The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 23

Can Arsene Wenger secure a rare defeat of Chelsea? Joe Dyer thinks so...
Can Arsene Wenger secure a rare defeat of Chelsea? Joe Dyer thinks so...
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Joe Dyer took the lead in the Battle last weekend with his winner at St James' Park taking him £20 clear of second placed Dan Thomas, who is just in front of Mike Norman. Meanwhile, reigning champ Luke Moore is starting to look at some bigger odds as he attempts to play catch-up...

"Arsenal have been a far more reliable proposition than Chelsea. Ten home games have seen seven wins, two draws and a single defeat and I just think a title-chasing Arsenal should have too much for Hiddink’s developing outfit."

Back Arsenal to beat Chelsea @ 2.111/10

Joe Dyer
Back Arsenal to beat Chelsea @ 2.111/10
Sunday, 16:00
Live on Sky Sports 1

With just 16 games remaining of the Premier League season every point is precious and Arsenal simply must take all three against Chelsea in Sunday's big game.

And at 2.111/10 I think they are a decent price to do so.

The Blues are still finding their feet under Guus Hiddink and while there have been encouraging moments, the last two outings have been worrying. West Brom twice came from behind to take a 2-2 draw from Stamford Bridge while Everton really should have beaten the Blues in last weekend's 3-3 draw.

Arsenal come into the game on the back of a pair of draws, but both came away from home and over the course of the season have been a far more reliable proposition than Chelsea. Ten home games have seen seven wins, two draws and a single defeat and I just think a title-chasing Arsenal should have too much for Hiddink's developing outfit.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: +£10.10

Dan Thomas
Back Norwich to beat Liverpool at 4.57/2
Saturday, 12:45
Live on BT Sport 1

Norwich have lost three on the bounce in all competitions, conceding nine goals in the process, so this isn't the most obvious bet of the season but that's why we're getting 7/2 on the home win, and something tells me the Canaries will push Liverpool all the way on Saturday lunchtime.

Alex Neil's men are actually in decent nick on home soil, now undefeated in five Premier League games at Carrow Road, having conceded just twice.

They face a Liverpool side who have lost three of their last four away league games, having scored just one goal, and don't look well equipped to break down defensive teams. Jurgen Klopp has picked up superb victories at Manchester City and Chelsea, but the defeats at Watford and Newcastle should give us more of a guide to Saturday's clash.

The Double Chance on Home/Draw is a decent looking even money, but I'll take my chances on the Norwich win.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: -£10.10

Mike Norman
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.26/5 in Sunderland v Bournemouth
Saturday, 15:00

Sunderland have taken six points from the last nine available which has given them more than a fighting chance of avoiding the drop. Impressively, the Black Cats scored seven goals in two victories over Aston Villa and Swansea, both of those games being 'six-pointers'.

And that's partly the reason why I fancy goals at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. It's another huge game for Sam Allardyce's men, another massive six-pointer.

If Sunderland can somehow beat Bournemouth it doesn't just add another three points to their own tally, it brings Eddie Howe's men right into the thick of the relegation battle.

And with The Cherries scoring three goals themselves last week, and also knowing the importance of a win, I fully expect this game to played out by two sides going all out for the victory - and as we saw in Sunderland's games against Villa and Swansea, and Bournemouth's win over Norwich last Saturday, such mindsets can produce plenty of goals.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: -£24.40

Luke Moore
Back Tottenham-1 against Crystal Palace at 4.3100/30
Saturday, 15:00

If we're not quite getting into 'desperate times call for desperate measures' territory just yet, we're certainly on our way there. I'm in rapid danger of losing touch with the group in a big way and so I need to cast my net slightly wider to find a winner.

Spurs are one of the best teams in the Premier League this season, and they're arguably the stand-out side in terms of consistency, something that'll be key heading into the final months of the season. They've only lost three games in total this campaign, and impressed both last weekend and midweek with solid wins.

Crystal Palace on the other hand are in terrible nick. They've not even scored a goal in their last five Premier League games and are on an awful run. I like the away side to go to Selhurst Park and do the business in a big way, and fingers crossed Mauricio Pochettino's men don't let me down. I need this!

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£70.70

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The Editors' 2015/16 Season P/L

Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: +£10.10

Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: -£10.10

Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: -£24.40

Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£70.70

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