Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

Aux Ptits Soins streaks clear at Cheltenham
Aux Ptits Soins streaks clear at Cheltenham

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in January 2019.

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 (January 2019) is +3010.20pts

  • January fixed-odds running total = +79.77pts
  • January ante-post running total = -3.00pts
  • January overall running total = +76.77pts

Racing:

Meydan (Jan 17) - 3pts win Poetic Charm 16.15 at Meydan at 6/4 (General) ;1pt win Almanaara 14.30 at Meydan at 4/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jan 12) - 1pt e.w Solomon Grey in 2.40 Kempton at 16/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Duel At Dawn in 3.00 Warwick at 15/2 (William Hill), 1pt win Impulsive Star in 3.00 Warwick at 8/1 (General). PROFIT=9.2pts

Oli Bell (Jan 12) - 2pts win Rocky's Treasure in 1.50 Warwick at 6/4 (general), 1pt e.w Star Of Lanka in 2.40 Kempton at 16/1 (Bet365), 0.5pt e/w Duel At Dawn at 7/1 (4 places with Sky Bet, BetVictor, Unibet, Boylesports) . LOSS=5pts

Simon Holt (Jan 12) - 1pt win Darling Maltaix in 2.40 Kempton at 7/1 (General). 1pt win Step Back in 3.00 Warwick at 8/1 (William Hill). 2pts win First Assignment in 3.35 Warwick at 100/30 (William Hill, BoyleSports). LOSS=4pts

Meydan (Jan 10) - 1pt win Trolius 1505 at Meydan at 10/1 (General); 1pt win Gold Town 1650 at Meydan at 15/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jan 5) - 1pt win Gulshanigans in 2.40 Wincanton at 11/1 (Ladbrokes), 1pt win Le Reve in 3.00 Sandown at 10/1 (General), 1pt e.w Halo Moon in 3.00 Sandown at 40/1 (Sky Bet, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 1pt win Eragon De Chanay in 3.35 Sandown at 12/1 (General). LOSS=5pts

Oli Bell (Jan 5) - 2pts win Elixir De Nutz in 2.25 Sandown at 9/4 (Betfred). 0.5 e.w Henllan Harri in 3.00 Sandown at 11/1 (general). 2pts win Catamaran De Seuil in 3.15 Wincanton at 11/2 (Sky Bet). 1pt win Thistimenextyear in 3.35 Sandown at 9/2 (general). LOSS=1.75pts

Simon Holt (Jan 5) - 1pt win Larry in 1.20 Sandown at 7/2 (SP). 1pt win Bishops Road in 3.00 Sandown at 12/1 (general). 2pts win Our Merlin in 3.35 Sandown at 9/2 (general). PROFIT=0.5pts

Dubai Carnival (Dec 2) - 1pt Aurum to win the 17.25 at Meydan at 4/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Oli Bell (Jan 1) - 1pt win Happy Diva in 2.00 Cheltenham at 5/1 (General); 1pt win The Great Wall in 2.20 Southwell at 5/2 (General); 1pt win Glory And Fortune in 3.50 Cheltenham at 5/2 (General). PROFIT=0.5pts

Simon Holt (Jan 1) - 1pt win Some Chaos in 12.50 Cheltenham at 4/1 (General); 1pt win Happy Diva in 2.00 Cheltenham at 9/2 (General); 1pt win Aux Ptits Soins in 2.35 Cheltenham at 7/1 (Ladbrokes). PROFIT=5pts

Football:

Premier League (Jan 19) - 1pt Felipe Anderson to score anytime in Bournemouth v West Ham at 5/2 (Betway); 1pt James McArthur to be shown a card in Liverpool v Palace at 7/2 (Unibet); 1pt Marcus Rashford to score and win in Manchester United v Brighton at 6/4 (Paddy Power); 1pt Watford to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 v Brighton at 7/4 (Coral, Ladbrokes); 1pt Cardiff to beat Newcastle at 69/20 (Marathon Bet) Result Pending

Norwich v Birmingham (Jan 18) - 1pt Onel Hernandez to score anytime at 16/5 (Betway), 1pt Alexander Tettey to score anytime at 15/2 (General), 1pt Teemu Pukki 5+ shots and Lukas Jutkiewicz 3+ shots at 7/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending.

