Lauri Ruuska celebrates his Finnish Challenge win (Getty)
Lauri Ruuska celebrates his Finnish Challenge win (Getty)

Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets performed

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets performed in August 2023.

Points system explained

We use a points system, ranging from 0.5 to 10, to help underline confidence in a selection and to help you weight your stakes.

In other words, if your maximum bet is £100 and your normal bet is £10, you might have £10 on a 1pt win selection, £10 each-way for 1pt each-way, £20 for 2pts win, and so on.

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Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (August 2023) is +4658.17pts.

  • August fixed odds total = +49.80pts
  • August antepost total = -16pts
  • August overall total = +33.80pts


Punting Pointers (Aug 31) - 0.5pts e.w. Billy Mill in 6.45 Newcastle (Thursday) at 8/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pts e.w. Streak Lightning in 7.15 Newcastle at 16/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pts e.w. Pockley in 7.15 Newcastle at SP (Sky Bet, Betway 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Fine Wine in 8.45 Newcastle at 15/2 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=2.9pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 30) - 1pt win Gieves in 7.20 Uttoxeter at 9/1 (General); 1pt win Page Three in 8.00 Kempton at 8/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 29) - 1pt win Easkey Lad in 5.15 Worcester at 7/1 (General). 1pt win Whiskey And Water in 6.20 Worcester at 15/2 (General). 0.5pts e.w Classic Concorde in 7.55 Worcester at 9/1 (General - 1/5 1,2,3,4) PROFIT=3.4pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 28) - 1pt win Captain Haddock in the 3.40 Epsom at 4/1 (General); 0.5pts e.w. Congress in the 4.25 Southwell at 14/1 (Bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4); 0.5pts e.w. Blackcurrent in the 5.00 Southwell at 13/2 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4); 1pt win Musical Mystery in the 5.10 Chepstow at 7/2 (General). LOSS=2.85pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 27) - 1pt win Sherdil in the 2.50 Beverley at 11/2 (William Hill). LOSS=1pt

Punting Pointers (Aug 26) - 0.5pts e.w Goldenstatewarrior in 2.25 York at at 28/1 (General - 1/5 1,2,3,4 ). 0.5pts e.w Scriptwriter in 3.35 York at 12/1 (Sky Bet - 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). 1pt win Ey Up Its The Boss in 6.00 Redcar at 17/2 (General). 0.5pts e.w Chattel Village in 8.00 Redcar at 25/1 (Sky Bet - 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=2.3pts

Value Bet (Aug 26) - 1pt win Middle Earth in 2.25 York at 9/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Cemhaan in 3.35 York at 33/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt win Significantly in 4.10 York at 14/1 (General). PROFIT=7pts

Andrew Asquith ITV Tips (Aug 26) - 1pt win Davideo in 2.25 York at 9/1 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes); 1pt e.w. Get Shirty in 3.35 York at 25/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt win Gale Force Maya in 4.10 York at 12/1 (William Hill). LOSS=4pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 25) - 1pt e.w. Dark Moon Rising in 1:50 York at 12/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4); 0.5pts e.w. Catch The Paddy in 5:15 York at 20/1 (BetVictor, bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4). LOSS=0.5pts

Value Bet (Aug 25) - 1pt e.w. Dark Moon Rising in 1.50 York at 14/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4); 1pt win Power Of Gold in 5.15 York at 25/1 (bet365). LOSS=3pts

Andrew Asquith ITV Tips (Aug 25) - 1pt win Bague d'Or in 1.50 York at 10/1 (bet365, BetVictor, Betfair, Paddy Power); 1pt win Emperor's Son in 3.00 York at 12/1 (bet365, Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes); 1pt win Youngest in 4.10 at 8/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 24) - 1pt e.w. Point Lynas in 3.00 York at 10/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pts e.w. Escobar in 3.00 York at 20/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Aragon Castle in the 4.45 York at 9/2 (William Hill 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=2pts

Value Bet (Aug 24) - 1pt win Orbaan in 3.00 York at 14/1 (General); 1.5pts win Stay Alert in 3.35 York at 14/1 (General); 1.5pts win Lincoln Legacy in 4.45 York at 11/1 (Coral); 1pt win Farhh To Shy in 5.20 York at 14/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes, BoyleSports). LOSS=5pts

Andrew Asquith ITV Tips (Aug 24) - 1pt win Gaiden in 2.25 York at 33/1 (bet365, BetVictor, Betfair, Paddy Power); 1pt win Terwada in 3.00 York at 12/1 (bet365, BetVictor, Coral, Ladbrokes). LOSS=2pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 23) - 0.5pts e.w. La Pulga in 4:10 York at 40/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pts e.w. Ticktyboo in 5:25 York at 40/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=2pts

