A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in December 2019.
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 2019) is +3060.11pts
- December fixed-odds running total = +22.22pts
- December ante-post running total = +0.00pts
- December overall running total = +22.22pts
Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Dec 7) - 1pt e.w Minellacelebration in 1.30 Aintree at 40/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt win Theo’s Charm in in 2.25 Sandown at 20/1 (General), 1pt e.w Federici in 3.15 Aintree at 22/1 (Hills, Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Get On The Yager in 3.35 Sandown at 20/1 (General). Result pending
Oli Bell (Dec 7) - 1pt win As De Mee in 1.30 Aintree at 14/1 (Bet365 & William Hill). 2pts win Sumerville Boy in 1.50 Sandown at 7/2 (Sky Bet & William Hill). 1pt e.w Song For Someone in 2.25 Sandown at 8/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4 - General) Result pending.
Monday Night Football (Dec 9) - 0.5pt West Ham to be leading at half-time at 29/10 (BetVictor); 0.5pt Sebastien Haller to score first at 6/1 (general). Result pending.
Sunday's Premier League tips (Dec 8) - 1pt Southampton in draw no bet at Newcastle at 11/10 (Betfair, Paddy Power); 0.5pt Harvey Barnes to score anytime v Aston Villa at 5/1 (Betfred); 0.5pt Christoph Zimmermann to be carded v Sheff United at 9/2 (Bet 365, Sky Bet). Result pending.
Saturday's Sky Bet EFL (Dec 7) - 2pts Over 11.5 corners in Huddersfield v Leeds at 15/8 (Bet365), 2pts Sheffield Wednesday to beat Brentford at 13/8 (General). Result pending.
Saturday's Premier League tips (Dec 7) - 1pt Mason Mount to have 2+ shots on target in Everton v Chelsea at 5/2 (Sky Bet), 1pt Georginio Wijnaldum to score anytime in Bournemouth v Liverpool at 13/2 (Betfred), 1pt Crystal Palace (-1 handicap) to beat Watford at 7/1 (Spread Ex), 1pt Angelino to score anytime in Manchester City v Manchester United at 12/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power). Result pending.
Thursday's Premier League tips (Dec 5) - 1pt Both Teams To Score and Over 3.5 Goals in Arsenal v Brighton at 13/8 (Sky Bet); 0.5pts John Fleck to score anytime at 10/1 (Unibet) LOSS=1.5pts
Wednesday's Premier League tips (Dec 4) - 2pts Last goal to be scored in Liverpool v Everton between 76 minutes and full-time at 10/11 (Betway); 1pt Chelsea to beat Aston Villa and both teams to score at 8/5 (BoyleSports); 1pt Tottenham to beat Manchester United at 17/10 (Unibet). PROFIT=2.42pts
Tuesday's Premier League tips (Dec 3) - 1pt Palace to score 2+ goals v Bournemouth at 11/10 (Sky Bet); 0.5pt Time of Man City's first goal - 0-10 minutes at 21/5 (Coral). LOSS=1.5pts
Sunday's Premier League tips (Dec 1) - 1pt Arsenal to beat Norwich & both teams to score at 15/8 (Bet365), 1pt Leicester to win to nil v Everton at 177/100 (Marathon Bet), 0.5pt John McGinn to score anytime in Man United v Aston Villa at 21/4 (Unibet). Loss=2.5pts
Mauritius Open (Dec 5-8) - 2pts e.w. Zander Lombard at 25/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Antoine Rozner at 100/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Adrien Saddier at 90/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Hennie Du Plessis at 250/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). Result pending
Hero World Challenge (Dec 4-7) - 3pts e.w. Webb Simpson at 12/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 2pts e.w. Patrick Reed at 20/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Bubba Watson at 45/1 (Sky Bet, Unibet, 888sport 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending
Australian Open (Dec 5-8) - 5pts e.w. Adam Scott at 8/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=10pts
Alfred Dunhill Championship (Nov 28-Dec 1) - 3pts e.w. Brandon Stone at 22/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 2pts e.w. Zander Lombard at 25/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Johannes Veerman at 125/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Jake McLeod at 150/1 (Coral, Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Julien Guerrier at 175/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=3.75pts
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F1 Insider: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Dec 1) - 2pts e.w. Max Verstappen to win the Abu Dhabi GP at 4/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3); 5pts no safety car to be deployed at 17/20 (William Hill). PROFIT=4.05pts
New Zealand v England Second Test (Nov 28-Dec 2) - 2pts Joe Denly to make a first innings fifty at 11/5 (Paddy Power). LOSS=2pts
New Zealand v England Test series (Nov 20 - Dec 3) - 2pts Neil Wanger top New Zealand series bowler at 7/1 (Sky Bet); 2pts BJ Watling top New Zealand batsman at 12/1 (General). PROFIT=38pts
UK Championship (Nov 26-Dec 8) - 1pt e.w Mark Allen at 16/1 (General); 1pt Mark Allen/Ronnie O'Sullivan final at 25/1 (Betway). Result pending
Week 13 - 2pts Patriots (-3.5pts) to beat the Texans at 11/10 (General), 1pt Packers (-6.5) to beat the New York Giants at Evens (General). LOSS=1pt
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Long-term or ante-post previews
Antepost Angle: Welsh National (Dec 27) - 1pt e.w Steely Addition in Welsh National at 20/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending
Antepost Angle: Becher Chase (Dec 7) - 1pt e.w. Ballydine in Randox Health Becher Chase at 33/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 bet365, Unibet). 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 (Bet Victor), 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
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
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
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
- November 2019 record = +125.40
- 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