I swear we used to be good at this. Honestly!
Another week and another set of torn up betting slips for our gamblers. It was quite funny seeing Bayern Munich let Walshie and Graham down as they drew 0-0 at home to Hertha Berlin though, a coupon busting result if there ever was one.
I admired Bromley’s gutsy approach to whacking down £50 for both of his bets last week. I also admired how they both lost and left him over £200 in debt.
Will we win anything this week? Recent form says we won’t but maybe both our betting panel and Sunderland AFC will begin a miraculous turn around this weekend.
The Banker’s Bonus...
Just like last week, the banker doesn’t see Sunderland winning this week. So if they come away with The New Den with three points, he’ll give each player a free £20 bet on whatever they like.
Walshie - @Walshie409
Tim Cahill to score anytime: Aside from Ben Foster there is no man I hate more in association football than Tim Cahill. The 104-year-old has re-signed with Millwall and you better believe he’s scoring on Saturday, probably last-minute to win the game. The sheer inevitability of this occurrence is reflected in the fact that he’s 15/8 to do so. Just retire you utter, utter prick. £5 returns £14.35.
Scottish jobber league fivefold - Inverness, Raith Rovers, Alloa, Montrose & Kilmarnock to win: I spent last weekend delving into the delights of lower league Scottish fitba. Boy howdy, what an experience! It had the lot - pie and Bovril, players you had no idea were still playing rocking up at centre half (Craig Beattie, anyone?!), dogs running around, two players having a full-blown argument after a goal which ended with a very loud “git tae faaack, Brett” and the total loss of feeling in my feet. Sheer footballing bliss. £2 returns £63.23.
Gav - @Gav1879
Sunderland to score 1st, 2/1: I honestly have no idea this week when it comes to Sunderland. Millwall should probably batter us, and I can’t bring myself to put money on them. £5 returns £15.
Watford, Villa & Scunthorpe to win: I need to start winning again. The return on this isn’t brilliant but it’s better than nowt. £10 returns £78.
Rory - @RoryFallow
Joel Asoro to score any time: Dafabet have tempted me with their priceboost of 4/1 - let’s see if young Joel can bag one for the second game running. £5 returns £25.
Brighton to beat Arsenal BTTS: There probably isn’t a better time to play Arsenal and Brighton will still be buoyant after their big win last week. £5 returns £35 .
Danny - @DJRoberts22
Millwall v Sunderland - away side to win: Go on then. It probably won’t happen, but I’ll be optimistic for once. £3 returns £15.75.
Southend and Scunthorpe to win: Southend are in good form after the arrival of Chris Powell and Scunny have a home game against a struggling Oldham. £10 returns £41.
Bromley - @connorbromley
Millwall to beat Sunderland: I always lose - therefore putting Millwall on to win makes total sense. Right? £50 returns £83.34.
Burnley/Everton and Southampton/Stoke to draw, Leicester, Spurs, Watford and Liverpool to win: At this stage I need a miracle to win the Roker Riches. Therefore this is my miracle play. £50 returns £9785.02.
Graham - @AsylumDoors
Both teams to score: After picking up a few weeks ago, I’ve fallen back into the minus £100. I’m obviously shit at this. £20 returns £42.
Spurs, Wolves, Blackburn & Forest Green Rovers to win: Spurs are in decent form, Wolves are the favourites in every game and Blackburn’s home advantage over Wigan should see them through. FGR? Vegans, love ‘my fellow salad munchers. Eat your greens. £5 returns £67.52.
Dan Parker - @DGP202
Asoro to score anytime: The boy’s got it. I don’t know what “it” is but he has it and I hope we can hang on to him this summer. I’ve gone for price boosted odds here and am praying the little maestro will deliver for me. £3 returns £15.
Treble: It’s also about time I won a bet. With that in mind, I’m going for a safe-ish treble in the form of Spurs, Madrid and Marseille. £25 returns £70.31.