Value Bet (Aug 23) - 1pt win Alligator Alley in 1.50 York at 11/1 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Coral); 1pt win Haliphon in 4.10 York at 10/1 (General); 1pt win Ziggy’s Queen in 5.20 York at 20/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Andrew Asquith ITV Tips (Aug 23) - 1pt win Intrinsic Bond in 1.50 York (8/1 bet365, 7/1 Coral, Ladbrokes). 1pt win Aztec Empire in 4.10 York (13/2 William Hill, 6/1 general). LOSS=2pts

Weekend View (Aug 26) - 1pt Nostrum in 1.50 York at 3/1 (William Hill). 1pt Isaac Shelby in 3.00 York at 13/2 (William Hill). 2pts Sweet William in 3.35 York at 4/1 (General). 1pt e.w Get Shirty in 3.35 York at 33/1 (Sky Bet - 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=6pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 22) - 0.5pts e.w Grinn in 3.00 Newton Abbot at 22/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4). LOSS=1pt

Punting Pointers (Aug 21) - 0.5pts e.w. The Navigator in 2.25 Catterick at 16/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4); 0.5pts e.w. Stonific in 6.35 Bangor at 10/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3). LOSSS=2pts

Fran Berry (Aug 20) - 2pts win Carnegie Hall in 2.30 Curragh at 7/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 20) - 1pt win Deputise in 2:35 Southwell at 17/2 (General); 0.5pts e.w. Brandy Station in 5:10 Southwell at 20/1 (William Hill 1/5 1,2,3,4). PROFIT=7.5pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 19) - 0.5pts e.w Music Society in the 2.05 Newmarket at 14/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5 Bet365, 12/1 Sky Bet), 1pt win Caramay in the 2.30 Doncaster at 14/1 (Unibet), 0.5pts e.w Misty Grey in the 3.35 Newbury at 18/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4 Sky Bet), 0.5pts e.w Rocket Rod in the 5.25 Doncaster at 7/1 (Bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=2.8pts

Value Bet (Aug 19) - 1pt e.w. Anthem National in 3.15 Ripon at 18/1 (William Hill 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. King Of Bavaria in 3.15 Ripon at 25/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot's Verdict ( Aug 19) - 1pt win Jack Darcy in 1.50 Newbury at 8/1 (General); 1pt win Mitrosonfire in 2.05 Newmarket at 12/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Hyperfocus in 3.15 Ripon at 25/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=4pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 18) - 0.5pts e.w. Coast in 1.40 Wolverhampton at 14/1 (BetVictor 1/5 1,2,3); 0.5pts e.w. Stopnsearch in 3.35 Epsom at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4), 0.5pts e.w Mad Artymaise at 16/1 (SkyBet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=1.1pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 17) - 0.5pts e.w Antiphon in the 5.30 Windsor at 16/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt e.w Tregony in the 8.00 Windsor at 9/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt e.w Ebury in the 5.22 Wolverhampton at 15/2 (SkyBet 1/5 1,2,3,4) . LOSS=0.1pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 16) - 1pt win Outsmart in the 4.50 Beverley at 9/1 (General); 1pt win Wilde And Dandy in the 5.17 Yarmouth at 5/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 15) - 0.5pts e.w Tuddenham Green in the 4.00 Nottingham at 14/1 (General, 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Coconut Bay in the 6:00 Newcastle at 16/1 (Bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt e.w Pop Favourite in the 7:30 Newcastle at 12/1 (Bet365). PROFIT=14.3pts

Weekend View (Aug 19) - 1pt win Enemy in 1.50 Newbury at 33/1 (bet365), 1pt win Cairn Gorm in 3.15 Ripon at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Pogo in 3.35 Newbury at 12/1 (Hills). LOSS=3pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 14) - 1pt win Belo Horizonte in 5.10 Wolverhampton at 8/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Fran Berry (Aug 13) - 1pt e.w. Kayhana in 4.50 Curragh at 9/1 (Bet365, 1/5, 1,2,3,4). PROFIT=0.8pts

Ben Linfoot Verdict (Aug 13) - 1pt e.w Marhaba Ya Sanafi in 3.26 Deauville at 12/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3). LOSS=2pts

Andrew Asquith's Value Bet (Aug 12) - 1pt win Bodorgan in the 2.25 Haydock at 10/1 (General), 1pt win Positive Impact in the 3.20 Ascot at 15/2 (Sky Bet), 1pt win French Invasion in the 3.55 Ascot at 16/1 (General, 20/1 bet365). LOSS=3pts

