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We compile the Sporting Life team's best bets for Saturday February 16.

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17:28 - 👋 THAT'S ALL FOLKS!

Well, what a day it turned out to be! Huge victories for Wolves and Cardiff in the Premier League - while Derby came from behind to beat Norwich 4-3 after a lengthy delay due to a floodlight breaking! We've had winners in the Premier League preview with the second-half bringing the most goals at the King Power alongside Mitrovic's goal for Fulham.

In the Sky Bet EFL, Charlton's poor discipline landed us a 4/1 winner resulting in a profitable day all round. Enjoy Liverpool v Arsenal in the late kick-off, it should be a belter, and I'll be back with our live blog on New Year's Day!


17:23 - ⚽️ SCORE UPDATE

Norwich 3-4 Derby

Norwich hit the bar in the final seconds. Derby clear and the full-time whistle goes! Oh my word! What a season this is turning out to be in the Sky Bet Championship!

Leeds remain top, as they were heading into the games today.

The (updated) top of the Sky Bet Championship table following today's games
The (updated) top of the Sky Bet Championship table following today's games


17:14 - ⚽️ SCORE UPDATE

Norwich 3-4 Derby - Jack Marriott

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT MINUTE WE'RE IN BUT (FRANK LAMPARD'S) DERBY HAVE TURNED IT AROUND! Florian Jozefzoon and Jack Marriott put (Frank Lampard's) Derby ahead!

Great news for Leeds fans!


17:10 - 📝 LIVERPOOL V ARSENAL TIPS

Right, onto the late kick-off where Liverpool have a huge opportunity to move nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table. George Pitts is backing the shots:

"Considering their roles within their respective teams, and their hunger in front of goal, the odds available on this looks too good to pass up. Salah appears to have found his shooting boots again of late and has attempted 12 shots in his last four games.

"He certainly knows where the goal is, so we are hoping he tests Bernd Leno and gets a couple on target here. Gabonese forward Aubameyang, meanwhile, has had 14 shots in his last four appearances, scoring three, and is just ahead of Salah in the Golden Boot race so he cannot take his foot off the gas."

Best bet: Mohamed Salah 2+ & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1+ shots on target at 13/8

Mo Salah scores a penalty for Liverpool against Newcastle
Mo Salah scores a penalty for Liverpool against Newcastle


17:05 - 📝 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE

Leeds remain top and five points clear of third heading into 2019 despite defeat today. That is unless Norwich score two more in what is left of their game - which was delayed to floodlight failure.

The top of the Sky Bet Championship table following today's games
The top of the Sky Bet Championship table following today's games


17:01 - 📝 PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE

Ready for this one Liverpool fans? A victory over Arsenal in the late kick-off will put the Reds NINE points clear at the top!

The top of the Premier League table following today's games
The top of the Premier League table following today's games


16:58 - 🎉 WINNING TIP

I had Charlton getting 40+ booking points away at Barnsley at 4/1 - Chris Solly is off in the 96th minute to land that one!


16:56 - ⌚️ FULL-TIME

Premier League:

  • Brighton 1-0 Everton
  • Fulham 1-0 Huddersfield
  • Leicester 0-1 Cardiff
  • Tottenham 1-3 Wolves
  • Watford 1-1 Newcastle

Sky Bet Championship:

  • Birmingham 0-0 Brentford
  • Bolton 0-0 Stoke
  • Bristol City 1-0 Rotherham
  • Leeds 0-2 Hull
  • Middlesbrough 2-0 Ipswich
  • Millwall 1-0 Nottingham Forest
  • Norwich 3-2 Derby (L - floodlight failure delayed the game)
  • Preston 1-1 Aston Villa
  • QPR 0-0 Reading
  • Sheffield United 3-0 Blackburn
  • Swansea 2-2 Wigan
  • West Brom 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

16:50 - 🎉 WINNING TIP

Leicester 0-1 Cardiff

George Pitts told us to be patient with the goals at the King Power - and we've had to be very patient! CARDIFF LEAD AT LEICESTER IN THE FINAL MINUTES!