FA Cup (Jan 15) - 1pt Callum Roberts to score anytime in Blackburn v Newcastle at 6/1 (General), 1pt Moritz Bauer to score anytime in Stoke v Shrewsbury at 16/1 (William Hill). PROFIT=5pts

Man City v Wolves (Jan 14) - 1pt Man City to win to nil at 20/23 (BetVictor). PROFIT=0.87pts

Tottenham v Man United (Jan 13) - 2pts Tottenham to win at 11/10 (Betfair). LOSS=2pts

Everton v Bournemouth (Jan 13) - Richarlison to have 2+ shots on target at 6/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

Sky Bet EFL (Jan 12) - 1pt Che Adams to score anytime in Birmingham v Middlesbrough at 5/2 (888 Sport), 1pt Onel Hernandez to score anytime in West Brom v Norwich at 15/4 (Betway), 2pts Scunthorpe to beat Walsall at 23/10 (Bet365). PROFIT=6.1pts

Premier League (Jan 12) - 1pt Brighton to score v Liverpool at evens (Betfred, BetVictor); 1pt Fulham to win and over 1.5 total goals at 17/5 (188Bet); 1pt Callum Paterson to score anytime at 13/5 (Betfair, PaddyPower). LOSS=3pts

West Ham v Arsenal (Jan 12) - 1pt Arsenal win & both teams to score at 12/5 (General). LOSS=1pt

Chelsea v Newcastle (Jan 12) - 1pt Chelsea win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 at 11/8 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.38pts

Leeds v Derby (Jan 11) - 1pt Ezgjan Alioski to score from outside the penalty area at 22/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Ezgjan Alioski to assist a goal at 4/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Leif Davis to be shown a card at 9/2 (Betfair), 1pt Jack Marriott to be shown a card at 7/1 (Betfair). PROFIT=1pt

Carabao Cup (Jan 9) - 1pt Oleksandr Zinchenko to score anytime at 9/1 (Betfred), 1pt Jamie Allen to be shown a card at 7/1 (Unibet), 1pt Scott Fraser to be shown a card at 9/2 (Betfair). PROFIT=7pts

Carabao Cup (Jan 8) - 1pt Juan Foyth to be shown a card at 9/1 (VOID), 1pt Harry Kane to be shown a card at 15/2 (Betfair). LOSS=1pts

FA Cup (Jan 7) 1pt Wolves to beat Liverpool at 33/10 (Bet Victor). PROFIT=3.3pts

FA Cup (Jan 6) - 1pt Jack Harrison to score two or more goals in QPR v Leeds at 40/1 (Ladbrokes), 1pt Jack Harrison to score anytime in QPR v Leeds at 9/2 (Ladbrokes), 1pt Phil Foden to score anytime in Manchester City v Rotherham at 9/4 (General), 1pt Kevin De Bruyne to score anytime in Manchester City v Rotherham at 21/10 (Betway). LOSS=0.75pt

FA Cup (Jan 5) - 1pt Derby to score two or more goals v Southampton at 13/8 (Sky Bet), 1pt Over 12.5 total corners in Chelsea v Nottingham Forest at 13/5 (888 Sport), 1pt Barnsley to beat Burnley in a draw no bet at 13/5 (Paddy Power). PROFIT=3.22pts

Manchester City v Liverpool (Jan 3) - 1pt Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane 1+ shots on target each at 5/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt Sergio Aguero and Mohamed Salah 2+ shots on target each at 5/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.5pts

Premier League (Jan 2) - 1pt Over 13.5 corners in Bournemouth v Watford at 3/1 (Unibet, 888 Sport), 1pt Philip Billing to be shown a card in Huddersfield v Burnley at 11/4 (Unibet), 1pt Jack Cork to be shown a card in Huddersfield v Burnley at 7/2 (Bet365), 1pt Felipe Anderson to score anytime in West Ham v Brighton at 5/2 (BlackType), 1pt Matt Doherty to score anytime in Wolves v Crystal Palace at 15/2 (Unibet), 1pt Matt Doherty to score first in Wolves v Crystal Palace at 15/1 (Unibet). LOSS=6pts

Sky Bet EFL (Jan 1) - 1pt Jarrod Bowen to score anytime in Hull v Bolton at 15/8 (Betfair, Paddy Power) , 1pt Jake Cooper to score anytime in Ipswich v Millwall at 11/1 (Unibet, 888 Sport), 1pt Jack Robinson and Ezgjan Alioski both to be carded in Nottingham Forest v Leeds at 16/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=11.88pts

Premier League (Jan 1) - 1pt Wilfred Ndidi to score from outside the area in Everton v Leicester at 22/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Wilfred Ndidi to have 1+ shots on target in Everton v Leicester at 21/10 (Sky Bet), 1pt Aleksandar Mitrovic to be shown a card in Arsenal v Fulham at 9/4 (Bet365), 1pt Cyrus Christie to be shown a card in Arsenal v Fulham at 7/2 (Bet365). 1pt Victor Camarasa to have 1+ shots on target in Cardiff v Tottenham at 9/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5pts

Golf

The Desert Classic round one (Jan 17) - 1pt Zach Johnson to beat Justin Rose at 2/1 (Betway); 2pts Ryan Palmer to beat Harold Varner III at 21/20 (Marathon Bet). Result pending

The Desert Classic (Jan 17-20) - 1.5pts e.w. Si Woo Kim at 80/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Hudson Swafford at 50/1 (Sky Bet, sportingbet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. Sebastian Munoz at 250/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Martin Piller at 250/1 (Betfred, Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. Alex Prugh at 300/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 0.5pt e.w. George Cunningham at 500/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). Result pending

