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Roker Riches: Sunderland are clear favourites to win today - will Plymouth spring a surprise?

The bookies aren’t expecting anything owt but a Sunderland win over Plymouth, even despite the fact our opponents are on the back of battering Rochdale 5-1 last time out. What do you think will happen?

Danny Roberts

Just like Sunderland are gearing themselves up for that last big push of the season, our gamblers are stepping up their form.

All bar two of our pundits made a profit last week and everyone except Rory won a bet... I feel like The Banker should fine him for letting the side down - even Chris won a bet last week, for God’s sake! On we go though.

Gav was the biggest winner in the last round as both of his selections came in. He correctly predicted that Sunderland would be winning at half time against Bristol Rovers, while a league spanning treble also paid off.

For the first time in a while our players also have a free bet to play with thanks to The Banker’s Bonus being unlocked. Each gambler will get a free tenner to place on the North London Derby, but will they use it wisely?


The Table...


The Banker’s Bonus...

If Sunderland beat Plymouth by three clear goals, The Banker will give each player a free £5 four fold on next weekend’s EFL fixtures.


Gav - @Gav1879

Sunderland to win 3-1: Why not? I’m cruising so fancy something a bit different. £10 returns £120.

Fourfold: Man Utd, Norwich, Luton and Grimsby all to win. £10 returns £110.16.

FREE BET: Arsenal to win & BTTS. £10 returns £55.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Sunderland & over 2.5 goals: Keeping it nice and simple, hopefully it’s a high scoring win for the lads! £10 returns £23.70.

Leicester City to win & BTTS: Backing Brendan’s new boss bounce. £5 returns £27.50.

FREE BET: Spurs have wobbled in their last two games so I’ll back Arsenal to take advantage, with both teams on the scoresheet. £10 returns £55.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Sunderland v Plymouth - Over 2.5 goals: Hopefully we’ve turned a corner and confidence is starting to grow. A comfortable home win for Sunderland to crank the pressure onto our promotion rivals. £5 returns £9.00.

Triple - Brighton, Bury and Luton all to win: My acca came in last week so I’m putting it all on this week’s bet. £40 returns £156.60.

FREE BET: Spurs to beat Arsenal. My brother is a Spurs fan so I can’t bet on any other result than a home win. £10 returns £20.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland & over 2.5 goals: Was close to winning big with my Sunderland bet last week so keeping it simple this week! £30 returns £70.10.

Trebles: Backing the Lads not once but twice this weekend. And following that prediction up by saying both PL leaders Liverpool and City will also successfully navigate potentially tricky away ties. £10 returns £24.88.

FREE BET: Spurs may have lost two on the bounce but I fancy Kane and co to have enough at Wembley to see them past rivals Arsenal. Kane to score and Spurs to win. £10 returns £28.

Chris - @ChrisSavedLatin

Sunderland to win: I won a bet! The comeback is on... £50 returns £80.

Man City, Man Utd, West Ham, Boro, Norwich, Luton to win: I’m backing six teams across the leagues to come good. Can’t wait for Man City to let me down... £15 returns £478.83.

FREE BET: I reckon this game will be crap, minimal goals and minimal quality. I’ll stick my tenner on under 1.5 goals in the game. £10 returns £43.33.

Graham - @GF_RokerReport

Sunderland and Plymouth BTTS: We always score and Argyle scored five last week, so this seems worth a tenner. £10 returns £18.33.

Man, Utd, Wolves, Leipzig and Villa to win: My Bundesliga bets have killed me off in recent weeks, so I’ve reverted to my old school bets (which also never won). £20 returns £139.75.

FREE BET: Spurs have lost the last two, but they’ll win this one - they won the last North London derby and should do again. Spurs to win and Harry Kane to notch. £10 returns £28.

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