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Roker Riches: Winnings From West Ham?

With West Ham set to visit the Stadium of Light this weekend our tipster team cast their eye over the betting options for the game and the rest of the football action

Julian Finney

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David Boyle



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Well, yet again another week and another new leader at the top of our table, although it seems to be a case of who loses the least at the moment as our tipping team endure something of a dry spell at the bookies. Sunderland's poor start at the Reebok didn't do any of us any favours mind so we're going to lay blame at the team's door, nothing to do with our poor picks, honest...

Onto this week's selections

Karl Jones

After scoring his fifth goal of the season - and the equaliser - at Bolton, Craig Gardner's shooting ability again came to the fore. At the moment he is capable of popping up with a goal from just about anywhere, and fortunately the bookmakers are willing to take him on. Fine by me.

To round off this week it's a double in the Championship; Leeds have been a bit patchy of late but face a team without a manager and has just sold its top scorer. Leicester have won three straight and have capitalised on their position by adding Chris Wood to an already bloated attacking core. They should simply have too much for second-bottom Bristol City, and should win by a couple.

  • Craig Gardner to score at any time -11/2 - £2 Stake
  • Leeds to beat Barnsley, Leicester to beat Bristol City -1 - 5.98 - £5 Stake

David Boyle

I'm not basing this pick on any kind of form or statistics just a gut feeling. I can see Saturday's result ending up as a score draw just as it did earlier in the season. Was tempted to back Nolan to score given his ridiculous record but just can't bring myself to do it.

For my second bet I am going to keep things simple with a double. First side that caught my eye is Manchester United who are available at around evens to beat Liverpool at Old Trafford which i think is a pretty decent price and worth backing. Second is a side that have cost me in the past but as they are playing at home to the woeful Sheffield Wednesday I am once again going to put faith in Hull City.

  • Sunderland vs West Ham draw with both teams to score - 6/1 - £2.50 Stake
  • Manchester United and Hull City to win - 3.5/1 - £2.50 Stake

Simon Walsh

Well I can't see this weekend's game being anything but ugly and most likely a bit boring. Hence forth I'm going for Steven Fletcher to score the only goal of the game. In all honesty there's just not a great deal of value in the market for this one, so might as well just go with the easy option.

For my second bet I'm going for a cheeky treble. I think Chelsea bounce back (read: drop Torres) and win at Stoke. Middlesbrough at home should have enough to overcome Watford and West Brom at 7/5 are a cracking price to beat struggling Reading.

  • Steven Fletcher first goalscorer and Sunderland win 1-0 - 22/1 - £1 Stake
  • Chelsea, Middlesbrough and West Brom all to win - 10/1 - £2 Stake

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