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Sporting Life's World Cup tips for Saturday June 231

Saturday's World Cup betting tips

George Pitts and Jake Pearson preview Saturday's World Cup action, which includes Belgium v Tunisia and Germany v Sweden.

Xherdan Shaqiri scores for Switzerland against Serbia at the World Cup2

Late Shaqiri strike stuns Serbia

Xherdan Shaqiri scored in stoppage time to give Switzerland a dramatic win over Serbia and put themselves in the driving seat for qualification.

Ahmed Musa celebrates putting Nigeria ahead against Iceland3

Nigeria win throws Group D wide open

An Ahmed Musa second-half brace saw Nigeria wrap up a 2-0 victory over Iceland in Volgograd, throwing Group D qualification wide open.

Friday's Paper Talk includes Maurizio Sarri, Dusan Tadic and Cristiano Ronaldo4

Friday's Paper Talk

Sarri wants to bring four Napoli players to Chelsea and Ronaldo continues to think about Man United return, according to the back pages.

When will Gareth Southgate's England be leaving Russia? (Article originally published: 2nd May 2018)5

World Cup: Elimination predictions

There are 32 nations dreaming of World Cup glory, but only one can be successful. Tom Carnduff predicts when each team will go out.

Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

Last Updated April 03 2018, 12:22Football

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.

We pride ourselves on our transparent betting record so if we've tipped something in our 'recommended bets' section at the bottom of a betting preview, it will appear on this page.

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Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (March 2018) is 3288.59pts

  • March fixed-odds running total = +7.86pts
  • March ante-post running total = -6.00pts
  • March overall running total = +1.86pts

Racing:

Daily Nap (Mar 31) - 1pt win Masham Star in 1.50 Musselburgh at SP. LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Mar 31) - 2pts win Ayutthaya in 3.00 Musselburgh at 4/1 (General); 1pt win Masham Star in 1.50 Musselburgh at 8/1 (Unibet); 1pt win Cloth Of Stars in 5.10 Meydan at 5/2 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 30) - 1pt e.w Curbyourenthusiasm 2.00 Lingfield at 33/1 (Ladbrokes 1/5 1,2,3), 1pt win Chaplin Bay 2.45 Newcastle at 10/1 (bet365). PROFIT=8pts

Daily Nap (Mar 30) - 1pt win Chaplin Bay in 2.45 Newcastle at SP. PROFIT=7pts

Simon Holt (Mar 30) - 2pts win Gifted Master in 3.05 Lingfield at 4/1 (Ladbrokes) ,1pt win Never Back Down in 3.40 Lingfield at 7/1 (Paddy Power), 1pt win Mountain Bell in 2.00 Lingfield at 5/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Daily Nap (Mar 29) - 1pt win Luna Eclipse in 4.05 Chelmsford at SP. PROFIT=1.88pts

Daily Nap (Mar 28) - 1pt win Sotomayor in 4.00 Wolverhampton at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 27) - 1pt win Braventara in 4.15 Hereford at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 26) - 1pt win Royal Act in 3.25 Taunton at SP. PROFIT=3pts

Daily Nap (Mar 25) - 1pt win Royal Line in 4.10 Doncaster at SP. LOSS=1pt

Jamie Maynard (Mar 24) - 1pt each-way Pushkin Museum in 8.15 Wolverhampton at 8/1 (Paddy Power/Betway). 1pt win The Lacemaker in 8.45 Wolverhampton at 10/3 (Bet365/Sun Bets). PROFIT=1.33pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 24) - 1pt win Grey Britain in 3.35 Doncaster at 25/1 (General), 1pt win Bravery in 3.35 Doncaster at 18/1 (General), 1pt win Dark Devil in 2.25 Doncaster at 25/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Daily Nap (Mar 24) - 1pt win Intern in 3.00 Doncaster at SP. LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Mar 24) - 2pts win Lord Glitters in 3.35 Doncaster at 13/2 (bet365), 2pts win Taqdeer in 2.25 Doncaster at 5/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Jamie Maynard (Mar 23) - 2pts win Native Fighter in 8.15 Kempton at 9/4. PROFIT=4.5pts

