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 16th October 2018 is shown below:

Real Life Example Arb:

ULEB Eurocup Basketball Match

Under 167 Points » 1.90 (Titan Bet) » £56.32 returns £107.01
Over 167 Points » 2.45 (Unibet) » £43.68 returns £107.02

Notes: Trento vs. Zenit Petersburg

Total arb / surebet profit : 7.012%

A correctly staked investment of £100 guarantees a return of £107.01 no matter the outcome. That's £7.01 profit due to discrepancies in the bookmakers' odds, guaranteeing a 7.012% profit on your investment in under 24 hours!

The above information tells us that a betting market exists on the ULEB Eurocup Basketball Match between Trento and Zenit Petersburg. It also tells us that Titan Bet have odds of 1.90 for Under 167 Points, and that Unibet have odds of 2.45 for Over 167 Points.

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 7.012% 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. £56.32 invested on Under 167 Points returns £107.01, and £43.68 invested on Over 167 Points returns £107.02.

£56.32 x 1.90 = £107.01
£43.68 x 2.45 = £107.02

Risk free profit = £7.01

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