Progress & Week #21 Table
There were two winners this week and they were both for canny sums of money - Andy's bet on Chelsea to be winning at half time and full time came in at evens, whilst Danny Roberts' recent resurgence continued with another acca win.
Newcastle cost Gav a hefty sum in his treble when they lost against Sheffield Wednesday. When asked for a comment, Gav could only say, "black and white b**stards!" - now now.
This Week's Bonus Prize...
If Sunderland can defeat Burnley this weekend in the Dafabet derby, the banker has promised to refund ALL losing bets made by our pundits this week!
As per usual you can follow all of our tips from the Roker Report writers below, and be sure to take a look at Dafabet for yourself - check out all of their priceboosts for Sunderland's game at Burnley this coming weekend!
Writer's Picks For Gameweek #21
I keep losing, I suppose I just keep going until I eventually win a bet, right? I'm just going for a simple Sunderland victory at 11/5, placing £17 on that.
I'm also placing an optimistic accumulator, I've had rotten luck with these in 2016, with one team on three separate occasions costing me the best part of £1,500.
I'm backing Leeds, Fleetwood, Brighton, Newcastle, Spurs, Man Utd and Chelsea to win and finish my year off nicely with £13 returning £209.56 in a seven-fold accumulator. Finger crossed!
Sunderland to beat Burnley: 11/5 - £17
Seven-team accumulator: £13 returns £209.56
I can't really take much of a punt on Burnley vs. Sunderland after a few weeks without a win. Given Burnley's home record, I don't want to gamble on a Sunderland win or a clean sheet, so I'll just have an any time scorer. We all know Patrick van Aanholt isn't shy when it comes to getting forward and it's saw him bag a few already this season so I'll take him any time at 11/2. A cautious fiver could see me bring in £32.50.
After looking like potential relegation candidates, West Ham have won three on the bounce and are now sitting in 11th. They travel to The King Power Stadium on Saturday to face a Leicester side who've only taken one point in their last three games. The goal differences for both sides tell you a lot about them, with The Hammers on -9 and Leicester on -8, so there's goals in this for both teams. I fancy West Ham to edge it, so I'll back them with both teams to score at 11/2. Again it's a £5 stake so another potential return of £32.50.
Van Aanholt to score at anytime: 11/2 - £5
West Ham to beat LCFC, BTTS: 11/2 - £5
Sunderland need a win this weekend, but Burnley are into the habit of winning at home. I can see this one being a draw with both teams scoring so that is exactly what I've gone for.
I've gone for my biggest ever acca this weekend - fifteen results - which admittedly is ridiculous. However, in all my last three accas, I've only lost by one result. Which means my luck has to change sometime soon and I really hope it's this week. I need Chelsea to beat Stoke, Man Utd to beat Boro, City to beat Burnley, Arsenal to win away at Bournemouth, Brighton to beat Cardiff, Mags to beat Forest, Huddersfield to beat Blackburn, Wolves to beat QPR, Derby to win against Wigan, Sheff Utd to beat Northampton, Plymouth to beat Crawley, Forest Green to win against Torquay, West Brom to beat Hull, Leeds to beat Rotherham, and finally Bradford to beat Bury. It's not going to happen.
Sunderland-Burnley draw & BTTS: 7/2 - £6
Fifteen team accumulator: £9 returns £4.4k
Although defeat against Manchester United wasn't a surprise, it does put a little bit of pressure on us to get a result against Burnley with Liverpool at the Stadium of Light following the trip to Turf Moor. I do think we'll get that result, Jordan Pickford being out is a blow but I think we have enough fighting spirit in the side to grind out a much needed win, despite Burnley's good home record.
Last week I took a chance and put £50 on Chelsea to be ahead at HT/FT against Bournemouth and that came off, this week Chelsea face a Stoke side at home who looked all over the place defensively against Liverpool. Chelsea will also be boosted by the return of Diego Costa and N'Golo Kante, so I may as well go for the same bet again this week.
Chelsea to be leading at HT/FT: 4/5 - £50
Sunderland to win 2-1: 10/1 - £5
My Sunderland bet this week will be a Burnley win. I just have that feeling we'll lose. If we win, I'll be happy to lose the money.
In my second bet, I'll take a punt on a Brighton win tonight, then on Saturday, wins for Derby against Wigan, Fleetwood against Oldham, Oxford at home to Walsall and finally, in Scotland, Partick against Kilmarnock.
Burnley to beat Sunderland: £5 returns £11.88
Brighton, Derby, Fleetwood, Oxford and Partick all to win: £5 returns £86.09
I'm not confident in our ability to go to Turf Moor and win, but a draw wouldn't be the end of the world when you consider their home form. I'm going for a tenner on that at 11/5.
Elsewhere, I'm gunna take up Dafabet on their special Accumulator offer. "Make at least a five selection football accumulator bet on any football match. If you make a miss by 1 bet, then we shall match your stake up to £/€50 as a free bet."
I'm going for Chelsea, Derby, Doncaster, Peterborough and Dundee United! That returns me £125.69 off a tenner.
Sunderland-Burnley draw: 11/5 - £10
Five team accumulator: £10 returns £125.69
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