Daily Nap (Mar 23) - 1pt win Early Du Lemo in 4.10 Newbury at SP. LOSS=1pt

Jamie Maynard (Mar 22) - 1pt win Mythical Spirit in Chelmsford 8.15 at 7/2 (General). PROFIT=3.5pts

Daily Nap (Mar 22) - 1pt win Under The Woods in 2.20 Chepstow at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 21) - 1pt win Champagne George in 4.55 Haydock at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 20) - 1pt win Vj Day in 6.40 Newcastle at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 19) - 1pt win Cyrus Dallin in 4.25 Lingfield at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 18) - 1pt win Steele Native in 4.25 Ffos Las at SP. VOID

Jamie Maynard (Mar 17) - 1pt e.w. Katie Gale in 6.45 Wolverhampton at 10/1 (General); 3pts win Society Ranger in 8.15 Wolverhampton at 15/8 (General). LOSS=5pts

Daily Nap (Mar 17) - 1pt win Brandon Hill in 3.15 Kempton at SP. LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Mar 17) - 2pts win Western Climate in 3.35 Uttoxeter at 14/1 (General); 2pts win Zubayr in 2.40 Kempton at 12/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Jamie Maynard (Mar 16) - 1pt win Wedgewood Estates in 7.15 at 14/1 (General); 2pts win Mighty Mac in 7.45 at 5/2 (General). LOSS=3pts

Ben Linfoot (Mar 16) - 1pt win Smaoineamh Alainn in 2.10 Cheltenham at 16/1 (General), 1pt e.w Brelade in 2.10 Cheltenham at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt win Melrose Boy in 4.50 Cheltenham at 25/1 (General), 1pt win Theinval in 5.30 Cheltenham at 14/1 (General). LOSS=5pts

Simon Holt (Mar 16) - 2pts win Might Bite in 3.30 Cheltenham at 9/2 (General); 1pt win Santini in 2.50 Cheltenham at 11/2 (Ladbrokes); 1pt each-way Spiritofthegames in 2.10 Cheltenham at 20/1 (General); 1pt win Diese Des Bieffes in 4.50 Cheltenham at 8/1 (General). LOSS=6pts

Daily Nap (Mar 16) - 1pt win Theinval in 5.30 Cheltenham at SP. LOSS=1pt

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 15) - 1pt win Bigmartre in 1.30 Cheltenham at 16/1 (General); 1pt win Delta Work in 2.10 Cheltenham at 12/1 (General); 1pt win Bacardys in 3.30 Cheltenham at 9/1 (General); 1pt win Willie Boy in 4.50 Cheltenham at 20/1 (Coral); 1pt win Last Goodbye in 4.50 Cheltenham at 12/1 (General). PROFIT=8pts

Daily Nap (Mar 15) - 1pt win Bacardys in 3.30 Cheltenham at SP. LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Mar 15) - 2pts win Un De Sceaux in 2.50 Cheltenham at 11/8 (General), 1pt win The New One in 3.30 Cheltenham at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Who Dares Wins in 2.10 Cheltenham at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Final Nudge in 5.30 Cheltenham at 25/1 (William Hill). LOSS=5pts

Jamie Maynard (Mar 15) - 1pt win Boom The Groom in 7.00 at 4/1 (General); 1pt win Glorious Army in 7.30 at 100/30 (General). LOSS=2pts

Daily Nap (Mar 14) - 1pt win William Henry in 2.50 Cheltenham at SP. LOSS=1pt

Ben Linfoot (Mar 14) - 1pt win William Henry in 2.50 Cheltenham at 8/1 (General), 1pt e.w The Organist in 2.50 Cheltenham at 33/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt e.w Mercenaire in 4.50 Cheltenham at 33/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4). PROFIT=4.25pts

