Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

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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.

Points staked also enable us to keep a fully transparent P&L, which you'll see below, but should be considered a guide only. Only bet what you can afford, and if you are concerned about your gambling please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133, or visit

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Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (September 2018) is +3061.47.

  • September fixed-odds running total = +17.51pts
  • September ante-post running total = -10.50pts
  • September overall running total = +7.01pts


Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 29) - 1pt win Alemaratalyoum in 2.05 Haydock at 11/1 (General), 1pt win Aeolus in 3.15 Haydock at 25/1 (General), 1pt e.w Mordin in 3.40 Newmarket at 20/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). PROFIT=13.9pts

Simon Holt (Sep 29) - 2pts win Uae Prince in 3.40 Newmarket at 16/1 (General); 2pts win So Perfect in 2.25 Newmarket at 10/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Sep 28) - 1pt win Accidental Agent in 3.35 Newmarket at 5/1 (general). 1pt win Main Edition in 3.00 Newmarket at 3/1 (general). 1pt win Laugh Aloud in 1.50 Newmarket at 4/1 (general). 1pt win Crimson Rosette in 2.25 Newmarket at 13/2 (general). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 22) - 1pt win Salt Whistle Bay in 2.00 Ayr at 25/1 (BetVictor, Boylesports), 1pt win Bengali Boys in 2.40 Ayr at 20/1 (BetVictor, Coral), 1pt win Muntadab in 3.50 Ayr at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Upstaging in 3.50 Ayr at 33/1 (888Sport). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Sep 22) - 1pt e.w. Get Knotted in 3.50 Ayr at 20/1 (Bet365 1,2,3,4,5 1/4); 1pt win Al Qahwa in 2.40 Ayr at 8/1 (General); 1pt win Light My Fire in 3.15 Ayr at 12/1 (General). PROFIT=2pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 21) - 1pt win Royal Residence in 4.10 Ayr at 12/1. LOSS=1pt

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 14) - 1pt e.w. Wentworth Falls in 1.50 Doncaster at 20/1 (William Hill); 1pt win Baydar in 2.05 Chester at 8/1 (General); 1pt win Unfortunately in 2.25 Doncaster at 16/1 (Sky Bet, Bet365). PROFIT=2pts

Simon Holt (Sep 15) - 2pts win Mustashry in 2.25 Doncaster at 3/1 (General); 2pts win Kew Gardens in 3.35 Doncaster at 5/2 (General). PROFIT=11pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 14) - 2pts win Ben Vrackie in 3.00 Doncaster at 7/1 (General), 1pt win Ellthea in 1.50 Doncaster at 11/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Sep 14) - 2pts win Anna Nerium in 1.50 Doncaster at 5/1 (General); 1pt win Little Kim in 2.25 Doncaster at 25/1 (William Hill); 1pt win Ben Vrackie in 3.00 Doncaster at 7/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 13) - 1pt win Strict Tempo in 1.50 Doncaster at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Triggered in 3.35 Doncaster at 16/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt (Sep 13) - 2pts win Winter Light in 1.50 Doncaster at 11/2 (bet365), 2pts win Sand Share in 2.25 Doncaster at 9/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 12) - 1pt e.w Wings Of The Rock in 3.00 Doncaster at 100/1 (1/5 1,2,3, Sky Bet, Hills, Coral, BetVictor). LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 8) - 1pt win Sabador in 2.45 Ascot at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Reshoun in 3.35 Haydock at 10/1 (General), 1pt win Rustang in 3.55 Ascot at 16/1 (General), 1pt e.w Donjuan Triumphant in 4.15 Haydock at 28/1 (Ladbrokes 1/5 1,2,3). PROFIT=3.5pts

Simon Holt selections (Sep 8) - 2pts win Dramatic Queen in 1.50 Haydock at 14/1 (Ladbrokes), 2pts win Cape Byron in 2.45 Ascot at 15/2 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 1) - 1pt win Haddaf in 1.50 Sandown at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Baraweez in 2.05 Chester at 12/1 (Coral, 888Sport), 1pt win Almoreb in 2.25 Sandown at 11/1 (bet365). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt selections (Sept1) - 2pts win Haddaf in 1.50 Sandown at 12/1 (General); 2pts win History Writer in 2.25 Sandown at 5/1 (General). LOSS=4pts


Cardiff v Burnley (Sep 30) - 2pts Burnley to win at 11/5 (General); 1pt Burnley to win, under 3.5 total goals and 50+ booking points at 10/1 (Sky Bet) PROFIT=3.40pts

Chelsea v Liverpool (Sep 29) - 2pts Eden Hazard anytime at 15/8 (BetFred). PROFIT=3.75pts.

