Progress & Week #33 Table
Jermain Defoe's goal for England against Lithuania earned each of our pundits a free fiver towards their Sunderland bets this week.
Rory was this week's only winner, with his punt on Northern Ireland to beat Norway bringing back a profit of £20.
Everyone else, however, hemorrhaged money and are looking to rebound quickly.
This Week's Bonus Prize...
If Sunderland can beat Watford this weekend, each pundit will get to place a free £5 bet on a Dafabet priceboost of their choice next week.
Gav - @Gav1879
Sunderland have to win or relegation is basically confirmed in the eyes of most fans. And, if we are going to win, we will probably need Jermain Defoe to score. He's a massive 6/1 to score first, and I'm putting my free fiver on that.
In my second bet I'm going for an acca - Southampton, Swansea, Brighton and Bradford. All favourites, so here's hoping I can edge closer - or even ahead - of Danny this week at the top of the table.
Jermain Defoe to score first - FREE £5 BET - Priceboosted to 6/1
Fourfold accumulator - £10 - Returns £80.50
Rory Fallow - @RoryFallow
I know we’re bad but Watford are pretty terrible at the minute too. They’ve been like Steve Bruce’s Sunderland, in that they started brilliantly but have had one hell of a second half slump. Another comparison is that they’re pretty bad at the back as well, so if we’re to end our goal drought, we won’t get many better chances than at Vicarage Road. I’ll stay positive and back The Lads over 2.5 goals, which has a potential return of £40, from a £5 stake.
Everyone loves an acca in this feature and I’m going to follow the trend. Just a fourfold though, I’m not going too crazy. Chelsea to win at home to Palace, West Ham to overcome Hull on the road, Leicester to continue their revival against Stoke and Manchester United to edge out West Brom. Another fiver could see me gain £51.66.
FREE £5 BET - Sunderland win + over 2.5 goals - Returns £40
Fourfold accumulator - £5 - Returns £51.66
Dan Parker - @DGP202
Sunderland HT/FT has been price boosted to 15/2 and I’m too stupid to resist this. Perhaps it’s because I’m going to the game that I can’t see past a Sunderland win. I’m sure my confidence will be shattered by 3:05pm tomorrow but – for now – I’m putting £5 on this unlikely outcome.
I was one result away from breaking my acca curse last week. I now hate Roberto Martinez and Belgium. They failed to beat 9-man Greece at home and cost me £95. I will never forgive them. Back to the drawing board – I’ve gone for Chelsea, Newcastle, Huddersfield, Rangers, Villareal, Roma, Inter, Bayern, Spartak Moscow, and Bolton to win. Plus Oxford to win in the cup on Sunday.
FREE £5 BET - Sunderland HT/FT - 15/2
£5 on 11 team acca returns £257.65
Andy Tomlinson - @SAFCSource
After only picking up a point at home to Burnley, we need something from this game and realistically we need to win it. I am going to back us to get that win - more out of hope than anything - as Watford are out of sorts at the moment and although I am backing us to get three points, I can see Watford scoring.
For my other bet I am going to go with the easy option and bet on the Merseyside derby to finish 1-1. Liverpool and Everton are evenly matched and are only separated by six points in the table, so this should be a good pick for a stalemate even without taking into account that it's a derby.
£10 (£5 of which is FREE) on SAFC to win + BTTS - Returns £85
£10 on Liverpool/Everton to finish 1-1 - Returns £70
Danny Roberts - @DJRoberts22
So we’ve got Watford on Saturday and we're going to lose. No need to go into more detail than that really. £10 on that will rather amazingly see me return £18.20...
In my other bet, I'll place a treble on. I’ll punt on wins for Newcastle against Wigan, Fleetwood, who meet Swindon at home and Marseille in Ligue 1. A £10 stake will give me a get £34.30 back.
£10 (£5 of which is FREE) - Watford to beat SAFC - Returns £18.20
£10 on NUFC, Fleetwood + Marseille to win - Returns £34.30
Chris Sparks - @ChrisSavedLatin
Nice and easy again this week - £10 on Sunderland to win, £10 on Newcastle to win.
Sunderland to beat Watford - £10 (£5 of which is FREE) - Returns £45
Newcastle to beat Wigan - £10 - Returns £13.64