Simon Holt (Mar 14) - 1pt win Duc De Genievres in 1.30 Cheltenham at 14/1 (General); 2pts win Presenting Percy in 2.10 Cheltenham at 5/2 (General); 1pt win William Henry in 2.50 Cheltenham at 8/1 (General). PROFIT=3pts

Daily Nap (Mar 13) - 1pt win Tycoon Prince in 5.30 Cheltenham at SP. LOSS=1pt

Ben Linfoot (Mar 13) - 0.5pts e.w Debuchet in 1.30 Cheltenham at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3), 1pt win Ramses De Teillee in 2.50 Cheltenham at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Cogry in 2.50 Cheltenham at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Tycoon Prince in 5.30 Cheltenham at 20/1 (General), 1pt win Ibis Du Rheu in 5.30 Cheltenham at 28/1 (General). LOSS=5pts

Simon Holt (Mar 13) - 2pts win Kalashnikov in 1.30 Cheltenham at 9/2 (General); 2pts win Vintage Clouds in 2.50 Cheltenham at 10/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Daily Nap (Mar 12) - 1pt win Qaffaal in 6.45 Chelmsford at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 11) - 1pt win Doesyourdogbite in 4.10 Market Rasen at SP. LOSS=1pt

Jamie Maynard (Mar 10) - 1pt win Lanjaro in 6.45 Chelmsford at 5/1 (General), 2pts win Soldier In Action in 7.45 Chelmsford at 7/4 (General). LOSS=3pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 10) - 1pt win Dentley De Mee in 1.50 Sandown at 28/1 (Ladbrokes), 1pt win Mythical Madness in 2.05 Wolverhampton at 22/1 (General), 1pt win Huntsman Son in 2.25 Sandown at 16/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Daily Nap (Mar 10) - 1pt win Mythical Madness in 2.05 Wolverhampton at SP. LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Mar 10) - 2pts win Call Me Lord in 2.25 Sandown at 8/1 (General); 2pts win Original Choice in 2.05 Wolverhampton at 9/4 (NR). LOSS=2pts

Jamie Maynard (Mar 9) - 1pt e.w. Street Poet in 6.45 Newcastle at 15/2 (General); 1pt win Wiff Waff in 8.15 Newcastle at 3/1. LOSS=0.12pts

Daily Nap (Mar 9) - 1pt win Lip Service in 4.45 Sandown at SP. LOSS=1pt

Jamie Maynard (Mar 8) - 1pt win VJ Day in 6.45 Newcastle at 9/4 (general). 2pts win Glorious Politics in 8.15 Newcastle at 4/1 (General). PROFIT=10.25pts

Daily Nap (Mar 8) - 1pt win Dixieland Diva 3.00 Southwell at SP. VOID

Daily Nap (Mar 7) - 1pt win Euxton Lane 3.10 Fontwell at 7/4. PROFIT=1.75pts

Daily Nap (Mar 6) - 1pt win Boots And Spurs Southwell 4.20 at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 5) - 1pt win Dolphin Village 7.15 Wolverhampton at SP. LOSS=1pt

Daily Nap (Mar 4) - 1pt win Kingstreet Lady 2.15 Southwell at SP. LOSS=1pt

Jamie Maynard (Mar 3) - 1pt win Excellent George in 7.15 Chelmsford at 11/4 (Betway). 2pts win Sevilla in 8.45 Chelmsford at 15/8 (general). PROFIT=0.75pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 3) - 1pt win Constantino in 1.45 Lingfield at 12/1 (Sky Bet, Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power), 1pt win Rufus King in 3.30 Lingfield at 7/1 (Sky Bet, Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power). PROFIT=11pts

