Putting sports bets completely without any risk, making a profit with every bet – this is probably the dream of every bettor. But do the “safe” betting tips really exist in practice? We would like to put the positive answer directly in front – yes. In technical terms, this is referred to as surebets.
In the following guide we want to show you how you can find surebets, what risks are associated with betting and whether it is really worth switching to this sports betting strategy.
The pure surebets – the example
The pure and simple Surebets should also be recognizable for a layman. Let’s take a tennis match as an example, which is quoted by two bookies as follows:
- Player A Player B
- Bookmaker A 1.85 2.1
- Bookmaker B 2.2 1.9
If you now bet on player B at provider A and on player A at bookie B, you will always end up in the profit zone.
However, finding surebets is not that easy in practice. Such offers, which are based on real “false quotes”, only come around every few years.
When finding normal surebets, you have to master the betting odds calculation. We’ll show you this with an example.
- Bookmaker A: Player A with odds of 1.85
- Bookmaker B: Player B with odds of 2.47
Beginners will certainly hardly see any surebets at this point. But there is actually a safe bet variant. You have to calculate the payout key below, each with 1 / odds.
- Bookmaker A: 1 / 1.85 = 0.541
- Bookmaker B: 1 / 2.47 = 0.405
The sum is formed from these values. In our case 0.946. Whenever the number is below 1, you have found a surebet. Incidentally, the calculation model can also be applied to the 3-way betting markets, i.e. football, ice hockey or handball.
The practice – inserts have to be adjusted
The bet is now decisive when placing a bet. Only those who choose the right game amounts will successfully lead their surebets across the finish line. In our example, a total bet of 1,000 euros results in the following split:
- Bookmaker A: 1.85 x €560 stake = €1,036.00
- Bookmaker B: €2.47 x €440 stake = €1,086.80
Regardless of which player wins our tennis match, the sports bettor always registers a plus.
In which sports are there surebets?
Our sports betting experience shows that the surebets can mainly be found in the 2-way area. Safe bets are particularly common in baseball, American football and rugby. From time to time surebets also appear in the goal over / under sector in football betting. In the classic 3-way area – i.e. victory, draw or defeat – the surebets are rarely found.
Another important point is that the betting constellations are usually only given shortly after the odds are published. The tips usually have to be placed by the customer a few days, often even weeks, in advance in order to benefit from the Surebets model.
Find surebets via helper modules
If you want to find surebets, you can of course use the calculator to get to work. But success is “in the stars”. Theoretically, you would have to recalculate all of the bookies’ betting odds. There is help online here. There are several very good surebet finders on the World Wide Web. The auxiliary modules are constantly fed with the current offers from the online bookmakers and calculate the constellations independently. All you have to do is pull out the information and place your bets as quickly as possible.
The risk and disadvantages of surebets
The Surebets guarantee 100% winnings, this fact cannot be disproved. Nevertheless, there are some disadvantages in practical use. On the one hand, finding surebets on your own is extremely difficult. On the other hand, the offers are usually only available for a very short time. There are enough users who are constantly on the hunt for such offers. The result is that the bookmakers usually have to book increased stakes on certain betting odds within a very short time. It is not uncommon for the quotes to be adjusted at lightning speed. Furthermore, the sports betting customer would have to be registered with almost all bookies in order to always be able to react to the surebets. This is practically an absurdity, of course.
Another point is finances. The total profits from the surebets tend to be in the lower range. If you don’t play your betting tips with at least 1,000 euros or more, you will only see very small changes in your betting account. Furthermore, it may be that the betting limits are affected by the bookies. Another serious negative detail is the time. If the customer places his bet with bookmaker A, the odds at betting provider B may have changed again in the meantime and the surebet vanishes into thin air.
Are surebets actually legal?
Yes. The surebets are of course legal. As a customer, you are free to benefit from the betting odds fluctuations at the bookmakers. The bookies are not really harmed. With one provider you make a profit, with the other bookmaker you post a loss.
Our conclusion: Surebets are not a real sports betting strategy
Of course, “safe” betting has its advantages. However, if you weigh the possible chances of winning against the disadvantages, a rather negative picture emerges. From our point of view, the Surebets strategy is not really recommended, especially for sports betting beginners.