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Roker Riches 2021-22: Do you fancy Sunderland to win at home? Who will be 1st goalscorer?

Sunderland are back at home after tasting defeat last time out - the odds on us to win are short, but are the bookies right? Let us know what you’ve got on this weekend...

Photo by Will Matthews/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Welcome to another edition of Roker Riches.

It’s ended up being a mixed week in terms of results, after a tight 1-0 away loss at Burton midweek. Most fans would say performances have been good enough to prevent major concern though, and it appears our new playing style is certainly something to retain an element of positivity.

How did our betting brotherhood fare last weekend, and what are they tipping as being worth a shilling or two with the bookmakers this weekend coming as we entertain the Wombles?

Sunderland v Lincoln City - Sky Bet League One Play-off Semi Final 2nd Leg
Johnson was frustrated on Tuesday but remains optimistic. Lets hope he is right in that.
Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

The Roker Riches Table 2021/22 - standings pre-AFC Wimbledon at the SOL

Another week and another few wins for the Riches lads. Hopefully, you followed the good tips rather than the dodgy ones!

Malc made it three bet wins for him across 2 weekends with a tidy £42.50 for his correct 2-1 prediction for SAFC, as well as a nice £52.30 for his 4 way acca that also came in. Almost £95 quid inbound, very tasty.

A very good return for Danny too, who had a tri-cast come in which bagged him a tidy £97. Phil also benefits from last weekend's Lads away win including an Embo goal, and wins a nice £55 too. Last but not least, Michael also called SAFC to win with BTTS, bringing in a respectable £21.66.

All the other lads missed out, with a few others coming close. Like the off-side call for Flanno, however, close isn’t quite enough.

The updated table is as follows:

Malc takes the lead and his kitty over £300, with Danny not too far behind (he would have been closer without the recent yellow card…), whilst Paul F is developing strong shoulders, propping up the table.


Banker’s Bonus...

The Banker’s bonus for our last weekend match didn’t come in, as none of our goals were from outside the box after a tap in for Ross and a nice finish from Elliot.

This week's Banker’s Bonus calls for a return to winning ways by taking opportunities, as let's face it, if we did that at the Pirelli, we would have won 3-1 or more.

If SAFC convert chances into 2 or more goals and get a win, returning at least to 2-1 land (which we all know is the new 1-1), then the banker will award an extra tenner to our punters for the next weekend game.


This round’s bets...

Anthony Gair says...

Weekend Correct Score Double: Aston Villa 3 - 1 Newcastle and Sunderland 3 - 1 AFC Wimbledon.

Something to cheer us all up - I fancy Villa to return back to form against a bereft Newcastle, and for Sunderland to go out like they did against Burton, but actually put the ball in the onion bag. Fiver returns a huge £975.

Burton Albion v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Ross did everything but score on Tuesday. Can they finish off Wimbledon 3-1?
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

My second bet is an easy option…Sunderland to win, with both teams to score comes in at 13/5. £15 returns £54. Easy money this weekend ladies and gentlemen!


Luke ‘Bomber’ Davies says...

Football Pyramid 4-fold. One from each of England’s professional leagues this week to follow!

Aston Villa are undeniably better than their 3-2 defeat to Newly promoted Watford, while Newcastle were pretty pathetic second half at home to West Ham so I’m backing a Villa bounce back.

In the Championship Bounemouth followed a very good draw with West Brom with a win at Forest and are surely going to beat Blackpool who don’t have our Embo to carry them?!

Milton Keynes Dons v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Embleton opened his account for the lads at MK Dons, can he help us bounce back?
Photo by John Cripps/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In Leagues 1 and 2 I’m backing two teams to maintain their 100% records against two teams with less than impressive starts. Forest Green are at home to Crawley and everyone’s 2nd favourite League One team Portsmouth will be looking to pour more misery on Doncaster at Fratton Park.

£5 returns £52.94

Sunderland Bet Builder

For this week’s bet builder you can tell I’m backing a full on SAFC bounce back from the disappointment of Burton.

