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Roker Riches: Can The Lads get back to winning ways Vs Accrington?

The hot picks and top tips from the Roker Report betting squad - what bets have you got on for this sunny weekend of footy? Here are our weekly crop of top tips...

Welcome to this week’s edition of Roker Riches.

Well, two points out of 15 possible, and here we are either hoping for a tail end collapse for Hull or Posh, or accepting that we need to increase our form toward the playoffs and simply win them.

How will the robust draw (which was so close to a win) at Humberside impact the lads and their betting slips this week? Lets see...


The Rolling Table: Season 2020-2021

Yellow card update...

Only one yellow this week, for Bomber. Seems he was working and then went out for a socially distanced drink and some food, which is worth a tenner from anyone’s bet kitty given the crap we have all been through this last 12 months plus.

The table after last weekend looks like this:

Only one winner last time out, which was Danny, who correctly (though rather miserably) predicted that we would lose to “the Tangerines”, bringing him a £13 boost as we approach the seasons end.

Phil came close with a “Blackpool win BTTS”, but we failed to score, though we certainly should have done, and I couldn’t see them getting a second.


Banker’s Bonus...

No bankers bonus again from last weekend, though like a couple of the recent games, we performed OK against Blackpool but didn’t quite get the result.

This week, we have Accrington at home, and with 17 goals conceded in the last 7 matches, you have to hope we get a couple against them.

This weeks bonus is two fold.

  1. If the lads win this weekend, all punters get a tenner bet free next Saturday.
  2. If the lads win by two goals or more, greatly increasing confidence and swagger for the playoffs we are surely destined to take on, then we give a crisp twenty sheets to all punters for the first game in May.

Hopefully we can get a win and a good one, and the betting brotherhood get a chance for some good bets to lay on the penultimate weekend.


This Week’s Bets:

Matty Crichton says...

Sunderland to win & over 2.5 goals: Given that we have not won in five games, surely we are due a victory! Accrington conceded seven against Peterborough earlier this month, so I have a feeling that three/four goals will be scored at the Stadium of Light on Saturday!

£5 returns £11.50

League One Treble: Oxford to beat Plymouth, Blackpool to beat Shrewsbury and Portsmouth to beat Bristol Rovers. Three teams who are playing at home and who all need points to continue their pursuits of a playoff place.

£5 returns £21.03

Hull City v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Could Charlie Wyke rediscover his goal scoring form against Accrington on Saturday?
Photo by Ed Sykes - CameraSport via Getty Images

Luke ‘Bomber’ Davies says...

Sunderland Bet Builder.

We’ll have another go at a Paddy Power bet builder for the lads game at the weekend; and with something (hopefully) a little more reliable as I try and stave off Bankruptcy. Sunderland to Win, Gooch anytime goalscorer, Sunderland to score in the 2nd half.

£5 returns £17.02

Saturday EFL Treble

With still so much to play for at both ends of all the EFL leagues, I want to try and stay clear of mid table matches with teams already “on the beach” so to speak. In League One, Bristol Rovers seem to have resigned themselves to relegation and Joey Barton appears to have failed in his bid to keep them in the Division (what a shame!). Pompey will still very much be looking to pinch that last playoff spot so should see Rovers off! In League 2, Stevenage can’t finish any higher than 10th and any lower than 18th where as Cambridge will still be fighting for every point as they try to pip Cheltenham as Champions. Sheffield Wednesday will be desperate to get something against a Middlesbrough side that now cannot sneak into the playoffs. Sheffield Wednesday (Draw No Bet). Cambridge to Win, Portsmouth to Win.

£5 returns £37.72

Hull City v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Double assist Gooch at Hull, hopefully he shines again this weekend.
Photo by Joe Portlock/Getty Images

Phil Butler says...

Sunderland to win (with a two goal handicap)

I’m going to ignore the recent for of Lee Johnson’s side and instead consider the following: 1) Accrington Stanley are shocking at the minute and gave already been hammered a few times this season. 2) Sunderland have actually played quite well in the last couple of games, despite the results. 3) We’re short-priced favourites to win so I need to boost the odds a little. So, there’s my logic even if it’s been a while since I got any returns from my £5 Sunderland bet.

£5 returns £25

Championship Treble.

Since it’s the end of the season, I’m going to start picking my trebles based on teams who have something to play for. Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry are both near the bottom but are coming up against teams who have nothing to play for, whilst Watford still need a few more points to secure automatic promotion and they play mid-table Preston.

£5 returns £58.78


Paul Fletcher says...

Sunderland to win 4-0:

A must win game for the lads and a must win bet for me. The bookies think it’s a possibility, judging by the terrible odds they are offering on a team that haven’t kept a clean sheet in six games.

£5 returns £95

League One Double:

All of my bets have lost this season, hence why I’m almost bankrupt. If I’m going down this weekend, then I’m taking a team (or two) down with me. My remaining balance is going on Hull and Peterborough to win today. A losing bet would be good news for Sunderland. A winning bet would keep me in the contest for two more weeks.

£5 returns £20.12


Malc Dugdale says...

Three league treble - Liverpool, Norwich and Charlton all to win. This is based on what I want to happen, namely the skunks lose, my mates team Norwich take one step closer to the Championship title with promotion already secured, and Posh losing so we can maybe catch them up if we are very, very lucky.

£5 returns £29.15 on Skybet.

Sunderland to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 - Our defence isnt great at times but I do think we have 3 goals in us against this lot. This bet gives me three goes at a win as long as we get 3 goals in their end.

£5 pays £25 on Skybet.

Hull City v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Lee’s tactics very nearly got 3 points at the K-Com, can we return to winning ways at home?
Photo by Ed Sykes - CameraSport via Getty Images

Danny Roberts says...

Sunderland to win by 2+ goals. I think we looked better at Hull, and now Johnson has finally stopped the stupid 4222 formation, reverting to a 3 in midfield, we should have a solid base in defence and more of an attacking edge.

£5 returns £11.50.

6 Fold. I’m gunna go a bit bigger this week as I need a miracle turnaround now. Liverpool, Wolves, Villa, Blackpool, Oxford and Gillingham all to win.

£5 returns £155.39.


Riches Readers’ Random Pick...

Sunderland to win and BTTS - this random bet does have some merit as we haven’t kept a clean sheet since beating Bristol away at the end of March.

At odds of 11-4, this returns £37.50 for the tenner the readers have left.

Lets hope this comes in as unless it does (or the bankers bonus comes in) the readers will be bankrupt with a couple of Saturdays to go...


Good luck to Sunderland and to all our fellow punters this weekend. Please remember to gamble responsibly, and enjoy your weekend.

Let us know what you will be betting on this weekend, on social media or by email? Cheers, and ha’way the Lads!

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