Sporting Life tipping record: How our recommended bets have performed

Logician coasts home under Frankie Dettori

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

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Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (September 2019) is +3082.02pts

  • September fixed-odds running total = -102.98pts
  • September ante-post running total = +37.5pts
  • September overall running total = -65.48pts

Racing:

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 28) - 1pt win Siskin in 3.00 Newmarket at 5/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes), 1pt win Makanah in 3.15 Haydock at 9/1 (General), 1pt e.w Korcho in 3.40 Newmarket at 22/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6 General), 0.5pts e.w Nicholas T in 3.40 Newmarket at 50/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6 General).LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Sep 28) - 1pt win Nurse Barbara in 2.25 Newmarket at 16/1 (General). 1pt win Monarch Of Egypt in 3.00 Newmarket at 11/1 (General). 1pt win Mordin in 3.40 Newmarket at 18/1 (General). 1pt win Korcho in 3.40 Newmarket at 3.40 Newmarket at 25/1 (William Hill, Boylesports). LOSS=4pts

Oli Bell (Sep 28) - 1pt win Highland Chief in 1.50 Newmarket at 9/2 (General). 1pt win Tropbeau in 2.25 Newmarket at 9/2 (General). 1pt win Siskin in 3.00 Newmarket at 9/2 (Ladbrokes, Coral). 1pt e.w History Writer in 3.40 Newmarket at 50/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5 Bet Victor). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 27) - 1pt win Chaleur in 1.50 Newmarket at 8/1 (bet365), 1pt win Rasima in 2.25 Newmarket at 12/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt (Sep 27) - 1pt win Chaleur in 1.50 Newmarket at 8/1 (bet365); 1pt win Spirit Of Appin in 2.25 Newmarket at 8/1 (General). PROFIT=7pts

Ben Linfoot's Value Bet (Sep 21) - 1pt e.w Gibbs Hill in 3.30 Newbury at 16/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4 BetVictor); 1pt win Bacchus in 3.50 Ayr at 25/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Sky Bet, Paddy Power); 1pt win Good Effort in 3.50 Ayr at 20/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Sky Bet, Paddy Power). PROFIT=0.2pts

Oli Bell (Sep 21) - 1pt e.w Glenamoy Lad in 2.40 Ayr at 22/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 General), 2pts win Pierre Lapin in 2.55 Newbury at 3/1 (General), 1pt win Lambeth Walk in 3.15 Ayr at 5/1 (General). 1pt e.w Hey Jonesy in 3.50 Ayr at 25/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 General). PROFIT=1pt

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 14) - 1pt e.w Wentworth Falls in 1.50 Doncaster at 14/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 General), 1pt win Barbados in 2.30 Leopardstown at 10/1 (General), 1pt win Habub in 2.45 Chelmsford at 8/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Sep 14) - 1pt e.w. Teruntum Star in 1.50 Doncaster at 40/1 (General); 1pt win Durston in 2.05 Chester at 4/1 (General); 2pts win Il Paradiso in 3.35 Doncaster at 9/1 (William Hill). LOSS=5pts

Oli Bell (Sep 14) - 2pts e.w. Embour in 1.50 Doncaster at 18/1 (Ladbrokes); 1pt win Durston in 2.05 Chester at 4/1 (General); 1pt win Piece Of History in 2.45 Chelmsford at 10/1 (General); 1pt win Headman in 4.15 Leopardstown at 4/1 (General). LOSS=7pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 13) - 1pt win Preening in 2.10 Doncaster at 14/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Sep 13) - 1pt win Solar Gold in 2.10 Doncaster at 11/1 (General); 1pt win Theglasgowwarrior in 2.40 Doncaster at 9/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 12) - 1pt win Ultra Violet in 2.10 Doncaster at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Incognito in 2.10 Doncaster at 18/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral), 1pt win Glasvegas in 3.15 Doncaster at 7/1 (General), 1pt win Run Wild in 3.45 Doncaster at 8/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Oli Bell (Sep 12) - 1pt win Special Secret in 2.00 Doncaster at 10/1 (General). 4pts win Enbihaar in 2.40 Doncaster at 5/4 (General). 1pt win Glasvegas in 3.15 Doncaster at 8/1. 2pts win Cloak Of Spirits in 3.45 Doncaster at 9/4. PROFIT=1pt

