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Has a managerial change prompted our writers to back Sunderland this weekend?

We only had one writer win any money last week, so let’s hope our fortunes change in the latest Roker Riches!

Danny Roberts

Our bad luck continued last week. Only Walshie managed to rake anything in, after he backed Lewis Grabban to score any time and made a £10 profit. Our Cans & Megabus enthusiast really needed that as well, as he was only sitting on 62p going into the last round of matches.

Graham will be cursing his luck - he only needed Celtic to beat Kilmarnock at home to see an elaborate acca come in. As has been the way with Graham’s betting this season, it didn’t materialise and he goes further in debt. He’s not the only one in the red now though, as a double loss for Connor has pushed him ever so slightly below the zero mark as well.

Let’s see what the gamblers are going for this week!

The Table...

The Bankers Bonus...

If Lewis Grabban keeps up his fine goal scoring form this weekend, the banker will give each player a free £5 bet on the North London derby when we return from the international break.

Our Picks....

Gav - @Gav1879

Over 2.5 goals in the SAFC v Boro game: I don’t even want to think about what is going to happen to us in this game, but if recent results are anything to go by you can rest assured that there’ll be plenty of goals in this game. £10 returns £20.

Liverpool, Watford, Norwich & Rangers fourfold: Liverpool are facing a depleted West Ham side away from home and should have enough to take them down, whilst Watford face out-of-form Everton, Norwich take on basement side Bolton and Rangers go up against Partick Thistle in an all-Glasgow clash in the SPL. £5 returns £81.53.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Sunderland to win: Am I stupid? Yes I am! This is made all the more tempting by seeing a couple of the lads betting against us. £5 returns £25.

Leroy Sane to score two or more goals: This is purely just a hunch. Sane has 6 goals in 6 league starts, so why not? £5 returns £40

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Connor Bromley - @connorbromley

Middlesbrough to win: Do I see us winning this weekend? No. This is the first time I have bet against the lads this season, so hopefully my bad luck with betting will see Sunderland win just their second game of the season. £5 returns £8.50.

Bournemouth to beat the mags: Newcastle were shite and boring on Monday Night Football so for that reason I will say the wheels are gonna fall off properly this weekend at home to Bournemouth. £5 returns £20.

Graham - @AsylumDoors

North Yorkshire Reds and Sunderland over 1.5 goals: We are good going forward, we are utter shit at defending. £5 returns £15.

Double chance on Spurs, RB Leipzig, Rangers, Newcastle & Celtic: Even when I bet safe the seemingly indestructable green side of Glasgow mess it up. Anyway, double chance on these four bankers (change the b to a w for team number four) will surely get me some winners. £10 returns £17.38.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Sunderland to lose: Sacking Grayson and putting those two mugs in temporary charge won’t make any difference. I’m expecting a comfortable win for the North Yorkshire side. £5 returns £8.50.

Millwall, Ranger & St Truiden to win: I’ve been terrible with my bets recently, hopefully, another safe bet will give me some profit at least. £10 returns £38.55.

Tom - @Tommyakki

Sunderland vs Boro over 2.5 goals: Who knows, maybe we will give the Smoggies a good pasting... not holding my breath, like! £5 returns £10.

Championship Acca: Bristol City, Villa, Barnsley, Milwall, Sheffield United all to win is a canny little return if they all sexure home wins. £5 returns £185.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Leicester to win and BTTS v Stoke: I was tempted to put this bet on even before Dafabet Price Boosted the odds. £6 returns £39.

Grabban to score first goal: I don’t think we’ll beat Boro. In fact, it would be a miracle if we did given our current run of form. But we might score the first goal. And one man is more likely to do that for us than all the rest. £5 returns £50.

Sunderland v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Walshie - @Walshie409

Middlesbrough and Sunderland to draw: I think we’re going to annoy the piss out of Billy Big Bollocks Boro and stink the place out for a jammy draw. £3 returns £11.70.

Jermain Defoe to score vs Newcastle: Yer knaa, just for old time’s sake. £3 returns £10.50.

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