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Roker Riches: Sunderland v Wolves (H) Betting Preview

Let's hope we can end the season on some winners. Last week I tipped us to lose against Bolton, and we won. Perhaps I should do the same this week? Will I? Who knows.

The Bolton game came at a massive shock to me, and I'm sure plenty of other punters too as Bolton seemed pretty nailed on at 5/6, but it just goes to prove the cliche true that 'it's a funny old game'... God I hate myself for typing that.

Anyway, enough rambling, lets look at some betting...

Delving firstly into the first goalscorer market, you can rule out a few straight off the bat. Steve Bruce still has designs on crashing the top ten this season, and isn't likely to suddenly opt for Ryan Noble or Craig Lynch in the starting XI, bother are priced far too low at 13/2 and 15/2 respectively.

We can safely say the starting trio attacking line will be the same as at the Reebook last weekend, with Stephane Sessegnon the main target, with Ahmed Elmohamady and Steed Malbranque joining in where necessary. All three have quite decent chances of scoring first, Sess at 11/2, Steed at 8/1 but the one which intrigues me most is Elmo at 14/1.

Elmohamady will be attacking down the right of midfield, and has been in fairly decent form of late. Perhaps it could be time for him to bag a goal. This is further lended to when looking at some Opta stats, where SAFC attack 40% of the time down the right when at home. Wolves, attack 41% of the time down the left away from home, so the gaps should be there for the Egyptian.

If you're a terrible traitor, as I was accused at times last week, the best option would be a Wolves win at 7/4 or Draw/Wolves at 5/1 I'd think.

Elsewhere, if you fancy some correct score betting and have listened to our most recent Podcast (available now on iTunes) Dan Williams declared he think the game will finish 4-3 to us, which is a massive 150/1, and with reason.

Roker Report's Best Bet: Ahmed Elmohamady to score first @ 14/1

Whatever you choose this week, even if it is as outrageous as Dan's selection, good luck.

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