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Roker Riches: Week #5 - Where does the clever money go when it comes to SAFC v Sheff Utd?

How are ya? Missed us? Probably not. Still, we’re back now that the proper footy is underway again this weekend and getting back to winning ways is most definitely the motto for seven of our eight competitors.

Roker Riches

Last time out only Danny Roberts managed to win a bet, and last year’s champion will be happy to have gained some ground after an indifferent start to this year’s Riches.

The table...

The Banker’s Bonus...

If Sunderland manage to beat Sheffield United this weekend, the banker has pledged to gift each competitor with a 20% boost on their current balance if they win at least one of their bets.

Our Picks...

Gav - @Gav1879

Sunderland to win 1-0 - 16/2: I don’t feel overly confident that we’ll be able to win this weekend but if we do, it’ll be a close one. £5 returns £42.50.

Fourfold - Burnley, Alloa, Rotherhan & Leeds: I’m taking a bit of a punt this week because I want to get up with the leaders at the top, and a winner here would put me right in amongst them. £10 returns £112.64.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Sunderland to win and over 2.5 goals: I still don’t see us keeping a clean sheet, especially given Billy Sharp’s start to the season. I’m staying positive though and fancy us to edge the game, hopefully with our new signings making an instant impact. £5 returns £21.67.

Liverpool to win - 3/1: I know they’re away to Manchester City but 3/1 is excellent odds for Liverpool to come out on top, especially given how devastating they looked against Arsenal. £5 returns £20.

Connor Bromley - @connorbromley

Aiden McGeady to bang one in at any time: I just love Aiden McGeady. He will score his first goal at the SOL this weekend. I can feel it! £5 returns £19.

Brighton to beat West Brom: Chris Hughton is a banging manager and Brighton will look at their game against West Brom as a must win. Pulis will come for the draw, so I am banking on Brighton to break them down. £5 returns £13.

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Graham - @AsylumDoors

Lewis Grabban to score anytime - 6/4: I’m confident that the Bournemouth loanee can get back to scoring ways. £3 returns £7.50.

Dortmund, Hertha Berlin & Schalke treble: Haway the Germans! £5 returns £23.58.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Sunderland to win - 23/20: We'll probably not win, however, we probably should and the odds are good. I'll probably regret putting a fiver, but hopefully, Sunderland will surprise me. £5 returns £10.75.

Rangers, Fleetwood, Oxford, Ajax and Porto: My second bet this week will be a five-fold acca. I'm punting for home wins Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, Ajax in the Eredivisie, Porto in the Portuguese Primeira and Oxford and Fleetwood in League one. £10 returns £50.54.

Walshie - @Walshie409

Sunderland to win - 23/20: Let’s smash these jobbers. £3 returns £6.45.

David Villa 1st goal scorer in NYCFC v Portland - 100/30: I’m in New York this weekend so I’m hoping my presence there will bring both myself and David Villa some luck. £3 returns £13.

Tom - @Tommyakki

Sheffield Utd to win & BTTS - 11/2: Sorry, but I don’t feel too confident about our chances this weekend. Ugh. £2 returns £13.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern, Dortmund, PSG: I know, not much of a glamourous bet but it’s early days and I don’t want to take too many risks with my budget. £1 returns £5.90.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland and over 2.5 goals - 10/3: My Sunderland bet is a deeply optimistic one. I'm going for us to not only win but win comfortably. Now ‘comfortable’ isn't a word frequently associated with Sunderland but I'm going for this bet anyway. £15 on returns £65.

My non-Sunderland bet is a "double double" that actually includes Sunderland. Confused? You should be. I'm betting on BTTS in two matches - City v Liverpool and Fulham v Cardiff - and I'm betting on two results on top of that too - Sunderland to win and Juve to win. £5 returns £48.05.

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