Our record for August is below

Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended have bets performed

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in August 2022.

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Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (August 2022) is +4107.50pts

  • August fixed-odds total= +29.41pts
  • August antepost running total = +0pts
  • August overall running total = +29.41pts


Punting Pointers (Aug 10) - 1.5pts win Bungley in 3.10 Beverley at 5/2 (Bet365, Unibet). PROFIT=3.75pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 9) - 1pt win Asraabb in 8.15 Chelmsford at 6/1 (general, min 11/2). PROFIT=6pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 8) - 0.5pts e.w. Fact Or Fable in 3:15 Wolverhampton at 15/2 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4); 0.5pts e.w. Broughtons Flare in 8:10 Windsor at 17/2 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pts e.w. double the above pair with Sky Bet. Profit = 2.98pts

Members Extra (Aug 7) - 1pt e.w. Minzaal in 2.55 Deauville at 9/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Ribbon Rose in 6.15 Haydock at 33/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=1.2pts

Simon Holt (Aug 7) - 1pt win Mister Bluebird 4.45 Haydock at 10/1 (Bet365). 1pt win Miramichi 5.15 Haydock at 8/1 (General). 1pt win Rainbow Colours 6.15 Haydock at 20/1 (Paddy Power). 1pt win Frankenstella 6.45 Haydock at 14/1 (Coral/Ladbrokes). LOSS=4pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 7) - 1pt win Lethal Blast in 3.40 Windsor at 6/1 (VOID); 1pt e.w. Show Me Show Me in 3.45 Haydock at 10/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pts e.w. Boudica Bay in 3.45 Haydock at 25/1 (Hills, Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=0pts

Members Extra (Aug 6) - 2pts win Ravenglass in 4.35 Redcar at 2/1 (General). PROFIT=4pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 6) - 0.5pts e.w Via Serendipity in 3.55 Ascot at 14/1 (General - 1/5 1,2,3,4). 1pt e.w Sterling Knight in 5.05 Ascot at 17/2 (General - 1/5 1,2,3,4). 1pt Dubawi Legend in 3.15 Curragh at 9/2 (Bet365). LOSS=4pts

Value Bet (Aug 6) - 1pt win Judicial in 2.10 Ascot at 11/1 (Sky Bet, 888Sport); 1pt e.w. Certain Lad in 3.00 Haydock at 33/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4); 1pt win Approachability in 4.30 Ascot at 12/1 (bet365). PROFIT=3.6pts

ITV Tips (Aug 6) - 1pt win Mr McCann in 2.25 Haydock at 6/1 (Bet365); 1pt win Hamaki in 4.30 Ascot at 4/1 (General). PROFIT=10pts

Simon Holt (Aug 6) - 1pt win win Value Theory in 1.00 Ascot at 10/1 (bet365); 1pt win win Crazy Luck in 1.35 Ascot at 8/1 (General); 1pt win Manaccan in 2.10 Ascot at 5/1 (General); 1pt win Admiral D in 5.05 Ascot at 100/30 (General). PROFIT=2pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 5) - 1pt e.w. Endowed in 2.20 Brighton at 14/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4). LOSS=2pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 4) - 2pts place lay Holocene (2 places) in 2.00 Nottingham at 1.55 or shorter on Betfair Exchange; 1pt e.w. Copper And Five in 5.40 Doncaster at 14/1 (Bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Annandale in 8.40 Doncaster at 12/1 (Bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=2.6pts

Punting Pointers (Aug 3) - 0.5pts e.w. Turbulent Power in 1.30 Newcastle at 40/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4); 0.5pts e.w. Darvel in 3.40 Brighton at 30/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=2.5pts

Punting Pointers (August 2) - 1pt e.w Tralee Hills in 1.25 Ffos Las at 17/2 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). 1pt win Hiromichi in 3.00 Ffos Las at 15/2 (General). 1.5pts win Starlyte in 3.15 Catterick at 5/1 (General). LOSS=1.8pts.

Fran Berry (Aug 1) - 1pt e.w. Rousing Encore in 3.40 Naas at 8/1 (Paddy Power, bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=0.6pts

Punting Pointers (August 1) - 1pt win Chinese Spirit in 4.55 Carlisle at 13/2 (General); 0.5pts e.w. Overhaugh Street in 6.40 Carlisle at 16/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=0.1pts


Brentford v Manchester United (Aug 13) - 1pt Brentford to win at 29/10 (SBK), 0.5pt Lisandro Martinez to be carded at 9/2 (bet365). Result pending.

Premier League Saturday best bets (Aug 13) - 1.5pts Leeds to beat Southampton Draw no Bet at 13/10 (General). Result pending.

Saturday Seven best bet (Aug 13) - 2pts Wycombe to beat Shrewsbury at 10/11 (Betfred, QuinnBet). Result pending.

