Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

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A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in January 2020.

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 2020) is +3045.77pts

  • January fixed-odds running total = +26.05pts
  • January ante-post running total = +0.00pts
  • January overall running total = +26.05pts

Racing:

Richard Mann (Jan 18) - 1pt win Little Brown Trout in 2.10 Lingfield at 4/1 (William Hill); 1pt win Furzig in 1.00 Lingfield at 9/2 (William Hill); 1pt win Cornerstone Lad in 3.15 Haydock at 9/2 (General). Result pending

Oli Bell (Jan 18) - 1pt e.w Ballymoy in 2.25 Ascot at 7/1 (General - 1/5/ 1-2-3). 1pt win Definitly Red in 2.40 Haydock at 6/1 (General). 1pt e.w Allysson Monterg in 3.00 Ascot at 9/1 (General - 1/5 1-2-3). 2pts win Un De Sceaux in 3.35 Ascot at 6/4 (888Sport). Result pending

Simon Holt (Jan 18) - 2pts win Soul Emotion in 2.25 Ascot at 9/2 (General). 1pt win Imperial Knight in 4.15 Haydock at 11/1 (William Hill). 1pt win Billingsley in 3.45 Haydock at 5/1 (General). 1pt win Tactical Manoeuvre in 1.05 Taunton at 7/2 (William Hill). Result pending

Stu Williams (Peter Marsh, Jan 18) - 1pt win Calipso Collonges at 14/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jan 11) 1pt win Hold The Note in 1.50 Warwick at 10/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral), 1pt win Keen On in 2.25 Warwick at 7/1 (Sky Bet, bet365), 1pt win Tight Call in 2.40 Kempton at 12/1 (bet365), 1pt win Captain Chaos in 3.00 Warwick at 16/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Oli Bell (Jan 11) - 1pt win Harry Senior in 2.25 Warwick at 7/2 (General); 1pt e.w. Tight Call in 2.40 Kempton at 12/1 (bet365); 1pt win Le Breuil in 3.00 Warwick at 15/2 (General); 1pt e.w. Its All Guesswork in 3.35 Warwick at 14/1 (bet365). LOSS=5pts

Simon Holt (Jan 11) - 2pts win Le Breuil in 3.00 Warwick at 15/2 (General); 1pt e.w. Debestyman in 2.40 Kempton at 16/1 (bet365). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Jan 4) - 1pt win Vinnie The Hoddie in 1.20 Sandown at 15/2 (General), 1pt win Sir Ivan in 2.40 Wincanton at 11/1 (General), 1pt win Vieux Lion Rouge in 3.00 Sandown at 16/1 (General). PROFIT=9pts

Simon Holt (Jan 4) - 2pts win Mystical Clouds in 1.20 Sandown at 9/2 (bet365); 1pt win Darebin in 1.50 Sandown at 13/2 (bet365); 1pt win On Tour in 3.00 Sandown at 14/1 (bet365). LOSS=4pts

Oli Bell (Jan 4) - 1pt win Delire D'Estruval in 1.50 Sandown at 9/2 (General); 1pt win Son Of Camas in 2.25 Sandown at 3/1 (General); 1pt win Rootless Tree in 2.40 Wincanton at 7/2 (General); 1pt win Jepeck in 3.00 Sandown at 4/1 (General); 2pts win Gunnery in 3.35 Sandown at 11/4 (General). LOSS=6pts

Oli Bell (Jan 1) - 1pt e.w. Mister Whitaker in 2.00 Cheltenham at 10/1 (General); 1pt win Normal Norman in 2.15 Musselburgh at 5/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Kilbricken Storm in 2.35 Cheltenham at 10/1 (General); 2pts win Emitom in 3.10 Cheltenham at 7/2 (General). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Jan 1) - 1pt win Singlefarmpayment in 12.50 Cheltenham at 9/2 (General); 2pts win Cepage in 2.00 Cheltenham at 8/1 (General); 1pt win Sir Chauvelin in 2.15 Musselburgh at 7/1 (William Hill). PROFIT=4pts

