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Roker Riches: Week #3 - Only One Winner!

Week two wasn't a great week for our pundits, with only one of the Roker Report writing team winning a bet. Can they kick on in week three?

Gav's Tottenham and Manchester City double was the only bet to come in last weekend, with him making profit two weeks running - he sits at the top of our table on £78.55.

The only other pundit who remains above the initial fifty pound starting point is Dan Parker, who is on £51.25.

Andy got quite lucky as his Fabio Borini to score first bet was void due to the Italian missing last Sunday's defeat to Middlesbrough with a toe injury.

Week Two Table:

Pundit Last Week's Profit/Loss Current Balance
@Gav1879 + £9.55 £78.55
@RoryFallow - £10 £30
@SAFCSource - £5 £35
@DGP202 - £10 £51.25
@ChrisSavedLatin - £9.30 £45
@DjRoberts22 - £8 £17

All of our odds are taken from the Dafabet website - make sure you visit to check out all of their price-boosts ahead of this weekend's football.


Dafabet have price-boosted Sunderland to win and both teams to score to 14/1. Are we really that bad? Anyhow - I might aswell stick a few quid on that.

Elsewhere I am going for a Premier League treble - Everton to beat Stoke, Leicester to beat Swansea and Manchester United to beat Hull. £10 on that please, bookmaker.


Sunderland to win & BTTS: 14/1 - £5

Everton, Leicester & Manchester United all to win: £10 returns £42.41


There's nothing really jumping out to me for our game against Southampton. I don't like to bet against us so I'm going to go for a draw and with our injuries, I don't see us keeping a clean sheet. So to get anything from this game, I think we'll need to score. A 1-1 draw is 6/1 and I'll have £5 on it.

Saturday's late kick off sees two sides who've won both of their opening games take each other on. No one expected Hull to start so brightly but everyone thought Mourinho's Manchester United would start strong. I expect United to bring Hull back down to earth as Zlatan continues his fine form. Ibrahimovic's odds to score two or more is a bit low at only 4/1, I still really fancy it though. Another fiver on that for me.


Sunderland v So'ton to finish 1-1: 6/1 - £5

Zlatan to score two or more goals v Hull: 4/1 - £5


As usual August is almost over and we are yet to pick up three points, though we did pick up our first win of the season against Shrewsbury in midweek, and we head to Southampton as we try to end that run. Unfortunately I don't think that will happen, we are clearly still a work in progress and suffering with quite a few injuries but we come up against a Southampton side who are also trying to adapt to a new manager. Although it will be a difficult game, I can see a repeat of last year's result, which considering the circumstances will be a good result for us.

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, like Sunderland, have also lost both Premier League games so far and they meet this weekend as they try to pick up their first league win of the season. With Palace spending a lot of money this summer, most recently Christian Benteke, Alan Pardew will be under a bit of pressure to improve their abysmal record in 2016 but I think Bournemouth will come away with all three points from what should be an open and attacking game.


Sunderland/Southampton to finish 1-1: 6/1 - £5

Bournemouth to win and both teams to score: 11/2 - £5


I don’t get it when people bet against their own team so that they "win" either way. No, that’s too Coldplay for me. I want either the soaring highs or crushing lows that are to be expected when you support Sunderland. With that in mind I’ve gone for both teams to score but Sunderland to win. That means that we’re going to have to score twice at St Mary’s. I’ve only put £2 on it so you can tell how confident I am about that happening.

For my other bet, I’ve been lured in once more by Dafabet’s Acca Insurance. I’ve put £6 on six teams to collectively bring home the bacon for me. I’ve gone for six bankers this week so can’t wait to see them all lose. The teams I’ve backed are the two Madrids, Bradford, Palace, United, and Chelsea. Now watch United lose to Hull. The bastards.


Sunderland to win and BTTS: 14/1 - £2

Six-fold acca: £6 returns £89.42


Well, last week was terrible, both in terms of football results and betting results. I lost both bets, with my accumulator getting nowhere near. Last week I backed Defoe to score first and I’m going to do it again this week at 10/1, placing £5 on the Englishman.

Elsewhere I’m backing Watford to beat Arsenal 2-1 at home with Dafabet offering 14/1. I’m placing £3 on this, surely one of these bets has to come in?


Jermain Defoe FGS: 10/1 - £5

Watford 2-1 Arsenal: 14/1 - £3


Well I've started terribly... sigh. From now on I'm just going to stick to price boosts with smaller stakes and just pray I get lucky.

My Sunderland bet is Adnan Januzaj to score his second in two matches, with a goal at anytime priced at 9/2, which will see a £3 stake return £16.50.

My second bet will be Everton to beat Stoke, and both teams to score. Dafabet give odds of 15/4 on this, so a fiver bet will see me return £23.75.


Adnan Januzaj to score anytime v So'ton: 9/2 - £3

Everton to win, BTTS: 15/4 - £5

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