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Roker Riches (Week 3): Unbeaten, 2 clean sheets... what’s going on?!

A hard fought win for the Lads at home to “The Posh”. Lots of debate about the performance versus the result too. Betting slips don’t have that angle... win or lose, simple. So, how did the lads do?

Roker Riches 20/21

A win for the lads, but only two of the Riches lads pick up Riches returns ...

Several near misses on our betting slips again this week, a bit like the crossbar rattler for Posh. As is the case with the beautiful game, there’s only one stat that counts and that’s the wins, and only Malc and Phil managed that last weekend. An impressive £37.50 return for a domestic/euro Acca for Phil pulls him within a fiver of tied first with Gary.

Malc correctly forecast a single goal victory for the red and white army. Let’s hope the run for SAFC continues even if the good luck for Phil and Malc changes hands.


The Rolling Table Week #3: Season 2020-2021

Gary continues to lead the race after his early win and resulting head start. A few weeks and that will grind down no doubt.

Danny continues to demonstrate strong shoulders, holding up the rest of the table. No result for our readers, but let’s see what this week brings the lads and the Riches posse. One good win and it can all change very fast.


Banker’s Bonus...

If we want to top the league, we need to gain ground on those above us. If 2 of the 4 teams above Sunderland as at 1st October drop points to us this week (so, any 2 of Ipswich, Lincoln, Hull or Doncaster do worse than Sunderland), the banker gives punters and Readers an extra TENNER bet for the next Riches round.


This Week’s Bets:

Matty says...

Sunderland to win: I’ve had an awful start to this years’ Roker Riches, so I’ll simply go back to the lads to come away from The Valley with three points on Saturday. £10 returns £20.50

English Fourfold. Decided to be a bit more daring on my second bet, but these teams should all win on paper: Luton to beat Wycombe, Salford to beat Stevenage, Hull to beat Plymouth and Fleetwood to beat Rochdale. £10 returns £128.20.

Gary says...

My Lads bet is Sunderland Halftime/full time @5/2. Charlton have looked poor and I feel we will get at them early and lead at half time and hold on to the win. £5 gets back £17.50

I said at the start of the season we needed a strong start as I felt a few teams would be on 12 points after 4 games. I feel like Ipswich, Lincoln and Hull all win this week, on top of the Lads win, this acca is huge odds. And my fiver will happily give me back 164 quid.

Phil says...

Sunderland to win and under 2.5 goals. £5 returns £22.50. Although I got half of my Sunderland bet right last week, I was way off with my assumption that Peterborough’s participation in the game would mean goals. Sunderland’s defence has looked solid, and in an away game I’m backing Phil Parkinson to mastermind another textbook away performance. A low scoring would make it a good start for the lads.

Doncaster to beat Wigan, Crawley to beat Southend and Monaco to beat Brest. £5 returns £55.28.

Wigan surprised a few last weekend as they beat Portsmouth, but I’m backing them to come back down to earth against Doncaster this Saturday. I managed to profit from Southend’s misery last weekend, and I’m hoping to do so again. Monaco didn’t let me down either, despite having 2 players sent off, and I’m backing them to beat weak opposition again.

Paul (PJ) says...

Two weekends, five bets and no wins. I even managed to end Bayern Munich’s unbeaten run. So a change of tactic is in order. BTTS is out and instead I’m picking ‘winners’.

Sunderland to win 3-1. Three wins in a row is certainly within our grasp but three clean sheets in a row in this league is a very tough ask. There’s serious competition for places in our front three and I’m hoping this will encourage a bit more positivity and quality in front of goal. £5 returns £95

English treble: Picking three winners this weekend could be as easy as A, B, C. Arsenal, Blackburn and Crawley Town all to win their home games. £5 returns £31.35

Malc says...

Very close to a double win last weekend, though who saw Chelsea getting hammered. One goal more for Brentford and I would have had over £70 more, but that’s gambling for you. My bet including Sunderland is for our lads plus Luton and Donnie to win to nil, £5 treble pays £226.40 on Skybet.

Our clean sheet record needs to carry on away to Charlton, but I think that will be the case. Hopefully Luton and Doncaster can bang in plenty with no reply either.

My second bet is for Leicester, Wolves and Liverpool to all score 2+ goals. I just hope the Foxes haven’t exhausted their shooting boots. £5 returns £18.85.

Danny says...

I haven’t started very well this year and last week was tough. The yellow card last week was a hindrance and Newcastle’s terrible penalty decision cost me a profit. However, we go again...

Charlton to beat Sunderland: it’s bound to happen really. £5 returns £17.

EFL treble: Luton, Middlesbrough and Hull all to win this weekend. £10 returns £76.22.

Riches Readers say...

This week's readers bet comes from Jonna. Thanks for reaching out and joining in!

Jonna is predicting a draw for the lads - BTTS and a point each, £5 returns £21.67.

He is also calling wins for Everton, Hull and Oxford. This pays 5-1, so a fiver bet pays out £30 including stake. Good luck Jonna, and Parkie’s Penalty Point Pinchers.