Nick Hext

  • Last Updated: July 3 2016, 19:54 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.

Profile: Nick has been part of the sportinglife.com 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.

  • 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
  • Premier League: Team-by-team

    Our writers bring you their team-by-team betting guide to the 2016/17 Barclays Premier League season.

    Monday August 8 2016, 13:42 BST
    Diego Costa: Good bet to get the most goals in the Premier League
  • Exeter fancied for Pool party

    Our Nick Hext makes Exeter to win at Blackpool in Sky Bet League Two his top tip for the opening weekend of the new EFL season.

    Friday August 5 2016, 08:24 BST
    Paul Tisdale: Exeter manager can start the season in style
  • Hoop dreams for top scorer

    Nick Hext makes Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper one of his strikers to back in our EFL top goalscorer preview.

    Thursday August 4 2016, 07:55 BST
    Gary Hooper: Striker can star for Sheffield Wednesday
  • Rovers backed to return

    Having tipped National League promotion winners in the last two seasons, Nick Hext turns to Tranmere for the hat-trick.

    Wednesday August 3 2016, 12:11 BST
    Connor Jennings: New arrival can boost Tranmere
  • Time for a Stag party

    Our expert Nick Hext thinks Mansfield and Exeter provide value ahead of the new Sky Bet League Two season.

    Wednesday August 3 2016, 09:23 BST
    Adam Murray's Mansfield can impress in League Two
  • Posh picked to impress

    Nick Hext goes for three winning Sky Bet League One promotion tips in a row this season with Peterborough his chosen team.

    Tuesday August 2 2016, 08:27 BST
    Shaquile Coulthirst's Peterborough should be backed for promotion
  • Newcastle too good to ignore

    Nick Hext is backing title favourites Newcastle in the Sky Bet Championship this season and expects Derby to go up too.

    Monday August 1 2016, 07:03 BST
    Rafael Benitez: Can guide Newcastle back to the Premier League
  • Ronaldo to prove his class

    Our team pick out their best bets for Saturday's Euro 2016 action, including support for Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Saturday June 18 2016, 19:41 BST
    Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal's star player backed to score
  • Bank on Lewandowski

    Nick Hext thinks Robert Lewandowski should be backed to score when Poland take on Germany this evening.

    Thursday June 16 2016, 14:16 BST
    Gareth Bale: The main man for Wales against England
  • Goals expected in Poland win

    Dave Tickner expects plenty of goals in a win for Poland over Northern Ireland as we preview Sunday's Euro 2016 action.

    Sunday June 12 2016, 22:16 BST
    Poland: Provide a very tough opening test for Northern Ireland
  • Rooney to struggle for goals

    Nick Hext expects Wayne Rooney to fire group-stage blanks at Euro 2016 and has a 40/1 tip in his 'Home Nations' specials preview.

    Saturday June 11 2016, 19:56 BST
    Wayne Rooney: England's captain is out of goals recently
  • Final pair to keep it tight

    Nick Hext is expecting a tight start to Monday's League 2 play-off final between AFC Wimbledon and Plymouth.

    Monday May 30 2016, 14:55 BST
    Derek Adams' Plymouth are backed for Sky Bet League 2 play-off success
  • Win more with the Tykes

    Nick Hext is backing Sam Winnall to help ante-post promotion pick Barnsley to League 1 play-off final victory over Millwall.

    Sunday May 29 2016, 14:57 BST
    Sam Winnall: Can be the main man again for Barnsley
  • Wednesday provide the value

    Nick Hext thinks Sheffield Wednesday provide the value in Saturday's Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Hull.

    Saturday May 28 2016, 17:00 BST
    Sheffield Wednesday: Backed for promotion to the Premier League
  • Back Bantams to worry Lions

    Nick Hext is backing Bradford to beat Millwall on Friday night when they bid to overturn a 3-1 deficit in their League 1 play-off.

    Friday May 20 2016, 19:41 BST
    Bradford: Can push Millwall all the way on Friday
  • Barnsley to keep it clean

    Nick Hext is backing ante-post tip Barnsley to reach the Sky Bet League 1 play-off final with a 0-0 draw at Walsall on Thursday.

    Thursday May 19 2016, 19:54 BST
    Barnsley: Can book place in the Sky Bet League 1 play-off final