Simon Holt (Sep 12) - 2pts win Stylistique in 2.10 Doncaster at 6/1 (General), 2pts win Glasvegas in 3.15 Doncaster at 8/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Sep 7) - 1pt win Arbalet in 2.45 Ascot at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Crystal King in 3.35 Haydock at 16/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, Paddy Power), 1pt win Rhythmic Intent in 3.55 Ascot at 14/1 (General), 1pt e.w Forever In Dreams in 4.10 Haydock at 20/1 (bet365, Boylesports 1/5 1,2,3). LOSS=5pts

Oli Bell (Sep 7) - 1pt e.w Worth Waiting in 2.05 Kempton at 25/1 (General). 1pt e.w Another Batt in 2.45 Ascot at 25/1 (General). 1pt e.w Time To Study in 3.35 Haydock at 12/1 (General). 1pt e.w The Tin Man in 4.10 Haydock at 12/1 (General). PROFIT=11.8pts

Simon Holt (Sep 7) - 1pt win Ranch Hand in 1.50 at Haydock at 16/1 (General). 1pt Great Scott in 2.25 Haydock at 8/1 (William Hill). 1pt win Corelli in 3.35 Haydock at 13/2 (General). 1pt Forever In Dreams in 4.10 at Haydock at 22/1 (General). PROFIT=20pts

Football:

Man United v Arsenal (Sep 30) - 1pt Arsenal to have 5+ shots on target at 6/5 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.2pts

Super Sunday tips (Sep 29) - 1pt Ricardo Pereira 1+ shots on target at 3/1 (Sky Bet); Miguel Almiron 1+ shots on target at 6/5 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=2pts

Saturday's Premier League tips (Sep 28) - 1pt Over 12.5 total corners in Sheff United v Liverpool at 27/10 (Unibet, 888Sport); 1pt Bournemouth to be leading West Ham after 30 minutes at 14/5 (Coral); 0.5pts Southampton's Sofiane Boufal to score anytime at 8/1 (Unibet); 1pt Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling to have 1+ shots on target each in the first half at 11/4 (VOID). LOSS=3pts

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 28) - 1pt Bolton to score 1+ goals against Portsmouth at 11/10 (Sky Bet); 1pt Blackburn to win & under 4.5 goals at 5/4 (Coral); 1pt Peterborough to beat AFC Wimbledon (-1 handicap) at 11/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Carabao Cup Wednesday preview (Sep 25) - 1pt 3+ Grimsby corners v Chelsea at 13/8 (Sky Bet); 1pt Liverpool to be leading at MK Dons after 30 minutes at 21/20 (Coral); 1pt 30+ Oxford bookings points v West Ham at 3/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Carabao Cup Tuesday preview (Sep 24) - 1pt Southampton to win & both teams to score at 27/10 (888sport); 1pt Arsenal to win & both teams to score at 8/5 (General) LOSS=2pts

Sunday's Premier League tips (Sept 22) - 1pt Sadio Mane to score a header at 12/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Granit Xhaka to be carded at 13/5 (Bet365). PROFIT=1.6pts

Southampton v Bournemouth (Sept 20) - 1pt Sofiane Boufal to score anytime at 19/5 (Unibet). LOSS=1pt

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 21) - 2pts Marcus Maddison to score anytime in Doncaster v Peterborough at 16/5 (Betfair, Paddy Power), 2pts Nathan Thomas to score anytime in Bradford v Carlisle at 15/4 (Betway). LOSS=4pts