Ben Linfoot Verdict (Aug 12) - 1pt win Existent in 1.35 Ascot at 5/1 (General), 1pt e.w Harswell Duke in 2.25 Haydock at 22/1 (Sky Bet, Bet Victor, Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt win Empirestateofmind in 3.20 Ascot at 8/1 (bet365, 7/1 General), 1pt win Batal Dubai in 4.30 Ascot at 5/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 6) - 1pt win Fast Response in 3.38 Chester at 7/2 (General). LOSS=1pt

Punting Pointers (Aug 5) - 1pt e.w Music Society in the 1.50 Goodwood at 8/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4 Bet365, Coral, Ladbrokes), 1pt e.w Summerghand in the 3.35 Goodwood at 16/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Skybet), 0.5pts e.w Spanish Star in the 3.35 Goodwood at 22/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Skybet). PROFIT=0.7pts

Value Bet (Aug 5) - 1pt win Live In The Moment in 1.50 Goodwood at 9/1 (General), 1pt win Mr Curiosity in 2.25 Goodwood at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Aberama Gold in 3.35 Goodwood at 18/1 (William Hill), 1pt win Sterling Knight in 3.35 Goodwood at 25/1 (General). PROFIT=15pts

Ben Linfoot Verdict (Aug 5) - 1pt win Capote’s Dream in 1.50 Goodwood at 10/1 (General, 11/1 bet365), 1pt win He’s a Latchico in 2.25 Goodwood at 8/1 (General), 1pt win Peripatetic in 3.00 Goodwood at 12/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Mr Wagyu in the 3.35 Goodwood at 20/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes, Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). PROFIT/LOSS=0pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 4) - 1pt e.w. Calling The Wind in 1.50 Goodwood at 6/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pts e.w. Temporize in 1.50 Goodwood at 9/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Lattam in 3.00 Goodwood at 9/2 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt win Silkie Wilkie (without Highfield Princess) at 13/2 (Sky Bet, William Hill). PROFIT=0.4pts

Ben Linfoot Verdict (Aug 4) - 1pt win Emiyn in 1.50 Goodwood at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Epictetus in 2.25 Goodwood at 17/2 (Hills), 1pt win Awaal in 3.00 Goodwood at 12/1 (bet365, 11/1 Ladbrokes, 10/1 General), 1pt win Whoop Whoop in 4.45 Goodwood at 10/1 (General). PROFIT=5.5pts

Value Bet (Aug 4) - 1pt e.w. Tronador in 1.50 Goodwood at 12/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. The Gatekeeper in 3.00 Goodwood at 33/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt win Call Glory in 4.45 Goodwood at 12/1 (bet365). PROFIT=6pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 3) - 0.5pt e.w Royal Rhyme in 1.50 Goodwood at 10/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6 Hills). 1pt e.w Alkasib in 1.50 Goodwood at 12/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5 Genera). 1pt win Democracy Dilemma in 5.55 Goodwood at 4/1 (General). PROFIT=6.4pts

Fran Berry (Aug 3) - 1pt e.w. Pandora Lovegood in 3.55 Galway at 16/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Glan in 5.05 Galway at 9/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Spring Evening in 5.40 Galway at 12/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=2.6pts

Ben Linfoot Verdict (Aug 3) - 1pt e.w. Baltic Voyage in 1.50 Goodwood at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt win Metal Merchant in 4.45 Goodwood at 8/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Value Bet (Aug 3) - 1pt e.w. Baltic Voyage in 1.50 Goodwood at 18/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt win Caernarfon in 3.35 Goodwood at 20/1 (General); 1pt win Alpha Crucis in 4.45 Goodwood at 22/1 (VOID). LOSS=3pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 2) - 1pt e.w Westerton in the 1.50 Goodwood at 6/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4 General), 0.5pts e.w Magical Sunset in the 2.25 Goodwood at 20/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6 Sky Bet), 1pt e.w Ash Tree Meadow in the 6.40 Galway at 10/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Skybet). PROFIT=22pts

Value Bet (Aug 2) - 1pt win Tony Montana in 1.50 Goodwood at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Physique in 5.20 Goodwood at 12/1 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot Verdict (Aug 2) - 1pt e.w Clan Chieftain in 1.50 Goodwood at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Fast Response in 2.25 Goodwood at 5/1 (General, 11/2 bet365), 1pt win Aldaary in 3.35 Goodwood at 14/1 (Bet365, Hills), 1pt e.w Never Ending in 4.45 Goodwood at 18/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Dark Thirty in 5.20 Goodwood at 17/2 (General). LOSS=7pts

Fran Berry (Aug 1) - 1pt e.w. Alanya in 6.40 Galway at 14/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). 1pt e.w Plunkett in 7.50 Galway at 5/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5) LOSS=4pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 1) - 0.5pts e.w Dream Composer in the 1.40 Goodwood at 8/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5 Hills), 0.5pts e.w Pride Of America in the 2.50 Goodwood at 9/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5 Bet365). LOSS=0.6pts

