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The Dafabet Roker Riches: Week #31 - The Roker Report writers give their tips ahead of the FA Cup!

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Danny Roberts

Progress & Week #30 Table

Gav remains at the top of the table but Rory was the only Roker Report writer to bring home any money last week.

Chris Sparks is on minus thirty pounds after his latest lost put him further into his overdraft, so he'll be looking for a big win this weekend to get him back amongst it.


This Week's Bonus Prize...

If Lincoln avoid defeat to Arsenal this weekend in the FA Cup, the banker has generously offered to refund all losing bets.


Gav - @Gav1879

I'm actually over the moon that Sunderland aren't playing this weekend because they're losing me money every week through optimistic betting.

  1. My first punt this week will be on a trio of sides that have been doing well of late - Newcastle, Celtic and Gateshead. Ten quid on that returns £70.63 - can't grumble.
  2. Secondly I'm looking towards the FA Cup, and in particular the Arsenal v Lincoln game. Everyone is hoping and praying for a cup upset but I'm tipping the home side to completely overawe their lower league opponents. Arsenal to win 5-0 is 8/1, so I'm placing a hopeful fiver on that.

Newcastle, Gateshead & Celtic all to win - £10 - Returns £70.63

Arsenal to win 5-0 v Lincoln - £5 - 8/1


Rory Fallow - @RoryFallow

  1. Wouldn’t it just be the most Arsenal thing in the world if they lost to Lincoln? It probably won’t happen but, at the same time, you wouldn’t be entirely surprised if it did. Which makes odds of 33/1 for The Imps to win all the more tempting. I’ll stick the tenner I regained from my win last week on that.
  2. That means I should probably go for something a bit more sensible with my second bet. I’m still going to take a minor risk and go for a BTTS double. Swansea are looking far from a relegation side at the moment and I expect them to overcome Hull, but the home side should still make it difficult for them. Similarly, Liverpool should beat a Burnley side who don’t fare well on the road but, given The Reds shortcomings in defence, I wouldn’t be too shocked to see Sean Dyche’s men nick a goal. This double of Liverpool & Swansea to win with BTTS has a potential return of £79.06p, with a £5 stake.

Lincoln to beat Arsenal - £10 - 33/1

Liverpool & Swansea to win + BTTS - £5 - Returns £79.06


Dan Parker - @DGP202

What happens if you lose every acca you put on each week for the past three months? You put on two more.

  1. My first acca relies on 15 teams to win (Arsenal, Everton, Wolves, Madrid, Galatasaray, PSV, Ajax, Benfica, Club Brugge, Copenhagen, CSKA, Nice, RB Leipzig, Napoli, and Bayern).
  2. The second acca is slightly more sensible. I’ve gone for a UK only team acca for the weekend and picked Liverpool, Wolves, Arsenal, Spurs, City, Everton, and the Mags to win.

Fifteen team accumulator - £2 - Returns £181.48

Seven team accumulator - £5 - Returns £50.45


Andy Tomlinson - @SAFCSource

  1. It's been a while since I had a bet come in, so I'm going to try and play it safe and put a tenner on an accumulator full of long odds-on favourites to win. Namely, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Spurs, Liverpool, Everton, Celtic and The New Saints.
  2. Arsenal are struggling at the moment, losing five of their last seven games in all competitions and conceding a mighty 18 goals along the way. While they will win this game, I think it's worth taking a punt on Lincoln to put the cat amongst the pigeons by scoring first (5/1) before the non-league team are overwhelmed.

Eight team accumulator - £10 - Returns £106.72

Lincoln to score first - £5 - Returns £30


Danny Roberts - @DJRoberts22

  1. Thankfully I don't have to place a bet on Sunderland losing this week. Therefore, to replace that, because I currently live in Lincoln, I'm going to place a throwaway £2 bet on Lincoln to either win or draw against Arsenal on Saturday. If the Imps' dream continues, I'll see a return of £18.
  2. My second bet will be an acca, choosing just games in the English Football League. I'll go for a fivefold, punting on wins for Cardiff, Exeter, Wolves, Leeds and Doncaster. A £5 bet will see me get a return of £92.46.

Lincoln to win or draw - £2 - Returns £18

Fivefold accumulator - £5 - Returns £92.46


Chris Sparks - @ChrisSavedLatin

  1. With a trip to Wembley at stake I would be shocked to see any of the favourites crash out of the FA Cup at this stage, therefore I’m going in big, backing all of the favourites to progress to the semi-final stages. I will be so far deep into my overdraft if this doesn’t come in,mind...
  2. Elsewhere, It wouldn't be a Premier League weekend without something going against the norm, therefore I’m going to place a daft £5 on Burnley to pick up their first away win of the season at Anfield on Sunday at 12/1.

Spurs, Arsenal and Man City to win - £200 - Returns £346.13

Burnley to beat Liverpool - 12/1 - £5 - Returns £65