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (Jan 16-19) - 2pts e.w. Louis Oosthuizen at 22/1 (BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Branden Grace at 40/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Martin Kaymer at 50/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Tom Lewis at 66/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). Result pending

Sony Open round one (Jan 10) - 2pts Chris Kirk to beat Keith Mitchell and Scott Brown at 6/4 (Unibet, 888sport). LOSS=2pt

Sony Open (Jan 10-13) - 2pts win Jordan Spieth at 20/1 (sportingbet); 1pt e.w. Andrew Putnam at 75/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Chris Kirk at 100/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Ryan Armour at 125/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Dominic Bozzelli at 250/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Scott Langley at 250/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). PROFIT=6pts

Tournament of Champions round one (Jan 3) - 1pt Billy Horschel to beat Justin Thomas at 15/8 (General). LOSS=1pt

Sentry Tournament of Champions (Jan 3-7) - 3pts win Jon Rahm at 17/2 (sportingbet); 2pts e.w. Xander Schauffele at 25/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Marc Leishman at 33/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Patton Kizzire at 150/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). PROFIT=61.6pts

Snooker

The Masters quarter-finals (Jan 18) - 3pts Mark Selby to beat Judd Trump at 10/11 (General); 1pt 3+ centuries in Barry Hawkins v Neil Robertson match at 2/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending

The Masters quarter-finals (Jan 17) - 2pts over 9.5 frames in Ronnie O'Sullivan v Ryan Day match at 9/5 (Marathon Bet); 3pts Luca Brecel (+1.5) to beat Ding Junhui at 22/19 (Marathon Bet). Result pending

The Masters (Jan 13-20) - 3pts Mark Selby to win the Masters at 8/1 (General). Result pending

The Masters (Jan 13-20) - 2pts double Mark Allen to win 1st quarter and Mark Selby to win 3rd quarter at 5.24/1 (BetVictor); 4pts over 9.5 frames in Judd Trump v Kyren Wilson match at 6/5 (William Hill); 3pts Ryan Day to beat John Higgins at 29/20 (Unibet). LOSS=1.65pts

Cricket

Big Bash (Jan 17) - 1pt Anton Devcich Man of the Match in Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder game at 14/1 (Bet365). VOID

Big Bash (Jan 16) - 2pts Jordan Silk top Sydney Sixers runscorer at 6/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair). LOSS=2pts

Big Bash (Jan 7) - 4pts Hobart Hurricanes to beat Melbourne Stars at 5/6 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=4pts

Big Bash (Jan 5) - 4pts Sydney Thunder to beat Melbourne Stars at 19/20 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=4pts

Big Bash (Jan 4) - 4pts Hobart Hurricanes to beat Sydney Sixers at 4/6 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=2.67pts

NFL

Wildcard Weekend (Jan 5) - 2pts Indianapolis Colts to beat the Houston Texans at 21/20 (General) PROFIT=2.1pts

Darts

BDO World Darts Championships: (Jan 5-13) - 1pt Michael Unterbuchner to win the title at 10/1; 0.5pts each-way Scott Waites to win the title at 25/1 (1/2 1,2); 0.5pt each-way Jim Williams to win the title at 25/1 (1/2 1,2); 1pt Jim Williams to win the third quarter at 3/1; 1pt Fallon Sherrock to win the women's title at 10/1. Result pending

Tennis

Australian Open (First round - Jan 13-15) - 1pt Kaia Kanepi to beat Simona Halep in straight-sets at 5/1 (Ladbrokes). 1pt Alison Van Uytvanck to beat Caroline Wozniacki at 23/5 (Unibet). 1pt Tomas Berdych to beat Kyle Edmund 3-0 at 5/2 (Sky Bet) 1pt Reilly Opelka to win the 1st set 7-6 against John Isner at 31/10 (Sportingbet) PROFIT=3.6pts

Australian Open (Jan 13-27) - 4pts win Novak Djokovic at 5/4 (BoyleSports); 1pt e.w. Kevin Anderson at 33/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/2 1,2). Result pending

Long-term or ante-post previews:

Racing:

Antepost Angle: RSA Chase (Mar 13) - 1pt win Vinndication in RSA Chase at 16/1 (Sky Bet, NRNB). Result pending

Antepost Angle (Gold Cup & Ryanair Chase) - 1pt win Sizing John in Cheltenham Gold Cup at 20/1 (General); 1pt win Sizing John in Ryanair Chase at 12/1 (NRNB, General); 1pt win Mister Whitaker in Ryanair Chase at 33/1 (NRNB, General). 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

FA Cup - 1pt e.w. (1/2, 1,2) Leicester City to win the FA Cup at 25/1 (General), 1pt Crystal Palace to reach the semi-finals at 7/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Sheffield United to reach the semi-finals at 14/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Hull to reach the semi-finals at 50/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending.

Golf:

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

Cricket:

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

T20 Big Bash (Dec 19-Feb 17) - 3pts Perth Scorchers to win the Big Bash at 9/2 (Sky Bet). Result pending


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