Matt Brocklebank (Jan 1) - 1pt win Commodore in 12.50 Cheltenham at 16/1 (bet365); 1pt win Anytime Will Do in 2.35 Cheltenham at 12/1 (NR). LOSS=1pt

Football:

Liverpool v Man Utd (Jan 19) - 1pt Liverpool to win to nil at 6/4 (Sky Bet) Result pending

Sunday's Premier League tips (Jan 19) - 1pt Leicester to win-to-nil at 12/5 (BoyleSports) Result pending

Premier League (Jan 18) - 1pt Watford to score in the first half v Spurs at 5/4 (Coral); 1pt Sheffield United +1 handicap at evens (General); 1pt Norwich to beat Bournemouth at 6/5 (General). Result pending

Sky Bet EFL (Jan 18) - 2pts Over 12.5 corners in QPR v Leeds at 9/4 (Bet365), 1pt Josh Davison to score anytime in Preston v Charlton at 4/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power). Result pending.

Man United v Wolves (Jan 15) - 1pt Wolves draw no bet at 23/10 (BetVictor); 0.5pt Ruben Neves to score from outside the penalty area at 14/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1.5pts

FA Cup replays (Jan 14) - 2pts Tottenham and Under 3.5 Goals in match at 11/10 (Coral); 1pt Rochdale to score against Newcastle at 11/10 (General) PROFIT=3.2pts

Sunday's Premier League tips (Jan 11) - 2pts Watford in draw no bet at evens (SportingBet); 1pt Man City to win to nil at 5/4 (Coral, BetVictor). PROFIT=1pt.

Saturday's Premier League tips (Jan 11) - 1pt Arsenal to beat Palace and both teams to score at 13/5 (BoyleSports, 888Sport); 1pt Over 1.5 total goals in second half at 11/10 (Betfair); 1pt Adama Traore to score anytime at 3/1 (Sporting Bet). LOSS=3pts

Tottenham v Liverpool ( Jan 11) - 1pt Liverpool to beat Spurs to nil at 9/4 (General) PROFIT=2.25pts

Sky Bet EFL (Jan 11) - 1pt Aapo Halme to score anytime in Barnsley v Huddersfield at 11/1 (Bet365), 1pt Andre Green to score anytime in Charlton v West Brom at 23/5 (Unibet). LOSS=2pts

Sheffield United v West Ham (Jan 10) - 2pts John Lundstram to have 1+ shots on target at 13/8 (Betfair), 1pt John Lundstram to have 2+ shots on target at 9/1 (Betfair). LOSS=3pts.

Leicester v Aston Villa (Jan 8) - 1pt Kortney Hause to be shown a card at 11/2 (Sky Bet), 1pt Neil Taylor to be shown a card at 5/1 (Bet365). LOSS=2pts

Man Utd v Man City Carabao Cup (Jan 7) - 1pt Man City to win & both teams to score at 21/10 (General). PROFIT=2.1pts

Arsenal v Leeds FA Cup (Jan 6) - 1pt Arsenal -1 on the handicap at Evens (General). LOSS=1pt

Sunday's FA Cup betting preview (Jan 5) - 1pt Andre Green to score anytime in Charlton v West Brom at 15/4 (Bet365); 1pt Tobias Figueiredo to score anytime in Chelsea v Nottingham Forest at 25/1 (General); 1pt Ben Osborn to score anytime in Sheffield United v AFC Flyde at 7/1 (NR); 1pt 11+ Everton shots v Liverpool at 6/5 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Saturday's FA Cup betting preview (Jan 4) - 2pts Time of first Man City goal v Port Vale - 0-10 minutes at 21/10 (Coral); 1pt Steven Fletcher to score anytime in Brighton v Sheff Weds at 13/5 (Betfair, PaddyPower). LOSS=3pts

Liverpool v Sheff Utd (Jan 2) - 1pt Liverpool to win and Under 3.5 Goals in the match at Evens (General). PROFIT=1pt

New Year's Day Premier League (Jan 1) - 1pt Burnley to win and under 3.5 goals at 7/4 (BoyleSports); 1pt Tottenham to beat Southamption at 23/20 (General); 1pt Man City to beat Everton and both teams to score at 7/5 (General); 1pt Arsenal to score 2+ goals at 11/10 (Sky Bet) PROFIT=0.5pts

