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ROKER RICHES: Sunderland are on a roll & are about evens to win at home this weekend - safe bet?

Sunderland have won their last three games but return to the Stadium of Light this Saturday to take on a Southend side who are doing alright themselves. At evens, are we a safe bet to take all three points?

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Roker Report | Danny Roberts

After a week where loads of us won money, we’re back to barely any of us raking it in.

That being said, Connor only went and won 98 quid! He went high stake by slapping £50 on the lads to beat Shrewsbury, then a cheeky Premier League double came in to round it off.

Apart from Gav adding £8 to his tally, no one else won a single penny. Betting on Sunderland to win is starting to become easy money though, which is very nice, so let’s hope that continues against Southend.

The Table...

The Banker’s Bonus...

With the defence looking more settled and Jon McLaughlin looking unbeatable in goal, the banker is centering this week’s bonus around another clean sheet. If Sunderland keep Southend at bay while also claiming all three points, he’ll offer each gambler a free £10 bet on next week’s game between Arsenal and Liverpool.

Our Picks...

Gav - @Gav1879

Sunderland & over 2.5 goals: Southend are actually a canny team and I think it’ll be another cagey affair, but Sunderland’s record of scoring goals has been very good and I think that’ll continue this weekend. £10 returns £32.

Fourfold: Watford, Swansea, Walsall and Cambridge. It’s been ages since I last won one of these... haway! £10 returns £165.20.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Half time/full time - Draw/Sunderland: Following the theme of the last two games, I can see Southend keeping us out in the first half until our class shows in the second. £10 returns £50.

Southampton, Watford & Bournemouth to win: Betting against Newcastle is just basic logic right now, Watford should win at home to struggling Huddersfield and Bournemouth could easily take all three points against Fulham seeing at The Cottagers just lost to Cardiff. £5 returns £45.90.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Over 2.5 goals in Sunderland v Southend: Evens on this one - let’s keep to the tried and tested. £5 returns £10.

Fourfold - Liverpool, Watford, Bolton & Swansea all to win: All four home sides are favourites and I’m not quite sure why or how the odds for this one are so good. £10 returns £106.94.

Bromley - @connorbromley

Sunderland to win: This has become a safe bet! And I am going heavy on it again. £50 returns £102.50

Fulham, Liverpool and Watford to win: Fulham have been naff this season but I reckon their season will turnaround this weekend against Bournemouth. Liverpool host the hapless Cardiff and it is surely the biggest home banker game this season. Watford face Huddersfield who are arguably somehow worse than Newcastle. Tasty treble that pays pretty well. £10 returns $55.50

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland to beat Southend, 2 or more goals in the game, 2 or more cards in the game: We’re on a roll and I back the Lads to keep this momentum going (with loads of goals and corners to boot). £10 returns £38.

Fivefold: Need to get a win soon as I’m on a bit of a losing streak. Going to put £15 down on Liverpool, Leyton Orient, FC Copenhagen, Sevilla, and Cork all winning this weekend. £15 returns £113.60.

Chris - @chrissavedlatin

Lynden Gooch to score a brace: The American forward was full of energy in midweek and was unlucky not find the scoresheet. I’m backing him to bag a few this weekend. £5 returns £105.

Swansea, Watford, Southampton & Sheffield United to win: An optimistic four-fold. £5 returns £54.93.

Graham - @AsylumDoors

Sunderland to win: I’m supremely confident we’ll get past Southend and I’m going to throw big bucks at it. £50 returns £102.50.

Southampton, Leicester and Liverpool to win: Good returns for a tasty treble. £10 returns £50.17.

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