Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

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We use a points system, ranging from 0f.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 (October 2018) is +3068.48.

  • October fixed-odds running total = -104.31pts
  • October ante-post running total = -1.60pts
  • October overall running total = -105.91pts


Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Oct 27) - 1pt win Garrus in 1.45 Doncaster at 10/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power), 1pt win Duke Of Firenze in 3.25 Doncaster at 18/1 (bet365, Coral), 1pt win Just Glamorous in 3.25 Doncaster at 50/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power), 1pt win Perfect Man in 3.45 Cheltenham at 16/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Oct 27) - 2pts win Turgenev in 4.05 Doncaster at 4/1 (General), 1pt e.w Rapid Applause in 3.25 Doncaster at 20/1 (bet365, Ladbrokes). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Oct 20) - 1pt win Magical in 2.40 Ascot at 15/2 (bet365, Sky Bet), 1pt win Monarchs Glen in 3.50 Ascot at 18/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power), 1pt win South Seas in 4.30 Ascot at 14/1 (General). PROFIT=5.5pts

Simon Holt (Oct 20) - 1pt e.w Happily in 3.15 Ascot at 16/1 (Coral, Sporting Bet 1/5 1,2,3), 2pts win Kynren in 4.30 Ascot at 11/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Oct 13) - 2pts win Anthony Van Dyck in 3.00 Newmarket at 9/2 (General); 1pt e.w. Cliffs Of Dover in 3.40 Newmarket at 40/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Oct 12) - 2pts win Limato in 3.00 Newmarket at 9/4 (Sky Bet); 2pts win Shambolic in 3.35 Newmarket at 9/1 (General). PROFIT=2.5pts

Simon Holt (Oct 7) - 1pt e.w Waldgeist in 3.05 Lobchamp at 7/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Oct 6) - 1pt e.w Firmament in 3.35 Ascot at 14/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt win Strict Tempo in 2.45 Redcar at 12/1 (BetVictor, Coral). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Oct 6) - 2pts win Limato in 3.00 Ascot at 5/2 (Sky Bet); 2pts win Spring Loaded in 1.50 Ascot at 5/1 (General). LOSS=2pts


Carabao Cup (Oct 31) - 1pt Harry Wilson to score and Derby to lose at 12/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Over 11.5 corners at 7/5 (Betfair, Paddy Power); 1pt Jayden Bogle to be carded at 5/1 (Betfair); 1pt Cesc Fabregas to be carded at 11/2 (Betfair). LOSS=4pts

Carabao Cup (Oct 30) - 2pts Hillel Soudani to score anytime at 13/5 (888 Sport), 1pt Jack Robinson to score anytime at 35/1 (VOID), 1pt Scott Fraser to be shown a card at 7/1 (Betfair). LOSS=3pts

Tottenham v Manchester City (Oct 29) - 2pts Kevin De Bruyne to assist a goal at 9/4 (Sky Bet), 1pt Aymeric Laporte to have 1+ shot on target at 7/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Man United v Everton (Oct 28) - 2pts Paul Pogba and Gylfi Sigurdsson 1+ shots on target each at 13/8 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=3.25pts

Burnley v Chelsea (Oct 28) - 1pt 8+ Chelsea corners at 5/4 (Sky Bet), 2pts Willian to score anytime at 23/10 (Paddy Power, Betfair). PROFIT=3.6pts

Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Oct 28) - 1pt Arsenal win & both teams to score at 9/4 (Betfair). LOSS=1pt

Leicester v West Ham (Oct 27) - 2pts Leicester to win and over 1.5 goals at 17/10 (General). LOSS=2pts

Leeds v Nottingham Forest (Oct 27) - 1pt Pontus Jansson to score anytime at 11/1 (Betway), 1pt Lewis Grabban to be shown a card at 6/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Ben Osborn to be shown a card at 6/1 (Bet 365), 1pt Tom Pearce to be shown a card at 9/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=3pts

Premier League (Oct 27) - 2pts Bournemouth win & both teams to score at 3/1 (General), 1pt Southampton to draw with Newcastle at 23/10 (General). PROFIT=0.3pts