Weekend View (Aug 5) - 1pt win Mr Curiosity in 2.25 Goodwood at 14/1 (Sky Bet, Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook), 1pt win River Of Stars in 3.00 Goodwood at 7/1 (Sky Bet, Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook), 1pt win Orazio in 3.35 Goodwood at 7/1 (General), 1pt win Strike Red in 3.35 Goodwood at 16/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Value Bet (Aug 1) - 1pt win Designer in 1.40 Goodwood at 11/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power, William Hill); 1pt win Eagle’s Way in 2.50 Goodwood at 7/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Lone Eagle in 4.35 Goodwood at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3); 0.5pts e.w. Lady Mojito in 5.05 Goodwood at 25/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power, bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=5pts


Aston Villa v Hibernian (Aug 31) - 0.5pts Youri Tielemans to score anytime at 10/3 (bet365). LOSS=0.5pts

Carabao Cup tips (Aug 30) - 1pt Doncaster to beat Everton at 15/2 (General). LOSS=1pt

PSV vs Rangers (Aug 30) - 0.5pts James Tavernier to be shown a card at 4/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=0.5pt

Carabao Cup tips (Aug 29) - 2pts Leeds to score over 1.5 goals vs Salford at 8/11 (William Hill), 2pts Cauley Woodrow anytime goalscorer in Luton v Gillingham at 15/8 (bet365), 1pt Mansfield to beat Sheffield Wednesday at 10/3 (Betfair, Paddy’s), 0.5pts Ben Waine anytime goal scorer in Plymouth vs Crystal Palace at 7/2 (William Hill). PROFIT=2.51pts

Sunday Best Bets (Aug 27) - 2pts Over 2.5 Goals in Burnley vs Aston Villa at 5/6 (General), 2pts Under 2.5 Goals in Villarreal vs Barcelona at 13/10 (BetVictor, Parimatch), 1pt Armand Lauriente to be shown a card in Napoli vs Sassuolo at 17/5 (Unibet, Bet UK), 0.5pt Wesley Hoedt 1+ header on target in Watford v Blackburn at 10/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1.84pts

The Kelly Bet (Aug 27) - 2.5pts Over 13.5 Newcastle shots vs Liverpool at 8/11 (bet365), 0.5pts Luca Koleosho to be shown a card in Burnley vs Aston Villa at 9/2 (bet365). PROFIT=1.32pts

Sheff Utd vs Man City (Aug 27) - 1.5pts Jack Grealish to have 1 or more right footed shots on target at 4/5 (PaddyPower, Betfair). LOSS=1.5pts

Brighton v West Ham (Aug 26) - 2pts Pervis Estupinan 2+ shots at 6/4 (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=2pts

Saturday best bets (Aug 26) - 2.5pts Yoane Wissa +3 shots in Brentford v Crystal Palace at 8/5 (William Hill), 2pts Both teams to score ‘No’ in Everton vs Wolves at evens (General), 1.5pts Both teams to score in Cardiff vs Sheff Wed at evens (General), 1pt Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to score anytime in Rotherham v Leicester at 4/1 (Sky Bet, William Hill), 1pt Elliot Lee to score anytime in Barrow v Wrexham at 17/5 (William Hill), 1pt Dominic Solanke to score anytime in Bournemouth vs Spurs at 10/3 (Hills), 0.5pt Solanke to score 2+ goals at 25/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.9pts

Chelsea v Luton (Aug 25) - 2pts Chelsea to win to nil at evens (PaddyPower, Betfair Sportsbook, StarSports). PROFIT=2pts

Hibernian v Aston Villa (Aug 23) - 1.5pts Aston Villa to score 3+ goals at 6/5 (General). PROFIT=1.8pts

Rangers vs PSV (Aug 22) - 2pts Over 2.5 Goals at 19/20 (bet365), 1pt Luuk de Jong to score anytime at 9/4 (Betfair, Paddy Power). PROFIT=4.15pts

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal (Aug 21) - 1.5pts William Saliba to make 80 or more passes at 11/5 (Ladbrokes), 1pt Declan Rice over 81.5 passes at 10/3 (bet365). LOSS=2.5pts

Aston Villa vs Everton (Aug 20) - 1pt Matty Cash to score anytime at 12/1 (Unibet). LOSS=1pt

Spain vs England (Aug 20) - 1pt Lauren James to score anytime at 24/5 (William Hill), 1pt Alba Redondo to score anytime at 7/2 (888 Sport), 1pt BTTS in either half at 31/20 (888 Sport). LOSS=3pts

