The decent start that our writers have collectively made to this feature is somewhat unnerving - we were, for the most part, an absolute disaster last season so to see us bringing home the bacon for the second week running has us checking over our shoulders.
Dan Parker has won four bets from four - can he keep up his good form this week?
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If Sunderland manage to beat Leeds on Saturday night, the banker has pledged he’ll refund all losing Sunderland bets this week.
Gav - @Gav1879
Here we go again.
We won both bets last week and I’m actually pretty please with how well things went, so here’s hoping you lot can secure me another decent bit of profit this time around.
First bet - his #SAFC one... placing a fiver on the winner.— Roker Report (@RokerReport) August 18, 2017
I can live with that. Whilst Leeds are a tough opponent I’d expect us to come out on top, and with Chris Wood up front they’re always a danger in front of goal. Returns £27.50.
And bet two... again, a fiver on this. Another double!— Roker Report (@RokerReport) August 18, 2017
I’m noticing a pattern here... you guys like the Premier League doubles. Mind, I don’t really care if we keep winning them. Returns £11.93.
Jian Su Shun Tian, Henan Jianye & Guangzhou treble - FREE £10 BET: Complete guess work. Returns £58.36.
Rory - @RoryFallow
Sunderland to win with both teams to score - 9/2: This worked for me last week so I’ll stick with it. Leeds will possibly be our toughest test yet but hopefully we can edge them in a narrow encounter. £10 returns £55.
Everton to win - 9/1: I know they’re away to Manchester City but those odds are still ridiculous. Definitely worth a fiver. £5 returns £50.
Chinese Super League Fourfold - FREE £10 BET: I’ve backed Tianjin Teda Football Club, Guangzhou Fuli FC and Chongqing Lifan because I like their names. No other reason. £10 returns £312.96.
Connor Bromley - @connorbromley
McGeady to score anytime - 16/5: This bet served me well last week with McGeady bagging a beauty v Norwich. Therefore I have went with it again this weekend. Gotta fancy the boy with the confidence he is showing. £5 returns £21.
Hibernian, Celtic & Blyth Spartans treble: Everyone knows that Celtic are the team to put on an accumulator. Hibernian have won 2 in a row including a win at Ibrox last week. I always put Blyth Spartans on - they won last weekend 4-2. £10 returns £26.83.
Chinese Super League fourfold: I could sit here and tell you that my Chinese Super League knowledge is good. But I would be lying. So I went with Guizhou Toro, Guangzhou Evergrande, Tianjin Songjiang and Shandong Luneng to win. £10 returns £415.80.
Graham - @AsylumDoors
Sunderland to win and BTTS - 9/2: I’m feeling quite confident ahead of this weekend’s game. I think we look a match for any team in this league and will have the better of Leeds. £2 returns £11.
Liverpool, Celtic, Hertha Berlin to + Defoe to score first: A bit of a wild bet, but the Scousers and Celtic should win and my second team Hertha should overcome Stuttgart. I think Defoe will get his first for Bournemouth against Watford too, after last week’s defeat. £3 returns £47.61.
Chinese Super League - FREE £10 BET: Now for my specialist subject, the Chinese Super League. I tried to stick a tenner on an Anichebe hat trick but I don’t know where he is; so I took wins for Shanghai, Liao Ning and err...Guangzhou Fuli FC. £10 returns £241.92.
Danny - @DJRoberts22
Sunderland & Leeds to draw: Looking at both teams starts to the season, this game will be tight and I think the game will reflect that. £3 returns £10.20.
Genk, Heerenveen, Benfica and Az Alkmaar to win: Nice knocked me out of my acca last week, which is a shame with the other four punts coming in. With that in mind, I'll stick with a four-fold this week, and I'll back Genk, Heerenveen, Benfica and Az Alkmaar all to collect three points. £10 returns £52.07.
Chinese Super League 4 fold - FREE £10 BET: For my Chinese Super League free acca, I'll be honest... I don't have a clue. So I will just go off on form and pray I get lucky. I'll pick wins for Guangzhou Ev., Shanghai EA, Tianjin Quan and a draw between Henan and Chongqing. £10 returns £345.58.
Walshie - @Walshie409
Sunderland to win and BTTS - 9/2: Turns out I’m agreeing with Graham on this one, I fancy a quite entertaining game on Saturday with us edging out Leeds by the odd goal. £5 returns £27.50.
VfB Stuttgart to beat Hertha Berlin - 13/5: The Bundesliga is back, baby! VfB Stuttgart are back in the big time and they’re heading to Hertha Berlin and I fancy them to do the Berliners. That feel good factor is going to be coursing through their veins after being fresh from promotion and they’re going to smash these jobbers. £4 returns £14.40.
Chinese Super League - FREE £10 BET: I have no idea about the Chinese Super League so I’m picking the best (I think) teams to win in a stupid accumulator of which never works. So keeeeeeeemon Shanghai SIPG, Tianjin Quanjian, Shandong Luneng and Beijing Guoan. £10 returns £557.30.
Tom - @Tommyakki
Sunderland to win 1-0: My wife picked the results last week and we won. Therefore, much like Si Grayson I’m reluctant to change a winning formula. I asked her what she thought the result would be and she said a 1-0 win for Sunderland. Can’t argue with that! £2 returns £18.
German sixfold: Think she got a bit carried away after last week, and decided to go all out on Bundesliga bets because she used to live in Germany. Wins for: Hamburg, Stuttgart, Hannover, and Dortmund alongside draws between Hoffenheim & W.Bremen, and Schalke & Leipzig are set to bring home the bacon... I won’t hold my breath. £1 returns £652.29.
Chinese Super League - FREE £10 BET: I decided to give this one a go; simply looked at the league table and picked the team higher in the league - do they have different names on the betting sites than on the actual league table? Bit mental if so. Wins for: Jiangsu Suning, Shanghai SIPG, Hebei CFFC, Liaoning Whowin, and Guangzhou FC sees £10 returns £305.31.
Dan Parker - @DGP202
Sunderland to beat Leeds - 6/5: It’s as simple as that. We will win! £5 returns £11.
Guangzhou, Liaioning & Evergrande Treble - Free £10 BET: Let’s make it six wins from six, lads. £10 returns £85.84.
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