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Roker Riches: There’s no Sunderland game this weekend to ruin our betting slips....

With no Sunderland match this weekend to ruin our hopes, dreams and betting slips, will the prospect of playing some international football improve our chances in this week’s Roker Riches?

Danny Roberts

The State of Play

Oh no - feel sorry for Graham Falk, who was one Salford goal away from winning £405 quid last week. His FA Cup acculumator came in except for the ‘Class Of 92’-owned club, who drew 1-1 against Burton Albion to knock Graham’s bet. He did win his BTTS Sunderland bet however.

There was only one other winner this week and, again, it was Matty Crichton, who has totally turned around his form in recent weeks to rise up to third place. Perhaps Matty’s tips are worth watching in the coming weeks - who knows.


The Table - Week #14


Banker’s Bonus...

The Banker is loving it at the minute - it’s been ages since one of these came in, largely down to the fact that Sunderland have been poor for a while. Since the Lads aren’t playing this weekend he’s sweating a bit!

This week’s bonus: If England score four or more goals against Kosovo, the Banker will double all of this weekend’s winnings. He’s feeling kind...


This week’s picks!

Gav is going with...

Fourfold: Coventry, Port Vale and Chesterfield all to win, with both teams to score in Gateshead’s game with Chester. £10 returns £91.

England to win 2-0: Kosovo scored three against England last time out and, on their own turf, they’ll be up for it. That said, I think Southgate will be more guarded than he usually is and we’ll see a comfortable win, albeit with a smaller scoreline than we’ve become accustomed to with England during this qualifying campaign. £5 returns £35.

Rory Fallow is going with...

Wycombe to beat Tranmere & under 2.5 goals: Wycombe should win this but it could be a bit of a dull affair. I hope so, anyway! £10 returns £50.

Tammy Abraham to score 2 or more v Kosovo: I’m gambling on Southgate rotating things now that England have secured qualification and given Abraham only played half an hour v Montenegro, he could be in line for a start. £5 returns £35.

Danny Roberts is going with...

Double: There’s not a lot of league games that are very appealing, so i’m going to keep it simple and but a tenner on both Blackpool and Rotherham to pick up home wins against struggling sides. £10 returns £31.50.

Sixfold - Looking at Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s international games, I see wins for Spain, Germany, Austria, Norway, Switzerland & Croatia. £10 returns £25.54.

Paul Fletcher is going with...

England to win 5-1: Kosovo are nowhere near as bad as Montenegro but they’re not great. Sterling will be back and ready to tear them apart. £5 returns £255.

BTTS Fourfold: Bromley vs Harrogate, Southport vs King’s Lynn, Hampton & Richmond vs Wealdstone and Peterhead vs Montrose. £7.50 returns £52.62.

Graham Falk is going with...

Treble: Coventry, Dundee United and Crewe all to win. £10 returns £62.59.

Eightfold: Germany, Croatia, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Scotland (wtf? I’m an idiot), Kazakhstan and Wales to win. £10 returns £163.13.

Matty Crichton is going with...

EFL TREBLE: Limited fixtures to pick from with the international games on, I’m backing Blackpool, Rotherham and Port Vale to win. £10 returns £60.13.

Random Fourfold: Dundee United, Torquay, Croatia and Wales to all win - a very bizarre combination of teams to say the least. £10 returns £52.70.