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Roker Riches: Can Sunderland get back to winning ways? At evens, the bookies think that we will!

Sunderland drew last weekend with Wycombe but this Saturday face a completely different task in taking on Walsall. The bookies have us as favourites - will the Lads come away from the midlands with all three points?

Danny Roberts

Look at all those losses!

It’s like looking at a round of Roker Riches from last season seeing all our pundits lose money. We all backed Sunderland with modest-to-high stakes but our 1-1 draw against Wycombe Wanderers saw all our money squandered.

The only bet that won last week was Connor (and Chris copying off Connor) backing Blyth Spartans. Even that couldn’t offset the money both lads had lost by laying £50 down on an SAFC win though and Chris now finds himself in debt.

Also, Danny & Graham have been fined £10 each since they included Premier League fixtures in last weekends selections. If you can’t read the fixtures properly, you don’t deserve anything.

Onto this weekend and Sunderland are still top of the form table, despite a little stumble last time out. Walsall are third bottom on that basis, so our gamblers will surely keep the faith with the lads this weekend? Let’s see just how confident they are...

The Table...

The Banker’s Bonus...

If Sunderland get back to winning ways at Walsall, The Banker will give each gambler a free £10 bet on next weekend’s north London derby.

Our Picks...

Gav - @Gav1879

Sunderland to win & over 1.5 goals in the game: I’m expecting a nice open game between two teams that have enjoyed their fair share of goals and wins this season. Walsall won’t be push-overs. £35 returns £87.50.

Fivefold: Everton, Millwall, Sheff Utd, Charlton & Lincoln. Haway! £10 returns £175.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Josh Maja to score first: Maja should start after a fine showing off the bench last week - and he’ll want to nail that place down. £10 returns £40.

Burnley 0-0 Newcastle: The mags will set up to keep a clean sheet but they still struggle to score. Burnley have been equally unconvincing this season so why, oh why has this been selected to be broadcast live on Monday night?! £10 returns £60.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Walsall v Sunderland - Over 2.5 goals: Playing it safe. £5 returns £9.50.

Treble - Fulham, Everton & Coventry to win: Second time lucky... New manager bounce, please Fulham? Coventry are in good form currently and look like they are more than capable to destroy Peterborough on their massive home pitch. Everton should also have too much for Cardiff. £10 returns £80.50.

Connor - @connorbromley

Sunderland to win: Last week this bet cost me as we failed to beat Wycombe. However, with Walsall being god awful we will surely see them off and get back to winning ways. £50 returns £105.

Burnley to win: There is no chance in hell that the Mags will win three in a row. Burnley and Sean Dyche will outclass Rafa’s lot. £50 returns £140.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland to win & over 1.5 goals in the game: I’m copying Gav because why not? He seems like he’s creeping up on me and I don’t like that. £35 returns £87.50.

Eightfold Acca: Right, let’s do this. A big acca this week because I can sense a jackpot is in the air. Wolves, Everton, Millwall, Bayern, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, and Bayern all to win. £5 returns £94.22.

Chris - @chrissavedlatin

Sunderland to win: I copied Brom last week and we both lost, so I’m gonna lose by myself this week. £50 returns £102.50.

Brighton, Fulham and Stoke to win: An optimistic treble. £5 returns £75.13.

Graham - @AsylumDoors

Sunderland & Walsall BTTS: Look, I felt last week it might be 1-1 and wish I’d stuck a bet on it and I do fancy the same result again, however I’ll go for BTTS just incase we sneak a win. £30 returns £51.82.

Everton, Bayern Munich, Dortmund & Stoke to win: I’m not sure I’ve ever won an acca, probably won’t change no matter how safe this one is. £30 returns £147.

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