Saturday's Premier League tips (Sept 21) - 1pt James Maddison to score anytime at 7/2 (Betfair, PaddyPower); 1pt Enda Stevens to be carded at 4/1 (Unibet); 1pt Time of Man City's first goal 0-10 mins at 13/4 (Coral). PROFIT=5.75pts

Thursday's Europa League (Sept 19) - 1pt Joan Jordan to score anytime in Qarabag v Sevilla at 15/4 (General), 2pts Both teams to score and over 3.5 goals in Espanyol v Ferencvaros at 11/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts

Wednesday's Champions League (Sept 18) - 2pts Atalanta to win and both teams to score at 16/5 (Betfair, Betway), 2pts Niklas Sule to score anytime in Bayern Munich v Crvena Zvezda at 7/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

Tuesday's Champions League tips (Sept 17) - 1pt Dries Mertens to score anytime in Napoli v Liverpool at 12/5 (Betfair, PaddyPower); 1pt BTTS in the first half of Chelsea v Valencia at 19/5 (Coral); 1pt Time of first goal 0-15 at 19/10 (Unibet). PROFIT=0.4pts

Aston Villa v West Ham (Sept 16) - 1pt Jack Grealish to have 1+ shots on target at 11/10 (Sky Bet); 1pt Andriy Yarmolenko to be carded at 11/2 (Betfair, PaddyPower). LOSS=2pts

Sunday's Premier League tips (Sep 15) - 2pts Arsenal to beat Watford at 21/20 (General); 1pt over 3.5 goals in Bournemouth v Everton at 2/1 (BetVictor) PROFIT/LOSS=0pts

Saturday's Premier League tips (Sep 14) - 1pt Jamaal Lascelles to have 1+ total shots in Liverpool v Newcastle at 21/10 (Sky Bet); 1pt Caglar Soyuncu to be booked in Man United v Leicester at 3/1 (Unibet); 0.5pts Tottenham to win from behind against Crystal Palace at 17/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt Diogo Jota to score anytime for Wolves against Chelsea at 3/1 (Betfair, PaddyPower); 0.5pts 4+ Norwich corners v Man City at 11/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 14) - 2pts Ivan Cavaleiro to have 2+ shots on target in Fulham v West Brom at 9/4 (Sky Bet), 1pt Peterborough to win and over 3.5 goals in the match at 7/2 (Betfred, Paddy Power). PROFIT=1.5pts

England v Kosovo betting preview (Sep 10) - 2pts Kosovo to have 2+ shots on target at 6/5 (Sky Bet); 0.25pts Vedat Muriqi to score anytime at 10/1 (General). PROFIT=4.9pts

Euro 2020 qualifiers (Sep 9) - 1pt Eljif Elmas to score anytime in Latvia v North Macedonia at 7/2 (Bet365), 2pts Over 13.5 corners in Northern Ireland v Germany at 27/10 (Betfair, Paddy Power). LOSS=3pts

England v Bulgaria (Sep 7) - 1pt Trent Alexander-Arnold to get 1+ assists at 11/4 (VOID); 1pt Nikolay Georgiev Bodurov to be shown a card at 3/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=3pts

Sky Bet EFL (Sep 7) - 1pt Callum Brittain to score anytime in MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon at 19/2 (VOID), 2pts James Hanson to score anytime in Grimsby v Crewe at 11/5 (Bet365). LOSS=2pts

Euro 2020 qualifiers (Sep 6) - 1pt Steven Bergwijn to score anytime in Germany v Netherlands at 11/4 (Bet365); 1pt Russia to be leading after 30 minutes at 19/5 (Coral); 1pt Daniel James to score anytime at 23/10 (Betfair, PaddyPower). LOSS=3pts

Euro 2020 qualifiers (Sep 5) - 2pts Finland to beat Greece at 23/20 (General); 1pt Eran Zahavi to score anytime at 7/5 (General). PROFIT 3.7pts

Arsenal v Tottenham (Sep 1) - 2pts Arsenal to beat Tottenham at 7/5 (General). LOSS=2pts