West Ham v Man United (Sep 29) - 1pt Draw no bet - West Ham at 9/4 (Unibet), 1pt Marko Arnautovic and Romelu Lukaku both to score at 5/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.25pt

Rotherham v Stoke (Sep 29) - 1pt Erik Pieters to score anytime at 20/1 (Unibet/888 Sport). LOSS=1pt.

Saturday 3pm Premier League (Sep 29) - 2pts Leicester to win at 2/1 (Unibet), 1pt Everton v Fulham to draw at 3/1 (General), 1pt Sergio Aguero & Bernardo Silva both to score at 5/2 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=2pts

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 29) - 3pts Ollie Watkins to score anytime in Brentford v Reading at 37/19 (Unibet/888 Sport), 2pts Scunthorpe to win and both teams to score at 7/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5pts.

Friday's Sky Bet EFL (Sep 28) - 2pts Barry Douglas to score anytime at 8/1 (Betway). LOSS=2pts.

Carabao Cup (Sep 26) - 2pts Over 11.5 corners in Liverpool v Chelsea at 40/17 (Unibet), 1pt Alan Judge to score anytime in Arsenal v Brentford at 17/2 (Betfred). PROFIT=6.5pts

Carabao Cup (Sep 25) - 2pts West Brom to score 2+ goals at 8/5 (General), 1pt Nathan Wood to score anytime in Preston v Middlesbrough at 20/1 (William Hill). LOSS=3pts

West Ham v Chelsea (Sep 23) - 1pt Marcos Alonso to score and Chelsea to win at 9/2 (General); 1pt Chelsea to win, BTTS, Eden Hazard anytime, Chelsea 5+ corners, 60+ total booking points at 12/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Arsenal v Everton (Sep 23) - 1pt Arsenal win and both teams to score at 2/1 (Betfair); 1pt Richarlison anytime scorer at 4/1 (Betfred). LOSS=2pts

QPR v Norwich (Sep 22) - 1pt Luke Freeman to score anytime at 5/1 (Betfred), 1pt Jamal Lewis to score anytime at 25/1 (Spread Ex). LOSS=2pts

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 22) - 2pts Leeds to score over 2.5 goals against Birmingham at 3/1 (General), 2pts Scunthorpe to win at 21/10 (Black Type). PROFIT=2.2pts

Fulham v Watford (12.30 - Sep 22) - 2pts Watford to beat Fulham at 2/1 (General) LOSS=2pts.

Saturday's Premier League 3pm games (Sep 22) - 2pts Over 1.5 goals in first half of Cardiff v Man City at 11/10 (Sky Bet); 1pt Bournemouth to beat Burnley at 6/4 (General) PROFIT=1.2pts.

Brighton v Tottenham (17.30 - Sep 22) - 1pt Tottenham to win to nil at 21/10 (General) LOSS=1pts.

Friday's Sky Bet EFL (Sep 21) - 2pts Nick Powell to score anytime at 9/4 (Unibet). PROFIT=4.5pts

Thursday's Europa League (Sep 20) - 2pts Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 9/5 (Ladbrokes), 1pt Issam Jebali to score anytime in Celtic v Rosenborg at 5/1 (Betfred). LOSS=3pts

Wednesday's Sky Bet EFL (Sep 19) - 2pts Matty Cash to score anytime in Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday at 9/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

Wednesday's Champions League (Sep 19) - 1pt Mario Mandzukic to score anytime in Valencia v Juventus at 21/10 (Black Type), 1pt Marcus Rashford to score anytime in Young Boys v Manchester United at 21/10 (Unibet). LOSS=2pts

Tuesday's Champions League (Sep 18) - 1pt Tottenham to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 10/3 (Betfair); 1pt Ben Nabouhane to score anytime in Crvena Zvezda v Napoli at 19/4 (Betway). LOSS=2pts

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 18) - 2pts Leeds to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 11/5 (Ladbrokes/Coral), 2pts Benik Afobe to score anytime in Stoke v Swansea at 9/5 (Black Type), 1pt Lewis MacLeod to score anytime in Ipswich v Brentford at 13/2 (VOID). PROFIT=2.40pts

Southampton v Brighton (Sep 17) - 1pt Pascal Gross to score anytime at 9/2 (VOID), 1pt Anthony Knockaert to provide an assist at 8/1 (Unibet). PROFIT=8pts