Norwich vs Millwall (Aug 20) - 2pts Millwall win/draw double chance v Norwich at 4/5 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

Manchester City vs Newcastle (Aug 19) - 2pts Erling Haaland to score anytime at evens (bet365), 1pt Bruno Guimaraes to be shown a card at 5/2 (Betfair, Paddy Power). PROFIT=0.5pt

Tottenham vs Manchester United (Aug 19) - 2.5pts Emerson Royal 1+ total shots at 5/6 (Sky Bet), 1.5pts Marcus Rashford to score anytime at 8/5 (William Hill, bet365), 1pt Oliver Skipp to be carded at 4/1 (VOID). LOSS=4pts

Saturday best bets (Aug 19) - 3pts Both teams to score in Liverpool v Bournemouth at 4/5 (General), 2pts Ipswich to beat QPR at 10/11 (General), 2pts Stevenage to beat Reading at 15/8 (William Hill), 1.5pts Brighton to beat Wolves at 10/11 (888Sport), 1.5pts Peterborough to beat Northampton at 11/10 (General), 1.5pts MK Dons to beat Colchester at 7/4 (Spread Ex), 1pt Brentford to beat Fulham at 13/8 (General), 1pt Huddersfield to beat Middlesbrough at 4/1 (bet365). PROFIT=5.34pts

The Kelly Bet (Aug 19) - 1pt Nélson Semedo to be shown a card in Brighton v Wolves at 7/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

Mark O'Haire's tips (Aug 19-20) - 2.5pts Over 2.5 goals and Both teams to score in Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig at 10/11 (Sky Bet), 3pts Viking and Hacken both to win at 11/10 (Sky Bet), 2.5pts Over 2.5 goals and Both teams to score in Lens vs Rennes at evens (Sky Bet). PROFIT=3.08pts

Plymouth vs Southampton (Aug 19) - 2pts Morgan Whittaker 3+ shots at 1/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Leeds vs West Brom (Aug 18) - 2pts West Brom win/draw double chance at 4/5 (General), 0.5pts Semi Ajayi anytime goalscorer at 19/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power). PROFIT=1.1pt

Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United (Aug 18) - 2pts Nottingham Forest to have 14+ shots at 5/6 (Paddy Power, Betfair). PROFIT=1.67pt

Manchester City vs Sevilla (Aug 16) - 1.5pts Manchester City to win and Under 3.5 Goals in the match at 6/5 (Coral). LOSS=1.5pts

Australia vs England (Aug 16) - 1pt Rachel Daly 1+ shot on target (Sky Bet), 1pt Alessia Russo 2+ shots on target at EVS (SkyBet), 1pt Sam Kerr to score anytime at 29/10 (William Hill). PROFIT=0.9pts

EFL Tuesday best bets (Aug 15) - 2pts Barnsley to beat Peterborough at 23/20 (General), 1pt Shayne Lavery anytime goalscorer in Blackpool v Port Vale at 15/8 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power), 1pt Joe Morrell to be shown a card in Portsmouth v Exeter at 3/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power). LOSS=5pts

Servette vs Rangers (Aug 15) - 1pt Chris Bedia to score anytime at 7/4 (General). LOSS=1pt

Spain vs Sweden (Aug 15) - 2pts Aitana Bonmati 1+ shot on target at 11/10 (Betfair, PaddyPower), 1pt Aitana Bonmati to score anytime at 5/1 (General), 1pt Spain to win and under 3.5 goals at 13/8 (Sky Bet, Coral), 0.5pts Amanda Ilestedt to score anytime at 9/1 (bet365). LOSS=3.5pts

Manchester United vs Wolves (Aug 14) - 1pt Bruno Fernandes to be shown a card at 4/1 (Unibet). LOSS=1pt

Mark O'Haire's best bets (Aug 12-14) - 2.5pts Doncaster double chance vs Newport at evens (Sky Bet), 2.5pts Falkirk to win Draw no Bet vs Cove Rangers at 8/11 (Sky Bet), 3pts Man Utd to beat Wolves and Under 4.5 Goals at 10/11 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=0.23pts

Chelsea vs Liverpool (Aug 13) - 1pt Nicolas Jackson to score at 5/2 (Unibet). LOSS=1pt

Brentford vs Tottenham (Aug 13) - 1.5pts Yoane Wissa 1+ offsides at 6/4 (Sky Bet), 1pt Yoane Wissa 2+ offsides at 17/2 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.25pts

Newcastle vs Aston Villa (Aug 12) - 2.5pts Both teams 2+ cards at 19/20 (Betfair), 1.5pt Joelinton to be carded at 11/4 (Betfair, Paddy Power), 0.25pt Joelinton, John McGinn and Alexander Isak to be carded at 75/1 (bet365). PROFIT=0.63pts