Sky Bet EFL (Oct 27) - 1pt Jack O'Connell to score anytime in Sheffield United v Wigan at 18/1 (William Hill), 1pt Jake Cooper to score anytime in Millwall v Ipswich at 10/1 (888 Sport), 1pt Peterborough to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 7/2 (Boyle Sports). PROFIT=1.5pts

Middlesbrough v Derby (Oct 27) - 1pt Aden Flint to be shown a card at 6/1 (Bet365), 1pt Daniel Ayala to be shown a card at 3/1 (Unibet), 1pt Britt Assombalonga to be shown a card at 7/1 (Bet365), 1pt Jayden Bogle to be shown a card at 3/1 (Unibet). PROFIT/LOSS=0pts

QPR v Aston Villa (Oct 26) - 1pt Luke Freeman to score anytime at 9/2 (General), 1pt QPR/QPR in half-time/full-time at 19/5 (Bet Victor). PROFIT=2.8pts

Europa League (Oct 25) - 2pts Kai Havertz to score anytime in Zurich v Bayer Leverkusen at 14/5 (Betway), 1pt Gary Cahill to score anytime in Chelsea v BATE Borisov at 15/2 (General). LOSS=3pts

Champions League (Oct 24) - 2pts Erik Lamela to score anytime in PSV v Tottenham at 7/2 (Unibet, 888 Sport), 2pts Virgil van Dijk to have 1+ shots on target in Liverpool v Crvena zvezda at 13/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

Champions League (Oct 23) - 2pts Juventus to score 2+ goals against Manchester United at 7/5 (Coral), 2pts Dusan Tadic to score anytime in Ajax v Benfica at 13/5 (Betway), 1pt Joshua Brenet to score anytime in Hoffenheim v Lyon at 12/1 (VOID). LOSS=4pts

Sky Bet EFL (Oct 23) - 1pt Jamal Lewis to score anytime in Norwich v Aston Villa at 13/1 (Unibet), 1pt Dael Fry to score anytime in Middlesbrough v Rotherham at 12/1 (VOID), 2pts Ronan Curtis to score anytime in Portsmouth v Burton at 2/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Arsenal v Leicester (Oct 22) - 2pts Jonny Evans to be shown a card at 4/1 (Bet365, Bet Victor), 1pt Harry Maguire to score anytime at 13/1 (Unibet, 888 Sport). LOSS=3pts

Everton v Crystal Palace (Oct 21) - 2pts Patrick van Aanholt to have 1+ shots on target at 13/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Huddersfield v Liverpool (Oct 20) - 2pts Liverpool to win on -1 handicap at evens (Betfair), 1pt Virgil van Dijk to score a header at 20/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Derby v Sheffield United (Oct 20) - 2pts Billy Sharp to score anytime at 21/10 (General). LOSS=2pts

Premier League 3pm (Oct 20) - 2pts Bournemouth to beat Southampton at 21/20 (General), 1pt Fulham to beat Cardiff at 2/1 (Betway), 1pt Wolves win to nil at 15/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

Sky Bet EFL (Oct 20) - 2pts 20+ booking points for each team in Portsmouth v Fleetwood at 9/4 (Sky Bet), 2pts Notts County to win and both teams to score at 8/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

Chelsea v Manchester United (Oct 20) - 2pts Chelsea to win and over 1.5 goals at 21/20 (General), 1pt Olivier Giroud to score anytime at 17/10 (Unibet, 888 Sport). LOSS=3pts

Blackburn v Leeds (Oct 20) - 1pt Gaetano Berardi to score anytime at 28/1 (Spread Ex), 1pt Mateusz Klich to score anytime at 22/5 (Unibet, 888 Sport). PROFIT=3.40pts

Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough (Oct 19) - 2pts Over 11.5 corners at 9/5 (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=2pts.