Golf:

Sony Open (Jan 9-12) - 2pts e.w. Sungjae Im at 25/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Cameron Smith at 50/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Nate Lashley at 150/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Graeme McDowell at 150/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Matt Every at 300/1 (William Hill 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Doc Redman at 200/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). PROFIT=80pts

SA Open (Jan 9-12) - 3pts e.w. Charl Schwartzel at 12/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1.5pts e.w. Zander Lombard at 40/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Haydn Porteous at 80/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Laurie Canter at 250/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. David Law at 500/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=14pts

Hong Kong Open (Jan 9-12) - 1pt e.w. Andrew Dodt at 40/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Soomin Lee at 100/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Yan-wei Liu at 100/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=6pts

Sentry Tournament of Champions (Jan 2-5) - 3pts e.w. Dustin Johnson at 11/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Jim Herman at 500/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Jim Herman to lead after R1 at 100/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4); 0.5pt e.w. Tyler Duncan to lead after R1 at 66/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=10pts

Snooker:

The Masters (Jan 12-19) - 2pts Neil Robertson to win The Masters at 9/2 (General); 1pt Jack Lisowski to win The Masters at 35/1 (bet365). LOSS=3pts

The Masters Specials (Jan 12-19) - 3pts Jack Lisowski to beat Kyren Wilson at 5/4 (General); 2pts Ali Carter (+2.5) to beat Mark Selby at 4/5 (Sky Bet); 2pt John Higgins to win the second quarter at 9/4 (General). LOSS=3.2pts

Cricket:

South Africa v England third Test: (Jan 16-20) - 2pts Quinton de Kock top South Africa first innings runscorer at 5/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power); 0.5pts Vernon Philander top South Africa first innings runscorer at 66/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power). Result pending

South Africa v England series preview (Dec 26-Jan 28) - 2pts Ollie Pope top England series batsman at 10/1 (Bet365, Betway); 2pts Zubayr Hamza top South Africa series batsman at 7/1 (Betway, BetVictor). Result pending

Australia v New Zealand Test series (Dec 12-Jan 7) - 2pts BJ Watling top New Zealand series batsman at 25/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair); 2pts Mitchell Starc top Australia series bowler at 11/4 (Coral, Ladbrokes). LOSS=4pts

Darts:

BDO World Darts Championship (Jan 4-12) - 1pt Richard Veenstra at 9/1 (Sky Bet, Betfred), 1pt Wesley Harms at 10/1 (Unibet, Betfred), 0.5pts Harms v Veenstra final at 25/1 (Sky Bet), 0.5pt e.w. Wayne Warren at 28/1 (bet365, Bet Victor 1/2 1, 2), 0.5pts e.w Paul Hogan at 40/1 (Sky Bet 1/2, 1/2), 0.5pts e.w Laura Turner at 40/1 (William Hill 1/2 1,2), 1pt Anastasia Dobromyslova at 9/1 (Boylesports). PROFIT=15.5pts

NFL:

Conference Championships (Jan 18/19) - 1pt Packers (+7.5) on the handicap at 10/11 (General); 1pt Chiefs (-6.5) & over 52.5 match points at 2/1 (Sky Bet) Result pending

Divisional Round play-offs (Jan 11/12) - 1pt Lamar Jackson to score anytime at 13/10 (General); 1pt Dalvin Cook to score anytime at 6/5 (General); 1pt Kansas City Chiefs -6.5 and Under 50.5 Total Match Points at 5/2 (Sky Bet) Result pending

Wild card weekend Jan 4/5 - 1pt Bills to beat the Texans at 5/4 (General); 1pt Patriots (-4.5) to beat the Titans & Under 45.5 Total Match Points at 5/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt Eagles +1.5 and under 47.5pts at 2/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Jared Cook & Dalvin Cook both to score touchdowns at 9/2 (Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts


Long-term or ante-post previews

Racing:

Antepost Angle (Cheltenham Festival) - 1pt win Al Dancer in Racing Post Arkle at 25/1 (General). Result pending

