Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

Sizing Tennessee on his way to Ladbrokes Trophy glory
Sizing Tennessee on his way to Ladbrokes Trophy glory

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in December 2018.

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.

Click here to view our tips for the forthcoming sporting action.Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (December 2018) is +2880.75

  • December fixed-odds running total = +114.32pts
  • December ante-post running total = +0.00pts
  • December overall running total = +114.32pts

Racing:

David Ord: Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (Dec 15) - 1pt e.w Top Gamble at 25/1 (Betway 1/4 1-2-3-4). 1pt e.w Full Glass at 16/1 (Bet365, Sky Bet, Bet Victor 1/4 1-2-3-4 ) Result Pending

Oli Bell (Dec 8) - 2pts win Two For Gold in 12.05 Wetherby at SP. 0.5pt e.w. Walk In the Mill 1.30 Aintree at 16/1 (general). 4pts win Definitly Red 2.05 Aintree at 8/11 (William Hill). 1pt e.w. Shanahan's Turn in 3.15 Aintree at 6/1 (William Hill). PROFIT=11.24pts

Simon Holt (Dec 8) - 1pt win Shanahan's Turn in 3.15 Aintree at 6/1 (William Hill); 1pt win Milansbar in 3.35 Sandown at 7/1 (General); 1pt win Ice Cool Champs in 1.20 Sandown at SP. LOSS=3pts

Matt Brocklebank: Antepost Angle (Welsh National, Dec 27) - 1pt win Baie Des Iles at 20/1 (General). Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Dec 1) - 1pt win Le Musee in 1.50 Newbury at 20/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Flying Angel in 3.00 Newbury at 20/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Bishops Road in 3.20 Newcastle at 9/1 (General), 1pt win Rock On Rocky in 3.35 Newbury at 16/1 (Betfred, Boylesports). LOSS=5pts

Simon Holt (Dec 1) - 1pt e.w. Sizing Tennessee in 3.00 Newbury at 20/1 (bet365, 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt win Champ in 1.50 Newbury at 100/30 (General); 1pt win Lady Buttons in 3.35 Newbury at 9/2 (General). PROFIT=32.83pts

Matt Brocklebank: Antepost Angle (Ladbrokes Trophy, Dec 1) - 1pt win Sizing Tennessee at 33/1 (General). PROFIT=33pts

Football:

Wednesday's Champions League (Dec 12) - 1pt Gabriel Jesus and Joelinton to have 1+ shots on target each at evens (Sky Bet), 1pt Time of first goal in Man City v Hoffenheim - 0-15 minutes at 6/4 (Unibet, 888Sport), 1pt Man United - draw no bet at 11/10 (Unibet, 888Sport), 1pt Paul Pogba to score and Man United to beat Valencia at 13/2 (Paddy Power). Result pending.

Tuesday's Champions League (Dec 11) - 1pt Harry Kane to have 2+ shots on target in Barcelona v Tottenham at 7/2 (Sky Bet), 1pt Lorenzo Insigne 2+ shots on target and Allan 1+ shots on target in Liverpool v Napoli at 10/1 (Betfair), 1pt Dries Mertens 2+ shots on target and Allan 1+ shots on target in Liverpool v Napoli at 10/1 (Betfair), 1pt 50+ booking points in Club Brugge v Atletico Madrid at 13/8 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Everton v Watford (Dec 10) - 1pt draw at 13/5 (General). PROFIT=2.6pts

Newcastle v Wolves (Dec 9) - 1pt Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves 2+ shots on target each at 22/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Joao Moutinho to be shown a card at 5/1 (Bet365). LOSS=2pts

Reading v Sheffield United (Dec 8) - 1pt Chris Basham to score anytime at 10/1 (General), 1pt Yakou Meite to be shown a card at 12/1 (Bet365) VOID. LOSS=1pt

Chelsea v Man City (Dec 8) - 1pt Over 10.5 total corners at 11/10 (General); 1pt Eden Hazard 2+ shots and Gabriel Jesus 4+ shots at 9/4 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=0.1pts

