February 2016

Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (February 2016) is +2985.26pts

February fixed-odds running total = -14.97pts

February ante-post running total = 00.00pts

February running total overall = -14.97pts


Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Feb 6) - 1pt win Ubak in 2.25 Sandown at 33/1 (Betway, 25/1 General), 1pt win Invicta Lake in 3.00 Sandown at 20/1 (bet365, 16/1 General), 1pt win San Benedeto in 2.05 Ffos Las at 11/1 (General) (VOID), 1pt win Top Billing in 2.05 Ffos Las at 12/1 (General) (VOID). LOSS=2pts


Tuesday FA Cup (Feb 9) - 2pts West Ham to beat Liverpool at 6/4 (Betfred, Boylesports, Coral). Result pending

Sunday Premier League (Feb 7) - 3.5pts Arsenal to beat Bournemouth at 15/14 (marathonbet); 1pt Bournemouth to be leading after 15 minutes at 15/2 (Ladbrokes); 1.5pts Chelsea v Manchester United to have a red card at 10/3 (BetVictor). PROFIT=1.25pts

Saturday Premier View (Feb 6) - 1pt Shinji Okazaki to score first in Man City v Leicester at 12/1 (Bet365); 1pt Shinji Okazaki to score last in Man City v Leicester at 12/1 (Bet365); 1pt Steven Naismith to score and Norwich to beat Aston Villa at 5/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=3pts

Saturday Premier League (Feb 6) - 2pts Norwich to beat Aston Villa at 23/10 (BetVictor); 2pts Sunderland in Double Chance market v Liverpool at 2/1 (bet365); 2pts Everton to beat Stoke at 9/5 (General); 1pt Alberto Paloschi to score first v Crystal Palace at 11/2 (General); 1pt West Ham (draw no bet) to beat Southampton at 3/1 (General). PROFIT=3.6pts

Weekend Football League (Feb 6) - 2pts Luton to beat Wycombe at 11/4 (Marathon Bet). PROFIT=5.5pts

Wednesday Premier League (Feb 3) - 1pt Newcastle (draw no bet) to beat Everton at 31/10 (BetVictor); 1pt Odion Ighalo to score at any time v Chelsea at 5/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

Tuesday Premier League (Feb 2) - 1pt Arsenal to beat Southampton at 5/6 (General); 0.4pts on both of Arsenal to win 2-1 and 3-1 at 17/2 (General) and 17/1 (BetVictor) respectively; 2pt double Norwich and Stoke in Double Chance market at  4.42/1 (888sport); 2pts Manchester City (-1) to beat Sunderland at 11/8 (Sky Bet); 1pt Leicester to beat Liverpool at 17/10 (BetVictor); 0.5pt West Ham to beat Aston Villa at 20/23 (General); 0.5pt both teams to score in Crystal Palace v Bournemouth at 19/20 (General). LOSS=3.19pts


South Africa v England ODI Series (Feb 3-14) - 1pt Jos Buttler top England batsman at 12/1 (Paddy Power); 1pt Ben Stokes top England bowler at 10/1 (Paddy Power); 2pts Kagiso Rabada top South Africa bowler at 13/4 (888Sport). Result pending


Tshwane Open (Feb 11-14) - 1pt e.w. Oliver Fisher at 90/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 sporting bet); 1pt e.w. Shaun Norris at 100/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5, StanJames); 1pt e.w. Chris Swanepoel at 250/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Sky Bet, StanJames); 1pt e.w. Stuart Manley at 160/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 bet365). Result pending

Waste Management Phoenix Open (Feb 4-7) - 1.5pts e.w. Kevin Streelman at 90/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 bet365); 1pt e.w. Brett Stegmaier at 350/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 bet365); 1.5pts Brett Stegmaier to finish in the top 20 at 10/1 (general). LOSS=6.5pts

Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 4-7) - 1pt Nicolas Colsaerts to lead after round one at 100/1 (BetVictor); 0.5pt Bryson DeChambeau to lead after round one at 125/1 (General); 0.5pt Max Kieffer to lead after round one at 100/1 (General). LOSS=2pts


To follow...

