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Roker Riches: Sunderland less than evens to beat Luke O’Nien’s old side on Saturday - easy win?

The bookies have Sunderland down as firm favourites to win their ninth game on this bounce this weekend. Is it really going to be as easy as they think, particularly against a hard-working, tough Wycombe side?

Danny Roberts

I feel like I’m repeating myself every week in this feature - Sunderland win again and that means our gamblers win too! It makes a change from the past couple of years mind, when Sunderland always lost and none of us had the heart to bet against the lads.

As SAFC marched onto the next round of the FA Cup, Dan marched north of £500 as both of his bets won. A small profit was made on Sunderland but a cross European five fold notched his taking up a further £34 to keep him in the lead. Decent.

Down at the other end of the table it was not so decent, as Chris & Graham continued to lose money. Chris got himself away from the dreaded zero a few weeks back but with only £8 left in his pocket he’s dangerously close to going back to square one.

Will his luck change and will the rest of our pundits keep up their form? Let’s find out!

The Table...

The Banker’s Bonus...

If Sunderland win while keeping another clean sheet, The Banker will give each player a free £10 bet on the game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea next week.

Our Picks...

Gav - @Gav1879

Sunderland and over 1.5 goals in the game: I’m taking another pricey risk this week but I have faith that the lads can get the three points and continue their fine scoring form. £50 returns £100.

Football League Sixfold Accumulator: I’m backing five of English football’s form teams! Doncaster, Peterborough, Northampton, Solihull & Dartford to win. £10 returns £487.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Sunderland to be winning at half time & full time: Time to see off another sorry mob. £10 returns £24.

Fleetwood & Coventry to win: Both are decent value at evens and 2/1, respectively. Fleetwood are at home to a Walsall side in awful form, while Coventry will hopefully be able to deal with trickier fixture away to Burton. £10 returns £60.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Sunderland v Wycombe - Lads to win: Three points and top spot for the first time this season. £10 returns £16.80.

Treble - Fulham, MK Dons & Forest Green all to win: New manager bounce, please Fulham? MK and Forest Green should also pick up home wins. £10 returns £57.82.

Bromley - @connorbromley

Sunderland to win with a one goal handicap: I reckon we should beat Wycombe by a few goals so this seems like a decent bet. £50 returns £130.

Blyth Spartans to win: No Premier League this weekend means I will resort to betting on my local team Blyth. They play Curzon Ashton at home and I reckon they are due a home win. £10 returns £22.50.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland to win: Another week, another set of jobbers to smash. They’ve had to bring in an emergency loan ‘keeper so let’s make sure it’s an unpleasant day between the sticks for him. £30 returns £47.14.

Chris Maguire to score anytime: He’s the King, and he’s going to score. Long live Maguire. £10 returns £29.

Chris - @chrissavedlatin

Sunderland to win with a one goal handicap: I’m copying off Connor. £50 returns £130.

Blyth Spartans to win: I’m copying off Connor. £10 returns £22.50.

Graham - @AsylumDoors

Sunderland to be 1-0 at half time: The winning run has to come to an end at some point and I have a sneaky suspicion Wycombe may nab a cheeky draw this week - but I think it’ll start all rosey and we’ll be 1-0 at half time before letting in a late equaliser. £10 return £36.

Everton, Coventry, Bayern and Shrewsbury to win: Everton and Pickers to turn over Cardiff? Check. Bayern to continue to be Bayern? Check. Coventry on a good run? Check. Shrewsbury sacking Askey and winning? Maybe. £10 returns £120.

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