.

Stoke, on the other hand, have picked up notable results after a slow start to the campaign and look a danger to every team they meet.

I fancy Stoke's front three to cause the home defence major problems and the upbeat Potters could well seal their third win on the trot.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: +£18.70


Mike Norman
Back Arsenal -1 @ 1.910/11 v Newcastle
Saturday, 15:00

Newcastle have lost their last eight games against Arsenal and their last three trips to the Emirates have resulted in 14 goals conceded. So given the Magpies' current form - a home draw with Aston Villa before back-to-back defeats without scoring - they won't be relishing this game one bit.

Arsenal returned to the top of the table with a routine 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night, the sixth time this season that they've won by at least a two-goal margin at the Emirates Stadium.

Mesut Ozil is in scintillating form, Olivier Giroud is amongst the goals, the Gunners are getting players back to full fitness, and against a struggling Newcastle side I expect Arsene Wenger's men to win by at least a two-goal margin once more.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: +£5.60


Luke Moore

Back Leicester to beat Bournemouth at 2.021/1
Saturday, 15:00

One of the biggest question marks about Leicester and their amazing start to the season was whether they could bounce back after they were finally beaten for the second time in the league, and that happened at Anfield on Boxing Day.

They followed it up with a creditable draw against Man City, which meant in the difficult run of four games against Everton, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City which were meant to derail their bid to finish in those top four positions, the Foxes have won seven points. Not bad. Not bad at all.

For that reason I can't believe they're still odds-against to beat a promoted side at home, and so I'll take them to blow Bournemouth to pieces on Saturday at a decent price of 2.021/1. I need a win to get back on track - here's hoping Claudio Ranieri and his men can deliver it for me.

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£40.70


*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:


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: +£19.90


Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: +£18.70


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: +£5.60


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£40.70

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