Rugby league:

NRL Auckland Nines (Feb 5-7) - 1pt win Penrith Panthers at 12/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Super League (Feb 5-7) - 2pt double Hull (-10) and Widnes (+2) at 3.04/1 (Stan James). LOSS=2pts

Super League (Feb 4) - 2pts Warrington (+4) to beat Leeds at 11/10 (Sky Bet, Ladbrokes, Winner). PROFT=2.2pts

Super League outrights - 2pts Wigan to win the regular season at 11/4 (Sky Bet); 1pt Danny McGuire to win the Man of Steel award at 40/1 (Sky Bet, Coral); 1pt Sean O'Loughlin to win the Man of Steel award at 40/1 (Sky Bet; 1pt  Matty Smit  to win the Man of Steel award at 66/1 (Paddy Power, betway). Result pending

Challenge Cup outrights - 1pt Catalans to win the Challenge Cup at 16/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

Rugby union:

Six Nations (Feb 6-7) - 2pts Wales to beat Ireland at 13/10 (Betfred, totesport, sportingbet); 2pts France (-20) to beat Italy at evens (General); 2pts Virimi Vakatawa or Maxime Medard to score the first try in France v Italy at 100/30 (Sky Bet); 1pt England to beat Scotland by 1-12 points at 6/4 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=6.17pts

Six Nations outrights - 2pts Wales to win the Six Nations at 3/1 (General); 0.5pt e.w. Jonathan Davies to be top tryscorer at 40/1 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes, 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending


Premier League Darts outrights - 3pts Raymond van Barneveld to be relegated at 9/4 (Betway); 3pts Dave Chisnall to hit the most 180s at 11/2 (bet365). Result pending


German Masters (Feb 3-7) - 2pts Mark Selby to win the German Masters at 5/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

American Football:

Super Bowl 50 (Feb 7) - 2pts Carolina (-6.5) to beat Denver at 11/10 (bet365); 2pts Denver to score under 19.5pts at 20/21 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Jonathan Stewart to score the first TD at 9/1 (Hills, Coral,Ladbrokes); 2pts Cam Newton to score a TD anytime at 11/10 (Sky Bet, Coral, Hills); 2pts Tedd Ginn Jr to score a TD anytime at 2/1 (Sky Bet, Coral, Hills); 1pt Peyton Manning to be benched for at least one full Denver drive at 7/1 (Betfair Sportsbook). LOSS=10pts

Long-term or ante-post previews which have yet to come to fruition:


Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Ryanair Chase: 1pt win Ballynagour in Ryanair Chase at 25/1 NRNB (BoyleSports, bet365). Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Sky Bet Supreme: 1pt win Buveur D'Air in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at 12/1 (General). Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Champion Chase - 1pt win Felix Yonger in Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at 33/1 (bet365, RaceBets NRNB), 1pt win Sizing Granite in Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at 33/1 (Sky Bet, bet365, Paddy Power, William Hill NRNB). Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: World Hurdle - 1pt win Alpha Des Obeaux in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at 20/1 (Coral). Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Gold Cup - 1pt win Road To Riches in Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup at 20/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes). Result pending


Scottish Cup outright - 1pt e.w. Motherwell to win the Scottish Cup at 33/1 (1/3 1,2 William Hill); 0.25pt e.w. Morton to win Scottish Cup at 250/1 (1/3 1,2 BetVictor). Result pending

FA Cup outright - 1pt Watford to win the FA Cup at 75/1 (888Sport); 1pt to reach the final at 40/1 (888sport); 1pt e.w. West Brom to win the FA Cup at 80/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt e.w. Bournemouth to win the FA Cup at 100/1 (BetVictor, Sky Bet). Result pending

Champions League outright - 2pts Real Madrid to win the Champions League at 11/2 (general); 1pt e.w. Atletico Madrid to win the Champions League at 20/1 (1/2 1,2 bet365); 0.5pt e.w. Gareth Bale to be top scorer in the Champions League at 50/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 bet365, Sky Bet); 1.33pts Man City to finish third in Group D at 4/1 (Sky Bet); 0.67pt Man City to finish fourth in Group D at 9/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending  

Europa League outright - 1pt e.w. Athletic Bilbao to win the Europa League at 25/1 (Coral). Result pending

SPFL outright - 1pt e.w. St Mirren in Championship at 12/1 (1/4 1,2 Ladbrokes, Paddy Power); 1pt e.w. Peterhead in League One at 12/1 (1/4 1,2,3 bet365); 1pt e.w. Elgin in League Two at 20/1 (1/4 1,2,3 bet365). Result pending