Daily Nap (Mar 3) - 1pt win Rufus King in 3.30 Lingfield at SP. LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Mar 3) - 2pts win Headway in 3.30 Lingfield at 13/8 (Ladbrokes, Betway). 2pts win Encore D’Or in 2.55 Lingfield at 9/4 (general) PROFIT=7.75pts

Daily Nap (Mar 2) - 1pt win Golden Footsteps in 4.45 Lingfield at SP. Meeting abandoned

Jamie Maynard (Mar 1) - 1pt win Flora Tristan in 5.55 Kempton at 5.1 (general). 2pts win Arsenio Lupin in 8.00 Kempton at 15/8 (general). Meeting abandoned

Daily Nap (Mar 1) - 1pt win White Desert in 7.00 Kempton at SP. Meeting abandoned

Football:

Sat Sky Bet EFL (Mar 31) - 2pts Aston Villa to beat Hull at 46/25 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=2pts

Sat Premier League (Mar 31) - 1pt Brighton to beat Leicester and over 1.5 goals in the match at 56/19 (188bet); 2pts Burnley to beat West Brom at 11/5 (Marathon Bet); 2pts Manchester City to beat Everton and over 3.5 goals in the match at 11/5 (Boylesports). PROFIT=7.8pts

Sky Bet EFL (Mar 30) - 2.5pts Wolves to beat Middlesbrough at 9/5 (Black Type); 3pts Accrington to beat Mansfield at 11/5 (General). PROFIT=11.10pts

Blackburn v Bradford (Mar 29) - 2pts most goals to be scored in the second half of Blackburn v Bradford at 29/25 (Marathon Bet). PROFIT=2.32pts

England v Italy (Mar 27) - 2pts England to win and under 2.5 goals at 56/19 (188bet); 1pt Half-Time/Full-Time - Draw/England at 9/2 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=3pts

Wales v Uruguay (Mar 26) - 3pts Uruguay to win and both teams to score at 10/3 (Betbright). LOSS=3pts

Sky Bet EFL (Mar 24) - 2pts Plymouth to beat Charlton at 12/5 (Black Type, Marathon Bet, sportingbet). LOSS=2pts

Netherlands v England (Mar 23) - 1pt on Netherlands and England to draw at 23/10 (Marathon Bet, Unibet), 2pts Both Teams to Score at 10/11 (William Hill, 10Bet). LOSS=3pts

International friendlies (Mar 23) - 2pts Brazil to win & over 2.5 goals at 6/4 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=3pts

Thursday China Cup (Mar 22) - 2pts Wales to win and over 1.5 goals in the match at 5/4 (Bet Stars). PROFIT=2.5pts

Monday EFL (Mar 19) - 2pts Bradford to beat Doncaster at 9/4 (Black Type, Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Sunday EFL (Mar 18) - 1pt Cardiff to beat Derby and over 1.5 total goals at 11/4 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Callum Paterson to score anytime in Derby v Cardiff at 21/4 (888sport). VOID

Sunday FA Cup (Mar 18) - 2pts Wigan and Southampton to draw in 90 minutes at 121/50 (Marathon Bet); 2pts Over 11.5 corners in Leicester v Chelsea at 6/4 (Betfair Sportsbook). LOSS=4pts

Saturday FA Cup (Mar 17) - 1pt Swansea and Tottenham draw in 90 minutes at 7/2 (General), 2pts Romelu Lukaku to score anytime & Man Utd win at 11/10 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.2pts

Saturday Premier League (Mar 17) - 2pts Bournemouth to win and over 1.5 total goals at 13/10 (Betfred); 2pts Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 6/4 7/4 (888Sport); 1pt Wilfried Zaha to score and Crystal Palace to win at 9/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=0.4pts

Saturday EFL (Mar 17) - 2pts Leeds to draw with Sheffield Wednesday at 5/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

Thursday Europa League (Mar 15) - 1pt AC Milan to score first v Arsenal at 143/100 (Marathon Bet); 1pt AC Milan to beat Arsenal at 29/10 (Marathon Bet); 1pt Borussia Dortmund to qualify for the quarter-finals at 21/10 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=0.57pts