Saturday Premier League (Dec 8) - 2pts Arsenal to score in both halves v Huddersfield at 4/5 (Sky Bet); 1pt Burnley to beat Brighton and BTTS at 6/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Southampton to score two or more goals v Cardiff at 17/10 (Coral); 1pt 4+ corners each team in Man United v Fulham at 6/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5pts

Bournemouth v Liverpool (Dec 8) - 1pt Liverpool to win & under 3.5 goals at 13/8 (General). LOSS=1pts

Sky Bet EFL (Dec 8) - 1pt James McClean to score anytime in Stoke v Ipswich at 4/1 (Unibet), 1pt Erik Pieters to score anytime in Stoke v Ipswich at 18/1 (Unibet), 2pts Middlesbrough to take 8+ corners at 5/2 (Unibet), 2pts Cristian Montano to score anytime in Morecambe v Port Vale at 8/1 (Betway). LOSS=6pts

West Brom v Aston Villa (Dec 7) - 1pt Conor Hourihane to score from outside the area at 12/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Harvey Barnes 2+ shots on target and Tammy Abraham 3+ shots on target at 14/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Dwight Gayle 6+ shots and Jack Grealish 3+ shots at 16/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Man Utd v Arsenal (Dec 5) - 2pts Arsenal draw no bet at 11/10 (General). PROFIT/LOSS=0pts

Premier League (Dec 5) - 1pt Liverpool to win and under 3.5 total goals at 21/20 (General); 1pt Half with most goals in Everton v Newcastle - second at 11/10 (Betfred, Betway); 1pt Andre Gomes to score anytime for Everton v Newcastle at 11/2 (General); 2pts Tottenham to score 2+ goals, 5+ Tottenham corners and 20+ Southampton booking points at 2/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5pts

Premier League (Dec 4) - 1pt Jefferson Lerma to score anytime in Bournemouth v Huddersfield at 14/1 (Sporting Bet), 1pt Brighton to be winning at half-time at 11/4 (General), 1pt Will Hughes to be shown a card in Watford v Manchester City at 9/2 (Bet365), 1pt Over 13.5 corners in Watford v Manchester City at 21/5 (Unibet). PROFIT 4.95pts

West Brom v Brentford (Dec 3) - 1pt Harvey Barnes to score anytime at 3/1 (Unibet); 1pt Alan Judge to score anytime at 5/1 (Betfred); 1pt Henrik Dalsgaard to be shown a card at 11/2 (Betfair, Paddy Power). PROFIT=7.5pts

Chelsea v Fulham (Dec 2) - 1pt Maxime Le Marchand to be shown a card at 9/2 (Unibet); 1pt Denis Odoi to be shown a card at 3/1 (Unibet); 1pt Calum Chambers to be shown a card at 13/4 (Unibet). PROFIT=1pt

Liverpool v Everton (Dec 2) - 2pts Liverpool to win & over 2.5 goals at evens (General). LOSS=2pts

Arsenal v Tottenham (Dec 2) - 1pt Arsenal to score 2+ goals and 5+ Arsenal corners at 2/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Both teams to score, Aubameyang 1+ shots on target and Kane 2+ shots on target and 4+ corners each team at 9/2. PROFIT=6.5pts

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa (Dec 1) - 1pt Aden Flint to score anytime at 21/2 (Unibet); 1pt Jonathan Kodjia to be shown a card at 5/1 (William Hill); 2pts Middlesbrough to take 8+ corners at 13/4 (Unibet). LOSS=4pts

Southampton v Man United (Dec 1) - 1pt Paul Pogba 1+ shots on target and Anthony Martial 2+ shots on target at 9/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

Saturday Premier League (Dec 1) - 1pt First half to be highest scoring in Huddersfield v Brighton at 13/5 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Leicester to score two or more v Watford at 6/5 (Coral, Betstars); 2pts Over 12.5 corners in Man City v Bournemouth at 9/4 (Unibet); 1pt West Ham (+1) on corners taken handicap at 11/10 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=0.8pts