16:48 - 🎉 WINNING TIP

Fulham 1-0 Huddersfield

Mitrovic scores to give Fulham the three points! We love a 91st minute goal here...


16:44 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Tottenham 1-3 Wolves

Wolves hit Tottenham on the counter attack and Helder Costa gives the visitors a two-goal lead! What a result for Nuno Espirito Santo's side!


16:42 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Norwich 3-2 Derby

Shock, horror, Norwich have scored late! Leeds losing so the Canaries are level on points with Leeds heading into 2019.


16:40 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Watford 1-1 Newcastle

Watford are level! Doucoure scores with eight minutes of normal time remaining

Tottenham 1-2 Wolves

WOW! Wolves lead away at Tottenham! Jimenez grabs the goal!


16:39 - 📝 ACCA UPDATE

Sheffield United 3-0 Blackburn

It's another for the Blades - Blackburn have completely collapsed.


16:38 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Fulham 0-0 Huddersfield

Kamara is adamant that he is taking Fulham's penalty - despite protests from his teammates. Of course, it's saved!


16:35 - 📝 ACCA UPDATE

Sheffield United 2-0 Blackburn

Billy Sharp has his second of the afternoon. That should be three points for the Blades.


16:33 - 🔴 RED CARD

ANOTHER player sent off for Rotherham!

Richie Towell joins Billy Jones in leaving the pitch early.


16:32 - 📝 ACCA UPDATE

Sheffield United 1-0 Blackburn

Sheffield United lead! At last!


16:30 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Tottenham 1-1 Wolves

Willy Boly has grabbed a goal for Wolves and they are level at Wembley!


16:29 - 🔴 RED CARD

You're joking? Not annnooottthhheerrr onnneeeeee?

Richard Smallwood is off for Blackburn - we need a Blades goal to help the Acca here!


16:28 - 🔎 IN-PLAY RECOMMENDATION

Leeds are 2-0 down at home to Hull and need a goal. They have come from behind to win against Aston Villa and Blackburn in recent weeks and need another miracle here.

Sky Bet have enhanced Leeds to 11/10 to score the next goal.


16:25 - 🔴 RED CARDS

It appears that a lot of players in the Sky Bet Championship have resorted to kicking each other.

We've seen red cards in the second-half for:

  • Billy Jones - Rotherham
  • Chris Basham - Sheffield United
  • Jay Rodriguez - West Brom

16:23 - 🔎 IN-PLAY RECOMMENDATION

Ricardo Pereira has already had two shots on target from three shots in Leicester's clash with Cardiff.

He's clearly playing with some confidence, and Sky Bet have him at 5/1 to have 3+ shots on target in this one.


16:20 - 🐦 TWITTER WATCH

It's another record-breaking day at the Stadium of Light!


16:17 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Brighton 1-0 Everton - Jurgen Locadia

FINALLY A GOAL! Brighton lead against Everton. Some consultation needed between the officials but it is given!


16:13 - 📸 AS IT HAPPENED

MY BALL! Simon Hooper looks to battle James Maddison and Aron Gunnarsson for possession...

James Maddison and Aron Gunnarsson clash with referee Simon Hooper during Leciester v Cardiff
James Maddison and Aron Gunnarsson clash with referee Simon Hooper during Leciester v Cardiff


16:10 - 📝 ACCA UPDATE

Still 0-0 at Bramall Lane, but Chris Basham has been sent off for Sheffield United! Not ideal at all.


16:09 - ⚽️ SCORE UPDATE

Burton 1-1 Plymouth

Rochdale 0-2 Bradford

We wanted goals, well at least there has been a couple I suppose


16:01 - ⌚️ KICK-OFF!

Second-half is underway in plenty of games. Let's hope for a few more goals, especially in the Premier League, as it's not been the best so far today...