La Liga best bets (Aug 12-15) - 2pts Athletic Club to win to nil v Mallorca at 6/4 (Sky Bet), 1.5pts Osasuna to take the most corners v Sevilla at 6/5 (Sky Bet), 1pt Villarreal to beat Real Valladolid at Evens (SpreadEx, 10bet). Result pending.

West Brom v Sheffield United (Aug 11) - 0.5pts Matt Phillips to score anytime at 4/1 (PaddyPower, Betfair Sportsbook). Result pending.

Carabao Cup best bets (Aug 10) - 1pt Sheffield Wednesday to beat Sunderland at 6/4 (Betfair, Unibet), 1pt Under 2.5 goals in Middlesbrough v Barnsley at 23/20 (General), 1.5pts Over 2.5 Goals and BTTS in Plymouth vs Peterborough at 10/11 (Bet365), 1pt Blackburn to win to nil v Hartlepool at 13/10 (Betvictor), 1pt Coventry to beat Bristol City and BTTS 'Yes' at 14/5 (William Hill). PROFIT=1.45pts

Real Madrid v Frankfurt (Aug 10) - 1.5pts Karim Benzema to score and Real Madrid to win in 90 minutes at 23/20 (Betfair). PROFIT=1.73pts

Rangers v Union St Gilloise (Aug 9) - 1.5pts Rangers to be winning at half-time at 29/20 (Coral). PROFIT=2.18pts

Carabao Cup best bets (Aug 9) - 2pts Derby to beat Mansfield at 14/9 (SBK) or 6/4 (General), 2pts Birmingham Double Chance vs Norwich at 11/8 (Coral), 0.5pts George Moncur To Score Anytime in Forest Green vs Leyton Orient at 8/1 (Betfair). PROFIT=5.36pts

West Brom v Watford (Aug 8) - 1pt Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals in the match at 13/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

West Ham v Manchester City (Aug 7) - 2pts Over 11.5 corners at 6/4 (Unibet). LOSS=2pts

Man Utd v Brighton (Aug 7) - 1.5pt Bruno Fernandes to have 2+ shots on target at 9/4 (Sky Bet), 0.5pt Lisandro Martinez and Moises Caicedo to be carded at 25/1 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

Leicester v Brentford (Aug 7) - 1pt Under 2.5 Goals at 11/10 (bet365, Unibet, Boylesports). LOSS=2pts

Members Extra (Aug 6) - 3pts Liverpool and PSG both to win and Over 1.5 Goals in both matches at 4/5 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Everton v Chelsea (Aug 6) - 2pts Under 2.5 Goals at evens (bet365). PROFIT=2pts

Mark O'Haire's Best Bets (Aug 6) - 2.5pts Bonnyrigg Rose draw no bet v East Fife at 23/20 (BetVictor); 2.5pts Over 3.5 goals in Dortmund v Leverkusen at evens (General). PROFIT=0.4pts

Bundesliga (Aug 6) - 2pts Wolfsburg to beat Werder Bremen at 10/11 (SBK), 1.5pts BTTS in the second-half of Dortmund v Leverkusen at 13/10 (SBK). LOSS=3.5pts

Saturday Championship (Sat Aug - 15:00) - 2pts Millwall or Draw Double Chance v Sheff Utd at evens (Boylesports), 1.5pts Norwich to win and Under 3.5 Goals v Wigan at 13/10 (Unibet), 1pt Middlesbrough to beat QPR at 6/4 (SBK), 0.5pts on Luke Freeman anytime in Burnley v Luton at 8/1 (bet365), 0.5pt Jake Cooper to score anytime in Sheff Utd v Millwall at 16/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5.5pts

Saturday Seven best bet (Aug 6) - 2pts Both teams to score in Bristol City v Sunderland at 5/6 (General). PROFIT=1.67pts

Saturday Premier League (Aug 6) - 2.5pts Both teams to score in Leeds v Wolves at 5/6 (SBK); 2.5pts Matty Cash 1+ total shots in Bournemouth v Aston Villa at 4/6 (Sky Bet); 2pts Forest (+1) Asian handicap v Newcastle at 8/11 (BetVictor, Unibet); 1pt Dejan Kulusevski 1+ assists in Spurs v Southampton at 12/5 (Coral, Ladbrokes). PROFIT=4.14pts

Fulham v Liverpool (Aug 6) - 2pts Trent Alexander-Arnold to have 2+ total shots at 11/10 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Aug 5) - 2pts Crystal Palace or Draw Double Chance at 11/10 (General). LOSS=2pts

Watford v Sheffield United (Aug 1) - 1pt Sheffield United to win at 9/4 (General), 1pt Iliman Ndiaye to score anytime at 19/5 (Unibet). LOSS=2pts