Wednesday Champions League (Mar 14) - 2pts Barcelona to win and both teams to score at 2/1 (General); 1pt Besiktas to score first at 19/10 (bet365). LOSS=3pts

Tuesday Champions League (Mar 13) - 2pts Both teams to score in Manchester United v Sevilla at 21/20 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Edin Dzeko and Facundo Ferreyra both to score in Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk at 11/2 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.1pts

Monday Premier League (Mar 12) - 1pt First goal in Stoke v Manchester City to be scored in the first 10 minutes at 27/10 (Betstars); 1pt First goal in Stoke v Manchester City to be scored 11 and 20 minutes at 10/3 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power). PROFIT=1.7pts

Sunday Premier League (Mar 11) - 1pt Abdoulaye Doucoure to be carded in Arsenal v Watford at 3/1 (Coral, Sky Bet, William Hill); 2pts Over 11.5 corners in Bournemouth v Tottenham at 13/8 (Betfair Sportsbook). LOSS=3pts

Sunday Sky Bet EFL (Mar 11) - 1pt Nottingham Forest to draw with Derby at 23/10 (General); 2pts both teams to score at 10/11 (William Hill). PROFIT=0.30pts

Saturday Premier League (Mar 10) - 1pt Burnley to win at 27/10 (Betfair); 1pt draw in Newcastle v Southampton at 11/5 (general); 2pts over 11.5 corners in Chelsea v Crystal Palace at 6/4 (Betfair). PROFIT=4.7pts

Saturday EFL (Mar 10) - 2pts Gillingham to beat Portsmouth at 15/4 (Betfair Sportsbook). PROFIT=7.5pts

Thursday Europa League (Mar 8) - 2pts AC Milan to beat Arsenal and under 2.5 total goals at 4/1 (General); 2pts Borussia Dortmund to beat Salzburg and over 2.5 total goals at 23/20 (General); 1pt Kevin Gameiro to score and Atletico Madrid to beat Lokomotiv Moscow at 11/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5pts

Leeds United v Wolves (Mar 7) - 1pt Over 2.5 goals at 13/10 (Unibet, 888sport); 1pt Both teams to score in the second half at 3/1 (bet365, Unibet, 888sport). PROFIT=0.30pts

Wednesday Champions League (Mar 7) - 2pts Tottenham to beat Juventus in 90 minutes and over 1.5 total goals at 19/10 (Betstars); 1pt Gabriel Jesus to score first in Manchester City v Basel at 7/2 (bet365). PROFIT=1.5pts

Tuesday Champions League (Mar 6) - 2pts PSG to win the match (90 minutes) v Real Madrid at evens (General); 1pt Kylian Mbappe to score anytime in PSG v Real Madrid at 17/5 (Paddy Power); 1pt Vincent Aboubakar to score anytime in Liverpool v FC Porto at 61/20 (Betfair Sportsbook). LOSS=4pts

Monday Premier League (Mar 5) - 2pts Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace and over 2.5 total goals in the match at 8/5 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Romelu Lukaku to score anytime in Crystal Palace v Manchester United at 7/5 (Paddy Power). PROFIT=4.6pts

Sunday EFL (Mar 4) - 1pt Danny Graham to score anytime in Blackburn v Wigan at 21/10 (Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts Both teams to score in Blackburn v Wigan at 10/11 (SunBets). PROFIT=0.82pts

Sunday Premier League (Mar 4) - 2pts Brighton/Draw in double chance market v Arsenal at 10/11 (General); 1pt Manchester City to beat Chelsea and over 2.5 goals in the match at 13/10 (General). PROFIT=0.82pts

Saturday EFL (Mar 3) - 2pts Wolves to beat Reading and both teams to score at 13/5 (888sport). VOID