Sky Bet EFL (Dec 1) - 1pt Pawel Wszolek to score anytime in QPR v Hull at 6/1 (Bet365), 1pt Erik Pieters to score anytime in Reading v Stoke at 20/1 (Unibet), 1pt Emiliano Buendia to score anytime in Norwich v Rotherham at 11/4 (Betfair, Paddy Power). PROFIT=4pts

Sheffield United v Leeds (Dec 1) - 1pt Kemar Roofe to be shown a card at 11/1 (Bet365), 1pt Liam Cooper to be shown a card at 11/2 (Bet365), 3pts Barry Douglas to have 1+ shots at 5/6 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=12.5pts

Golf:

Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 13-16) - 2pts e.w. Brandon Stone at 28/1 (Betfair 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. J.C. Ritchie at 250/1 (William Hill, Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Anthony Michael at 200/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Trevor Immelman at 150/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Max Schmitt at 250/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). Result pending

Antepost Angle: 2019 majors - 1pt e.w. Gary Woodland at 150/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Cameron Smith at 150/1 (Sky Bet, Unibet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Bryson DeChambeau at 66/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). Result pending

SA Open (Dec 6-9) - 1pt e.w. George Coetzee at 45/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Thomas Aiken at 50/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Haydn Porteous at 66/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Christiaan Bezhuidenhout at 80/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Sean Crocker at 40/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). PROFIT=1pt

QBE Shootout (Dec 7-9) - 3pts win Horschel and Snedeker at 7/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Kizzire and Love at 33/1 (1/4 1,2,3) (VOID); 1pt e.w. Kizzire and Harman at 16/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3). PROFIT=17pts

Snooker:

UK Championship: Quarter-Finals (Dec 7) - 3pts Kyren Wilson to beat Stuart Bingham at 4/6 (General); 1pt Kyren Wilson (-2.5) to beat Stuart Bingham at 15/8 (Marathon Bet); 2pts Over 9.5 match frames in Mark Allen v Stephen Maguire match at 11/10 (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=6pts

UK Championship Fourth Round: (Dec 04) - 3pts Stephen Maguire to beat Mark Williams at 11/8 (Betfair). PROFIT=4.12pts

UK Championship: Round Two (Dec 2) - 2pts Liam Highfield to beat Luca Brecel at 13/19 (MarathonBet); 3pts David Gilbert to beat Peter Ebdon at 8/11 (General). PROFIT=0.18pts

UK Championship (27 Nov-Dec 9) - 1pt Neil Robertson to win the UK Championship at 22/1 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Neil Robertson to win the Fourth Quarter at 5/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=2pts

Antepost Angle: UK Championship (27 Nov-Dec 9) - 4pts win Ronnie O'Sullivan at 4/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=16pts

Cricket:

Australia v India Test series - 3pts Usman Khawaja top Australian series batsman at 3/1 (bet365, BetVictor). Result pending

Boxing:

Kell Brook v Michael Zerafa (Dec 8) - 2pts Kell Brook to win in rounds 5-8 at 15/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Josh Kelly v David Avanesyan (Dec 8) - 3pts Josh Kelly to win by decision at 5/2 (BetVictor). VOID

Wilder v Fury (Dec 1) - 2pts Deontay Wilder to win by decision at 6/1 (General); 4pts Jarrett Hurd to win in rounds 1-4 at 5/4 (General). PROFIT=3pts

NFL:

Sunday Week 13 (Dec 2) - 2pts Houston to win (-5.5pts) at evens (Sky Bet). PROFIT=2pts

Long-term or ante-post previews:

Racing:

Antepost Angle - King George (Dec 26) - 1pt win Politologue at 9/1 (bet365, Sky Bet). Result pending

Football:

Premier League (Aug-May) - 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

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

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

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

Champions League (Sep-May) - 4pts Manchester City to win the Champions League at 6/1 (General); 4pts 1899 Hoffenheim to reach the quarter-finals at 13/2 (General); 2pts Kylian Mbappe to be top goalscorer at 16/1 (bet365); 1pt e.w. Vincent Aboubakar to be top goalscorer at 200/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Europa League (Sep-May) - 3pts e.w. RB Leipzig to win the Europa League at 28/1 (General). Result pending

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