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 17th January 2022 is shown below:

Real Life Example Arb

Algerian Ligue 2 Football Match

Bejaia » 4.35 (Marathonbet) » £24.18 returns £105.18
Draw » 3.20 (Marathonbet) » £32.88 returns £105.22
Telaghema » 2.45 (Bwin) » £42.94 returns £105.20

Total arb / surebet profit : 5.202%

A correctly staked investment of £100 guarantees a return of £105.18 no matter the outcome. That's £5.18 profit due to discrepancies in the bookmakers' odds, guaranteeing a 5.202% profit on your investment in under 24 hours!

The above information tells us that a betting market exists on the Algerian Ligue 2 Football Match between Bejaia and Telaghema. It also tells us that Marathonbet have odds of 4.35 for Bejaia to win, Marathonbet have odds of 3.20 for a draw, and that Bwin have odds of 2.45 for Telaghema 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 5.202% 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. £24.18 invested on Bejaia returns £105.18, £32.88 invested on the draw returns £105.22, and £42.94 invested on Bejaia returns £105.18.

£24.18 x 4.35 = £105.18
£32.88 x 3.20 = £105.22
£42.94 x 2.45 = £105.20

Risk free profit = £5.18

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