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Roker Riches: Sunderland are short odds to beat Wimbledon - will it be as easy as they suggest?

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You won’t get much bang for your buck when it comes to betting on a Sunderland win this weekend, but after an epic cup win over West Ham the Wombles are sure to be confident. Will it be as easy as the bookies expect?

Danny Roberts | Roker Rapport

Can we just pack it in with all of these draws lads?

You’ve guessed it, barely any of our pundits won any money in the last round of bets. This was largely down to Sunderland’s inability to see off Scunthorpe but it’s not like our second bets are doing much better.

Thank god for Graham winning both of his bets then! A correct prediction of a draw between the lads and Scunny, along with a Bundesliga treble, meant he was the only gambler to make any money with £62.

Despite Wimbledon coming off the back of a giant killing in the FA Cup, SAFC are still favourites to come out on top on Saturday and hopefully that lead to some healthier balances!


The Table...


The Banker’s Bonus...

If Grant Leadbitter marks his homecoming with a goal, The Banker will give each gambler a free £10 Premier League treble next week.


Our Picks...

Gav - @Gav1879

Charlie Wyke to score anytime: This is Charlie’s big chance to stake a claim for the starting berth in Sunderland’s side and he has to take it. I’m backing him. £10 returns £50.

Fourfold: Palace, Blackburn, Barnsley and Crewe. £10 returns £265.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Duncan Watmore to score any time: Watmore looked sharp in the Checkatrade quarter final and he’ll be coming into this game with a bit of freshness after our little break. Ha’way the Dunc! £10 returns £35.

Crystal Palace, Bournemouth & Manchester United to win: All three sides are decent odds. Palace face Fulham at home, Bournemouth travel to Cardiff off the back of a huge win against Chelsea and I’ll be hoping Man United can win away to Leicester to bounce back from their midweek stumble. £5 returns £51.45

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Sunderland v Wimbledon - Lads to win: Can you remember that insane run Sunderland had under Keano ten years ago after Christmas? Well, that’s about to be replicated, starting against Wimbledon. £5 returns £8.07.

Treble - Crystal Palace, Bristol City, Walsall & Lincoln City: Winnable games for all these sides and fantastic odds. £10 returns £195.20.

Connor - @connorbromley

Sunderland to win and over 3.5 goals: We have new players, we have renewed vigour and we are due a high scoring game! £10 returns £40.

Brighton, Southampton, Chelsea, Fulham and Cardiff to win while Everton draw with Wolves: Errr, this is a hail Mary. £5 returns £1749.33.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland to win and 2 or more goals: We’ve smashed the transfer window, smashed the League One transfer record for a player, and now we’re going to smash the Dons. Get it up ye. £50 returns £103.61

Six Team Acca: Sunderland, Lincoln, Barca, Juve, Palace, and City to win this weekend. £5 returns £90.06.

Chris - @ChrisSavedLatin

Sunderland to win and over 3.5 goals: I’m really not very lucky with betting mind... £40 returns £160.

Hoffenheim, Bayern, Dortmund & Hertha Berlin to win - Having went to watch Dortmund & Dusseldorf last weekend, I’ve a new found love of German football. So with my newly discovered expertise in all things German I’m going for a four-fold. £25 returns £271.98

Graham - @AsylumDoors

Sunderland and over 1.5 goals: I think we’ll be comfortable this weekend since the air of positivity has arrived with Leadbitter, Morgan and Grigg signing this week. I think we’ll do it comfortably too. £5 returns £9.55.

Bundesliga Treble: My German bets are winning me money and it’s fair to say I seemingly know more about the Bundesliga than the English leagues. I’m taking in Hertha Berlin vs Wolfsburg this weekend and I’ve only ever seen Hertha draw in my four visits. So’ll take a draw in that game, plus wins for Leipzig and Hoffenheim. £10 returns £72.99.

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