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New Group Bets format: The Sporting Life team give their picks for their Group Bet

Find out what our team of four are backing this weekend
Find out what our team of four are backing this weekend

Take a look at the selections from the Sporting Life team as they embark on week eight of their Group Bet campaign, a new way to bet on football at Sky Bet.

Our football team have set up their own group and if you want to do the same, all you have to do is set one up and invite your friends before building an accumulator together.

Once all group players have chipped in with their selection, you can choose whether you want to back it as an accumulator or take out a leg of the bet, in case you think one of your mates has thrown in a dodgy choice.

Group Bets: A new feature launched by online bookmaker Sky Bet
Group Bets: A new feature launched by online bookmaker Sky Bet

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Week Seven Reaction:

I guess we have to start with the good news, which was the winner for George Pitts, subsequently taking him to the top of the table. The last gasp winner from Aleksandar Mitrovic doomed Huddersfield to a seventh successive defeat but earned Pitts his third win of the season. No such luck, yet again, for myself, Tom Carnduff and Paul Higham as both of their selections drew, while mine, the supposed banker of the group, lost.

With our unchanged squad, we hope 2019 will bring some joy and fortune our way. Here are the current standings:

  1. George Pitts: W-L-L-L-W-L-W
  2. Tom Carnduff: W-W-L-L-L-L-L
  3. Billy Lumsden: L-W-L-L-L-L-L
  4. Paul Higham: L-W-L-L-L
  5. Chris Hammer: L-L

Check out Sporting Life's Group Bet for the coming weekend, which is made up of four selections from the team:

Billy Lumsden: Bradford (to beat Accrington) - 13/10

Since the start of December, David Hopkin has really turned things around at Bradford City, with their only defeat coming away at Sunderland, while winning three and drawing the other in the month. The Bantams are now out of the relegation zone on goal-difference and face an Accrington side who have tasted only two victories in their last 11 Sky Bet League One fixtures, leading me to believe that Bradford will continue their fine form and resurgence up the table, as well as finding myself a much-needed win in the Sporting Life Group Bet.

George Pitts: Charlton (to beat Walsall) - 3/4

Although Charlton have endured successive losses in the league, they remain in the play-off places in sixth position, which is a credit to how good their form was before these losses. Lee Bowyer's team won seven of eight in that period, which included a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture at Walsall, who are without a win in four and have only the solitary victory in their previous 10 Sky Bet League One games. The points are there for Charlton to get back on track with their promotion charge and I think they will do just that.

Tom Carnduff: Lincoln (to beat Port Vale) - 7/10

The Imps are unbeaten in their last five home games, winning four on that run. They’ve lost just once in the league at Sincil Bank this season and welcome Port Vale who are winless in their last five. Vale have also only managed to win three of their 12 games on the road so far, which should allow a result to go in my favour for once.

Paul Higham: Norwich (to beat Brentford) - 7/4

The Canaries will have a point to prove after that epic late defeat at home to Derby, and Brentford haven’t been in great form. Norwich can show their bouncebackability here at a decent price, as well as reiterating to the Sky Bet Championship why they went 12 games unbeaten and why they are real challengers for the trophy come the end of the season.

FOUR-FOLD ODDS: 18.5/1 with Sky Bet

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Odds correct at 1400 GMT (31/12/18)

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Harry Winks earns Tottenham all three points1

Harry to the rescue for Spurs

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Dele Alli receives treatment at Craven Cottage4

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Leroy Sane scores5

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