A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in May 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 (May 2020) is +3137.53pts
- May fixed-odds running total = +6.95pts
- May ante-post running total = +0pts
- May overall running total = +6.95pts
Antepost Angle: The Classics - 1pt e.w. Military March in QIPCO 2000 Guineas at 20/1 (1/5 1,2,3 Betfair Sportsbook), 1pt e.w. Love in QIPCO 1000 Guineas at 16/1 (1/5 1,2,3 Betfair Sportsbook), 0.5pts e.w. Spring Of Love in 1000 Guineas at 33/1 (1/5 1,2,3 General), 1pt e.w. Waldkonig in Investec Derby at 14/1 (1/5 1,2,3 General), 1pt e.w. Love in Investec Oaks at 20/1 (1/5 1,2,3 Sky Bet, Unibet), 0.5pts e.w. Frankly Darling in Investec Oaks at 66/1 (1/5 1,2,3 General). Result pending
Monday's Bundesliga (June 1) - 1pt RB Leipzig to win and over 3.5 goals in the match at 9/4 (Sky Bet). Result pending.
Sunday's Bundesliga (May 31) - 1pt Sebastian Andersson to score anytime in Borussia Monchengladbach v Union Berlin at 11/4 (Betfair, Paddy Power), 1pt Borussia Dortmund (-2 handicap) to beat Paderborn at 23/10 (General). Result pending.
Saturday's Bundesliga (May 30) - 1pt Hertha Berlin to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 2/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Maximilian Arnold to score anytime in Wolfsburg v Eintracht Frankfurt at 5/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power), 1pt Leon Goretzka to score anytime in Bayern Munich v Fortuna Dusseldorf at 13/5 (Betfair, Paddy Power). Result pending.
Friday's Bundesliga (May 29) - 1pt Robin Koch to score anytime at 18/1 (William Hill), 1pt Over 3.5 goals at 6/4 (General). Result pending.
Wednesday's Bundesliga (May 27) - 1pt Over 2.5 second-half goals in RB Leipzig v Hertha Berlin at 2/1 (bet365), 1pt Erik Thommy to score anytime in Fortuna Dusseldorf v Schalke at 10/3 (bet365). LOSS=2pts
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich (May 26) - 1pt Borussia Dortmund to win at 3/1 (General), 1pt Achraf Hakimi to have 3+ tackles at 7/4 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=0.75pts
Sunday's Bundesliga (May 24) - 1pt Yussuf Poulsen to have 2+ shots on target in Mainz v RB Leipzig at 13/5 (Betfair), 1pt Mark Uth to score anytime in Koln v Dusseldorf at 21/10 (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=2pts
Saturday's Bundesliga (May 23) - 1pt Robin Koch to score anytime in Freiburg v Werder Bremen at 11/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power), 2pts Achraf Hakimi to have 1+ shots on target in Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund at 15/8 (Sky Bet), 1pt Over 12.5 corners in Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt at 2/1 (General). PROFIT=1.75pts.
Friday's Bundesliga (May 22) - 1pt Over 3.5 goals in the game at 5/2 (Bet Victor). PROFIT=2.5pts.
Monday's Bundesliga (May 18) - 2pts Bayer Leverkusen (-1 handicap) to beat Werder Bremen at 15/8 (General). PROFIT=3.75pts.
Sunday's Bundesliga (May 17) - 1pt FC Koln (-1 handicap) to beat Mainz at 12/5 (General), 1pt Sebastian Andersson to score anytime in Union Berlin v Bayern Munich at 7/2 (General). LOSS=2pts.
Saturday's Bundesliga (May 16) - 2pts Borussia Dortmund (-1 handicap) to beat Schalke at 7/5 (General), 1pt Jamilu Collins to be shown a card in Fortuna Dusseldorf v Paderborn at 13/5 (Sky Bet), 1pt Borussia Monchengladbach to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 12/5 (BoyleSports). PROFIT=4.20pts.
PDC Home Tour - 1pt Dave Chisnall to win PDC Home Tour at 14/1 (Sky Bet), 0.5pts each-way Joe Cullen at 28/1 (Boylesports 1/2, 1,2), 0.5pts each-way Ryan Searle at 33/1 (Sky Bet 1/2, 1,2) Result pending
Championship League (June 1-11) - 3pts Joe Perry to win Group Four at 5/6 (General); 2pts Luca Brecel to win Group Nine at 15/8 (Betfred); 1pt Louis Heathcote to win Group Three at 15/2 (General); 1pt Alexander Ursenbacher to win Group Eight at 4/1 (General). Result pending
Long-term or ante-post previews
Bundesliga specials (May 16 - June 27) - 1pt Borussia Monchengladbach to win the Bundesliga (without Bayern Munich) at 25/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Erling Haaland to be top goalscorer over the nine gameweeks at 8/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Sebastian Andersson to be top goalscorer over the nine gameweeks at 33/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Jadon Sancho to score 7+ goals at 7/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending.
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
Six Nations outright - 3pts France at 13/2 (Betfair and Sportingbet); 6pts France at 10/3 without England (BetVictor); 6pts No Grand Slam at 11/10 (general). Result pending
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
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
- April 2020 record = +0.00pts
- March 2020 record = +124.78pts
- February 2020 record = -86.91pts
- January 2020 record = +50.89pts
- December 2019 record = -14.34pts
- November 2019 record = +125.40pts
- October 2019 record = -81.83pts
- September 2019 record = -65.48pts
- August 2019 record = +131.12pts
- July 2019 record = +63.68pts
- June 2019 record = +2.54pts
- May 2019 record = -104.78pts
- April 2019 record = +1.91pts
- March 2019 record = -19.69pts
- February 2019 record = -64.97pts
- January 2019 record = +63.92pts
- December 2018 record = +129.45pts
- November 2018 record = -81.82pts
- October 2018 record = -106.91pts
- September 2018 record = +7.01pts
- August 2018 record = -7.00pts
- July 2018 record = -142.67pts
- June 2018 record = -70.93pts
- May 2018 record = -81.08pts
- April 2018 record = +151.94pts
- March 2018 record = +1.86pts
- February 2018 record = +48.16pts
- January 2018 record = -101.13pts
- December 2017 record = -46.21pts
- November 2017 record = +135.15pts
- October 2017 record = -44.61pts
- September 2017 record = -58.83pts
- August 2017 record = +101.29pts
- July 2017 record = -16.51pts
- June 2017 record = +4.08pts
- May 2017 record = +78.17pts
- April 2017 record = +98.87pts
- March 2017 record = -56.28pts
- February 2017 record = -53.46pts
- January 2017 record = +7.18pts