Can you show me a working example of a sports arbitrage opportunity and how the investment would be staked?

A real sports arbitrage opportunity from 25th September 2020 is shown below:

Real Life Example Arb

Qatar QSL Cup 2020/2021 Football Match

Al Arabi » 1.80 (Bwin) » £59.32 returns £106.78
Draw » 4.45 (Marathonbet) » £23.99 returns £106.76
Al Ahli Doha » 6.40 (Marathonbet) » £16.68 returns £106.75

Total arb / surebet profit : 6.778%

A correctly staked investment of £100 guarantees a return of £106.75 no matter the outcome. That's £6.75 profit due to discrepancies in the bookmakers' odds, guaranteeing a 6.778% profit on your investment in under 24 hours!

The above information tells us that a betting market exists on the Qatar QSL Cup 2020/2021 Football Match between Al Arabi and Al Ahli Doha. It also tells us that Bwin have odds of 1.80 for Al Arabi to win, Marathonbet have odds of 4.45 for a draw, and that Marathonbet have odds of 6.40 for Al Ahli Doha to win.

By applying a simple mathematical formula to those odds, we are able to calculate that we can cover all possible outcomes of the match and make a guaranteed 6.778% return on our investment.

We would invest our money in proportion to the odds on each possibility. The amount to invest on each outcome is calculated using another simple formula. £59.32 invested on Al Arabi returns £106.78, £23.99 invested on the draw returns £106.76, and £16.68 invested on Al Arabi returns £106.78.

£59.32 x 1.80 = £106.78
£23.99 x 4.45 = £106.76
£16.68 x 6.40 = £106.75

Risk free profit = £6.75

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