UEFA Nations League Tuesday (Oct 16) - 2pts Macedonia to beat Armenia at 13/8 (Sky Bet), 2pts Richard Keogh to be shown a card in Republic of Ireland v Wales at 6/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

UEFA Nations League Monday (Oct 15) - 2pts Teemu Pukki to score anytime in Finland v Greece at 3/1 (General), 2pts Paco Alcacer to score anytime in Spain v England at 17/10 (Betway). PROFIT=1.4pts

UEFA Nations League Sunday (Oct 14) - 1pt Poland to beat Italy at 19/10 (General), 1pt Russia to beat Turkey & both teams to score at 7/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

UEFA Nations League Saturday (Oct 13) - 1pt Slovakia to win and both teams to score (v Czech Repubic) at 4/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Sky Bet EFL (Oct 13) - 2pts Southend to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 13/5 (Betfair), 2pts Plymouth to win at 29/10 (Marathon Bet), 2pts Siriki Dembele to score anytime in Scunthorpe v Peterborough at 18/5 (William Hill). LOSS=6pts

Barnsley v Luton (Oct 13) - 1pt Dimitri Cavare to score anytime at 10/1 (General), 1pt George Moncur to score anytime at 9/2 (Betfred/Betway). LOSS=2pts

UEFA Nations League Friday preview (Oct 12) - 3pts England (draw no bet) to beat Croatia at 21/20 (888sport, Unibet); 3pts Eden Hazard to score v Switzerland at 13/10 (General). LOSS=3pts

UEFA Nations League Thursday preview (Oct 11) - 1pt Scotland, Russia and Serbia all to win at 12/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

Southampton v Chelsea (Oct 7) - 2pts Chelsea win to nil at 7/4 (General). PROFIT=3.5pts

Liverpool v Man City (Oct 7) - 2pts Over 1.5 goals, 3+ Liverpool corners, 5+ Manchester City corners and 10+ booking points each team at 15/8 (Sky Bet); 1pt Liverpool to win and BTTS at 16/5 (General). LOSS=3pts

Fulham v Arsenal (Oct 7) - 1pt Arsenal to win & both teams to score at 7/4 (Bet365, Betfred). PROFIT=1.75pts

Man United v Newcastle (Oct 6) - 1pt Man United to win and under 3.5 total goals at 11/10 (Sky Bet, BetFred). LOSS=1pt

Saturday's 3pm Premier League tips (Oct 6) - 2pts Burnley to beat Huddersfield and under 3.5 total goals at 8/5 (Betfred); 2pts Jamie Vardy to score and Leicester to win at 9/4 (Sky Bet, Boyle Sports); 1pt Troy Deeney and Junior Stanislas both to score in Watford v Bournemouth at 17/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5pts

Sky Bet EFL (Oct 6) - 2pts Leeds to win and over 1.5 goals at 9/5 (Ladbrokes/Coral), 1pt Scunthorpe to beat Luton at 9/2 (Bet365), 1pt Erik Pieters to score anytime in Norwich v Stoke at 30/1 (Unibet/888 Sport). LOSS=4pts

Friday night football (Oct 5) - 2pts West Ham to beat Brighton at 9/5 (General). LOSS=2pts

Europa League (Oct 4) - 2pts Victor Moses to score anytime in Chelsea v Vidi at 12/5 (General). LOSS=2pts

Champions League (Oct 3) - 3pts Over 11.5 corners in Napoli v Liverpool at 21/10 (Unibet/888 Sport). LOSS=3pts

Sky Bet EFL (Oct 2) - 2pts Barry Douglas to score anytime in Hull v Leeds at 8/1 (Bet365), 2pts Jamal Lowe to score anytime in Coventry v Portsmouth at 11/4 (Betway). LOSS=4pts

Champions League (Oct 2) - 1pt Joshua Brenet to score anytime in Hoffenheim v Manchester City at 20/1 (Unibet/888 Sport), 2pts Juventus -2 on the handicap v Young Boys at 7/5 (Paddy Power). PROFIT=1.8pts

Monday Night Football (Oct 1) - 2pts Ryan Fraser to score anytime at 4/1 (General). LOSS=2pts


Sanderson Farms Championship (Oct 25-28) - 3pts e.w. Sungjae Im at 28/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Roberto Castro at 125/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Ben Crane at 125/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Brian Stuard at 80/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). PROFIT=4.13pts

WGC-HSBC Champions (Oct 25-28) - 4pts win Dustin Johnson at 8/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Cameron Smith at 50/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Thorbjorn Olesen at 70/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Branden Grace at 125/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=5.33pts

The CJ Cup (Oct 18-21) - 2pts e.w. Byeong Hun An at 40/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 2pts e.w. Cameron Smith at 28/1 (Betfred, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Si Woo Kim at 66/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Austin Cook at 125/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Jimmy Walker at 125/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=9.6pts

