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ROKER RICHES: Sunderland are only slight favourites to win away at Shrewsbury - easy win or not?

Despite Jack Ross’ side going into this game in good form, there’s not a massive difference between Sunderland’s odds and Shrewsbury’s odds with the bookies. Will it be as close as they suggest?

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Danny Roberts

Thank you Mr Banker!

The mysterious banker offered to double all winning Sunderland bets last week if the lads came away from Valley Parade with all three points, in our last round of bets. This led to profits for almost everyone! Only Danny lost money and even that was a mere fiver.

Dan and Gav won £30 each, Rory made £65 thanks to Josh Maja opening the scoring and the victory for Jack Ross’ red and white wizards made Connor £85!

The biggest winner last week was Chris though, thanks to his treble of Manchester United, Everton and Wolves coming in. When Alexis Sanchez sealed a hilarious comeback against Newcastle, it confirmed an overall profit of £143.70 for him.

Will it be another week of big wins for our gamblers as Sunderland travel to struggling Shrewsbury? Let’s find out!

The Table...

The Banker’s Bonus...

The banker had to double all winning Sunderland bets last week so that’s made him tighten his purse strings this time out. However, if the lads beat Shrewsbury and Josh Maja nudges his goal tally into double figures, each player will get a free £5 treble on next weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

Our Picks...

Gav - @Gav1879

Sunderland to keep a clean sheet: I know it might seem crazy, but it’s high time we kept a clean sheet - so why not this weekend at Shrewsbury? £10 returns £28.

Fourfold: Wolves, Southend, Exeter and Kilmarnock. Haway! £10 returns £162.54.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Josh Maja to score first: It served me well against Bradford so why not back ‘His Majasty’ to get his tenth goal of the season? £10 returns £50.

Bournemouth & Brighton to win: Considering Bournemouth’s form, they’re great value at evens to win at home to Southampton. Brighton may be terrible on the road but St James’ Park is certainly the place you would back them to end their hoodoo. £5 returns £36.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Sunderland v Shrewsbury - over 2.5 goals: Same as last time out. We’ll score two and concede. Nailed on. £5 returns £11.30.

Newcastle, Southend & Lincoln City to win: While it’s risky betting on Newcastle to win, especially as they’ve not picked up three points at all this season, joining them up with Southend and Lincoln home wins gives me a decent return. £10 returns £69.20.

Bromley - @connorbromley

Sunderland to win: I had a big week last time out and I think the Lads will give me more reason to cheer with another victory this weekend against Shrewsbury. £50 returns £131.25.

Manchester City and Cardiff to win: Small gains are important and this little double could just be the ticket to nudge me back into Roker Riches title contention. £10 returns £26.79.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland to beat Shrewsbury, Josh Maja to score anytime and 2 or more goals in the game: Bit of a bet builder for me this weekend but have every confidence in Josh and the Lads. £5 returns £35.

Sevenfold Acca: A strange mix of teams to back but back them I will. Roma, Lincoln, Liverpool, Juve, PSG, Kidderminster and Man City are the chosen ones. £5 returns £28.43.

Chris - @chrissavedlatin

Sunderland to win and BTTS: I’ve dragged myself out of s!*t creek somehow so I’m going sensible this week. £5 returns £32.50.

Fulham, West Brom, Stoke and Portsmouth to win: A nice little four fold that’ll hopefully come in like my last one! £5 returns £176.40.

Graham - @AsylumDoors

Shrews/Sunderland: Goals to be scored between 61st-75th minute: Seems a fairly sensible bet. I imagine Shrews may hold us till half-time then we’ll nab a couple late in the game. £25 returns £68.75.

Man. City, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke and Greenock Morton to win: Bit of a shot in the dark, but it’ll likely not come off anyway, so who cares? £10 returns £134.78.

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