Sure Bets, Arbitrage and Risk Free Betting

15/12 5:30 PM
  • profit
    4.77%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €349.2
    €47.6
  • X
    €322.4
    €47.8
  • 2
    €328.4
    €47.6
12/12 5:30 PM
  • profit
    4.52%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €239.7
    €45.1
  • X
    €326.6
    €45.1
  • 2
    €433.7
    €45.2
17/12 10:00 PM
  • profit
    4.2%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €801.5
    €42
  • 2
    €198.5
    €42.1
14/12 1:00 PM
  • profit
    2.15%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €510.8
    €21.6
  • X
    €268.1
    €21.5
  • 2
    €221.1
    €21.5
12/12 8:05 PM
  • profit
    1.52%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €548.8
    €15.3
  • 2
    €451.2
    €15.2
12/12 9:00 PM
  • profit
    0.97%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €655.7
    €9.8
  • X
    €232.1
    €9.6
  • 2
    €112.2
    €9.8
23/12 8:30 PM
  • profit
    0.74%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €861
    €7.4
  • 2
    €139
    €7.8
13/12 8:30 PM
  • profit
    0.4%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €259.4
    €3.9
  • X
    €273.6
    €4.1
  • 2
    €467
    €4.1
31/12 8:00 PM
  • profit
    0.15%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €622.1
    €1.6
  • 2
    €377.9
    €1.4
18/12 3:15 PM
  • profit
    0.15%
    Bet: €1000
    profit
  • 1
    €437.3
    €1.4
  • 2
    €562.7
    €1.6

Welcome to the Sure Bets section of the Odds1X2.com website. As the name suggests, Sure Bets provides customers with a chance to make money on sporting events without having to risk any of their own stake.

On this page, you will find a list of sporting events where Sure Bets are currently available. We have outlined the sport and country, along with the bookmakers and corresponding selections. You simply have to follow our recommended staking plan in order to make a profit.

How Do Sure Bets Work?

Here at Odds1X2.com, we have access to the odds data feeds across several bookmaker websites. Every bookmaker offers different odds when it comes to a sporting event. For a football match, you might get Operator A offering the best odds on a home win, Operator B offering the best odds on a draw and Operator C offering the best odds on an away win.

Sometimes, the bookmakers differ in their odds to the extent where Sure Bets or Arbitrage Bets are available. This means that a customer can bet on all the possible outcomes of a sporting event and make a profit whatever happens come the final whistle.

Each Sure Bet illustrates the bookmakers where you need to have an account. It also outlines how you should split €1,000 across a two-way or three-way market to best effect. It doesn’t mean that you have to bet €1,000 but this is merely to serve as an illustrative example in terms of the percentage split.

The profit percentage next to each Sure Bet highlights what you might expect to make if you split €1,000 across a betting market with different bookmakers.

Will I Definitely Make a Profit With Sure Bets?

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee you will make a profit by placing Sure Bets or by going ahead with arbitrage betting. For starters, the bookmakers often realise when particular odds might be arbed and will often change their prices to avoid being caught out.

You should also bear in mind that there might be a maximum stake when it comes to sports betting markets. While we demonstrate how €1,000 should be split, it might be that a particular bookmaker might only allow you to place €100 on a particular selection and you will need to adjust your stakes accordingly.

Indeed, arbitrage betting involves betting large amounts of money for a fairly small return. Naturally, you have to cover each outcome for a sporting event to make sure that you have all bases covered. Therefore, the most you can generally make is a 5% return on the money you have laid out. Placing €1,000 in bets will mean you only get a maximum €50 should you manage to get the stakes down.

How Should I Place My Sure Bets?

The first step is to make sure that you have a betting account with the bookmakers listed for a Sure Bet. Spend some time registering an account and you might even be able to take advantage of a welcome bonus being offered with that particular operator.

Once you have betting accounts opened with as many bookmakers as possible, it means that you can start placing sure bets. We recommend starting off with small stakes to make sure you get the hang of arbitrage betting and you’re able to bet on the two or three sides of the betting market.

Providing that you place a couple of Sure Bets and make a profit on your outlay, you can gradually start to increase the stake sizes in order to make a bigger overall profit. Sometimes you can find out the maximum stake for a particular bet before going ahead and placing it with that bookmaker.

Are There Any Risks With Sure Bets?

You have to be careful when it comes to arbitrage betting. If it was very simple, then more betting customers would be taking advantage of these arbs that pop up on a regular basis. It should also be noted that bookmakers don’t particularly welcome customers who indulge in arbitrage betting and you might eventually be restricted or even have your account closed.

You should also make sure you have the right funds deposited into each bookmaker account and aim to place the bets at exactly the same time. Make sure you check that the selections and odds are the same as the ones advertised here, with bookies reserving the right to change their prices at any time.

We recommend you take plenty of care when placing bets. If a bet is placed incorrectly, there might not be the chance to reverse this although many operators offer Cash Out. Make sure you are thorough when placing arbs as the trick is to make sure all angles are covered.

Are Sure Bets and Arbitrage Legal?

Yes they are, although the bookmakers often take a dim view of arbitrage. It might be that by placing arbitrage bets, your account is marked by a bookie which means you might have restrictions placed on your account.

If you really value betting with a particular bookmaker, then we suggest you leave these out of the equation when arbing and focus on operators where you care less about whether you bet with them over a long-term period.

What is Risk-Free Betting?

Risk-free betting includes Sure Bets and Arbitrage betting, although you can also do risk-free matched betting when it comes to free bets and bonuses that are provided by the bookmaker.

Risk-free betting invariably involves a customer either betting on both sides of the market or alternatively using a betting exchange such as betfair to lay off certain bets and guarantee a profit.

For example, you might be given a free £50 bet by a bookmaker. You can then place it on a selection and then lay the same selection for a certain amount. It means that you can win whatever the outcome.