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 18th February 2018 is shown below:

Real Life Example Arb:

AFC Champions League Football Match

Al-Gharafa (Qat) » 2.44 (Marathonbet) » £429.47 returns £1,047.91
Draw » 3.60 (Titan Bet) » £291.09 returns £1,047.92
Tractor (Irn) » 3.75 (Betfred) » £279.44 returns £1,047.90

Total arb / surebet profit : 4.791%

A correctly staked investment of £1,000 guarantees a return of £1,047.90 no matter the outcome. That's £47.90 profit due to discrepancies in the bookmakers' odds, guaranteeing a 4.791% profit on your investment in under 24 hours!

The above information tells us that a betting market exists on the AFC Champions League Football Match between Al-Gharafa (Qat) and Tractor (Irn) . It also tells us that Marathonbet have odds of 2.44 for Al-Gharafa (Qat) to win, Titan Bet have odds of 3.60 for a draw, and that Betfred have odds of 3.75 for Tractor (Irn) 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 4.791% 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. £429.47 invested on Al-Gharafa (Qat) returns £1,047.91, £291.09 invested on the draw returns £1,047.92, and £279.44 invested on Al-Gharafa (Qat) returns £1,047.91.

£429.47 x 2.44 = £1,047.91
£291.09 x 3.60 = £1,047.92
£279.44 x 3.75 = £1,047.90

Risk free profit = £47.90

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