15:57 - ⌚️ HALF-TIME

Premier League:

  • Brighton 0-0 Everton
  • Fulham 0-0 Huddersfield
  • Leicester 0-0 Cardiff
  • Tottenham 1-0 Wolves
  • Watford 0-1 Newcastle

Championship

  • Birmingham 0-0 Brentford
  • Bolton 0-0 Stoke
  • Bristol City 0-0 Rotherham
  • Leeds 0-1 Hull
  • Middlesbrough 1-0 Ipswich
  • Millwall 1-0 Nottingham Forest
  • Norwich 2-2 Derby
  • Preston 0-1 Aston Villa
  • QPR 0-0 Reading
  • Sheffield United 0-0 Blackburn
  • Swansea 0-2 Wigan
  • West Brom 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

15:53 - 🔎 IN-PLAY RECOMMENDATION

Son Heung-Min has been a real threat for Tottenham throughout the first 45 minutes. He has had four shots on goal, more than any other player on the pitch.

Sky Bet have enhanced him to 11/4 to score anytime in this one. The stats firmly favour the hosts and they'll back themselves to find the net again in the second-half.


15:51 - 📸 AS IT HAPPENED

Salomon Rondon puts Newcastle ahead against Watford. Rafa Benitez's men still have the lead at half-time.

Salomon Rondon scores for Newcastle at Watford
Salomon Rondon scores for Newcastle at Watford


15:49 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Norwich 2-2 Derby - Mason Mount

Wow! (Frank Lampard's) Derby have pulled it back just before the break! We expected goals in this one and we have not been disappointed.


15:47 - 📝 ACCA UPDATE

Sunderland 1-1 Shrewsbury

Josh Maja levels things up at the Stadium of Light. All four games are draws at half-time, so not the worst position to be in currently.


15:40 - 🔎 IN-PLAY RECOMMENDATION

Over at the King Power - it's all Leicester in this first-half with four shots on target and two shots off. They are currently 5/6 to win this game which looks good value based on the current stats.


15:37 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Norwich 2-1 Derby

Decent game at Carrow Road! Fikayo Tomori pulls one back for (Frank Lampard's) Derby.


15:36 - 📸 AS IT HAPPENED

Harry Kane gives Spurs the lead with a wonderful effort from distance. Son seems to be loving it!

Harry Kane celebrates scoring for Tottenham at Wembley
Harry Kane celebrates scoring for Tottenham at Wembley


15:34 - 📝 ACCA UPDATE

Sunderland 0-1 Shrewsbury

Great. Sunderland, who are unbeaten at home in the league this season, are losing.


15:32 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Norwich 2-0 Derby - Teemu Pukki

A great first-half for the Canaries! Pukki doubles their advantage against (Frank Lampard's) Derby.


15:29 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Watford 0-1 Newcastle - Salomon Rondon

Rafa Benitez's men are ahead thanks to Rondon's goal!


15:28 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Norwich 1-0 Derby - Ben Godfrey

Leeds concede and Norwich score. The Canaries are currently back at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table thanks to Ben Godfrey's goal with 25 minutes played.


15:27 - 🐦 TWITTER WATCH

As goal GIFs go, this is pretty good...


15:23 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Tottenham 1-0 Wolves - Harry Kane

As we say that, the man recently given an MBE finds the net for Tottenham! Kane gives us the first Premier League goal of the day.


15:21 - 🐦 TWITTER WATCH

Yep, it's a quiet afternoon in the Premier League so far...


15:18 - 🔎 IN-PLAY RECOMMENDATION

It's still 0-0 at Elland Road, but we've seen four shots off target and three corners. It's a game that sounds like it is real end-to-end and Hull aren't afraid of taking the game to Leeds.

Over 3.5 goals is enhanced to 3/1 and may be worth considering.


15:09 - ⚽️ SCORE UPDATE

West Brom 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

A few goals already going in early on. The biggest of the lot is probably for Sheffield Wednesday as they lead against West Brom, that's a huge boost for Norwich and Leeds if they can both get themselves into winning positions.


15:03 - ⚽️ SCORE UPDATE

Carlisle 0-1 Macclesfield

The first goal of the afternoon in England goes to...Macclesfield! Sol Campbell's men are winning again! Scott Tanser's goal for St. Johnstone against Dundee means that it really is a 'Great Scott!' start in the 3pm-ers.


15:00 - ⌚️ KICK-OFF!

