The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 28

Dan Thomas is predicting more away day woes for McClaren's Newcastle
Dan Thomas is predicting more away day woes for McClaren's Newcastle

Reigning-champion Luke Moore landed a big winner at the weekend taking him into second place in the Battle but all four editors remain in touch as we go into the midweek fixtures. Here's where their tenners are heading...

"Louis van Gaal's men simply don't score that many at home overall; they've scored fewer than Newcastle, for example, and goals have dried up badly for Watford too - just eight in their last ten league games tells its own story."

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Manchester United v Watford at 1.824/5

Mike Norman
Back Chelsea @ 1.715/7 to beat Norwich
Tuesday, 19:45

I'm hopefully playing it safe this round with in-form Chelsea looking a good bet to beat struggling Norwich.

The Canaries are in dire form and have conceded an alarming 13 goals in their last four home games, while Chelsea arrive at Carrow Road on the back of successive 5-1 home wins and excellent victory at in-form Southampton on Saturday.

Guus Hiddink's men are unbeaten in 10 in the Premier League and look to be enjoying themselves again. A win at Norwich will take them into the top eight if other results go their way. True, the Blues have bigger targets this season but they'll want to keep the momentum going by continuing their excellent league form.

Alex Neil's men have taken just one point from the last 21 available and are in big danger of becoming strong contenders for relegation. Not only are they conceding goals for fun they've also failed to score in three of their last four outings. Not a great combination at all.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: -£9.20


Luke Moore

Back Under 2.5 Goals in Manchester United v Watford at 1.824/5
Wednesday, 20:00

A much-needed 3.613/5 winner from me at the weekend, courtesy of Shane Long's lovely dinked finish against Chelsea means I'm back in business. I've got Mikey in my sights at the top of the table, and the bet I've selected this round is designed to consolidate my position with another, albeit shorter-priced, winner with a view to moving into profit next time around.

Watford are likely to sit back and defend for their lives at Old Trafford on Wednesday, and it's a tactic that can surely work, despite United's free-scoring outing against Arsenal last time around.

The facts are that Louis van Gaal's men simply don't score that many at home overall; they've scored fewer than Newcastle, for example, and goals have dried up badly for Watford too - just eight in their last ten league games tells its own story. If Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney fail to hit the back of the net, the Hornets simply don't score.

Under 2.5 Goals at 1.824/5 is the shout from me.

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£21.70


Dan Thomas
Back Stoke -1 v Newcastle at 14/5 (Sportsbook)
Wednesday, 19:45

Another near miss at the weekend as a couple of poor refereeing decisions scuppered my draw bet at West Brom (forgive me for channeling my inner Pardew) but we've got an immediate chance to get another winner and I'm looking to take on poor travellers Newcastle for my bet in midweek.

Steve McClaren's men have lost five away games on the bounce since picking up a stunning win at White Hart Lane in December, conceding 12 goals in the process, with the most recent two performances at Chelsea and Everton particularly poor.

It's hard to see them getting anything against a Stoke side who have already beaten Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd at the Britannia this season and are looking for their third win in a row.

Even money on the home win looks like a fair price, but I'll take a chance that Newcastle will roll over again away from home and take Mark Hughes' men on the one-goal handicap at just shy of 3/1.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: -£34.90


Joe Dyer
Back Southampton to beat Bournemouth at 2.6613/8
Tuesday, 19:45
Live on BT Sport 1

Joe is away.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: -£39.90


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The Editors' 2015/16 Season P/L


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: -£9.20


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£21.70


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: -£34.90


Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: -£39.90

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