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Roker Riches: Second time lucky - can Sunderland manage to beat Walsall away on this occasion?

All of our pundits lost money last time out as we banked on Sunderland beating Walsall last weekend. Can we manage to defeat them on their own patch with a second go at it in the FA Cup this Saturday?

Danny Roberts |

Weekends where Sunderland don’t win are not good for our balances.

Since none of our gamblers bet on an unjust red card or Luke O’Nien tackling a supporter, we won no money on last weekends trip to Walsall. Well, Danny made a £4.50 profit by betting over 2.5 goals in the game but that was instantly negated by a £10 treble letting him down, so we move on.

It was Connor who shed the most coin in the last round of bets though, as he lost £100! Laying two £50 stakes finally caught up with him as Burnley failed to beat Newcastle, along with the lads dropping points at The Bescot.

So now that our pundits have had two poor weeks, will they play it safe in the FA Cup? Or will the unpredictable nature see them go bold?

The Table...

The Banker’s Bonus...

If Sunderland play out another score draw against Walsall, The Banker will give each gambler a free £10 Championship treble.

Our Picks...

Gav - @Gav1879

Draw & over 1.5 goals in the game: I think we’ll go with a strong team, but this could end up as a replay. £50 returns £140.

Fivefold: Man Utd, Derby, Peterborough, Rangers & Dumbarton. C’mon! £10 returns £581.17.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Sunderland & under 2.5 goals in the game: Surely this game won’t be as mad as our last visit to Walsall? I’ll take the lads to win in a much quieter affair. £5 returns £25.

Stoke & Preston to win: Two Championship clubs in decent form, what can possibly go wrong? £10 returns £62.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Walsall v Sunderland - Over 2.5 goals: Same as last time - I fancy another fiesty game. £5 returns £9.45.

Treble - Forest, QPR & Chelsea all to win: Forest obviously know how to score and they’re facing a poor Ipswich side, despite the arrival of Paul Lambert. QPR are in good form and are at home and there’s only one winner in the South West London derby. £10 returns £30.40.

Connor - @connorbromley

Sunderland to win: My policy of whacking £50 big ones on everything is currently biting me in the arse. That being said, I honestly think we will win this weekend so I am throwing another £50 at it. £50 returns £107.

Leicester to win and Huddersfield/Brighton to draw: This one is canny random but I just see these games going this way. Plus it is a lovely double that pays very well. £10 returns £67.50.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland & over 2.5 goals in the game: Think this will be a revenge game for Power’s unjust red card last week. Can see us winning, and winning big. £20 returns £70.

Sevenfold Acca: Mixing up some “bankers” with some long-shots here. About time one of these Accas paid off so ha’way Man City, Man Utd, Marseille, Brondby, Dortmund, Sampdoria, and Chelsea. £5 returns £110.84.

Chris - @chrissavedlatin

Sunderland to win: I just need to get in the bin with these bets mind. £50 returns £107.50.

Boro, QPR and West Ham to win and BTTS: All these teams have goals in their locker, so watch out for three 0-0 draws this weekend since I’ve bet on them... £10 returns £1080.

Graham - @AsylumDoors

Sunderland to win and over 1.5 goals: I think that lads will have a bite in them this week due to last week and I think if we keep eleven men on the pitch, we should come through this easily enough. £10 returns £26.

Accrington, Peterborough, Man. City, Chelsea & Wolves to win: In the FA Cup, I’ll take Stanley and The Posh to make round three, where I am positive that City and Chelsea will be too strong for Bournemouth & Fulham, where Wolves are the favourites at Neil Warnock’s Cardiff. £10 returns £70.87.

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