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Roker Riches: Sunderland are favourites to beat fellow promotion hopefuls Ipswich with the bookies

Sunderland are favourites to win today’s game with the bookies, but Paul Lambert’s side are no mugs.

Danny Roberts

The State of Play

Despite Danny and Graham both winning bets, they still lost money. Whilst they both took Portsmouth to win against Sunderland, their higher stakes accumulators failed to come in, meaning they made small losses.

Gav’s decent run of form continues, and his winning treble earned him a nice profit which puts a decent wedge between himself at the top and the rest of the pack. He’s now way in the lead, sat on £455.78 - but he’s been in this position before, and there’s a long way to go yet before the season comes to a close.

Paul Fletcher continues to prop up the rest of the pundits at the foot of the table.

The Table - Week #25

Banker’s Bonus...

If Kyle Lafferty gets off the mark for Sunderland this weekend, the Banker will hand all of our pundits a free £5 bet on the Northern Irish Premier League.

This week’s picks!

Gav is going with...

Treble: I won one of these last week, so let’s have another go. I’m going for wins for Swindon, Dundee and Solihull - don’t let me down... £10 returns £114.66.

Sunderland & over 1.5 goals: I’ve got to back the lads, but I’m not convinced that it will be a high-scoring affair. Ipswich are a decent side. £5 returns £13.75.

Paul Fletcher is going with...

Sunderland to win 3-0: Ipswich’s recent away record is pretty poor so a big chance for us to stop the wobble. Clean sheet, three goals, three points and send a promotion rival packing. £10 returns £190.

European Fourfold: Brexit can’t stop me betting on the various European leagues so I’m going with a real mixed bag. Braga (Portugal), Pordenone (Italy), KV Mechelen (Belgium) and Villareal (Spain) all to win their games today. £15 returns £210.

Graham Falk is going with...

Sunderland to win and over 1.5 goals: Gav has opened up a significant lead, so I need to take some risks, but this game is far too close to call. Ipswich are in bad form though, and I think we’ll nick it 2-1 or 3-1. £10 returns £27.50.

BTTS Fourfold: Luton/Cardiff, Wigan/Preston, Posh/Oxford and Blackburn/Fulham are to reign in goals, with me predicting BTTS in each game. £10 returns £81.40.

Rory Fallow is going with...

Sunderland to win under 2.5 goals: I fancy us to win but think it’ll be a tight game. A 1-0 win almost got my backing but this one gives me a little bit more leeway. £10 returns £40.

Charlton to beat Stoke: This is a huge game down at the bottom of the Championship. Stoke are in better form but odds of 5/1 for Charlton is enough to tempt me. £5 returns £30.

Danny Roberts is going with...

Sunderland to win and Maguire to score anytime: Ipswich are struggling currently and Maguire is due one of his better performances. £5 returns £18.75.

Five Fold: Stoke, Blackpool, Coventry Crewe and Exeter all to win their home games. £10 returns £95.36.

Matty Crichton is going with...

Sunderland to win BTTS: Ipswich have been conceding for fun lately and with Sunderland’s excellent home form I’m expecting Parky to deliver 3 points! £10 returns £50.

British fourfold: Coventry to beat Bolton, Crewe to beat Oldham, Rangers to beat Hamilton and Hearts to beat Falkirk - sounds straight forward right? £10 returns £42.50.

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