Everton v Wolves (Sep 1) - 1pt Bernard to be shown a card at 13/2 (Bet Victor), 1pt Lucas Digne to be shown a card at 5/1 (Unibet, Bet365). LOSS=2pts

Golf:

Safeway Open (Sep 26-29) - 3pts e.w. Hideki Matsuyama at 16/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Harris English at 80/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Cameron Tringale at 125/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Adam Long at 150/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 0.5pt e.w. Doc Redman at 200/1 (Unibet, 888sport 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Tyler McCumber at 400/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=14pts

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Sep 26-29) - 3pts win Tommy Fleetwood at 18/1 (General); 2pts win Shane Lowry at 22/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Hao-tong Li at 55/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Christiaan Bezuidenhout at 66/1 (sportingbet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Kiradech Aphibarnrat at 125/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=11pts

Sanderson Farms Championship (Sep 19-22) - 1pt e.w. Wyndham Clark at 66/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Grayson Murray at 70/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Harris English at 80/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Peter Uihlein at 110/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. D.J. Trahan at 200/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Adam Svensson at 200/1 (Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=8.6pts

BMW PGA Championship (Sep 19-22) - 2pts e.w. Matt Fitzpatrick at 28/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 2pts e.w. Shane Lowry at 33/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Sam Horsfield at 100/1 (Sky Bet, Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Marcus Kinhult at 125/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Andrew Johnston at 125/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=14pts

Porsche European Open (Sep 5-8) - 2pts e.w. Lucas Bjerregaard at 28/1 (Sky Bet, BoyleSports 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Alex Levy at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Ross Fisher at 66/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Renato Paratore at 66/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Kristoffer Reitan at 300/1 (BetVictor 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=11pts

Omega European Masters (Aug 29-Sep 1) - 3pts e.w. Danny Willett at 25/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Andrew Johnston at 80/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8); 1pt e.w. Romain Langasque at 110/1 (Betfred 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Jamie Donaldson at 150/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). LOSS=12pts

Tennis:

US Open Men's final: - 1pt Medvedev to win at 9/2 (General). LOSS=1pt

Day Ten US Open Monfils v Berrettini (Sep 4) - 2pts Berrettini to win the first set at 5/4 (Sky Bet) LOSS=2pts

Day nine US Open betting tips (Sep 3) - 1pt Q.Wang to win at 7/2 (Sky Bet), 1pt Medvedev +1.5 games at 4/5 (Sky Bet). LOSS=0.2pts

Day eight US Open betting tips (Sep 2) - 1pt Zverev to win at 4/5 or better (General); 1pt Osaka v Bencic Three Sets in Match at 13/8 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Day seven US Open betting tips (Sep 1) - 1pt No Tiebreak in Djokovic v Wawrinka at 10/11 (VOID), 2pts De Minaur to win 3-0 or 3-1 v Dimitrov at 4/5 (General). LOSS=2pts

Men's US Open betting preview (Aug 26-Sep 8) - 4pts Novak Djokovic to win the US Open at 5/4 (General); 1pt Kei Nishikori to win the second quarter at 12/1 (BetVictor); 0.5pt Denis Shapovalov to win the third quarter at 20/1 (General). LOSS=5.5pts

Women's US Open betting preview (Aug 26-Sep 8) - 2pts Madison Keys to win the US Open at 14/1 (General); 1pt Bianca Andreescu to win the US Open at 14/1 (General). PROFIT=12pts

Cricket:

Fifth Ashes Test: England v Australia (Sep 12-16) - 2pts Jofra Archer top first innings England bowler at 11/4 (Paddy Power). PROFIT=5.5pts

Fourth Ashes Test: England v Australia (Sep 4-8) - 4pts Australia to beat England at 7/4. PROFIT=7pts

Ashes series: England v Australia (Aug 1-Sept 16) - 4pts Pat Cummins top Australian series bowler at 12/5 (bet365); 2pts Moeen Ali top England series bowler at 16/1 (General); 1pt Tim Paine top Australian series batsman at 33/1 (General). PROFIT=6.60pts