Saturday best bets (Aug 12 | 15:00) - 1pt Jordan Pickford to be carded in Everton v Fulham at 15/2 (Sky Bet), 1pt Morgan Whittaker to score anytime in Watford v Plymouth at 9/2 (bet365), 1pt Devante Cole to score anytime in Bristol Rovers v Barnsley at 23/10 (Paddy Power, Betfair), 1pt Wigan to win to nil against Northampton at 11/4 (Sky Bet), 1pt Both teams to score in Walsall v Stockport County at 11/10 (bet365). LOSS=2.90pts

Arsenal vs N Forest (Aug 12) - 1pt Kai Havertz to be carded at 10/1 (bet365). LOSS=1pt

England vs Colombia (Aug 12) - 3.5pts Rachel Daly 1+ shots on target at 6/4 (Sky Bet), 1pt Rachel Daly 2+ shots on target at 17/2 (Sky Bet), 0.5pt Colombia to win in extra time at 28/1 (bet365). PROFIT=13.25pts

Burnley vs Manchester City (Aug 11) - 3pts Josh Brownhill 2+ fouls at 5/6 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Rangers vs Servette (Aug 9) - 1pt Servette or Draw double chance at 13/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

Carabao Cup best bets (Aug 9) - 2pts Patson Daka anytime goalscorer in Burton v Leicester at 7/4 (William Hill) - VOID,1pt AFC Wimbledon to beat Coventry at 4/1 (bet365). PROFIT=4pts

Carabao Cup best bets (Aug 8) - 2pts Middlesbrough to beat Huddersfield at 23/20 (General), 1pt James McClean card in Wrexham v Wigan at 11/4 (bet365) - VOID, 0.5pts Jack Shepherd to score anytime in Barnsley v Tranmere at 16/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.8pts

England W vs Nigeria W (Aug 7) - 1pt Asisat Oshoala to score anytime at 11/2 (PaddyPower, Betfair), 1pt England to win and both teams to score at 33/10 (General). LOSS=2pts

Premier League Sack Race (Aug) - 1.5pts David Moyes to be next Premier League manager to leave at 6/1 (PaddyPower, Betfair Sportsbook, Boylesports), 1pt Steve Cooper to be next Premier League manager to leave at 11/1 (SkyBet). LOSS=2.5pts

Sunday best bets (Aug 6) - 1.5pts Ellis Simms to score anytime in Leicester v Coventry at 15/4 (bet365), 1pt Ethan Ampadu to score anytime in Leeds v Cardiff at 18/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Both teams to score in the second half in Sunderland v Ipswich at 23/10 (Betfair). LOSS=0.2pts

Saturday best bets (Aug 5) - 2pts Watford to beat QPR at 10/11 (General), 1.5pts MK Dons double chance v Wrexham at 13/10 (General), 1pt Plymouth to beat Huddersfield at 6/5 (General), 1pt Oxford to beat Cambridge at 7/5 (Unibet), 1pt Danny Johnson to score anytime in Morecambe v Walsall at 13/5 (William Hill). PROFIT=6.57pts

Sheffield Wednesday vs Southampton (Aug 4) - 2pts Adam Armstrong to have 4+ shots at 6/4 (bet365), 1pt Adam Armstrong anytime goalscorer at 3/1 (William Hill). PROFIT=1pt

China W vs England W (Aug 1) - 1pt China to win or draw Double Chance at 15/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt


The Tour Championship final round (Aug 27) - 2pts win double Sepp Straka to beat Max Homa & Keegan Bradley to beat Collin Morikawa at 11/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

Czech Masters (Aug 24-27) - 3pts win Adrian Meronk at 14/1 (General); 3pts e.w. Nicolai Hojgaard at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Niklas Norgaard at 66/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Julien Guerrier at 80/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Matti Schmid at 100/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. Alex Levy at 275/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=1pt

TOUR Championship (Aug 24-27) - 2pts e.w. Sungjae Im lowest 72-hole score at 28/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 2pts e.w. Tom Kim lowest 72-hole score at 35/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=8pts

BMW Championship Final Rd (Aug 20) - 1pt e.w. Viktor Hovland at 14/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Max Homa at 10/1 (bet365, Coral, Ladbrokes 1/5 1,2,3). PROFIT=14.8pts

BMW Championship (Aug 17-20) - 4pts win Jon Rahm at 10/1 (General); 3pts e.w. Xander Schauffele at 18/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1.5pts e.w. Cameron Young at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1.5pts e.w. Tony Finau at 45/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=16pts

