Sporting Life tipping record for February 2017

A look at how our recommended bets performed in February 2017.

February fixed-odds total = -65.46pts

February ante-post total = +12.00pts

February overall total = -53.46pts


Tip of the day (Feb 28) - 1pt win Betsalottie in 4.30 Lingfield at 7/2 (General). LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Feb 27) - 1pt win Dunly in 5.15 Ayr at 3/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Irish Eyes (Feb 26) -  2pts win Total Recall in 3.20 Naas at 8/1; 1pt win Kolumbus in 2.20 Naas at evens; 0.5pt e.w. Thelobstercatcher in 4.50 Naas at 14/1. LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Feb 25) -  1pt win Aso in 3.35 Kempton at 16/1 (bet365, BetVictor), 1pt win Opening Batsman in 3.35 Kempton at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Alto Des Mottes in 2.45 Newcastle at 14/1 (BetVictor, Paddy Power, Betway), 1pt win Streets Of Promise in 2.45 Newcastle at 20/1 (BetVictor, Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

Tip of the day (Feb 24) -   1pt win Shaama Grise in 2.45 Exeter at 9/4 (General) . LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Feb 23) -  1pt e.w. Chough to win 5.50 Wolverhampton at 8/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Simon Holt (Feb 18) - 2pts win Templeross in 3.00 Ascot; 1pt e.w. Wakanda in 3.15 Haydock. LOSS=4pts

Matt Brocklebank (Feb 18) - 1pt win Cresswell Breeze in Haydock 3.15 at 20/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt win Taquin Du Seuil in Ascot 3.35 at 8/1 (General); 1pt win Krugermac in Ascot 3.00 at 8/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Feb 11) - 1pt win Wait For Me in 3.35 Newbury at 14/1 (Coral), 1pt e.w. Ballyhill in 3.35 Newbury at 40/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Feb 11) - 2pts win Clyne 3.35 Newbury at best morning price; 2pts win Vibrato Valtat 3.15 Warwick at best morning price. LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Feb 4) - 1pt win The Dutchman at 9/1 (General) 2.45 Wetherby; 1pt e.w Ballyculla at 40/1 (bet265, BetVictor, Betway). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Feb 4) - 1pt win Beg To Differ 3.35 Sandown at best morning price; 1pt win Fountains Windfall 3.00 Sandown at best morning price; 2pts win Drumcliff 3.15 Musselburgh. LOSS=4pts


Tuesday EFL Cup (Feb 28) - 1pt Brighton to draw with Newcastle at 23/10. LOSS=1pt

Monday Premier League (Feb 27) - 1pt first half most goals in Leicester v Liverpool at 12/5 (Coral). LOSS=1pt

EFL Cup final (Feb 26) - 2pts Southampton (+1) to beat Manchester United (90 minutes) at 11/10 (Stan James); 1pt Eric Bailly to be shown a card at 7/2 (32Red). LOSS=3pts

Sunday Premier League (Feb 26) - 2pts both teams to score in Tottenham v Stoke at 19/20 (bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, William Hill). LOSS=2pts

Weekend LaLiga (Feb 25-26) - 1pt Valencia, Sevilla and Eibar all to win at 11/1 (bet365); 1pt Atletico Madrid and Villarreal (+1) double at 5.75/1 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

Weekend EFL (Feb 25-26) - 4pts Carlisle to beat Portsmouth at 11/4 (bet365). LOSS=4pts

Saturday Premier League (Feb 25) - 2pts double Burnley/Draw Double Chance v Hull and Swansea (+2) v Chelsea at 3.63/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts Bournemouth to beat West Brom at 31/10 (MarathonBet). LOSS=4pts

Thursday Europa League (Feb 23) - 1pt double Shakhtar Donetsk & Fiorentina win double at 3.05/1. LOSS=1pt

Wednesday Europa League (Feb 22) -  1pt under 1.5 goals in St Etienne v Man Utd at 9/4 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=2.25pts 

Wednesday Champions League (Feb 22) - 2pts Sevilla (-1) to beat Leicester at 11/10 (Paddy Power); 1pt Sevilla (-2) to beat Leicester at 3/1 (Paddy Power). LOSS=3pts

Tuesday Champions League (Feb 21) - 3pts Monaco's first goal to be under 71 minutes at 5/6 (bet365). PROFIT=2.5pts

Monday FA Cup (Feb 20) - 1pt Roarie Deacon to score anytime v Arsenal at 7/1 (888sport). LOSS=1pt

Sunday FA Cup (Feb 19) - 2pts Manchester United to win to nil v Blackburn at 6/5 (General); 1pt draw and both teams to score in Fulham v Tottenham at 19/5 (BetVictor). LOSS=3pts