Everton v West Ham (Sep 16) - 1pt Draw no bet - West Ham at 15/8 (Marathon Bet). PROFIT=1.88pts

Wolves v Burnley (Sep 16): 1pt Wolves to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 at 11/8 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.38pts

Watford v Man United (Sep 15) - 1pt Draw at 5/2 (General). LOSS=1pt

Saturday Premier League (Sep 15) - 2pts Pedro to score anytime for Chelsea v Cardiff at 7/5 (General); 2pts Arsenal to win and BTTS v Newcastle at 5/2 (General). PROFIT=3pts

Tottenham v Liverpool (Sep 15) - 2pts Liverpool to beat Tottenham at 6/4 (General). PROFIT=3pts

Blackburn v Aston Villa (Sep 15) - 1pt Charlie Mulgrew to score anytime at 6/1 (Betfred). LOSS=1pts

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 15) - 2pts Ollie Watkins to score anytime in Brentford v Wigan at 23/10 (Unibet), 2pts Lincoln to win on the -1 handicap at 14/5 (General), 1pt Draw/Middlesbrough in half-time/full-time at 11/2 (Betfred). LOSS=5pts

Friday night EFL (Sep 14) - 1pt Matt Phillips to score anytime at 4/1 (General). PROFIT=4pts

England v Switzerland (Sep 11) - 1pt James Tarkowski to score anytime at 14/1 (General), 1pt Ruben Loftus-Cheek to score anytime at 13/2 (Unibet). LOSS=2pts

Oxford v Coventry (Sep 9) - 1pt Marcus Browne to score anytime at 5/1 (Bet 365). LOSS=1pt

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 8) - 2pts Jamal Lowe to score anytime for Portsmouth v Shrewsbury at 12/5 (General), 2pts Peterborough -1 on the handicap v Southend at 11/2 (Spread Ex). LOSS=4pts

England v Spain (Sep 8) - 1.5pts England to beat Spain at 2/1 (General); 0.5pt e.w. Kieran Tripper to score first at 30/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3). LOSS=2pts

Burnley v Man United (Sept 2) - 1pt Between 25-45 booking points at 13/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

Watford v Tottenham (Sep 2) - 1pt Roberto Pereyra to score anytime at 5/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=1pt

Cardiff v Arsenal (Sep 2) - 1pt Harry Arter to be carded at 5/2 (Betfred), 1pt Nacho Monreal to score anytime at 15/2 (Unibet). PROFIT=1.5pts

Man City v Newcastle (September 1) - 2pts Benjamin Mendy to assist a goal for Manchester City at 6/4 (Sky Bet). PROFIT= 3pts

Premier League 3pm (September 1) - 2pts Eden Hazard to score and Chelsea to win at 5/4 (Sky Bet); 1pt Crystal Palace to win to nil at 9/4 (188Bet); 1pt Jeffrey Schlupp to score anytime in Palace v Southampton at 7/1 (General). PROFIT= 0.50pts

Leicester v Liverpool (Sept 1) - 2pts Sadio Mane to score and Liverpool win at 9/4 (General). PROFIT=2.25pts

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 1) - 1pt James McClean to score anytime in West Brom v Stoke at 15/2 (Unibet), 2pts Scunthorpe to win and both teams to score at 11/2 (Sky Bet), 2pts Oldham to win and over 1.5 goals at 9/5 (Coral). PROFIT=0.60pts


Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 4-7) - 1pt e.w. Robert Rock at 100/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Chris Paisley at 150/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Aaron Rai at 200/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Marc Warren at 150/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Richie Ramsay at 150/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). Result pending

Ryder Cup (Sep 30) - 1pt Webb Simpson to beat Justin Rose at 15/8 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.87pts

Ryder Cup (Sep 29) - 2pts Justin Thomas to be top US scorer at 4/1 (General). PROFIT=8pts

Ryder Cup (Sep 28) - 2pts Europe to win Friday's foursomes at 6/4 (General). PROFIT=3pts

Ryder Cup (Sep 28-30) - 1pt Ian Poulter to be top overall points scorer at 20/1 (General); 1pt Tommy Fleetwood to be top overall points scorer at 20/1 (BoyleSports); 1pt Webb Simpson to be top American points scorer at 25/1 (General); 1.5pts Sergio Garcia to tee off last in Sunday's singles at 9/1 (Paddy Power); 2pts Patrick Reed to tee off first in Sunday's singles at 5/1 (Paddy Power); 2.5pts 14.5-13.5 Europe, 14-14, 14.5-13.5 USA at 3/1 (General). LOSS=9pts

