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 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.

  • Burnley too big for home comforts

    Nick Hext believes Burnley are a good price to win at home in the Premier League this Saturday, while he's also backing a 33/1 shot.

    Saturday December 10 2016, 14:47 GMT
    Burnley: Can get the better of Bournemouth
  • Vale the value for victory

    Our Sky Bet EFL expert Nick Hext makes Port Vale to beat Northampton his top weekend tip.

    Saturday December 10 2016, 14:47 GMT
    Port Vale: Can celebrate victory at home to Northampton
  • Bees to add to Norwich woes

    Nick Hext backs Brentford to win at out-of-form Norwich as his best bet for this weekend in the Sky Bet Championship.

    Saturday December 3 2016, 15:06 GMT
    Brentford: Backed to win on the road at Norwich
  • Back Barrow to shock Rovers

    Nick Hext thinks non-league Barrow are a massive price to cause an FA Cup shock at Bristol Rovers in the second round on Sunday.

    Sunday December 4 2016, 13:54 GMT
    Paul Cox's Barrow can get the better of Bristol Rovers
  • Extra special in EFL Cup

    Nick Hext backs Hull to beat Newcastle and has a 66/1 pick among his tips for Liverpool v Leeds in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

    Tuesday November 29 2016, 20:33 GMT
    Leeds: Can provide Liverpool with a tough test
  • Back Bolton on the road

    Nick Hext backs Bolton to win on the road at Northampton as his top tip of the Sky Bet EFL weekend.

    Saturday November 26 2016, 15:07 GMT
    Bolton: Going well in the Sky Bet League One promotion race
  • Win with Wycombe

    Nick Hext is backing Wycombe to win on the road at Cambridge as his top tip for this weekend's Sky Bet EFL action.

    Saturday November 19 2016, 14:43 GMT
    Gareth Ainsworth's Wycombe can celebrate victory at Cambridge
  • Win with Hazard and Silva

    Nick Hext is backing Eden Hazard and Andre Silva to find the net in Sunday's World Cup qualifiers.

    Friday November 11 2016, 11:15 GMT
    Eden Hazard: One of the best in the Premier League this season
  • Auld habits die hard for England

    Nick Hext thinks England will be forced to work hard for victory over Scotland in Friday night's World Cup qualifier.

    Wednesday November 9 2016, 16:31 GMT
    England: Backed to claim three points at home to Scotland
  • Charlton can win on the road

    Our Nick Hext is backing Charlton to win at Swindon in the first of three live Sky Bet EFL games on Sky Sports this weekend.

    Saturday November 12 2016, 11:52 GMT
    Russell Slade's Charlton can see off Swindon
  • Brackley backed to shock Gills

    Nick Hext backs non-league Brackley to claim a shock win at Gillingham as one of his top tips for the first round of the FA Cup.

    Saturday November 5 2016, 14:57 GMT
    Brackley celebrate victory over Gillingham in the FA Cup back in 2013
  • Take Tykes to beat Burton

    Nick Hext makes Barnsley to win at Burton his top tip for this weekend's action in the Sky Bet Championship.

    Saturday November 5 2016, 14:57 GMT
    Paul Heckingbottom's Barnsley are backed to beat Burton
  • Support Sigurdsson for MNF goal

    Nick Hext makes Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to score his best bet for the Monday Night Football trip to Stoke.

    Monday October 31 2016, 19:49 GMT
    Gylfi Sigurdsson: Backed to net for Swansea at Stoke
  • Barkley backed to prove point

    Everton midfielder Ross Barkley looks worth siding with in Sunday's Premier League games.

    Friday October 28 2016, 10:57 BST
    Ross Barkley: Can find the back of the net for Everton
  • 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.

    Saturday October 29 2016, 15:03 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