Andalucia Masters (Oct 18-21) - 1pt e.w. Ashley Chesters at 100/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Ricardo Gouveia at 80/1 (Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. David Drysdale at 150/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Matteo Manassero at 175/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Raphael Jacquelin at 250/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. Matthew Baldwin at 300/1 (BetVictor 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). PROFIT=11pts

CIMB Classic (Oct 11-14) - 1pt e.w. Si Woo Kim at 100/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Keith Mitchell at 150/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Brendan Steele at 110/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=6pts

British Masters (Oct 11-14) - 2pts e.w. Hao-tong Li at 35/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 2pts e.w. Chris Wood at 33/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Padraig Harrington at 66/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 2pts win Thorbjorn Olesen at 28/1 (General). LOSS=12pts

Safeway Open (Oct 4-7) - 4pts win Patrick Cantlay at 14/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Beau Hossler at 40/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Scott Piercy at 66/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Patrick Rodgers at 60/1 (Paddy Power1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=10pts

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). LOSS=10pts


International Championship: (Oct 28-04 Nov) - 1pt Ryan Day to win the International Championship at 22/1 (General); 1pt Ryan Day to win the second quarter at 11/2 (Black Type); 1pt Ali Carter to win the International Championship at 50/1 (General); 1pt Ali Carter to win the fourth quarter at 13/2 (General). LOSS=4pts

English Open (Oct 15-21) - 4pts Ronnie O'Sullivan to win the English Open at 5/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

European Masters: (Oct 5) - 3pts Mark King to beat Ryan Day at 13/8 (Betfred); 1pt Mark King to win the European Masters at 16/1 (Unibet). PROFIT=3.88pts


European Championship (Oct 25-28) - 1pt Peter Wright to win first quarter at 11/2 (Unibet), 1pt Joe Cullen to win the second quarter at 7/1 (Sky Bet), 3pts Player from the bottom half to win the trophy at 11/4 (Sky Bet) PROFIT = 14.25pts.

World Grand Prix (Sept 30-Oct 6) - 1pt Max Hopp to win the first quarter at 28/1 (Betfred), 1pt Joe Cullen to win the second quarter at 6/1 (Sky Bet, Ladbrokes), 1pt Michael Smith to win the third quarter at 4/1 (Ladbrokes, Betfred, Coral), 1pt James Wade to win the fourth quarter at 7/1 (Betfred, Ladbrokes, Sky Bet), 0.5pts Joe Cullen to win the World Grand Prix at 80/1 (Boylesports), 0.5pts Michael Smith to win the World Grand Prix at 33/1 (Unibet, BetVictor). LOSS=5pts

Rugby League:

Grand Final (Oct 13) - 2pts Stefan Ratchford to score anytime at 3/1 (Sky Bet, Betfred), 1pt Stefan Ratchford to be man of the match (Harry Sunderland Trophy) at 12/1 (Bet Victor), 1pt John Bateman to be man of the match (Harry Sunderland Trophy) at 9/1 (Bet Victor). PROFIT=9pts


NFL Wembley (Oct 26) - 1pt Alshon Jeffery & Zach Ertz to score touchdowns at 5/1.LOSS=1pt

NFL Sunday (Oct 21) - 2pts Vikings to beat the Jets (-3.5) at evens. PROFIT=2pts

NFL Wembley (Oct 21) - 2pts LA Chargers score over 26.5pts at evens. LOSS=2pts

NFL Wembley (Oct 14) - 2pts Seattle Seahawks (-4.5) to beat Oakland Raiders at 11/8 (General). PROFIT=2.75pts

Long-term or ante-post previews:


Ante-post Angle: QIPCO British Champions Day (Oct 20) - 1pt win Southern France in QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at 12/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Cenotaph in QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes at 33/1 (General); 1pt win Pilaster in QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at 20/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Ghaiyyath in QIPCO British Champion Stakes at 12/1 (General). LOSS=6pts

Ante-Post Angle: Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Oct 7) - 1pt win Study Of Man at 20/1 (General), 1pt win Forever Together at 25/1 (General). 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). PROFIT=6.4pts

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