The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 3

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have suffered an indifferent start to the season
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have suffered an indifferent start to the season
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It's round three of the Editors' Premier League Betting Battle and Mikey Norman sits proudly atop the table, on +£32.80. The other editors are still well within touching distance though...


"Claudio Ranieri has already shown his attacking intent this season and he will see this game as a winnable one so I'm expecting another open game and more than happy to back at least three goals to be scored at 1.910/11."

Mike Norman
Back Swansea @ 2.111/10 to beat Sunderland
Saturday, 15:00

After two wins from two I'm looking to consolidate this week with a selection that I believe deserves to be odds-on, despite playing away from home.

If Swansea are in anywhere near the form they were in when drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge, or indeed when comfortably beating Newcastle 2-0 last week, then they should have few problems securing victory over struggling Sunderland.

Garry Monk's men look a real threat going forward with both power and pace being a key asset in the shape of in-form trio Bafetimbi Gomis, Andre Ayew, and Jefferson Montero. And against a Black Cats defence that has already shipped seven goals in games against Leicester and Norwich no less, I fancy the Swans to get on the scoresheet a few times at least at the Stadium of Light.

If they do they will win because Dick Advocaat's men are seriously out of form and desperately lacking confidence. They've already had 'clear the air' talks and they've played just two games! The fans are in disarray, and you sense that an early goal or two for the Swans will see the stadium virtually empty before the final whistle for the second week running as the hosts fall to a third straight defeat.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: +£32.80


Dan Thomas
Back Over 2.5 Goals in Tottenham v Leicester at 1.910/11
Saturday, 15:00

After getting off the mark with a decent priced winner last week, I'm aiming to keep up the momentum with what looks like a solid selection at just under even money from the King Power.

It's been a fantastic start to the season for the Foxes with maximum points so far and six goals scored, with three going in at the other end. Tottenham, meanwhile, showed flashes of good attacking play against Stoke as well as the soft centre that plagued them last season and has yet to be addressed in this transfer window.

The last time these two met, in March, Tottenham edged a seven-goal thriller and there were three goals in both of the other matches between the two, in the league and FA Cup.

Claudio Ranieri has already shown his attacking intent this season and he will see this game as a winnable one so I'm expecting another open game and more than happy to back at least three goals to be scored at 1.910/11.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: +£16.00


Luke Moore

Back West Brom to beat Chelsea at 6.611/2
Sunday, 13:30
Live on Sky Sports 1

I backed West Brom to beat Man City on the opening day of the season, and that proved to be a horrendous mistake. However, West Brom manager Tony Pulis admitted that he made a mistake tactically in that game and it's unlikely he'll do the same thing here.

Pulis is, on his day, absolutely brilliant at setting up a team at home and his West Brom side have the makings of a really solid outfit - they've started slowly but once they find their rhythm they're going to be a difficult team to beat.

What's more, Chelsea have looked really poor so far this term, as Jose Mourinho plays mindgames with anyone that'll look at him in a quest to convince Roman Abramovich to let him sign more players/make his life more interesting.

It's a bit of a punt, but the price is good and I have a strong feeling about this one. Pulis has beaten Mourinho twice before, here's hoping he makes it a hat-trick on Sunday.

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£20.00


Joe Dyer is away this week

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: -£20.00


A £10 bet is placed on each selection on Betfair's Exchange or Sportsbook. Profits are calculated before commission.


2015/16 Betting Battle P/L


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: +£32.80


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: +£16.00


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£20.00


Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: -£20.00

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