Ashes series specials markets: England v Australia (Aug 1-Sep 16) - 4pts Tim Paine to score more series runs than Jonny Bairstow at 9/4 (Sky Bet); 4pts Moeen Ali to take over 11.5 series wickets at 5/6 (Sky Bet); 3pts No England opening batsman to make a century in the series at 11/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=11pts

Rugby union:

Saturday's matches (Sep 28) - 2pts Tonga +15 on half-time handicap at 10/11 (BoyleSports, William Hill); 3pts Ireland -20 at 10/11 (General); 2pts South Africa -57 at 10/11 (General). LOSS=7pts

Canada v Italy (Sep 26) - 1pt Canada +20 at Evens (Betfred), 1pt Canada in Race To 10 points at 7/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

World Cup matches (Sep 21-23) - 1pt Russia to win race to 10 points v Japan at 10/1 (Sky Bet); 3pts South Africa +7 v New Zealand at 10/11 (William Hill); 2pts Italy -28 v Namibia at 9/10 (Unibet); 2pts England -39 v Tonga at 10/11 (General). LOSS=8pts

Boxing:

Chris Oliver's preview (Sep 14) - 2pts Tyson Fury to win in round 7-12 at 15/8 (General); 4pts Jose Pedraza to win by decision at 7/4 (General). LOSS=6pts

Formula One:

Russian Grand Prix (Sep 29) - 2pts e.w. Valtteri Bottas to win the Russian Grand Prix at 6/1 (Black Type 1/3 1,2); 2pts no safety car deployed at 2/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral). PROFIT=2pts

Singapore Grand Prix (Sep 22) - 4pts Valtteri Bottas to finish on the podium at 19/20 (Sportingbet); 3pts Danill Kvyat to finish in the points at 7/5 (Sportingbet). LOSS=7pts

Italian Grand Prix (Sep 6-8) - 4pts Charles Leclerc to win at 6/4 (Sky Bet), 5pts Kimi Raikkonen to finish in the points at 4/5 (Sportingbet). PROFIT=1pt

Belgian Grand Prix (Aug 30-Sep 1) - 2pts e.w. Sebastian Vettel to win the race at 11/4 (General - 1/3 1,2), 1.5pts Kimi Raikkonen to finish in the top 6 at 3/1 (Sportingbet). LOSS=5.5pts

NFL

Week Four (Sep 29) - 2pts Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5pts) to beat the Lions at 19/20; 1pt New England Patriots (-6.5pts) to beat the Buffalo Bills at 5/6 (Sky Bet) LOSS=2pts

Week Three (Sep 22) - 1pt New England Patriots (-14.5pts) and under 48.5 total match points at 11/8 (Sky Bet); 1pt Under 43.5 points in Broncos @ Packers at Evens (General); 1pt Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers & Seattle Seahawks all to win at 7/4 (Sky Bet) PROFIT=1.38pts

Week Two (Sep 15) 1pt Kansas City Chiefs (-7) to beat Oakland Raiders at Evens (General); 1pt New England Patriots -13.5 & Under 47.5 Total Match Points at 2/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Treble: Titans, Bills and Bengals all to win at 4/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=2pts

Week One (Sep 8) - 1pt Over 5.5 touchdowns in Steelers @ Patriots at Evens (General); 1pt Browns, Cowboys, Jets & Patriots all to win at 3/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Darts:

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Snooker

Shanghai Masters (Sep 9-15) - 3pts Judd Trump to win the Shanghai Masters at 3/1 (General). LOSS=3pts


Long-term or ante-post previews

Racing:

Antepost Angle: St Leger (Sep 14) - 2pts win Logician in William Hill St Leger at 12/1 (General). PROFIT=24pts

Cricket:

County Championship: Division One (Apr 5-Sep 23) - 3pts Essex to win Division One of the County Championship at 9/2 (Unibet, 888Sport). PROFIT=13.5pts

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