Specials & Challenge Tour (Aug 17-20) - 2pts Rikuya Hoshino to be the top Asian player at 7/4 (General); 1pt Kazuki Higa to be the top Asian player at 9/2 (bet365); 1pt e.w. Romain Wattel to win the Finnish Challenge at 45/1 (William Hill 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Kristoffer Broberg to win the Finnish Challenge at 55/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Lauri Ruuska to win the Finnish Challenge at 80/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Sebastien Gros to win the Finnish Challenge at 175/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=95.5pts

ISPS Handa World Invitational (Aug 17-20) - 1.5pts e.w. Marcus Helligkilde at 40/1 (Sky Bet, Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1.5pts e.w. Marcus Kinhult at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Eddie Pepperell at 45/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Marcus Armitage at 50/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. John Axelsen at 66/1 (Sky Bet, Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). PROFIT=6.1pts

FedEx St. Jude Championship final round (Aug 13) - 1pt e.w. Jordan Spieth at 10/1 (Bet365 1/5 1,2,3). LOSS=2pts

FedEx St. Jude Championship (Aug 10-13) - 5pts win Scottie Scheffler at 7/1 (General); 2pts e.w. Collin Morikawa at 25/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1.5pts e.w. Sam Burns at 40/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1.5pts e.w. Cam Young at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. Davis Riley at 250/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=16pts

AIG Women's Open (Aug 10-13) - 2pts e.w. Linn Grant at 22/1 (Sky Bet, Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Jiyai Shin at 35/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Anna Nordqvist at 70/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Steph Kyriacou at 80/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Gaby Lopez at 80/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=4pts

Wyndham Championship final round (Aug 6) - 3pts win Russell Henley at 2/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Wyndham Championship (Aug 3-6) - 1.5pts e.w. Adam Hadwin at 50/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1.5pts e.w. Taylor Moore at 50/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1.5pts e.w. Alex Smalley at 50/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Adam Svensson at 70/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); 1pt e.w. Alex Noren at 80/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Doc Redman at 200/1 (Sky Bet, William Hill 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=3pts

British Challenge (Aug 3-6) - 1pt e.w. Casey Jarvis at 60/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 1pt e.w. Robin Roussel at 70/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 1pt e.w. Jonathan Caldwell at 100/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 1pt e.w. Dave Horsey at 125/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 0.5pt e.w. Richard McEvoy at 275/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 0.5pt e.w. Oliver Farr at 300/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=10pts


US Open (Aug 31) - 1.5pts Gael Monfils to beat Andrey Rublev at 6/4 (General); 2pts Yanina Wickmayer to beat Madison Keys on the game handicap at 4/5 (General). LOSS=3.5pts

US Open daily tips (Aug 30) - 1pt Bernarda Pera to beat Wang Xiyu at 13/10 (General); 0.5pt Jiri Vesely to win the first set v Francisco Cerundolo at 9/4 (bet365). PROFIT=2.42pts

US Open daily tips (Aug 29) - 1.5pts Guido Pella to beat Lloyd Harris at 2/1 (bet365); 1pt Michael Mmoh to beat Karen Khachanov at 13/10 (William Hill, Unibet); 1.5pts over 1.5 tie-breaks in Facundo Diaz Acosta v John Isner at 7/4 (Sky Bet); 1.5pts Emil Ruusuvuori (+5.5) to beat Andrey Rublev on the game handicap at 5/6 (VOID). LOSS=1.7pts

US Open daily tips (Aug 28) - 1.5pts Steve Johnson to win a set v Taylor Fritz at 7/5 (betway); 0.5pt Steve Johnson to win the first set v Taylor Fritz at 5/1 (BoyleSports); 1pt Richard Gasquet to beat Fabian Marozsan 3-0 at 9/4 (Sky Bet, Betfair); 0.5pt Milos Raonic to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas at 13/5 (BetVictor, William Hill); 1pt over 12.5 games in first set of Milos Raonic v Stefanos Tsitsipas at 6/4 (bet365); 1pt Quentin Halys to beat Benjamin Bonzi 3-0 at 100/30 (BetVictor, bet365). LOSS=5.5pts

Winston-Salem Open - 0.5pt e.w. Aleksandar Vukic at 28/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes); 0.5pt e.w. Alexander Shevchenko at 28/1 (Betfred); 0.5pt e.w. Dominik Koepfer at 50/1 (Betfred). LOSS=3pts

ATP Western and Southern Open (Aug 14-20) - 0.5pt e.w. Hubert Hurkacz to win the title at 66/1 (Betfred), 0.25pt e.w. Ugo Humbert to win the title at 150/1 (Betfred), 0.25pt e.w. Gael Monfils to win the title at 150/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power, bet365), 0.5pt Mackenzie McDonald to win the third quarter at 25/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes). LOSS=2.5pts

