The Editors' Premier League Betting Battle 2019-20: Round 15

Joe Dyer was our only battle winner last time out but Dan Thomas still maintains a handsome lead. We have a full programme of fixtures across the next three days and here's where the tenners will be deployed...

Goals galore at the Bridge

Dan Thomas
Back over 3.5 goals in Chelsea v Aston Villa @ 6/5
Tuesday, 19:30
Live on Amazon Prime
Dan is away.
Dan Thomas 2019-20 P/L: +£74.20

Burnley can extend City's clean sheet drought

Joe Dyer
Back both teams to score in Burnley v Manchester City @ 2.04
Tuesday, 20:30
Live on Amazon Prime
I successfully opposed a Manchester City clean sheet last time out in the battle and at odds-against I'll chance a repeat for the midweek fixtures.
Burnley lost against Crystal Palace last weekend but, as Steve Rawlings says in his preview, they passed up good chances to score and boast a pair of attackers who can trouble any team.
And City do have a few issues at the back right now, conceding in their last seven games across all competitions. Aymeric Laporte is clearly a big miss and whatever combination Pep fields just doesn't quite seem to click.
At their best, Burnley can give anyone a scare and I'm sure Sean Dyche will have them primed for a reaction to that unexpected defeat last time out.
Despite missing Sergio Aguero, City still boast crazy talent in attack and have scored in all but one of their 22 games this season and I fancy goals at both ends tonight. Both teams to score has attracted a fair bit of money, moving in to 2.04 but I still think that's an ok price.
Joe Dyer's 2019-20 P/L: +£29.50

Mourinho's men to enjoy Old Trafford return

Mike Norman
Back Tottenham @ 2.70 to beat Man Utd
Wednesday, 19:30
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is apparently not concerned about his team's league position. I'm not sure he'll be saying the same should his team fail to win this game and then lose to neighbour Manchester City at the weekend.
United have been pretty woeful away from home but it shouldn't escape our notice that they've won just of their last six games (all competition) at Old Trafford too, so they're not too hot on home soil either.
Tottenham are the visitors to the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday night, managed of course by the man United sacked 12 months ago, Jose Mourinho. You just know that the Spurs boss will be absolutely desperate to get one over his former employers, and I know who I'd back when it comes to motivation and tactics in such a game.
And it's not Solskjaer!
The Lilywhites have won three out of three under Mourinho and have scored 10 goals in the process so they'll be confident that they can go to Old Trafford and take all three points. They'll need to start defending better of course, but that might not matter here as I fancy they'll just outscore their opponents.
Mike Norman 2019-20 P/L: -£7.20

Palace a nice price for home win

Jasmine Baba
Back Crystal Palace @ 2.34 v Bournemouth
Tuesday, 19:30
Live on Amazon Prime
Jasmine is away.
Jasmine Baba 2019-20 P/L: -£11.20

Potter's magic to heap more misery on Gunners

Jake Osgathorpe
Brighton or Draw vs Arsenal @ 13/10
Thursday, 20:15
Arsenal dropped more points at the weekend against Norwich, in what was their first game without Unai Emery, but what I saw - and what everyone else saw - was that nothing had changed.
Granted Freddie Ljungberg had limited time to work with his team, but; they looked as open defensively, had no midfield and played their best striker on the wing...
The bottom line is that their players aren't good enough, and the way that Norwich opened them up with a high-press and a quick transition will have left Brighton licking their lips.
Arsenal's underlying numbers are extremely poor, averaging just 1.58 xGF and allowing 1.65 xGA per game, so remain defensively vulnerable, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
Brighton put on a very spirited display against Liverpool at the weekend, and showcased just what they are capable of in that second half, forcing Liverpool into mistakes (Alisson red card) and nearly snatching a point.
Over the course of the season so far, Brighton rank as the 11th best team on xG, just a place below Arsenal, and their underlying numbers have suffered in recent weeks due to the schedule (MUN, LEI, LIV), but they are a very good side, as shown against Tottenham already this season.
I think the way they play, and the bravery they play with will pose a huge threat to Arsenal, and I think Brighton's midfield is much better than Arsenal - the area of the field I think will decide the game - and it is really difficult to back Arsenal at odds-on at the minute.
They are too short for this game, and I think Brighton have really good chance of getting something from the game, so the 13/10 about the double chance will do me nicely.
Jake Osgathorpe 2019-20 P/L: -£17.10

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