Portugal Masters (Sep 20-23) - 2.5pts e.w. Charl Schwartzel at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. George Coetzee at 50/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Nicolas Colsaerts at 80/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Marc Warren at 150/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Colsaerts to lead after R1 at 100/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=12pts

TOUR Championship (Sep 20-23) - 3pts e.w. Tiger Woods at 14/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Kevin Na at 80/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Patrick Cantlay at 40/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). PROFIT=48.5pts

BMW Championship (Sep 6-9) - 2pts e.w. Tiger Woods at 28/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. CT Pan at 125/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Bubba Watson at 80/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Brandt Snedeker at 80/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Ian Poulter at 125/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=12pts

Omega European Masters (Sep 6-9) - 2pts e.w. Danny Willett at 50/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Richie Ramsay at 66/1 (Coral, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Nino Bertasio at 100/1 (Coral, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Bradley Dredge at 175/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=10pts

Dell Technologies Championship (Aug 31-Sep 3) - 5pts win Rory McIlroy at 18/1 (General); 3pts win Jordan Spieth at 22/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Marc Leishman at 60/1 (Betfred, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Louis Oosthuizen at 66/1 (Betfred, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=12pts

Made In Denmark (Aug 30-Sep 2) - 1pt e.w. Hunter Stewart at 150/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Bradley Dredge at 100/1 (Betfred, BetBright 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Adrian Otaegui at 66/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Peter Hanson at 200/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Matt Nixon at 150/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=10pts


Champions League of Darts (Sep 22-23) - 1pt Gary Anderson to top Group A at 3/1 (General); 1pt Rob Cross to top Group B at 6/4 (General); 1pt Rob Cross to win the Champions League of Darts at 6/1 (General). LOSS=3pts


T20 Vitality Blast Finals Day (Sep 15) - 3pts win Sussex to beat Somerset at 10/11 (General). PROFIT=2.73pts

England v India: Fifth Test (Sep 7-11) - 3pts India to win the Fifth Test at 12/5 (Betfair). LOSS=3pts

England v India: Fourth Test (Aug 30-Sep 3) - 2pts India to win the series at 5/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

England v India Test Series (August 1-September 7) - 4pts Virat Kohli to score the most runs in the series at 6/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=24pts


Men's outright US Open - 4pts Rafael Nadal to win the US Open at 3/1 (General), 1pt each-way Marin Cilic to win the US Open at 20/1 (General 1/2 1,2). LOSS=6pts

Rugby league

Super 8s (Sep 7) - 2pts Michael Shenton anytime tryscorer in Hull FC v Castleford at 11/8 (Sky Bet, Coral), 2pts Oliver Holmes anytime tryscorer in Hull FC v Castleford at 4/1 (Betfred). LOSS=4pts

Super 8s (Sep 1) - 2pts Castleford -34 on the handicap at 11/4 (Ladbrokes), 2pts Paul McShane anytime try scorer at 11/4 (Betfair). LOSS=4pts


Joshua v Povetkin (Sep 22) - 3pts Anthony Joshua to win in rounds 7-12 at 2/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral); 4pts Luke Campbell to win by unanimous decision at 5/4 (Paddy Power, Betfair); 2pts Lawrence Okolie to win by decision at 7/2 (Unibet, 888sport). PROFIT=18pts

Chris Oliver tips (Sep 15) - 2pts Gennady Golovkin to beat Saul Alvarez by decision at 9/4 (sportingbet); 3pts under 8.5 rounds in David Lemiuex v Gary O'Sullivan at 5/6 (Ladbrokes). PROFIT=0.5pts

Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas: (Sep 8) - 3pts Amir Khan to win in rounds 1-6 at 8/5 (General); 2pts Tommy Langford to win by decision at 6/4 (General). LOSS=5pts


China Championship (Sep 29-30) - 2pts Lyu Haotian to beat John Higgins at 10/3 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Lyu Haotian to win the China Championship at 12/1 (William Hill). LOSS=3pts

China Championship: (Sep 25) - 2pts Mei Xi Wen (+2.5) to beat John Higgins at 11/10 (Paddy Power, Betfair). PROFIT=2.20pts

Long-term or ante-post previews:

Horse Racing

Ante-post Angle: Cambridgeshire (Sept 29) - 2pts win Stylehunter at 16/1 (Bet365). LOSS=2pts

Rugby Union

Rugby Championship (Aug 18-Oct 6) - 3pts Argentina to finish bottom 1/3 (Betfair); 3pts South Africa to finish second at 9/5 (Betfair). Result pending

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