The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2015/16: Round 7

Just the 10 goals in seven games against Tottenham for this man
Just the 10 goals in seven games against Tottenham for this man

Wins for Joe Dyer, Dan Thomas and Luke Moore last weekend means the overall P/L for the editors is looking healthy (enjoy it while it lasts, folks). Can the three challengers rein in leader Mike Norman this weekend? Find out where their tenners are headed...

"It's been a surprise then to see Stoke go without a win through the first six Premier League games, but that poor run has served to boost their win price to a very attractive 2.6613/8 at home to Bournemouth this weekend and that'll do me thank you very much."

Mike Norman
Back West Ham @ 2.35/4 to beat Norwich
Saturday, 15:00

I fancied so many bets last week that I got myself into a spin and plumped for hapless Newcastle... what was I thinking? The Dog & Duck could beat Steve McClaren's men right now.

I haven't got great vibes this week either as I was so tempted to go for Aston Villa - who won at Anfield last season - to beat the Dog & Duck, aka, Liverpool, but I'm just wary of the lack of firepower (and confidence) in the Villa side currently.

But I'll continue the theme of Liverpool by comparing their price last week at home to beat Norwich with West Ham's price at home this week to beat the same team. The Reds were 1.68/13, The Hammers are 2.35/4. I know, it's crazy isn't it?

On current form Liverpool aren't even a top-10 side whereas West Ham, who have won at Arsenal, Liverpool (no surprise there), and Man City, are flying high and full of confidence. Hindsight is a wonderful thing of course but I rate West Ham as having a far better chance of beating Norwich currently than Liverpool had, yet we're getting a much better price.

Apologies for the lack of reference to The Canaries who have started the season really well, albeit thanks to a very kind fixture list. This will be their toughest test to date however and I fancy the home team strongly to prevail.

Mike Norman 2015-16 P/L: +£37.80


Joe Dyer
Back Stoke @ 2.6613/8 to beat Bournemouth
Saturday, 15:00

Let's cast our minds back to the final day of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Stoke had battered Liverpool 6-1 to cap another year of improvement under Mark Hughes, sealing their joint highest top-flight finish.

That campaign's fine end had many predicting good things for the Potters with our own Mike Norman even going so far as to suggest top six wasn't beyond Hughes' outfit.

It's been a surprise then to see Stoke go without a win through the first six Premier League games, but that poor run has served to boost their win price to a very attractive 2.6613/8 at home to Bournemouth this weekend and that'll do me thank you very much.

The Potters, who have welcomed Bojan and Peter Crouch back in recent games, haven't become a bad team in the space of a few months and I'm happy to overlook their bad start, where I can find excuses for many of the results. Stoke's 10 home wins last season was the equal of Spurs and Liverpool and I fancy the Britannia to be a similarly tough away trip this year.

Bournemouth beat Sunderland last weekend to secure their second win of the Premier League campaign. Everyone beats Sunderland though, and results were mixed before that. At the prices I have to get behind Stoke to secure their first top-flight victory.

Joe Dyer 2015-16 P/L: +£22.00


Dan Thomas
Back Sergio Aguero to score v Tottenham at 2.111/10
Saturday, 12:45
Live on BT Sport 1

I don't often play the goalscorer markets, but sometimes the stats are so strong you can't ignore them. Sergio Aguero has scored an incredible 10 goals in just seven goals against Tottenham, including the winner here last season, and anything at 11/10 or better has to be gobbled up.

Spurs have been relatively solid this season, with Toby Aldeweireld adding much needed solidity at the back and Eric Dier taking to his new defensive midfield role like a duck to water, but against a frontline of Aguero, Sterling, Silva and De Bruyne, it is hard to see them keeping their fourth Premier League clean sheet in a row.

City are a decent price to win at a touch under evens but I'll take the bigger price on Tottenham's Argentinian nemesis to do the business.

Dan Thomas 2015-16 P/L: +£15.20


Luke Moore
Back Over 3.5 Goals in Leicester v Arsenal at 2.89/5
Saturday, 15:00

Luke is away with no access to the Exchange, but sent his selection through (ed: best written entry yet, some might say...).

Luke Moore 2015-16 P/L: -£13.80


*For individual match previews of every single Premier League game visit our dedicated Premier League section here on Betting.Betfair.

The Editors' 2015/16 Season P/L:


Mike thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGMike Norman
P/L: +£37.80


Joe thumbnail 50 x45.PNGJoe Dyer
P/L: +£22.00


Dan thumbnail 50 x 45.PNGDan Thomas
P/L: +£15.20


Luke thumbnail.PNGLuke Moore
P/L: -£13.80

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