In an effort to spice things up, if Sunderland win this weekend against Bournemouth then we'll give every writer a £10 risk free bet next week to place on whatever they wish on top of their usual stuff. That is a big if, of course, because Sunderland are absolutely awful, but that's by the by.
On top of that, if a writer wins their Sunderland bet this weekend then they are being granted the chance to steal a fiver from another writer to add to their own pot.
Danny Roberts made some great progress with his winning bet last weekend which puts him right back into the mix after a long stretch of being our lowest performing pundit. Kudos to him.
Week Twelve Table:
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If you're daft enough to follow any of our tips then head over to the Dafabet website to check out their usual price boosts and take advantage ahead of this weekend's football.
On to this week's picks!
This isn’t going well at all. This week I’m going for an ambitious 14-fold accumulator, backing all the favourites across Europe’s top leagues.
For my obligatory Sunderland bet, I’m going for a simple Sunderland win - it has to happen one week, surely?
Sunderland to beat AFC Bournemouth: 9/2 - £1.50 returns £8.25
Real Madrid, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd, Newcastle, Celtic, Rangers, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Basel, Atletico Madrid all to win: £8.50 returns £563.79
My first bet is, the running consistent first bet, Bournemouth to beat the lads.
The second bet will be taking advantage of a price boost, which is Liverpool to get the victory against Watford, and under 2.5 goals. A £5 stake will see me return £21.67.
Bournemouth to beat Sunderland: £5 at 4/6
Liverpool to win and under 2.5 goals: £5 at 10/3
Blah blah blah, Sunderland blah, need to win blah blah.
I'm going for another European treble this week. AC Milan travel to struggling Palermo in search of three points on Sunday in Serie A, whilst over in France top of the league Nice take on Caen, who dropped into the bottom three last week having lost their third successive game. Adding a win for Freiburg over struggling Wolfsburg to that gives a return of £106.88 from a tenner.
Sunderland to win: £5 - 9/2
Freiburg, Milan & Nice all to win: £10 - £106.88
Am I stupid enough to bet on Sunderland? Am I stupid enough to back them even though they've pretty much been my downfall this season? The answer is yes, yes I am. The reasoning? Odds of us to win at 9/2 are too good to turn down. I know I'm going to regret this fiver being pretty much set on fire but there's nothing you can do to stop me. Please lads, just win. Repay our faith and stop me from heading into the red.
Southampton have beaten teams by grinding out results this season and I fancy them to continue that when they visit Hull. The Tigers are almost as bad as we are and I can't see them taking anything off a good Southampton side. I don't think Saints will blow them out of the water completely, given the nature of most of their wins so far this season, so I'll have a fiver on them to win 1-0 at 5/1.
Sunderland to win: £5 - 9/2
Southampton to win 1-0: £5 - 5/1
Considering we've twice recorded a record low for points achieved in a Premier League season, getting to November without a win and only two points is a new low, even for us. Despite all that, we have to win at some point and because we're Sunderland I think it's more likely that we will win this one rather than the home game against Hull City after the international break. Predicting a win is sticking my neck out enough, so I am not going to go with a win AND a clean sheet, which means a win and both teams to score.
4th vs 6th meet in the Premier League this weekend as Chelsea host Everton. The home side have won their last four Premier League games without conceding, while Everton's form has been mixed of late as they have won at home to West Ham last time out, lost at Burnley and got a point away to Manchester City. This should be another win for Chelsea but I fancy Everton to nick a point at Stamford Bridge - which at 3/1 is good value.
Sunderland to win and both teams to score: 17/2 - £5
Chelsea and Everton to draw: 3/1 - £5
I’m in New York at the moment and clearly American confidence is infectious – I’ve gone for £5 on both Defoe to score and Sunderland to win this weekend. I land back in the UK early Saturday morning and am getting a train straight down to Bournemouth for the game. Which is one of the most stupid decisions I’ve ever made.
Defoe to score and Sunderland to win: £5 - 12/1