Saturday Premier League (Mar 3) - 2pts Leicester to beat Bournemouth and over 1.5 goals at 6/5 (Betfred); 1pt Swansea to beat West Ham at 81/50 (Marathon Bet); 2pts Watford to beat West Brom at 23/20 (Betfred, Marathon Bet). PROFIT=2.92pts

Friday Championship (Mar 2) - 1pt Pierre-Michel Lasogga to score anytime in Middlesbrough v Leeds at 13/4 (Unibet, 888sport); 1pt Over 2.5 goals in Middlesbrough v Leeds at 63/50 (Marathon Bet). PROFIT=0.26pts

Golf:

WGC-Match Play: Day Three (Mar 23) - 2pts Dylan Frittelli to beat Shubhankar Sharma at 11/10 (General). PROFIT=2.2pts

WGC-Match Play: Day Two (Mar 22) - 4pts Branden Grace to beat Julian Suri at 20/21 (Marathon Bet); 1pt Brendan Steele to beat Tyrrell Hatton at 13/8 (BetVictor). PROFIT=2.81pts

Corales Puntacana Result & Club Championship (Mar 22-25) - 2pts e.w. Scott Piercy at 20/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 2pts e.w. Patrick Rodgers at 22/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Corey Conners at 50/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Joel Dahmen at 100/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Johnson Wagner at 125/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=14pts

WGC-Match Play (Mar 21-25) - 1pt e.w. Patrick Cantlay at 60/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Zach Johnson at 80/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Louis Oosthuizen at 66/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=6pts

Arnold Palmer Invitational R4 (Mar 18) - 2pt double Day and An to win their two-balls at 2.06/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral). LOSS=2pts

Arnold Palmer Invitational (Mar 15-18) - 2.5pts e.w. Rickie Fowler at 20/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Zach Johnson at 66/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Kevin Chappell at 75/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Francesco Molinari at 75/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Si-Woo Kim at 250/1 (Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=12pts

Valspar Championship (Mar 8-11) - 1pt e.w. Charles Howell at 80/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Bryson DeChambeau at 100/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Matt Kuchar at 60/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Adam Scott at 40/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Ben Martin at 150/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Nick Watney at 150/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=12pts

Hero Indian Open (Mar 8-11) - 1pt e.w. Thongchai Jaidee at 125/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Adilson Da Silva at 125/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Wade Ormsby at 66/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Sebastien Gros at 140/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Edoardo Molinari at 140/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Marcel Siem at 150/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=10pts

Tshwane Open (Mar 1-4) - 4pts e.w. George Coetzee at 12/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Zander Lombard at 80/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Scott Jamieson at 66/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Merrick Bremner to lead after R1 at 125/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=51.6pts

WGC-Mexico Championship (Mar 1-4) - 1pt e.w. Paul Casey at 40/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Thomas Pieters at 50/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=4pts

Cricket:

South Africa v Australia 3rd Test (Mar 22-26) - 1pt AB de Villiers top South Africa first innings runscorer at 11/4 (General). LOSS=1pt

South Africa v Australia 2nd Test (Mar 9-13) - 2pts win South Africa to beat Australia at 9/5 (Boylesports). PROFIT=3.6pts

New Zealand v England 5th ODI (Mar 9) - 1pt win Tom Curran Top England Bowler at 9/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt win Ish Sodhi Top New Zealand Bowler at 4/1 (bet365, William Hill). LOSS=0.33pts

New Zealand v England 4th ODI (Mar 6) - 1pt Tom Curran Top England bowler at 9/2 (bet365) PROFIT=4.5pts

New Zealand v England 3rd ODI (Mar 3) - 1pt Joe Root to be top England batsman at 57/17 (188bet). LOSS=1pt

New Zealand v England ODI series - 5pts England to win the series at 4/7 (General); 2pts Joe Root top England series batsman at 9/4 (General); 1pts Tom Curran top England series bowler at 6/1 (bet365); 0.5pts England to win series 5-0 at 12/1 (bet365). LOSS=0.64pts

