Well hello there. Wasn't that a good start for Roker Riches under it's new stewardship? I won't remind you of just how badly wrong I got it, you can check for yourself, however I'm determined to make ammends for it this week.
This weekend of course our boys take on West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium Of Light, with WBA a much different proposition to the one who beat us earlier in the season under new manager Roy Hodgson.
West Brom will be on a high from beating Liverpool last weekend, but we've got to be determined to put on a show in front of our fans.
Let's see how you can win some wonga in a game that could go either way....Starting off looking at the stats, there's one situation where somethings gotta give... We haven't scored in the last four, West brom haven't kept a clean sheet since we played them in August... I forsee goals in this one.
To lend further weight to the argument we might actually score this weekend, West Brom are not great travellers, conceding 31 goals away from home, a shade under two per game. Contrastly, we've got an average of scoring at least once in every home game.
Did I say I could forsee goals? Yes, OK, good.
So who's gonna score them, and how many? Well there isn't many great odds about on the Total Goals market, but if you had to pick one from there, it would have to be over 2.5 given the stats above at Evens.
I'm going to avoid that however, and look to the correct scores and scorers markets. Several players 'owe' us a performance, and of those in mind, I'd have to say Stephane Sessegnon is one who may be amongst the goals. He hasn't shown a great deal in a red and white shirt of late, but we know looking back at him at PSG that 'on his day' he's a great performer, and at 9/1 for the first goal, I think that could warrant a cheeky fiver.
Other decent shouts in the scorer market look like Asamoah Gyan to score two or more goals at 7/1, or perhaps a returning Kieran Richardson to bag against his old club at 10/1.
Correct score wise, I'm not looking at the high numbers, but from the 2-0 I predicted in the Roker Report Podcast, I don't mind a bit of 9/1 action.
If you're one of the pessemist crew, and fancy our barren run to continue then why not get on Peter Odemwingie scoring first and WBA winning 1-0 as they did earlier in the season? The odds are 45/1.
Roker Report's Best Bet: SAFC to win 2-0 at 9/1
Whatever you're on this weekend, good luck.
All odds courtesy of BetFred.com
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