Saturday's football is underway! Best of luck everyone...


14:55 - ⌚️ ALMOST THERE

We're just five minutes from kick-off! Feeling confident for this afternoon's football?


14:51 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Last call for Super 6! It's completely free to enter and you could win £250,000! This week's games are:

  • Brighton v Everton
  • Fulham v Huddersfield
  • Leicester v Cardiff
  • Tottenham v Wolves
  • Watford v Newcastle
  • Norwich v Derby

Head here to submit your predictions


14:47 - ⚽️ SCORE UPDATE

In case you missed it, Rangers have ended their six-and-a-half-year wait for an Old Firm derby victory as they beat Celtic 1-0 at Ibrox. Steven Gerrard's men were dominant throughout the contest and will probably be left wondering how they didn't find the net on multiple occasions. The most important thing is that they picked up the three points though!


14:45 - 📝 SKY BET EFL TIPS

Over to Birmingham v Brentford, where we're going for cards.

"Cards is where the value is in this game given Peter Bankes' appointment to this one, and my eye was caught on the huge 8/1 on offer for Kamohelo Mokotjo to go into the referee's book.

"The midfielder may have not been carded yet this season, but it is worth considering that he has only returned to the side in recent weeks following a seven-game absence from the starting XI.

"Brentford may not sit high in the disciplinary charts, but there were 12 cards shown in their win over Nottingham Forest when Bankes was in charge, five of which were given to them.

"In a game where Birmingham will be on the front foot, they could find themselves adding to their card tally for the season. Given Mokotjo's position in defensive midfield, there is every chance he could overstep the mark and get himself booked."

Best bet: Kamohelo Mokotjo to be shown a card at 8/1

Peter Bankes has shown the cards in the Sky Bet Championship this season
Peter Bankes has shown the cards in the Sky Bet Championship this season


14:40 - 📝 PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS

Next up, Leicester v Cardiff - where George is saying it's worth waiting for the goals in this one.

"With preference to again avoid the result, a good option to look at is the half with the most goals. Leicester are fourth in the second-half table this season, scoring 15, while Cardiff, bottom of the first-half standings, tend to show improvement after the interval. Backing the second half to have more goals at just above evens is worth considering."

Best bet: Half with the most goals - second at 28/25

Marc Albrighton celebrates his goal for Leicester against Man City
Marc Albrighton celebrates his goal for Leicester against Man City


14:34 - 🐦 TWITTER WATCH

Remember, you can get in touch with us throughout the afternoon by sending your Tweets to @SportingLifeFC. Let us know what you're backing today alongside any in-play fancies that you see. Fingers crossed that we're seeing lots of winning slips from our betting tips too!

Neil Warnock sending in his Tweets to @SportingLifeFC
Neil Warnock sending in his Tweets to @SportingLifeFC


14:26 - 📝 SKY BET EFL TIPS

Yes! Aden Flint starts for Middlesbrough. He's an 8/1 shout to score anytime in my Sky Bet EFL preview.

"The centre-back has carried an attacking threat throughout the season, despite only scoring once. Flint sits third for shots taken in this Middlesbrough side, beaten only by forwards Britt Assombalonga and Stewart Downing.

"We'd expect Boro to be on the front foot throughout this contest given the standard of the opposition. What that should also mean is that they will have plenty of set-piece opportunities, giving Flint chances to add to his tally.

"Set-pieces have also proved to be a real problem for Ipswich throughout the season. They have conceded more goals from set-piece situations away from home than any other sided in the division, third overall."

Best bet: Aden Flint to score anytime at 8/1

Aden Flint (left) celebrates after scoring against Sheffield United
Aden Flint (left) celebrates after scoring against Sheffield United


14:16 - 📝 PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS

Mitrovic starts for Fulham! A good start for George who has tipped him to score against Huddersfield.

"The eye-catching statistic from that clash is the fact Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic had eight shots without finding an opening. He got three on target, against a talented goalkeeper in Rui Patricio, in a dominant performance where he won 12 aerial battles and we know what a handful he can be. Backing him to score anytime at a best price of nearly 2/1 is a great option."