Rugby union:

Six Nations: Week Five - 5pts Ireland +1 at 20/21 (Betway); 1pt Ireland 19/4 to win by 13 points or more at 9/2 (Unibet); 2pts Wales -8 at evens (General). PROFIT=1.76pts

Six Nations: Week 4 (Mar 10) - 3pts Ireland -9 to beat Scotland at evens (Betfred); 0.5pt handicap draw -9 (Unibet); 0.5pt handicap draw -10 (Ladbrokes, Coral); 3pts France +8 to beat England at evens (Betfred); 0.5pt handicap draw +8 at 25/1 (Ladbrokes); 0.5pt handicap draw +7 at 25/1 (Coral). PROFIT=4pts

Six Nations outright - 5pts no Grand Slam winner at 11/10 (General). LOSS=5pts

Darts:

UK Open 2018 - 0.5pt e.w. Corey Cadby at 28/1 (Sky Bet 1/2 1,2), 0.5pts e.w Gerwyn Price at 80/1 (Sky Bet 1/2, 1,2). PROFIT=5.5pts

Snooker:

Ladbrokes Players Championship final (Mar 25) - 2pts over 3.5 centuries in the match at 11/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Ladbrokes Players Championship semi-final (Mar 23) - 2pts Judd Trump to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan (+1.5) at 10/11 (Sky Bet, bet365). PROFIT=1.82pts

Ladbrokes Players Championship quarter-final (Mar 22) - Ryan Day to beat Mark Williams at 5/4 (Coral, Ladbrokes). LOSS=2pts

Ladbrokes Players Championship quarter-final (Mar 21) - 2pts Ding Junhui to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan (+2.5) at 4/6 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Ladbrokes Players Championship (Mar 19-25) - 1pt e.w. Kyren Wilson at 33/1 (General 1/2 1,2). LOSS=2pts

Romanian Masters (Mar 14-18) - 1pt e.w. Stephen Maguire at 20/1 (General 1/2 1,2). LOSS=2pts

Gibraltar Open (Mar 9-11) - 2pts win Ding Junhui outright at 6/1 (NR - VOID); 1pt e.w. Gary Wilson outright at 40/1 (General 1/2 1,2). LOSS=2pts

Welsh Open final (Mar 4) - 2pts win over 14 frames at 10/11. PROFIT=1.82pts

Welsh Open semi-finals (Mar 3) - 2pts win Gary Wilson to beat John Higgins (+2.5) at 11/8 (General). LOSS=2pts

Welsh Open (Mar 2) - 1pt John Higgins to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan (+1.5) at 10/11 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=0.91pts

Long-term or ante-post previews:

Racing:

Antepost Angle: Imperial Cup - 1pt win Le Patriote at 12/1 (BoyleSports). LOSS=1pt

Antepost Angle: Cheltenham Festival - 1pt win Waterlord in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at 50/1 NRNB (Sky Bet); 1pt win William Henry in Coral Cup at 10/1 NRNB (Sky Bet, Bet365); 1pt win Dounikos in RSA Chase at 25/1 (General); 1pt win Cloudy Dream in Ryanair Chase at 16/1 NRNB (General); 1pt win Santini in Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at 10/1 (General). LOSS=5pts

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Sporting Life's World Cup tips for Saturday June 23

Saturday's World Cup betting tips

George Pitts and Jake Pearson preview Saturday's World Cup action, which includes Belgium v Tunisia and Germany v Sweden.

Aleksandar Kolarov scores Serbia's first goal of the 2018 World Cup

Friday's World Cup betting tips

Tom Carnduff previews Friday's World Cup action, which includes the crucial clash in Group E between Serbia and Switzerland.

Check out our outright tips for the World Cup

World Cup: Outright tips

Five-time winners Brazil are given the confident selection for World Cup glory as Matt Brocklebank takes a look at the outright betting market.