Saturday EFL (Feb 18) - 2pts Preston to beat Wigan at 21/10 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=2pts

Saturday FA Cup (Feb 18) - 2pts under 2.5 goals in Burnley v Lincoln at 5/4 (general); 1pt Huddersfield to beat Manchester City at 7/1 (bet365, Betfred, Marathon Bet); 0.5pts e.w. Chey Dunkley to score first in Middlesbrough v Oxford at 66/1 (Sky Bet, 1/3 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt Millwall to beat Leicester at 11/5 (Betway); 1pt Chelsea (-2) to beat Wolves at 11/4 (Stan James). PROFIT=1.7pts

Thursday Europa League (Feb 16) - 2pts Spurs to beat Gent at 5/6 (General). LOSS=2pts

Wednesday Champions League (Feb 15) - 2pts both teams to score in Real Madrid v Napoli at 4/6 (BetStars); 1pt Bayern Munich (-1) to beat Arsenal at 11/8 (Betfair Sportsbook). PROFIT=2.71pts

Tuesday Champions League (Feb 14) - 2pts both teams to score in PSG v Barcelona at 5/7 (188Bet); 1pt draw in Benfica v Borussia Dortmund at 49/20 (BetStars). LOSS=3pts

Monday Premier League (Feb 13) - 2pts Man City to beat Bournemouth to nil at 9/5 (BetVictor). PROFIT=3.6pts

Saturday EFL (Feb 11) - 2pts Fleetwood to beat Rochdale at 6/4 (General). LOSS=2pts

Sunday Premier League (Feb 12) - 1pt e.w. Ben Mee to score first v Chelsea at 90/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3); 2pts Swansea to beat Leicester at 29/20 (General). PROFIT=0.9pts

Saturday Premier League (Feb 11) - 2pts Sunderland to beat Southampton at 31/10 (BetVictor); 2pts both teams to score in Arsenal v Hull at evens (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Toby Alderweireld to score any time v Liverpool at 16/1 (Paddy Power). LOSS=5pts

Wednesday FA Cup (Feb 8) - 2pts Derby to beat Leicester at 16/5 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

Sunday Premier League (Feb 5) - 1pt Leroy Sane to score anytime v Swansea at 2/1 (Betfred). LOSS=1pt

Saturday EFL (Feb 4) - 3pts Wycombe to beat Portsmouth at 11/4 (Boylesports). PROFIT=8.25pts

Saturday Premier League (Feb 4) - 2pts Chelsea to beat Arsenal at evens (Hills); 1pt Sunderland/Draw in Double Chance market v Crystal Palace at 13/10 (bet365); 1pt West Ham to beat Southampton at 4/1 (general); 1pt Burnley to beat Watford at 3/1 (Betfred). PROFIT=6.3pts

Wednesday Premier League (Feb 1) - 1pt Manchester City to win and both teams to score v West Ham at 2/1 (William Hill, Paddy Power); 2pts Manchester United's first goal v Hull in under 29 minutes at 5/6 (bet365); 2pts over 2.5 goals in Stoke v Everton at evens (General). LOSS=5pts


Joburg Open (Feb 23-26) - 1pt e.w. Christiaan Bezuidenhout at 50/1 (William Hill 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Erik van Rooyen at 100/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Mark Murless at 500/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=6pts

Honda Classic (Feb 23-26) - 1pt e.w. Kevin Kisner at 45/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 2pts e.w. Russell Knox at 33/1 (Paddy Power, Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Billy Horschel at 100/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Jason Dufner at 66/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Bud Cauley at 250/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). PROFIT=2pts

Genesis Open (Feb 16-19) - 1pt e.w. Patrick Rodgers at 200/1 (Betfred 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Marc Leishman at 66/1 (Stan James, Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Paul Casey at 50/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Brian Harman at 150/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Kevin Streelman at 200/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=10pts

ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth (Feb 16-19) - 1pt e.w. Thorbjorn Olesen at 22/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 Hills, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Coral); 1pt e.w. Dimi Papadatos at 150/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 Betfred, Stan James); 1pt e.w. Gregory Bourdy at 55/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 Stan James). LOSS=6pts

AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro Am (Feb 9-12) - 1pt e.w. Greg Owen at 200/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. J.B. Holmes at 40/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Cameron Smith at 125/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Brandon Hagy at 500/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=8pts

Maybank Championship Malaysia (Feb 9-12) - 1pt e.w. Victor Dubuisson at 70/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Matteo Manassero at 160/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Gregory Bourdy at 100/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Richard T. Lee at 300/1 (Stan James, BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Felipe Aguilar at 150/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=10pts

