The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 29

Tony Pulis - the great entertainer!
Tony Pulis - the great entertainer!
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Winning selections for Mike Norman and Luke Moore in midweek saw the top two building a gap over Dan Thomas and Joe Dyer, who are badly in need of a winner. Here's where their tenners are headed this weekend...

"Pulis' men went toe to toe with Leicester in a thrilling encounter in midweek and they'll fancy their chances against a United side who have lost two of their past three away games, both by 2-1 - to FC Midtjylland and Sunderland. 6/4 looks a decent price on another goal-filled encounter."

Mike Norman
Back Swansea @ 2.0811/10 to beat Norwich
Saturday, 15:00

Swansea made plenty of changes for the trip to Arsenal in midweek, probably with one eye on this game, so the fact that they left the Emirates Stadium with all three points has to be a huge confidence boost.

The Swans host Norwich on Saturday afternoon, a side that has taken just one point from the last 24 available to them and conceded an alarming 21 goals in that time.

A win for Swansea will move them nine points above Norwich and effectively preserve their Premier League status, and with home advantage, able to field a fresher side, and on the back of that excellent victory over Arsenal, I believe odds of 2.111/10 about them achieving the win on Saturday are more than fair.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: -£2.10


Luke Moore
Back The Draw @ 3.55/2 in Tottenham v Arsenal
Saturday, 12:45
Live on BT Sport

It was a dramatic midweek in the Premier League as all the teams at the top dropped points with the exception of Manchester United, whose 1-0 win handed me my second battle winner in a row.

A lot of attention has understandably been focused on the biggest north London derby for years on Saturday lunchtime, with many pundits pointing towards a likely Spurs win after Arsenal threatened to go into full-on meltdown mode.

I actually think Mauricio Pochettino's men looked a bit shaky against West Ham however, and I expect a reaction from the Gunners. All that points towards a draw, and that's where my tenner is going this week.

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£13.50


Dan Thomas
Back Over 2.5 Goals in West Brom v Manchester United at 2.56/4
Sunday, 16:00
Live on Sky Sports 1

When Tony 'organised' Pulis comes against Louis 'boring' van Gaal, you can see why the layers aren't expecting goals but the reality is actually somewhat different these days, especially in United away games.

Six of their last seven trips in all competitions have seen three or more goals, with the Dutchman seeming to have let the hand break off and encouraged a more attacking approach.

The Baggies have also been unusually entertaining at home in recent weeks, with 18 goals scored in their last six at the Hawthorns, as Saido Berahino has returned to the side and Salomon Rondon has hit form.

Pulis' men went toe to toe with Leicester in a thrilling encounter in midweek and they'll fancy their chances against a United side who have lost two of their past three away games, both by 2-1 - to FC Midtjylland and Sunderland. 6/4 looks a decent price on another goal-filled encounter.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: -£44.90


Joe Dyer
Back Draw/West Ham Win @ 2.35/4 v Everton
Saturday, 15:00

Hello from paternity leave! My hands are full at the moment so very few words to justify my selection, but West Ham are massively under-rated by Betfair punters. And while I am too much of a scaredy-cat to play them in the Match Odds I do think they are still an attractive proposition at odds-against in the Double Chance market.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: -£49.90


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The Editors' 2015/16 Season P/L:


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: -£2.10


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£13.50


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: -£44.90


Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: -£49.90

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