Well, after twenty-seven long weeks we are finally at this point.
All of our pundits started out with forty quid and a remit to win as much money as they possibly could and, well, we haven't done a very good job. That said, there isn't alot between everyone going into our final week and who ends this weekend as the winner of the Dafabet Roker Riches is not a foregone conclusion just yet.
Week #26 Table:
Last Week's Profit/Loss
|@SAFCSource||- £10.00||- £22.00|
All the usual tips from the Roker Report writers are below - make sure you visit Dafabet for price boosts on this weekend's international games!
My bet of Wales to beat Belgium with both teams to score is what put me back on top, so I'm going to hope France can do the same for me in our final week. The odds are decent at 11/2, so £5 gives me an overall potential return of £32.50, including my stake.
You've got to fancy the tournaments top scorer to carry his form into the final. I thought about going for Griezmann any time but I'll chase the higher odds and back him to score first at 4/1. I'll have a fiver on this as well and hopefully I'll have a overall return of £25.
France to win, both teams to score: 11/2 - £5 returns £32.50
Antione Griezmann to score first: 4/1 - £5 returns £25
It's hard to look past the fairy tale ending for the host nation in Sunday's final - France are a much better team than Portugal, who have failed to convince despite reaching the final. I am bottom of the Dafabet Roker Riches league though and need to pull a rabbit out of a hat if I am to win, so I am going to go for Ronaldo's side to upset the odds and pull off the shock victory. It won't be easy with such a raucous atmosphere against them but nerves are bound to set in for the hosts if Portugal can keep them quiet and create a few chances. Which they should be able to do with Ronaldo, Nani and Renato Sanches in-form, so I am going to predict Portugal to take the lead, to get another on a counter-attack while France are throwing everyone forward and then a late consolation for the hosts.
Top of the table Dallas are 12 points clear of San Jose in the Western Conference of the MLS, yet San Jose are still slight favourites to win this match despite not having a win in their last seven games. It's a game Dallas should win but although San Jose are not very good, they don't let a lot of goals in, so a 13/2 for a 1-0 win for the visitors appeals.
Portugal to win 2-1: 16/1 - £10
Dallas to win 1-0: 13/2 - £10
Well, despite me sitting in second place going into the last week I really want to win this, so I'm throwing almost every penny I have on a France win in this Sunday's European Championships final. £40 on a France win with Dafabet returns £82 at odds of 21/20, which is a fair price considering Didier Deschamps' side are the home favourites.
With my remaining fiver I'm going to take advantage of one of Dafabet's price boosts, with a France win and BTTS returning £32.50.
I hate losing, especially to Rory. He beats me at everything.
France to win against Portugal: 21/20 - £40
Price boost - France to win, both teams to score: 11/2 - £5
As I'm losing at this and we have only one week left to claw to the top above Rory, I'm going to be cheeky and risk ending this in negative money.
My first bet will be for Antoine Griezmann to score first in the European Championships final, and at 5/1, I'm going to place £34.11 on that - hopefully, a win will put me at the top of the table come the end of Sunday night.
My second bet will be for France to win in the final against Portugal, and for both teams to score in the game. I'm dipping into my overdraft to place £40, and that would see me recoup a fair wack thanks to Dafabet's 11/2 odds.
Antoine Griezmann to score in the EURO 2016 final: 5/1 - £34.11
France to win & BTTS: 11/2 - £40