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Roker Riches: Bookies have Pompey as favourites - can Sunderland defy the odds & win the Trophy?

Sunderland go into the EFL Trophy final this weekend as slight underdogs in the eyes of the bookies. Can we defy the odds and bring some silverware back from Wembley for the first time since that famous day in 1973?

Haway the Lads....
Danny Roberts

Well here we are lads and lasses - Wembley is upon us! It’s been two weeks since our last round of bets so our gamblers go into the final with an air of freshness surrounding their balances. Unless you’re Chris, obviously, who is still miles away from everyone.

Graham is travelling to the capital with the most momentum though after both of his bets came a couple of weeks ago. Once again, it was looking at the Bundesliga that saw Graham rake in most of his dosh, bringing home a haul of £54.93 (insert tiresome da’ joke about how that will almost get you two pints in that there London here).

Our pundits don’t get just one selection on the final though, The Banker’s Bonus was triggered meaning they get a £10 free hit as well! Let’s see if they go wild with it or opt for a safe bet to bring in some bonus coin...

The Table...

The Banker’s Bonus...

If Sunderland lift the Checkatrade Trophy the banker will reward each gambler with a free £20 on anything they please!

Gav - @Gav1879

Sunderland to win the EFL Trophy: Haway the f**king lads. £30 returns £87.

Fourfold: Manchester United, Doncaster, Sheff Utd and Lincoln. All of them are clear favourites so I’m pretty confident of making a small profit this weekend even if Sunderland don’t manage to bring the trophy home on Sunday... £10 returns £71.

BONUS BET: Will Grigg to score and Sunderland to win 1-0. £10 returns £290.

Rory - @RoryFallow

Sunderland win & BTTS: We’re going to do it dramatically and come from behind to claim the glory of the Checkatrade! £10 returns £50.

TREBLE: Palace to win at home to Huddersfield, Leicester to do the same against Bournemouth and another Brucey bonus for Sheffield Wednesday. £5 returns £45.80.

BONUS EFL TROPHY BET: I’m going for Grant Leadbitter to score any time. He’s due a goal since his return to the club and just imagine what it would mean to him? £10 returns £65.

Danny - @DJRoberts22

Sunderland to win in 90 mins: Hate betting on finals - but ha’way Sunderland! £10 returns £27.50.

Treble: Crystal Palace, Lincoln City and Gillingham all to grab home wins. £10 returns £52.80.

Bonus Bet: Sunderland to win first half, second half to be a draw. £10 returns £150.

Dan Parker - @DGP202

Sunderland to win the EFL Trophy: What it says on the tin. HA’WAYYY! £30 returns £87.

Spurs to beat Liverpool and Palace: Putting my neck on the line here and saying Spurs will dent Liverpool’s title hopes with a surprise away win before winning their first game at the new Lane. £5 returns £48.53.

Bonus Bet: Lee Barry Cattermole to score at Wembley. It’s going to happen. £10 returns £100.

Graham - @GF_RokerReport

Sunderland win & BTTS: I’m going to copy Rory - I think we’re going to do it dramatically and come from behind to claim the glory of the Checkatrade! £10 returns £50.

Dortmund, Leipzig, Man. City and Arsenal fourfold: A mix of Bundesliga and Premier League this week. All favourites, but still a decent little return as I begin to shoot up the league. £10 returns £36.

BONUS EFL TROPHY BET: George Honeyman is gonna silence his small straggle of haters and smash home the winner. The captain to score the last goal. £10 returns £90.

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