|Pundit||Last Week's Profit/Loss||Current Balance|
Christ, we might as well have stayed shut down. Rubbish week of betting from out team, with only Dave winning any money by predicting Swansea to beat Norwich. Let's hope we do better this weekend:
I'm rapidly becoming the Paolo Di Canio of betting here. Things started off so well, and it all looked so promising for the future and now I'm in free-fall. I've decided that instead of blaming everyone else for my own inadequacies it's time to go change my strategy.
So in the weekend's Sunderland match I'm going to opt for the home side to win 2-0, which is priced rather attractively at most bookies.
Elsewhere it's a cheeky treble on Everton, Bolton and Reading.
- Sunderland to win 2-0 - 10/1 - £3 Stake
- Bolton, Everton and Reading all to win - 11/1 - £2 Stake
Whenever I've gone for a straight Sunderland win this season, we've always been beaten. However, after mid-week confidence is high, and Norwich are properly rubbish. That being the case it'll definitely be a low scoring game, which I'd fancy us to just nick.
Elsewhere I'll go for Schalke to beat Nuremburg in Germany.
- Sunderland to win and under 2.5 goals - 10/3 - £5 stake
- Schalke to beat Nuremburg - 6/5 - £5 stake
Norwich have had a mixed December; hammered at Liverpool, surprise win at West Brom, decent draw at home against Swansea. Their goalscoring record is almost as poor as ours, but I can see both sides scoring. That win at West Brom has been the exception rather than the rule for the Canaries this season, so I'm taking a punt on us to win too.
Elsewhere I fancy Sociedad to beat Granada and Real Madrid to win in Valencia, with both teams scoring.
- Sunderland to win and both teams to score - 3/1 - £5 stake
- Sociedad to beat Granada, Real Madrid to beat Valencia (both teams scoring) - 6/1 - £3 stake
When SAFC have must win games they usually lose. When they have games billed as the must wins of all must wins then they don't do much better. They'll win on Saturday though, I reckon. I think the fans and players are on board with Gus and the change starts here. Now. Am I convincing anyone?
Man City will have to start picking up away wins sooner rather than later if they're to take this title that seems so rightfully there's. Fulham get games like Villa at home to ease their new manager into things but can still see him and them falling short.
- Sunderland to beat Norwich 2-0 - 10/1 - £5 stake
- Man City to beat Fulham and both teams to score - 15/8 - £5 stake