Sunderland won! We must all be raking it in!
Well, not quite. Although we did all predict Sunderland victories, the manner it came in didn’t fit in with our selections. If only there were odds for “Last minute scenes” or “over 2.5 limbs flying about.”
The win for the lads does mean each gambler has a free bet this week though. The Banker promised each player a free £10 five fold on the opening weekend of the Premier League if Sunderland were victorious, giving our gamblers a bonus chance of making some profit.
There were no big winners or losers last week but Graham is the earlier leader after he made £24 worth of profit. Losses of £10 each for Rory & Connor see them at the foot of the table but it’s early days - they won’t be losing confidence yet, they’ll get their heads down and work harder, etc...
The Banker’s Bonus...
If Sunderland come away from Kenilworth Road with a win, the banker will give each gambler a free £5 any time goalscorer bet for SAFC’s game against Scunthorpe United.
Gav - @Gav1879
Sunderland to win and both teams to score: It’s going to be an interesting game, and whilst both teams are just finding their feet in League One I think it’d be daft to ignore the fact we’ll both set up to win. Luton scored for fun last season in League Two, whilst Sunderland haven’t struggled to hit the net under Jack Ross both in pre-season and last weekend against Charlton. £10 returns £55.
Fulham to beat Crystal Palace: I’m fully expecting Fulham to really showcase their abilities in this game, with Mitrovic and Sessegnon starring. £10 returns £24.20.
FREE BET: Cheers, Mr Banker. I’m sticking my tenner on Wolves, Fulham, Spurs, Burnley, and a draw in the Bournemouth v Cardiff game. £10 returns £1861.68.
Rory - @RoryFallow
Sunderland to win and both teams to score: Our last gasp win over Charlton has given me the confidence we can beat Luton but our defence looked shaky at times, so I would be surprised if we kept a clean sheet. £5 returns £22.50.
QPR & Brentford double: While QPR lost on the opening day, they face Sheffield United who, in their opening two games, have fared terribly and will be low on confidence. Brentford travel to Stoke and the Bees will be buzzing after their 5-1 opening day win over Rotherham, with the Potters still bruised from their reality check against Leeds. £5 returns £40.50.
FREE BET: Wins for two newly promoted clubs in Fulham & Wolves, victories for two old hands in Spurs & Liverpool and I’ll chuck a wildcard in with Huddersfield to beat Chelsea. £10 returns 761.70.
Danny - @DJRoberts22
Sunderland v Luton - Over 2.5 goals: I’m genuinely not sure how to take our side just yet, especially without a fit and experienced forward (unless one sign ones in the next day). So, instead of punting on a Sunderland win or loss, I think over 2.5 goals is probably safer and last week’s profit can go onto that. £5 returns £10.60.
Swansea, Nottingham Forest & Charlton all to win: All three of these home sides should pick up the three points. Swansea face Preston, Forest host Reading and Charlton have a Shrewsbury side that has just lost key duo Jon Nolan and Toto Nsiala to Ipswich, while 14-goal striker Stefan Payne could also exit with a deadline day move to Bristol Rovers mooted. £10 returns £75.16.
Free Bet: Thanks for the free tenner, Mr Banker. I’ll go for Wolves, Fulham, Bournemouth, Spurs and Manchester United all to win. £10 returns £151.99.
Bromley - @connorbromley
Sunderland to beat Luton: Yeah, plain and simple. Sunderland have a hard game this weekend but they have already experienced the sweet taste of victory - and they could do it again. £10 returns £28.
Villa, Boro and Stoke to win: Three promotion favourites are all at home this weekend against weaker opposition so I am backing them to win. Aye, one will probably get beat like West Brom did for me last weekend. But I am taking the punt nonetheless. £5 returns £37.89.
FREE BET: Spurs, Bournemouth, Fulham, Chelsea and Wolves to win: I just picked the teams I fancied to win. Spurs beat the mags, Fulham and Wolves pick up first day home wins. Chelsea and Bournemouth beat some jobbers. Easy done. £10 returns £354.08.
Dan Parker - @DGP202
Sunderland to win and both teams to score: Looks like a lot of the lads have gone for this bet and I can see why. Sunderland’s last gasp winner will hopefully be a springboard to another win here. But Luton will score because we always concede. £5 returns £22.50.
Boro, Swansea, and AFC Wimbledon to win: Going for this treble across Championship and League One as I can see all three picking up easy home wins. Make it rain, lads. £5 returns £46.70.
FREE BET: Going for Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Crystal Pakace to win. Just because I want to avoid backing the promoted teams until I see how the settle in. £10 returns £209.42.
Chris - @chrissavedlatin
I’m going to go for a North-East clean sweep, with a simple £18 on a Sunderland win £18 returns £51.75.
This will be followed by a four-fold on Newcastle, Boro, Hartlepool & Gateshead with £2 returning £75.54.
My undeserved £10 free bet will be a pot-luck choice on five draws in this weekends Premier League games - A draw in the Man Utd, Bournemouth, Watford, Wolves and Liverpool games - £10 returns an eye-watering £9,104.04.
Graham - @AsylumDoors
I’m going to go Sunderland to score over 1.5 goals as I think we definitely have goals in this team - £5 returns £13.13.
I fancy Fulham to win on their return to the Premiership, Man. Utd to turn over Leicester, but Bournemouth to show Cardiff what the Premier League is all about - £5 returns £35.80.
My free £10 bet is going on an a five-fold of teams who names start and end with the same letter so - Charlton Athletic, Aston Villa, Liverpool, York City and Northampton Town - returns are a huge £261.80.