The State of Play
It was another big win for league leader Gav this week, with both of his bets coming in. He correctly predicted Sunderland to win 1-0, and his treble came in. Nice.
This week’s other winner was Rory Fallow, who made a small profit of £28.33.
Everyone else... dossers.
The Table - Week #27
If Declan John makes Sunderland’s bench, the banker will furnish each of our beautiful pundits with a £10 BTTS acca bet next week. He’s feeling confident!
This week’s picks!
Gav is going with...
Sunderland to win to nil: I’m not really fancying a big bet today. £5 returns £11.25.
£5 FREE BET - TREBLE: Sheffield United, Cardiff & Burton to win. £5 returns £66.50.
Paul Fletcher is going with...
Luke O’Nien to score the first goal today: O’Nien is thriving in Parkinson’s system and seeing plenty of the ball in advanced positions. Surprisingly, he hasn’t scored since the beginning of November, so he must due a goal, preferably the first one. £5 returns £55.
’Elite’ Sixfold: I’m picking one team from the top six leagues in Europe. Barcelona, Dortmund, Juventus, Marseille Feyenoord and Burnley all to win. (They won’t). £5 returns £54.83.
Banker’s Bonus: Spurs and Newcastle double. It’s a free bet so I’ll happily use it to curse our local rivals. I can honestly see Newcastle winning against a Crystal Palace side who haven’t won since Boxing Day. Throw in a Mourinho masterclass to somehow come away from Stamford Bridge with three points and you’ve got yourself a double that pays just under 20/1. £5 returns £101.20.
Graham Falk is going with...
Sunderland to win 2-0: I’ve been cautious with my bets, but balls to it, we’re gonna win 2-0 and it’s going to be an easy ride. £5 returns £32.50.
Eightfold: Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff. Utd, Ipswich, Salford, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Bayern to win. £5 returns £408.27.
Rory Fallow is going with...
Sunderland to win under 3.5 goals: Even money for this is pretty good, as I’m expecting a comfortable win for the lads but not loads of goals. £20 returns £40.
Burnley to beat Bournemouth & under 2.5 goals: Similarly, I think Dyche’s boys should see this one through but don’t expect a goal fest. £10 returns £42.
FREE BET - Aston Villa to win: Away to Southampton, 4/1 is enough to tempt me to back Grealish & co. £5 returns £25.
Danny Roberts is going with...
Sunderland to win & over 2.5 goals: We can be clinical at home now, and with week break, I’d expect us to be in top form against Bristol. £5 returns £23.75.
Four Fold: I need to start being a bit bolder with my bets to catch up with Gav, who’s starting to take a big lead. I’ve been in this position before, though, and can make another comeback - starting this week. I’m going for home wins for Leeds, MK Dons, Wycombe and Crewe. £20 returns £93.94.
FREE BET: It’s free, so let’s go for a Prem acca. Chelsea to win or draw, Crystal Palace to win or draw, Sheffield United to win, Southampton to win or draw and Wolves to win. £5 returns £24.19.
Matthew Crichton is going with...
Chris Maguire to score anytime: Usually when the lads win our top scorer chips in, the facts he takes penalties and free kicks makes this bet far safer. £10 returns £24.
EFL Treble: Since I am on a losing streak I will take it easy... Palace to beat Newcastle, Coventry to beat Rochdale and Burton to beat Southend! £10 returns £59.67.
FREE BET: Southampton, Oxford and Rotherham to win with both teams to score, why not pick a hard when it is free? £5 returns £390.