- Sunderland to win both halves, Sunderland to win by 2 or more, BTTS = No

£5 returns £32.50


Phil Butler says...

Sunderland to win with a 2 goal handicap

Sunderland have started brightly in attack and I think it’s a matter of time before we put in a convincing performance at both ends of the pitch. I fancy 3-0 for tomorrow’s game, but I’d take 4-1. £5 returns £32.50

Saturday Treble

BRENTFORD are my favourites against Crystal Palace as Patrick Viera continues to be Frank de Boer 2.0, PORTSMOUTH are better than evens against winless Doncaster and NORTHAMPTON should also win at home against a Rochdale side that has started poorly. £5 returns £70.84

Lille OSC v AS Monaco - Ligue 1
Do we need Vito back to resume clean sheets and get 3-0’s like Phil wants?
Photo by John Berry/Getty Images

Paul Fletcher says…

Sunderland to Win 4-0:

After the disappointing result midweek, there are two things we are all crying out for. Firstly, to convert more of the chances the team have been creating and secondly, to keep a clean sheet for the first time in far too long. I’m backing the lads to do both and fire us up the league table. £5 returns £130

Burton Albion v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Broadhead showed promise in the away 1-0 loss, can he contribute to the 4-0 prediction Paul loves so much?
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Saturday Fourfold:

I was one Salford goal away from a winner last weekend so I’m sticking with a similar formula and hoping to tick off four out of four. I’m banking on Wycombe, Forest Green, Halifax and Inverness to all pick up 3 points at home tomorrow afternoon. £5 returns £62.19


Danny Roberts says...

Sunderland to beat Wimbledon 3-1 - We looked good on Tuesday, and the only thing that let us down was our inability to finish our chances. I think it’ll be a different story this weekend and we’ll put our visitors through a tough afternoon. £5 returns £65.

Sunderland v Wigan Athletic - Sky Bet League One
Man of the match on Tuesday for many, can our strikers take advantage of his service this weekend?
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

3 way acca - Villa to get their first win of the season against Newcastle, Sheffield United to end their awful run with a win against an even worse Huddersfield and Wycombe to continue their good start to the season by beating Lincoln at home. £10 returns £37.33


Malc Dugdale says...

4 way acca

I am backing 4 sides to step up and get all three points again this weekend, and after the success of this bet last week I am hopeful it will come off once more.

Fulham, West Brom, Man City and Liverpool all to win. Odds aren’t great at just under 3-1 for the acca, but a tenner from my table leading kitty returns £37.40, which will keep me ticking over nicely.

Sunderland to win 3-1

2-1 has sort of become the new 1-1, but with us back at home no doubt in front of over 30 thousand fans and playing how we are now, I think we can bag 3 goals. Keeping the back door closed is likely to be challenging given Wimbledon have scored 7 goals in 4 games across August, including beating Charlton away in the cup, and coming back from 3-1 down to get a point at home against Bolton last weekend. At good odds of 12-1 this 3-1 win prediction returns £65 for my fiver.

Milton Keynes Dons v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Many of us showed MK Dons how to support a team last weekend. Lets hope we have something to shout about again come 5pm Saturday.
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Michael Dunne says...

Sunderland to win by 2 goals.

I’m expecting a response from the lads on Saturday following the somewhat unjust defeat against Burton. I also expect it to be comfortable enough. Sunderland to win by 2 goals is 15/4. Fiver returns £23.75

Away day double

I think Brentford could continue their dream start to the premier league with a win against Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace. I worry about Palace this season and I wouldn’t be surprised to ship another defeat against a Brentford team with all the momentum. Furthermore, Nuno brings his new Spurs side back to his old club in his first away game. After a fantastic win last weekend, I can see Spurs building on this against Wolves this weekend.

£5 on this returns £30.80 at just over 5/1.

Chelsea v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Can the big man turn Palace around? Not this weekend according to Michael.
Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Good luck to the gaffer and the lads in getting back to winning habits, and good luck too to all our fellow punters. Please remember to gamble responsibly, and enjoy the footy.

Cheers, and ha’way the Lads!

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