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Roker Riches: Week #4 - Where does the sensible money go for SAFC v Barnsley?

After a bad week last time out betting wise, the lads are looking to recover with a change in fortune - what’s a smart bet when it comes to Barnsley v Sunderland today?

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The table...

Only one winner this week and it was Gav, with a paltry £1.93 profit coming from his Arsenal and Spurs. Still, after a good start to this year’s Riches from the rest of the lads in the opening few weeks the table is looking in decent shape, with Dan Parker sat top and well ahead of the chasing pack.


The Banker’s Bonus...

This week the banker is promising that he’ll refund all losing Sunderland bets should Barnsley beat us at Oakwell today - softening the blow of any potential defeat, perhaps.


Our Picks...

Gav - @Gav1879

Lynden Gooch to score anytime: 4/1 - The young American was quality on Tuesday night at Carlisle and deserves to start. Even if he doesn’t, I fancy him to get on and bag a goal. £5 returns £25.

West Ham, West Brom & Cardiff treble - I fancy the Hammers to win at St James’ Park, whilst Tony Pulis’ West Brom and Neil Warnock’s Cardiff are riding the crest of a wave and I expect that to continue. Returns £66.50.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Sunderland to be drawing at half time and winning at full time: 7/2 - I just think the game will be quite tight but think pur extra quality will show, as the game goes on. £5 returns £22.50.

Watford & West Ham double - Watford have started strongly and I don’t see Brighton putting a stop to that. West Ham have struggled but they showed they have goals in them last time out, so I fancy them to take advantage of a Newcastle side who are struggling to get going. £5 returns £31.69.

Bury v Sunderland - Carabao Cup First Round Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Connor Bromley - @connorbromley

Sunderland to win 4-1: 33-1 - James Vaughan last scorer: 5-1 - I had a dream last night - Oakwell was bouncing because James Vaughan had scored his first goal for the club. It was a 94th minute header from close range, giving Sunderland a comprehensive 4-1 victory. £1 pound on each gives me a return of £40.

Celtic, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and PSG to win - It is time to get serious. And this Acca proves how seriously I am taking this competition. All should win, and that’s how I am going to play it. £10 returns a cool £32.80.

Graham - @AsylumDoors

Sunderland - Both teams to score: 8/13 - I genuinely can’t decide on a result, all I know is both defences will concede. £10 returns £16.15.

Man Utd., Spurs, AC Milan, Ajax, Colchester and Dortmund to win - Fivefold at 9/1 - Man Utd and Spurs should put away Leicester and Burnley, whilst Milan, Ajax and Dortmund are all favourites. As a vegan it pains me to say Colchester will beat Forest Green Rovers, but think of all the spinach I could buy with £96.29. £10 returns £96.29.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Sunderland to beat Barnsley - 11/10: We should win this match. £5 returns £10.50.

Bordeaux, Genk and Besiktas all to win: My second bet this week will be a treble, picking Bordeaux, Genk and Besiktas all to win. £10 returns £30.95.

Bury v Sunderland - Carabao Cup First Round Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Walshie - @Walshie409

Sunderland to win - 23/20: Right, turns out I’m absolutely crap at betting so I’m going to “play it safe” and back Sunderland to win. And I’m that confident I’m going to lob a huge £2 on it. £2 wins £4.30.

Bundesliga treble - 6.86/1: If I know anything (and I don’t) it’s the German league so I’m backing Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart (who let me down last week) to rake in some sweet, sweet moolah for this big dawg. £2 wins £13.72.

Tom - @Tommyakki

Sunderland to win and Vaughan to score anytime - 6.3/1: I’m back with the bets after my wife let us down last week. I fancy a win against Barnsley and I fancy Vaughan to get his first of the season. £2 wins £14.60.

European coupon - 20/1: Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, Inter, Man Utd, Celtic, Bayern Munich & Barcelona wins for a canny little return. £2 wins £42.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland to win: 11/10 -That first goal against the run of play killed us in the Leeds game. But I'm backing the Lads to bounce back with a win. £10 returns £21.

Sevenfold accumulator: My non-Sunderland bet is a sevenfold of certified "bankers". Middlesbrough, Oxford, Spurs, Man City, Man Utd, Celtic, and AC Milan. £5 returns £52.70.

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