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Roker Riches: Sunderland are 23/20 to win at Accrington - can the Lads get another three points?

Despite being the away team on the back of a loss, Sunderland are favourites to win today at Accrington. Will we meet the expectations of the bookies and take all three points?

Danny Roberts

The State of Play

Ouch - you wouldn’t want to be Matty Crichton this week. He stuck seventy quid on across his two bets last weekend and both failed to come in, meaning he’s dropped down our leaderboard and into second bottom, only kept from the foot of the table by Rory Fallow.

Graham Falk continued his decent run of form and made a small profit on his international accumulator, whilst Gav also won an acca of European Championship qualifier games which bumped him up to top spot.


The Table - Week #7


Banker’s Bonus...

The Banker has had a mare so far this season. Because England scored over three goals against Bulgaria last weekend he’s had to pay out in free bets AGAIN! Woops...

This week’s bonus: If Sunderland keep a clean sheet and Will Grigg scores then every pundit will see their profits double this weekend as a result.


This week’s picks!

Gav is going with...

FREE BET: Cheers, Banker! I’m going to stick my fiver on there to be over 2.5 goals in the game between Chelsea and Wolves. Both teams are good in front of goal and Chelsea’s defence has looked suspect this season, so I think it’ll be a high scoring affair. £5 returns £32.50.

Sunderland to win 2-0: I fancy us to rebound from the disappointment at Peterborough with a good win and a clean sheet. Hawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! £10 returns £100.

Fourfold: Swansea, Salford, Kings Lynn and Sheff Utd all to win. £10 returns £172.

Paul Fletcher is going with...

Sunderland to win 3-0: The best way to swiftly erase the memory of an unconvincing 3-0 away loss is with a convincing 3-0 away victory, right? The bookies aren’t as convinced as I am, offering an irresistible 18/1. £5 returns £95.

BTTS Fourfold: Wolves vs Chelsea, QPR vs Luton, Burton vs Coventry, Crawley vs Mansfield. £7.50 returns £60.47.

£5 Banker’s BONUS: Nothing to lose, so I’ll go big and bet on an unlikely 3-3 draw. £5 returns £250.

Danny Roberts is going with...

FREE BET: Wolves to beat Chelsea. Lampard’s men look poor at the back and Wolves haven’t had a Europa League tie this week so I think they’ll pick up the three points. £5 returns £14.50.

Sunderland to win: I think we’ll bounce back from the Peterborough catastrophe and pick up a good away win. £5 returns £10.25.

Fourfold: Oxford, Exeter, Woking and Aberdeen all to win their relatively comfortable home games this weekend. £10 returns £93.19.

Rory Fallow is going with...

Sunderland to win and BTTS: I reckon the lads will bounce back from the Peterborough defeat with a win but just like when we faced Stanley in the cup, the hosts will get on the scoresheet. £10 returns £40.

Sheffield United & Wolves to win: Both are at home and are really good odds. Wolves may not have won in the league this season but Chelsea’s inconsistency could be just what they need, while the Blades host Southampton. £10 returns £73.50.

FREE BET: I’ll keep the faith with Wolves for my free bet and take them to win with both teams to score. £5 returns £27.50.

Graham Falk is going with...

Sunderland to win by over 1.5 goals: I think the lads will win comfortably this week. £10 returns £24.

Dortmund, Liverpool, Blackpool treble: decent odds for three favourites and it’s a bet with Bundealiga flavour to keep up my appearances. £10 returns £43.05.

FREE BET: Jiminez to score anytime. What’s to lose? £5 returns £12.

Matty Crichton is going with...

FREE BET: Kurt Zouma has looked shaky at the back so far but Wolves have also struggled to get going this season as they attempt to win a war on two fronts with the Europa League - Chelsea to win and BTTS. £5 returns £23.75.

Sunderland to win: As you can see from the table I was arrogant last week and lost £70, as a result the safe approach is making a swift return. £10 returns £20.50.

Fourfold: I managed to mess this up last week as Plymouth decided to concede three goals at home! Surely Liverpool, Swansea, Rotherham and Swindon can deliver the money this week. £25 returns £134.69.