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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 12 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.

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Week 11 Reaction:

Ben Linfoot returned to winning ways as Burnley recorded a third successive Premier League win when they dispatched Fulham, boosting his impressive record to two wins and one loss. Tom Carnduff finally found a win as Bristol City came from behind to beat struggling Bolton, while Billy Lumsden's form continues to worsen after Wigan somehow put three goals past Aston Villa. George Pitts also tasted defeat as Brighton failed to find the back of the net against Liverpool.

Ben Linfoot is unavailable for selection this week, which is a shame considering two out of four selections has been the team's best return all season, however a fresh Paul Higham is back in action for this coming weekend.

Here are the current Sporting Life Group Bet standings:

  1. George Pitts: W-L-L-L-W-L-W-W-L-L-L (12 PTS)
  2. Tom Carnduff: W-W-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-W (9 PTS)
  3. Ben Linfoot: W-L-W (6 PTS)
  4. Billy Lumsden: L-W-L-L-L-L-L-W-L-L-L (6 PTS)
  5. Paul Higham: L-W-L-L-L-L-L (3 PTS)
  6. Chris Hammer: L-L (0 PTS)

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Check out Sporting Life's Group Bet for Saturday's Premier League and EFL action, which is made up of four selections from the team:

Billy Lumsden: Bradford (to beat Southend) - 5/4

I am taking a chance yet again here, knowing my time in the team may be limited if my performances continue. It is no coincidence that my last Sporting Life Group Bet victory involved Bradford, so I have decided to go with them again, but for good reason. The Bantams have won their last three home games by an aggregate scoreline of 9-0, while registering a good 4-0 away win at Rochdale recently. They have won four of their last six, losing out to Sunderland and Barnsley respectively, so I expect them to see off Southend and move out of the relegation zone.

George Pitts: Nottingham Forest (to beat Bristol City) - 11/8

Martin O'Neill takes charge of his first game on his return to Nottingham Forest at a sold out City Ground, which could prove to be the difference. They have shown their ability at times this season, the Leeds game springs to mind, and while Bristol City are unbeaten in 10 in all competitions, their run does have to come to an end sometime, and O'Neill will hope to have that winning feeling back come Saturday.

Tom Carnduff: Doncaster (to beat Burton) - 7/5

Doncaster have only suffered two defeats in their last 13 matches in all competitions, while Burton have only the two wins from their last seven league games, demonstrating a disparity in form between the two. Doncaster are two points behind Peterborough in the last play-off spot, who travel to Luton this weekend, so I believe Rovers will be in the play-off places by the end of play on Saturday.

Paul Higham: Blackburn (to beat Ipswich) - 3/4

Ipswich registered a rare victory last weekend but remain seven points adrift of safety, occupying bottom spot in the Sky Bet Championship. Blackburn secured an impressive victory away at Millwall last time out, scoring two in a matter of minutes to make it two wins on the bounce, following up from their win against West Brom the week before. They will prove to be too strong for Ipswich and make it three from three.

FOUR-FOLD ODDS: 21.44/1 with Sky Bet

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Odds correct as of 1600 GMT on 18/01/18

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