Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

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


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 begambleaware.org.


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Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (October 2018) is +3068.48.

  • October fixed-odds running total = -108.12pts
  • October ante-post running total = +6.40pts
  • October overall running total = -101.72pts

Racing:

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

Breeders'Cup Ante-Post Angle (Oct 10) - 1pt win East in Juvenile Fillies Turf at 14/1. 2pts win Bellafina in Juvenile Fillies at 3/1. 3pts win Fairyland in Juvenile Turf Sprint at 8/1. 1pt win Cloth Of Stars in Turf at 16/1. 3pts win West Coast in Classic at 8/1. Result pending

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

Football:

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). Result pending.

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). Result pending.

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

Golf:

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). Result pending

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

Snooker:

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

Darts:

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:

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

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

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:

Racing:

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

Football:

Premier League outrights 2018/19 - 2pts Top 3 in exact order - Man City, Liverpool & Man Utd at 10/1 (Sky Bet); 5pts Arsenal to finish in the top four at 2/1 (General); 3pts Cardiff to finish bottom at 9/4 (General). Result pending

Premier League Golden Boot - 2pts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 7/1 (BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Jamie Vardy at 40/1 (General). Result pending

Sky Bet Championship 2018/19 - 3pts Nottingham Forest to win the Championship at 10/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Britt Assombalonga to be top goalscorer at 20/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Jack Marriott to be top goalscorer at 33/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4); 3pts QPR to be relegated at 5/1 (General); 1pt QPR, Bolton and Rotherham to be relegated at 50/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Sky Bet League One 2018/19 - 2pts Portsmouth to win League One at 14/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Jason Cummings to be top scorer at 16/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Danny Hylton to be top scorer at 16/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4); 5pts Walsall to be relegated at 2/1 (General). Result pending

Sky Bet League Two 2018/19 - 4pts Notts County to win League Two at 13/2 (Black Type, BetBright); 2pts e.w. Kristian Dennis to be top scorer at 12/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Kane Hemmings to be top scorer at 16/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 2pts Crewe to be relegated at 10/1 (Black Type). Result pending

Champions League 2018/19 - 4pts Manchester City to win the Champions League at 6/1 (Sky Bet), 4pts 1899 Hoffenheim to reach the quarter-finals at 13/2 (Sky Bet), 2pt Kylian Mbappe to be top goalscorer at 16/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Vincent Aboubakar to be top goalscorer at 200/1 (Ladbrokes/Coral (1,2,3,4 1/4). Result pending

Europa League 2018/19 - 3pts e.w. RB Leipzig to win the Europa League at 28/1 (Sky Bet 1,2 1/2). Result pending

Snooker

Ante-Post Angle: UK Championship (Nov 27-09 Dec)

  • 4pts Ronnie O'Sullivan to win the UK Championship (Sky Bet). Result Pending

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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