Nick Hext

  • Last Updated: October 4 2016, 11:13 BST

Middlesbrough: Won promotion out of the Sky Bet Championship
Middlesbrough: Won promotion out of the Sky Bet Championship

Name: Nick Hext

Specialist sport: Football

Notable success: Middlesbrough 9/4 for Sky Bet Championship promotion, Barnsley 11/2 for Sky Bet League 1 promotion and Grimsby 11/4 for Vanarama National League promotion in the 2015/16 season; Craig Dawson 80/1 first goalscorer in Tottenham v West Brom at end of 2015/16 season; MK Dons 11/2 for Sky Bet League 1 promotion and Barnet 8/1 for Vanarama Conference promotion in the 2014/15 season; Crewe 66/1 for the 2012/13 Johnstone's Paint Trophy for a profit of 99 points; finished in profit for the seventh successive year in 2015 and will make it eight in 2016. 

Profile: Nick has been part of the team since 2007 and has produced a number of valuable lower-league football winners. Main focus is on the Sky Bet EFL, for which he provides weekly tips. Also a key player in the successful Sporting Life Accumulator feature.

  • Pilgrims picked at even money

    Nick Hext makes Sky Bet League Two leaders Plymouth to win at home to Colchester his best EFL bet for the weekend.

    Thursday October 27 2016, 09:31 BST
    Derek Adams' Plymouth are Nick Hext's bet of the weekend
  • Preston picked to shock Magpies

    Nick Hext thinks in-form Preston are a big price to get the better of Newcastle in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

    Tuesday October 25 2016, 09:26 BST
    Preston: Won on the road at Norwich last time out
  • Play your cards right with United

    Nick Hext has an 11/1 tip for Chelsea v Manchester United as he backs the Red Devils for victory on Super Sunday.

    Sunday October 23 2016, 15:49 BST
    Eric Bailly: Backed to be first player booked at Stamford Bridge
  • Terriers' price just too big

    Nick Hext makes Huddersfield and Doncaster his top two tips for Saturday's Sky Bet EFL action.

    Thursday October 20 2016, 11:43 BST
    Huddersfield: Backed to win at home to Derby
  • Wolves to take derby victory

    Wolves look a tasty price to beat West Midlands rivals Aston Villa on Saturday, says our Sky Bet EFL expert Nick Hext.

    Thursday October 13 2016, 10:57 BST
    Wolves: Can enjoy victory against Aston Villa
  • England to continue perfect start

    Nick Hext is expecting England to make it three wins out of three in World Cup qualifying when they face Slovenia on Tuesday.

    Tuesday October 11 2016, 19:34 BST
    England boss Gareth Southgate is backed to make it two wins out of two
  • Back Belarus and Bosnia

    Nick Hext goes for Belarus and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a win double as the best bet for Monday's World Cup qualifiers.

    Monday October 10 2016, 19:26 BST
    Bosnia-Herzegovina: Part of a win double with Belarus
  • Back Bury to taste TV success

    Nick Hext is backing Bury to beat Peterborough in the first of three live Sky Bet League One matches on Sky Sports this weekend.

    Saturday October 8 2016, 13:52 BST
    David Flitcroft's Bury are backed to defeat Peterborough
  • Make hay with Bale in Vienna

    Nick Hext makes Gareth Bale to net for Wales his headline tip for Thursday's World Cup qualifying action in Europe.

    Wednesday October 5 2016, 07:08 BST
    Gareth Bale: Once again the one to watch for Wales
  • Support Stanley on the road

    Our Nick Hext makes Accrington to win at Cambridge his top tip in the Sky Bet EFL this weekend.

    Saturday October 1 2016, 15:00 BST
    Accrington: Can celebrate victory on the road at Cambridge
  • Cap fits perfectly for MNF

    Nick Hext thinks Etienne Capoue can continue his fine goalscoring form when Watford travel to Burnley for Monday Night Football.

    Monday September 26 2016, 19:57 BST
    Etienne Capoue: In fine form for Watford
  • Take Blues to edge out Arsenal

    Our team preview Saturday's eight Premier League games and feel Antonio Conte's Chelsea can get the better of Arsenal.

    Saturday September 24 2016, 18:08 BST
    Diego Costa (right) has a fine record against Arsenal
  • Back Benitez; Big win treble

    Nick Hext is backing Newcastle to beat Aston Villa and he also has a 32.88/1 win treble in the Sky Bet EFL on Saturday.

    Saturday September 24 2016, 18:09 BST
    Rafa Benitez's Newcastle are backed for victory at Aston Villa
  • Newcastle the top pick

    Our Sky Bet EFL expert Nick Hext is backing Newcastle for victory on the road at Derby in Sky Sports' live game on Saturday.

    Saturday September 10 2016, 17:46 BST
    Newcastle: Finding form in the Sky Bet Championship
  • Field of dreams; Give me More

    Nick Hext reckons Chesterfield and Morecambe are both big prices for victory in the Sky Bet EFL on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday September 3 2016, 14:53 BST
    Gboly Ariyibi: Star winger remains with Chesterfield
  • Go for big prices in Trophy

    Nick Hext gives an overview of the changes to the revamped Checkatrade Trophy and has a couple of big-price selections.

    Wednesday August 31 2016, 09:18 BST
    Walsall: Pick from the north in the Checkatrade Trophy
  • Aguero to take City to win

    Nick Hext makes Gareth McAuley and Sergio Aguero his players to back for the Super Sunday action in the Premier League.

    Sunday August 28 2016, 16:04 BST
    Sergio Aguero: Manchester City's star striker should be backed
  • Go away with Leeds again

    Nick Hext expects Leeds' resurgence to continue as he picks out his best bets in the Sky Bet English Football League.

    Saturday August 27 2016, 15:03 BST
    Leeds: Finding form away from Elland Road
  • Leeds can surprise Wednesday

    Our Sky Bet EFL expert Nick Hext is backing Leeds to get three points when they travel to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

    Friday August 19 2016, 09:45 BST
    Garry Monk: Leeds manager needs first Championship win
  • Long way home for Plymouth

    Our Nick Hext is backing Carlisle to claim three points at home to Plymouth in his preview of Saturday's Sky Bet EFL action.

    Thursday August 18 2016, 19:18 BST
    Keith Curle's Carlisle can see off Plymouth