Sky Bet League 2 outright - 5pts Exeter to finish in the top seven of Sky Bet League 2 at 5/1 (General), 1pt e.w. John Akinde to be the Sky Bet League 2 top goalscorer at 33/1 (Coral, ¼, 1,2,3,4), 2pts Hartlepool to be relegated from Sky Bet League 2 at 9/1 (bet365). Result pending

Sky Bet League 1 outright - 4pts Barnsley to win promotion at 11/2 (Sky Bet); 3pts Fleetwood to finish in the top six at 10/3 (Coral); 2pts Coventry to be relegated at 9/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

Premier League season specials - 6pts West Brom to finish above Leicester at 17/20 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Stoke without the 'Big Six' at 10/1 (General); 1pt Chelsea to go unbeaten at home at 5/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts Everton to be in the bottom three on September 1 at 13/2 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Premier League outright relegation - 4pts Aston Villa at 3/1 (General), 4pts Leicester at 3/1 (General). Result pending

Premier League top scorer - 2pts win Alexis Sanchez at 20/1 (Coral); 0.5pt e.w. Yaya Toure at 125/1 (Betfair 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Premier League title outright - 8pts Arsenal to win the title at 9/2 (General); 4pts Liverpool to finish in the top four at 11/4 (General). Result pending

Sky Bet Championship outright - 4pts Middlesbrough to win promotion at 9/4 (Stan James); 1pt double Middlesbrough and Derby to win promotion at 10/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Hull to be relegated at 33/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Chris Wood to be top goalscorer at 40/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Scottish Premiership outright - 1pt Dundee United to win the Premiership without Celtic at 12/1 (bet365, bwin, Coral); 0.5pts e.w. Dundee to win the Premiership without Celtic at 33/1 (General, 1/3 1,2); 2pts Dundee to finish in the top half at 11/4 (BetVictor); 2pts St Johnstone to finish in the bottom half at 11/4 (Ladbrokes, Stan James, William Hill; 1pt e.w. Robbie Muirhead to be top goalscorer at 50/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt Paul Hartley to be next Premiership manager to leave at 12/1 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes). Result pending

Vanarama National League outright - 6pts Grimsby to win promotion from the National League at 11/4 (General); 1pt e.w. Richard Brodie to be top goalscorer at 50/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending


Majors ante-post - 0.5pt e.w. Lee Westwood (Masters) at 125/1 (Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Jamie Donaldson (Masters) at 200/1 (Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. JB Holmes (US Open) at 125/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Jim Furyk (Open) at 125/1 (BoyleSports 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Branden Grace (Open) at 66/1 (Betfred, totesport 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Geoff Ogilvy (US PGA) at 250/1 (Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Hunter Mahan (US PGA) at 150/1 (Paddy Power 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Justin Thomas (US PGA) at 100/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

PGA Tour Money List 2016 - 1pt e.w. Brooks Koepka to win the Money List at 66/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Tony Finau to win the Money List at 250/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Danny Lee to win the Money List (without Day, Spieth, McIlroy) at 66/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Phil Mickelson to win the Money List at 150/1 (BetVictor 1/5 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Race To Dubai 2016 - 1pt e.w. Victor Dubuisson at 50/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Matt Fitzpatrick at 33/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3). Result pending


WTA 2016 ante-post - 1pt Maria Sharapova to finish as year-end world number one at 10/1 (Sky Bet); 2pts Karolina Pliskova to finish in the top eight at 5/1 (Sky Bet); 4pts Johanna Konta to finish lower than 32.5 in ranking list at 5/6 (Sky Bet). Result pending

ATP World Tour 2016 ante-post - 1pt Kyle Edmund to finish as top-ranked Briton (without Andy Murray) at 7/1 (Paddy Power); 5pts Kyle Edmund to finish higher than 82.5 in ranking list at 18/25 (888sport); 5pts Gilles Muller to finish higher than 55.5 in ranking list at 22/25 (888sport); 1pt Gilles Miller to be 'top lefty' at 9/2 (Sky Bet); 4pts Hyeon Chung to finish higher than 55.5 in ranking list at 3/4 (888sport); 2pts Nick Kyrgios to beat Grigor Dimitrov in season-long ranking match bet at 6/4 (Paddy Power). Result pending