FedEx St. Jude Championship (Aug 11-14) - 3pts e.w. Scottie Scheffler at 16/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 2pts e.w. Will Zalatoris at 28/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Keith Mitchell at 100/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); 1pt e.w. Tom Hoge at 150/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Ryan Palmer to lead after R1 at 125/1 (Sky Bet, Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). Result pending

ISPS Handa World Invitational (Aug 11-14) - 2pts e.w. Santiago Tarrio at 28/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1.5pts e.w. Dale Whitnell at 45/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Lee Slattery at 125/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Rikard Karlberg at 150/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Steven Brown at 200/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). Result pending

Members Extra: Cazoo Open (Aug 7) – 2pts Julien Guerrier to win the Cazoo Open at 2/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Wyndham Championship (Aug 4-7) - 3pts e.w. Sungjae Im 16/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Davis Riley at 55/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Adam Svensson at 70/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. CT Pan at 100/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Michael Thompson at 175/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Charley Hoffman at 175/1 (William Hill 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=2.4pts

AIG Women's Open (Aug 4-7) - 3pt e.w. Minjee Lee at 16/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1.5pts e.w. Georgia Hall at 25/1 (BetVictor, Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Linn Grant at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Ally Ewing at 200/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). PROFIT=0.6pt

Cazoo Open (Aug 4-7) - 2pts e.w. Sean Crocker at 30/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1.5pts e.w. Matti Schmid at 40/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Connor Syme at 50/1 (Sky Bet, Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Richard Mansell at 55/1 (Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Andy Sullivan at 66/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. Marcel Siem at 150/1 (bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). PROFIT=10.2pts


ATP Tour tips (Aug 8-14) - 1pt e.w. Matteo Berrettini in National Bank Open at 20/1 (Sky Bet, bet365 1/2 1,2); 0.5pt e.w. Jenson Brooksby in National Bank Open at 60/1 (Unibet 1/2 1,2). Result pending

ATP Tour (Aug 1-7) - 2pts e.w. Cameron Norrie in the Abierto de Tenis Mifel at 11/2 (General); 0.5pt e.w. Brandon Nakashima in the Abierto de Tenis Mifel at 18/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes); 0.5pt e.w. Maxime Cressy in the Citi Open at 50/1 (Betfred); 0.5pt e.w. Frances Tiafoe in the Citi Open at 35/1 (BetVictor). PROFIT=0.5pts


Northern Superchargers v Trent Rockets (Aug 9) - 2pts Both Teams To Score 150+ Runs at 2/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Both Teams To Score 160+ Runs at 7/2 (Sky Bet); 0.5pts Both Teams To Score 170+ Runs at 6/1 (General). Result pending

Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers (Aug 5) - 1pt Adam Lyth Man of the Match at 10/1 (Betway, bet365); 0.5pts Sean Abbott top Manchester Originals batsman at 55/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power). PROFIT=9.5pts

The Hundred (Aug-Sep 3) - 2pts Oval Invincibles to win The Hundred at 13/2 (General); 1pt Adam Lyth top tournament runscorer at 16/1 (Sky Bet, Betway). Result pending


Saturday night preview (Aug 6) - 1pt Dalton Smith to win in rounds 7-12 at 11/4 (Sky Bet); 1pt Erica Farias to win by decision at 7/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt Vergil Ortiz Jr to win in rounds 7-12 at 13/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=0.37pt


UFC Vegas 59 (Aug 6) - 2pts Thiago Santos vs Jamahal Hill to last Over 2.5 Rounds at 5/4 (General); 1.5pts Augusto Sakai to win at 11/5 (PaddyPower, Betfair); 0.5pts Augusto Sakai to win by TKO/KO at 7/1 (Unibet). PROFIT=0.5pt

Long-term or antepost previews


Antepost Value Bet (Sep 10) - 1pt win Francesco Clemente in Cazoo St Leger at 25/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Antepost Value Bet (Sep 3) - 1pt win Brad The Brief in Betfair Sprint Cup at 16/1 (General). Result pending

Antepost Value Bet (Aug 20) - 1pt e.w. Enemy in Sky Bet Ebor at 25/1 (Sky Bet, Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

Antepost Value Bet (Aug 19) - 1pt win Flotus in Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at 12/1 (General); 1pt win Emaraaty Ana in Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at 25/1 (Sky Bet, Unibet). Result pending


Bundesliga outright preview (Aug 2022 - May 2023) - 4pts Wolfsburg to finish in the top-four at 5/1 (General), 2.5pts e.w. Christopher Nkunku to be top goalscorer at 8/1 (William Hill 1,2,3 1/4), 2.5pts e.w. Andre Silva to be top goalscorer at 12/1 (William Hill 1,2,3 1/4). Result pending.