Waste Management Phoenix Open (Feb 2-5) - 1pt e.w. Bubba Watson at 33/1 (Coral, 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Pat Perez at 66/1 (BoyleSports, 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Dan Berger at 80/1 (bet365, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Graham DeLaet at 150/1 (Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=8pts

Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 2-5) - 4pts win Henrik Stenson at 7/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Chris Wood at 50/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Pelle Edberg at 300/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Thomas Bjorn at 250/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=8pts


ATP Brasil Open - 1pt e.w. Thomaz Bellucci at 14/1; 0.5pt Thiago Monteiro at 33/1. LOSS=3pts

ATP Open 13 - 4pts Alexander Zverev to win at 6/1 (BetVictor, Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

ATP Delray Beach Open - 1pt Juan Martin del Potro to win the Delray Beach Open at 6/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

ATP ABN AMRO World Tournament - 1pt e.w. Gilles Simon to win at 40/1 (Stan James). LOSS=2pts

ATP Memphis Open - 1pt e.w. Sam Querrey to win the Memphis Open at 14/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral, Betfred). LOSS=2pts

ATP Argentina Open - 1pt e.w. Carlos Berlocq to win the Argentina Open at 66/1 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

ATP Sofia Open - 2pts Grigor Dimitrov to win the Sofia Open at 11/4 (BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Gilles Muller to win the Sofia Open at 14/1 (Sky Bet, BetVictor, Ladbrokes). PROFIT=3.5pts

ATP Ecuador Open - 0.5pt e.w. Rajeev Ram to win the Ecuador Open at 125/1 (bet365). LOSS=1pt

Rugby League:

Super League (Feb 23-24) - 1pt Catalans (+8), Castleford (+6) & Leeds (-10) win treble at 7.4/1 (William Hill). LOSS=1pt

World Club Series & Super League (Feb 16-19) - 2pts double Brisbane (-14) & Leeds (-10) at 16/5 (Sky Bet); 1.5pts Wigan (+10) to beat Cronulla at 23/25 (888sport, 32Red). LOSS=0.62pts

Super League (Feb 9-12) - 2pts Leeds (+4), Castleford (-12) & Warrington (-2) win treble at 7.02/1 (William Hill, Ladbrokes). LOSS=2pts

Rugby Union:

Six Nations (Feb 25-26) -  3pts Ireland (-7) v France at evens (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Italy to win 'race to 10 points' v England at 18/1 (bet365); 1pt Italy to score first try v England at 12/1 (Ladbrokes). PROFIT=20pts

Six Nations (Feb 11-12) - 2pts Scotland (+7) to beat France at 10/11 (William Hill). PROFIT=1.82pts

American Football:

Super Bowl LI - 2pts New England (-3) to beat Atlanta at 21/20 (Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts Atlanta to score under 29.5 points at 8/11 (Sky Bet). 2pts LeGarette Blount to have over 55.5 rushing yards at 10/11 (William Hill). PROFIT=1.55pts


McDonnell v Vargas (Feb 25) -  2.5pts Gavin McDonnell to beat Rey Vargas at 2/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook). LOSS=2.5pts

Broner v Granados (Feb 18) - 1.5pts Adrian Granados to beat Adrien Broner at 10/3 (General). LOSS=1.5pts

Etches v Ryder (Feb 4) - 2pts Adam Etches to beat John Ryder at 11/8 (bet365). LOSS=2pts


Shoot Out (Feb 23-26) - 0.5pt e.w. Liang Wenbo at 33/1 (Paddy Power, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 0.5pt e.w. Martin Gould at 40/1 (Paddy Power, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 0.5pt e.w. Michael Holt at 50/1 (Marathon Bet, 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=3pts

Welsh Open (Feb 13-19) - 2pts win Neil Robertson at 14/1 (Coral); 1pt e.w. Stuart Bingham at 33/1 (1/2 1,2 Coral). PROFIT=47.5pts

German Masters (Feb 1-5) - 1pt e.w. Marco Fu to win the German Masters at 16/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Mixed martial arts:

UFC 208 (Feb 11) - 2pts Holly Holm to beat Germaine De Randamie by decision or TKO at 5/2 (Betfred, Sportingbet); 0.5pts on both of Holm to win in Round 4 & Round 5 at 28/1 (bet365) & 33/1 (General) respectively; 1pt Derek Brunson to win by first round KO at 11/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

Long-term or ante-post previews which came to fruition:


Antepost Angle - Betfair Hurdle (Feb 11) - 1pt win Beltor at 33/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

American Football:

NFL season specials - 2pts Khalil Mack to be named Defensive Player of the Year at 7/1 (bet365); 1pt Derrick Henry to be named Offensive Rookie of the Year at 25/1 (BetVictor, William Hill, BoyleSports). PROFIT=13pts

January 2017 record = +7.18pts

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