Roker Riches: Searching For Our Share Of The Spoils From Spurs

Stu Forster

After a brief Christmas hiatus Roker Riches is back, coming at ya like Cleopatra, as the lads cast their eyes over the weekends betting coupon with Spurs providing tomorrow's lunchtime oppostion

Week Eighteen Recap

Pundit Last Week's Profit/Loss Current Balance

Dan Williams

-£5

£41

Karl Jones

N/A

£41

Simon Walsh

-£2

£19

David Boyle

-£9.92

£10

Chris Weatherspoon

-£6

-£19.50

We now have a tie at the the top of our table with both Dan and Karl sat on £41, however not through any successful bets as all of the lads had a tough time calling last weekend's action - myself being particularly wasteful with my both teams to score pick. Anyway, there's always tomorrow's fixtures to help get back on track.

Karl Jones

Three wins out of four, two on the bounce at home, Sunderland have generated some momentum seemingly from nowhere. Spurs themselves are in decent form, but have won just once at the Stadium of Light since we returned to the Premier League - home win.

The lack of European action has stumped me somewhat, as bookmakers tend to keep domestic games on a short leash. Nevertheless, we'll give these two a try:

Peterborough have knocked off Cardiff City, Bolton Wanderers and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the last three games, and travel to bottom-placed Bristol City. Posh are valued at 2/1 to make it four wins on the spin. Sheffield United have failed to score just three times all season and should notch a few more against a stranded Hartlepool.

  • Sunderland to beat Tottenham Hotspur - 29/10 - £5 Stake
  • Peterborough to beat Bristol City, Sheffield United/Hartlepool over 2.5 goals - 4.18/1 - £5 Stake

Dan Williams

With an incredible victory over Manchester City behind us, I'm thinking that we won't be daft enough to throw caution to the wind when Gareth Bale and co come to town. For that reason, under 2.5 goals seems like a reasonable option.

In the Championship for a little acca', I'm banking on Peterborough to keep up their incredible recent form as they travel to Bristol City, with home wins for Cardiff and Huddersfield to complete the trio.

  • Sunderland Vs Tottenham Hotspur - under 2.5 goals - 4/5 - £10 Stake
  • Peterborough, Cardiff and Huddersfield to win - 11/1 - £10 Stake

David Boyle

Well, what a fantastic Christmas it has turned out to be, against all odds, for us Sunderland fans! That said it has proven to be difficult to remain grounded and keep a level head when looking over the coupon for tomorrow's game. Spurs will prove to be tough competition undoubtedly and will be full of confidence following their emphatic boxing day victory at Villa Park. I'm going to go for a draw.

Elsewhere I think Stoke look to be cracking value at home to Southampton, as do Cardiff who are at home to Millwall, so I will pair those two up for a nice double.

  • Sunderland Vs Tottenham Hotspur, draw - 38/15 - £2.50 Stake
  • Stoke and Cardiff to win - 3.5/1 - £2.50 Stake

Simon Walsh

Well even if results don't go our way this weekend, or bets don't go our way, we can't really argue with how we've done over Christmas so far. Hopefully this will continue with my betting selections for the weekend.

It's a tough one to call between ourselves and spurs with both in good form, which is why the odds market for a draw looks particularly enticing, and I'm taking a sneaky punt on No Goalscorer at 8/1.

Elsewhere this weekend I'm picking at random due to my lack of any knowledge beyond the Premier League. Excuse my ignorance but it's been Christmas and I'm ill. Honest.. I'll stick a treble on Crystal Palace, Barnsley and Plymouth.

  • No Goalscorer in Sunderland Vs Tottenham Hotspur - 8/1 - £1 Stake
  • Crystal Palace, Barnsley & Plymouth all to win - 19/1 - £1 Stake
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