The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 32

Dan expects Mahrez and co to go marching on against the Saints
Dan expects Mahrez and co to go marching on against the Saints
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A superb 8.615/2 winner last time out put Dan Thomas right back in contention, sitting just £2 away from leader Luke Moore and 60p from Mike Norman in second place. Joe Dyer is in need of his own big winner to catch up. Find out where their tenners are headed this weekend...

"I'm happy to back Eddie Howe's men here with home advantage, safe in the knowledge that Manuel Pellegrini will be without the likes of Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Raheem Sterling, and Kevin De Bruyne. Consider also that Man City face PSG in the Champions League in midweek, and that they've been very poor on their travels domestically, then the Cherries really do look like a tasty bet."

Luke Moore
Back West Ham to beat Crystal Palace at 2.021/1
Saturday, 15:00

I felt in my bones that Newcastle would do the business in the Tyne-Wear derby, so was obviously disappointed to not land that bet, especially given Dan's big correct score winner! He's now breathing down my neck, but I'm still top of the tree and in fairly good form overall. Nothing to get disheartened about.

When I saw the price on West Ham to win this game, I was pretty taken aback. Odds-against on a team that at home and in far, far better form than their opponents who haven't actually won a league game this calendar year and are in serious threat of relegation.

Opta tell us the spoils between these two sides tend to be very even, but I can't have Palace in any way, shape or form here. The way things currently are, Dmitri Payet could probably beat Alan Pardew's side on his own. This is a home win for me. And there'll probably be goals, too.

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: +£13.10


Mike Norman
Back Bournemouth @ 3.9 to beat Man City
Saturday, 15:00

If we calculated a Premier League table from the sixth game of the season onwards - Bournemouth's last 26 league games, Man City's last 25 - the Cherries would be just two points behind the Citizens, and for me that's a telling statistic.

It tells us that Bournemouth have had a very good season and probably achieved more than expected, while Man City have been extremely poor and have undoubtedly underachieved.

Given there is just two points between the two sides during that long stretch of games I'm happy to back Eddie Howe's men here with home advantage, safe in the knowledge that Manuel Pellegrini will be without the likes of Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Raheem Sterling, and Kevin De Bruyne.

Consider also that Man City face PSG in the Champions League in midweek, and that they've been very poor on their travels domestically, then the Cherries really do look like a tasty bet.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: +£11.70


Dan Thomas
Back Leicester to beat Southampton at 2.35/4
Sunday, 13:30
Live on Sky Sports 1

Having got me right back into the Battle by bringing my correct score bet in last time out, it would be rude of me to ditch Leicester now and I'm happy to side with the Foxes again when they host Southampton on Sunday.

Those waiting for Leicester's 'bubble to burst' are being continually proved wrong; Claudio Ranieri's men have shown few nerves in recent weeks, with a series of professional 1-0 victories.

Their home form is superb, winning 12 and losing just one of their last 18 Premier League games at the King Power, and they've kept six clean sheets in the past seven on home soil.

Southampton are no mugs - it's just one defeat in five away trips for Ronald Koeman's men - but the odds reflect that, and I fully expect Vardy, Mahrez and co to do just enough to secure the three points.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: +£11.10


Joe Dyer
Back a Stoke-Swansea draw @ 3.412/5
Saturday, 15:00

Let's be honest, it's not looking good for me in this year's comp.

But I shall battle on, and with the chips firmly down I am resorting to the comforts of an old favourite - the Dyer draw bet.

And my tenner will be deployed at the Britannia Stadium where an injury-hit Stoke host an in-form Swansea.

The home side lost keeper Jack Butland for the season last weekend, have plenty more injuries at the back, as well as doubts over Jonathan Walters and Xherdan Shaqiri. By contrast, Swansea are missing only Andre Ayew.

Those differing fortunes with injuries levels up the contest and with the Swans improving under Francecso Guidolin I fancy their chances of taking a point home from this visit to the Potteries.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: -£56.90


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The Editors' 2015/16 Season P/L:


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: +£13.10


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: +£11.70


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: +£11.10


Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: -£56.90

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