ATP National Bank Open (Aug 7-13) - 1.5pts Daniil Medvedev to win the title at 9/2 (General), 1pt Casper Ruud to win the third quarter at 13/2 (Coral, Ladbrokes). LOSS=2.5pts

ATP Tour (Jul 31-Aug 6) - 0.5pt e.w. Kei Nishikori in the Mubadala Citi DC Open at 33/1 (VOID), 0.5pt e.w. Yoshihito Nishioka in the Mubadala Citi DC Open at 40/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Daniel Altmaier in the Generali Open at 12/1 (General), 0.5pt e.w. Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Generali Open at 28/1 (BetVictor), 0.5pt e.w. Arthur Rinderknech in the Generali Open at 40/1 (bet365). LOSS=5pts


World Championship men's events (Aug 19-27) - 1pt Zharnel Hughes to win men’s 100m at 7/1 (Unibet, Betfred); 1pt Wang Jianan to win men’s long jump at 14/1 (bet365, Betway); 1pt Berihu Aregawi to win men’s 5000m at 15/2 (General); 1pt Great Britain to win men’s 4x100m relay at 12/1 (General); 0.5pt Botswana to win men’s 4x400m relay at 66/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4.5pts

World Championship women's events (Aug 19-27) - 4pts Netherlands to win women’s 4x400m relay at 7/1 (bet365, William Hill); 1pt Marie-Josee Ta Lou to win women’s 100m at 4/1 (Betfred); 1pt Natalia Kaczmarek to win women’s 400m at 7/1 (bet365); 1pt Eleanor Patterson to win women’s high jump at 18/1 (Betway); 1pt Sifan Hassan to win women’s 5000m at 10/1 (Unibet). PROFIT=24pts


Usyk v Dubois (August 26) - 2pts Oleksandr Usyk to win in rounds 7-12 at 2/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=4pts

Joshua v Helenius (August 12) - 2pts Anthony Joshua to win in rounds 5-8 at 2/1 (General), 2pts Filip Hrgovic to win in rounds 1-6 at 13/8 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=2pts


T20I: England v New Zealand (Aug 30) - 3pts New Zealand to beat England at 19/10 (Sporting Index); 1pt Harry Brook top England batsman at 15/2 (Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Glenn Phillips top New Zealand batsman at 6/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook). PROFIT=2pts

The Hundred: Manchester Originals v Southern Brave (Aug 26) - 2pts Zaman Khan top Manchesters Originals bowler at 7/2 (General); 1pt Wayne Madsen top Manchester Originals batsman at 11/2 (Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Leus Du Plooy top Southern Brave batsman at 11/2 (Sky Bet, bet365). LOSS=4pts

The Hundred: Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit (Aug 24) - 2pts Jamie Smith top Birmingham Phoenix batsman at 11/2 (bet365); 1pt Liam Dawson Man of the Match at 18/1 (Unibet); 1pt Ravi Bopara Man of the Match at 16/1 (VOID). PROFIT=10pts

The Hundred: Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire (Aug 22) - 1pt Both Teams to Score 160+ Runs in the Match at 11/4 (Sky Bet); 1pt 350+ Runs to be Scored in the Match at 7/2 (Betway); 1pt Adam Hose top Northern Superchargers batsman at 10/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook). LOSS=3pts

The Hundred (Aug 19) - 1pt Both Teams to Score 160+ Runs in Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix at 5/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt Heinrich Klaasen to be Man of the Match at 9/1 in Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles (General). LOSS=2pts

Formula One:

Dutch Grand Prix (Aug 25-27) - 1pt Lewis Hamilton to be the fastest qualifier at 12/1 (Unibet); 1pt Guanya Zhou to finish in the points at 4/1 (Sky Bet, BetVictor). LOSS=2pts

Long-term or antepost previews


Antepost Value Bet (Aug 26) - 1pt win Gaassee in Sky Bet Ebor at 16/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Antepost Value Bet (Aug 24) - 2pts win Perotto in Clipper Handicap at 12/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Antepost Value Bet (Aug 25) - 1pt win Regional in Coolmore Nunthorpe Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes at 16/1 (General). LOSS=1pt


Women's World Cup outright (Jul 20- Aug 20) - 4pts USA to win the World Cup at 5/2 (General), 1pt e.w. Netherlands to win the World Cup at 40/1 (Betway). LOSS=6pts

Women's World Cup golden boot (Jul 20- Aug 20) - 2pts Rachel Daly to win the Golden Boot at 10/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Alba Redondo to win the Golden Boot at 14/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Geyse to win the Golden Boot at 33/1 (General). LOSS=6pts

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