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 22nd September 2017 is shown below:

Real Life Example Arb:

Russian Division 2 - West Football Match

Under 3.5 Goals » 1.41 (Marathonbet) » £739.37 returns £1,042.51
Over 3.5 Goals » 4.00 (BetVictor) » £260.63 returns £1,042.52

Notes: Vladimir vs. Pskov 747

Total arb / surebet profit : 4.251%

A correctly staked investment of £1,000 guarantees a return of £1,042.51 no matter the outcome. That's £42.51 profit due to discrepancies in the bookmakers' odds, guaranteeing a 4.251% profit on your investment in under 24 hours!

The above information tells us that a betting market exists on the Russian Division 2 - West Football Match between Vladimir and Pskov 747. It also tells us that Marathonbet have odds of 1.41 for Under 3.5 Goals, and that BetVictor have odds of 4.00 for Over 3.5 Goals.

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 4.251% 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. £739.37 invested on Under 3.5 Goals returns £1,042.51, and £260.63 invested on Over 3.5 Goals returns £1,042.52.

£739.37 x 1.41 = £1,042.51
£260.63 x 4.00 = £1,042.52

Risk free profit = £42.51

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