Best bet: Aleksandar Mitrovic to score anytime at 17/10

Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores against Southampton
Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores against Southampton


14:05 - 📝 TEAM NEWS

Watford v Newcastle:


14:04 - 📝 TEAM NEWS

Tottenham v Wolves:


14:02 - 📝 TEAM NEWS

Leicester v Cardiff:


14:01 - 📝 TEAM NEWS

Fulham v Huddersfield:


14:00 - 📝 TEAM NEWS

Brighton v Everton:


13:55 - 🐦 TWITTER WATCH

Would be alright, wouldn't it?


13:48 - 📝 PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS

Time to visit George Pitts' Premier League tips for this afternoon and he's looking at the corner market in Brighton v Everton. As George explains it:

"The preference though, is to go with a similar bet from Wednesday as the odds are so appealing. We backed Arsenal to take more corners than Brighton on a -1 handicap and backing Everton in the same market presents a best price of 8/5.

"Brighton have the second-worst record in the Premier League for corners taken this season with just 75 and they took only four against the Gunners. Everton, meanwhile, took seven in the win at Burnley and sit third in the corners table with 113 this season, bettered only by Man City and Liverpool."

Best bet: Everton to take more corners than Brighton on the -1 handicap at 8/5

Everton's Yerry Mina celebrates his first Premier League goal
Everton's Yerry Mina celebrates his first Premier League goal


13:37 - 📝 GOALSCORER TREBLE

We've got our usual Premier League goalscorer available today and it's enhanced to 14/1 with Sky Bet.

The three players we're going for are:

  • Son has been in excellent form for Tottenham this season, scoring ten goals and assisting a further five. The forward has scored four goals in his last two Premier League outings.
  • Mitrovic has been the main attacking threat for Fulham this season with seven goals and two assists. He will be looking to capitalise against a Huddersfield side who have conceded plenty away from home
  • James Maddison has shown that he has had no issues with making the step-up to Premier League football. The Leicester man has five goals and three assists and will be wanting to add to his tally against a Cardiff side who have the second-worst Premier League away record.

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The latest Sporting Life Goalscorer Treble
The latest Sporting Life Goalscorer Treble


13:29 - 📝 SPORTING LIFE ACCUMULATOR

We're looking to end 2018 on a high with a four team Sporting Life Accumulator, enhanced to 11/1 with EFL title sponsors Sky Bet.

The latest Sporting Life Accumulator
Click here for the latest Sporting Life Accumulator


13:24 - 📝 SKY BET EFL TIPS

Some half-time reading for you. I'm on the usual Sky Bet EFL tipping duty and have found four best bets at decent prices to back. We've had a good festive period so far, particularly when it comes to backing individual players, and we're hoping for more success today!

Our best bets for the latest Sky Bet EFL action
Click here to view our best bets for the latest Sky Bet EFL action


13:19 - ⚽️ SCORE UPDATE

There's one early kick-off today and that's the Old Firm derby in Scotland. Ryan Jack's effort has given Rangers a 1-0 lead at the break. It's fully deserved as Steven Gerrard's men have been on the front foot throughout the contest.


13:14 - 6⃣ SUPER 6

Submitted your Super 6 predictions yet? Still plenty of time to do so ahead of kick-off in around an hour and 45 minutes time! This week's games are:

  • Brighton v Everton
  • Fulham v Huddersfield
  • Leicester v Cardiff
  • Tottenham v Wolves
  • Watford v Newcastle
  • Norwich v Derby

13:08 - 📝 PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS

Let's get straight into it by looking at our previews for this afternoon's football. After profiting in our last three Premier League tips packages, George Pitts picks out his best bets and Super 6 predictions for each of Saturday's 3pm kick-offs.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package
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13:00 - 👋 GOOD AFTERNOON!

Hello and welcome to Saturday's live football betting blog. We'll be with you throughout the 3pm kick-offs keeping you updated with all the big scores across England's top-four divisions. Here is also the place where you can track your Super 6 predictions alongside the progress of the Sporting Life Accumulator. We'll also be providing you with our in-play recommendations.


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