La Liga outright preview (Aug 2022 - Jun 2023) - 8pts Atlético Madrid to win La Liga without Barcelona and Real Madrid at 11/10 (Sky Bet), 5pts Barcelona to win La Liga at 6/4 (BetVictor), 1pt e.w. Iñaki Williams to be La Liga top goalscorer at 66/1 (William Hill 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Serie A outright preview (Jul 14 - May 26) - 5pts Inter Milan to win Serie A at 15/8 ( BetVictor), 2.5pts e.w. Ciro Immobile to be the Serie A top scorer at 5/1 (William Hill 1/4 1,2,3,4), 2pts Roma to finish in the top four at 13/8 (Betway), 2pts Salernitana to be relegated from Serie A at 11/8 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Premier League Sack Race preview (Aug 2022 - first sacking) - 1pt Scott Parker to be the first Premier League manager to leave at 12/1 (Sky Bet, Betvictor), 1pt Ralph Hasenhuttl to be the first Premier League manager to leave at 7/1 (Unibet), 1pt Frank Lampard to be the first Premier League manager to leave at 5/1 (Boylesports). Result pending

Premier League Outright preview (Aug 2022 - May 2023) - 6pts Tottenham to finish in the top four at 4/5 (VBet), 4pts Manchester City/Liverpool straight forecast at 15/8 (bet365), 2.5pts West Ham to win Premier League w/o the Big 6 at 9/2 (Sky Bet), 2.5pts Crystal Palace to finish in the top half at 5/2 (General). Result pending

Premier League Golden Boot preview (Aug 2022 - 2023) - 3pts e.w. Harry Kane to be the top goalscorer at 6/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4), 1.5pts e.w. Kai Havertz to be the top goalscorer at 66/1 (Betway 1/4 1,2,3,4), 1pt e.w. Aleksandar Mitrovic to be the top goalscorer at 80/1 (Betway 1/4 1,2,3,4), 1pt e.w. Anthony Martial to be the top goalscorer at 80/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Premier League Relegation preview (Aug 2022 - 2023) - 3pts Bournemouth to finish bottom at 9/4 (Sky Bet, BoyleSports), 2pts Southampton to be relegated at 16/5 (General), 1.5pts Bournemouth to be bottom at Christmas Day at 4/1 (General), 1.5pts Everton to be relegated at 5/1 (QuinnBet). Result pending

Premier League Specials preview (Aug 2022 - 2023) - 8pts Manchester City to be top on Christmas Day at 4/5 (BetVictor, Betway), 2pts Manchester City/Tottenham Straight Forecast at 9/1 (bet365), 1.5pts e.w. Jack Grealish to record the most assists at 12/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3), 1pt e.w. Ollie Watkins to have the most shots on target at 40/1 (Betway 1/4 1,2,3). Result pending

League One Outright preview (Aug 2022 - May 2023) - 3pts e.w. Sheffield Wednesday to win League One at 5/1 (Unibet) (e.w. terms 1-3 places), 1pt e.w. Bolton Wanderers to win League One at 14/1 (Unibet) (e.w. terms 1-3 places), 2pts Accrington Stanley to finish in the top half at 11/4 (Bet Victor), 2pts Peterborough to score most goals in League One at 9/2 (Sky Bet), 0.5pts Charlton to score most goals in League One at 40/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending

League Two Outright preview (Aug 2022 - May 2023) - 3pts e.w. Stockport County to win League Two at 7/1 (General) (e.w. terms 1/4 odds 1-3 places), 1pt e.w. Gillingham to win League Two at 20/1 (General) (e.w. terms 1/4 odds 1-3 places), 2pts Northampton to finish in the top three at 5/1 (General), 2pts Hartlepool to be relegated at 6/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

Championship Outright preview (Aug 2022 - May 2023) - 5pts Sheffield United to finish in the top six at 6/5 (bet365, Betway), 5pts Middlesbrough to finish in the top six at 6/5 (Boylesports, Betway), 4pts Norwich to be promoted at 7/4 (General), 4pts Luton to finish in the top half at 5/4 (Unibet),1pt Huddersfield to be relegated at 9/1 (Boylesports). Result pending

Championship Top Scorer preview (Aug 2022 - May 2023) - 5pts e.w. Teemu Pukki to be Championship top goalscorer at 8/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4), 2pts e.w. Karlan Grant to be Championship top goalscorer at 18/1 (William Hill 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

World Cup antepost (Dec 2022) - 2pts Germany to win the World Cup at 10/1 (General); 1pt Italy to win the World Cup at 19/1 (Unibet); 1pt Denmark to win the World Cup at 40/1 (William Hill). Result pending

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