Antepost Angle (Cheltenham Festival) - 1pt win Native River in Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup at 20/1 (General); 1pt win Riders Onthe Storm in Ryanair Chase at 14/1 (Sky Bet, bet365). Result pending

Football:

Champions League Golden Boot - 1pt e.w. Duvan Zapata to finish as top goalscorer at 80/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4), 1pt e.w. Paco Alcacer to finish as top goalscorer at 50/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Champions League 2019/20 - 2pts e.w. Bayern Munich to win the Champions League at 14/1 (BetVictor), 1pt e.w. Atletico Madrid to win the Champions League at 22/1 (General), 4pts RB Leipzig to reach the quarter-finals at 5/2 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Premier League Golden Boot picks - 4pts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be top goalscorer at 8/1 (Bet365); 2pts e.w. Moise Kean to be top goalscorer at 66/1 (1,2,3,4 1/4 General). Result pending

Premier League 2019/20 - 2pts Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham - top three exact order at 5/1 (Sky Bet); 2pts e.w. Leicester (+33) on season handicap at 16/1 (1/4, Sky Bet); 0.5pts Crystal Palace, Newcastle & Norwich all to be relegated at 100/1 (bet365). Result pending

Europa League 2019/20 - 3pts e.w. Sevilla to win the Europa League at 14/1 (1-2 1/2); 4pts Rennes to win Group E at 9/2 (General). Result pending

FA Cup 2019/20 - 2pts e.w. Leicester to win the FA Cup at 14/1 (General); 2pts West Ham to reach the semi-finals at 13/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt e.w. West Ham to win the FA Cup at 40/1 (General) Result Pending

Sky Bet Championship 2019/20 - 2pts Stoke City to win the title at 12/1 (General), 2pts Hull City to be relegated at 5/1 (Sky Bet), 2pts Reading to finish bottom at 10/1 (General), 3pts Bristol City to finish in the top-six at 10/3 (Black Type), 1pt Hull, Millwall and Reading all to be relegated at 200/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Sky Bet League One 2019/20 - 2pts Peterborough United to win the title at 11/1 (Black Type), 2pts Peterborough United to win the league (+7 handicap) at 18/1 (Bet365), 6pts Bolton Wanderers to be relegated at 5/6 (General). Result pending

Sky Bet League Two 2019/20 - 3pts Plymouth to win the league title at 12/1 (Black Type), 3pts Plymouth to score the most goals at 9/1 (Sky Bet), 3pts Macclesfield to finish bottom at 7/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

Sky Bet EFL top goalscorer 2019/20 - 1pt e.w. Lyle Taylor to be the top goalscorer in the Sky Bet Championship at 66/1 (1/4 1-4) (General); 1pt e.w. Sam Gallagher to be the top goalscorer in the Sky Bet Championship at 80/1 (1/4 1-4) (Sky Bet); 2pts e.w. Freddie Ladapo to be the top goalscorer in Sky Bet League One at 25/1 (1/4 1-4) (Sky Bet); 1pt e.w. Matt Warburton to finish as top goalscorer in Sky Bet League Two at 80/1 (1/4 1-4) (Bet365). Result pending

Rugby union:

Gallagher Premiership outright - 5pts Sale Sharks to finish in the top four at 2/1 (BetVictor); 2pts e.w. Denny Solomona to be top tryscorer at 12/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Golf:

PGA Tour Money List - 5pts e.w. Rory McIlroy to win the 2020 Money List at 4/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Hideki Matsuyama to win the 2020 Money List at 66/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4) (BoyleSports). Result pending

Antepost Angle: Majors 2020 - 1pt e.w. Thomas Pieters to win the Masters at 150/1 (BoyleSports, Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Sungjae Im to win the PGA Championship at 125/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Jazz Janewattananond to win the PGA Championship at 300/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 2pts e.w. Patrick Reed to win the US Open at 80/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Adam Scott to win the Open at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6), 1pt e.w. Charl Schwartzel to win the Open at 200/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). Result pending

NFL:

Super Bowl 54 - 3pts Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl at 8/1 (General); 2pts Patrick Mahomes to be named MVP at 6/1 (General); 1pt Carson Wentz named Comeback Player of the Year at 8/1 (General). Result pending

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