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 June 2021 is shown below:
Real Life Example ArbWNBA Basketball Match (Money Line)
Chicago Sky W » 1.68 (BetVictor) » £62.91 returns £105.69
Connecticut Sun W » 2.85 (Marathonbet) » £37.09 returns £105.71
Total arb / surebet profit : 5.695%
A correctly staked investment of £100 guarantees a return of £105.69 no matter the outcome. That's £5.69 profit due to discrepancies in the bookmakers' odds, guaranteeing a 5.695% profit on your investment in under 24 hours!
The above information tells us that a betting market exists on the WNBA Basketball Match (Money Line) between Chicago Sky W and Connecticut Sun W. It also tells us that BetVictor have odds of 1.68 for Chicago Sky W, and that Marathonbet have odds of 2.85 for Connecticut Sun W.
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 5.695% 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. £62.91 invested on Chicago Sky W returns £105.69, and £37.09 invested on Connecticut Sun W returns £105.71.
£62.91 x 1.68 = £105.69
£37.09 x 2.85 = £105.71
Risk free profit = £5.69
Our members have access to several arbitrage calculation tools that automatically calculate the size of the arbitrage opportunity AND how much to stake on each selection!JOIN ARB HUNTERS and start making guaranteed profits today!
Back to our sports arbitrage frequently asked questions.