The Asian handicap

August 8, 2018 | In: Asian Handicap

Once seen the fundamental aspects that surround the Asian handicap we will go into depth in its mechanism or operation to understand them in a simple way.

How does the Asian handicap work?

First we must distinguish between the different Asian handicap modalities that are:

– Pure Asian handicaps.

Suppose the Real Madrid – Levante match and that we have the following bets available:

– Real Madrid +0 (or -0 is the same). This type of Asian handicap means that the tie cancels the bet and they give us back the whole bet amount. Therefore if Real Madrid wins the game we win the entire bet. If the match ends in a draw, the bookmaker will return the entire bet (no winnings) as the bet is voided. If Levante wins, we will lose our bet.

– Real Madrid -0.5. This type of Asian handicap means the same as a simple victory ( in this case a 1). Therefore if Real Madrid wins the game we win the entire bet. If the match ends in a draw or wins the Levante, we will lose our bet since, for example, if 2-2 remain the result with the handicap would be Real Madrid 2 – 2.5 (2 + 0.5) Levante.

– Real Madrid -1.0. This type of Asian handicap may be the most complex to understand although its mechanism is also quite simple. In this bet Real Madrid is given an initial disadvantage of 1 goals therefore if Real Madrid wins the match by 2 or more goals difference we win the entire bet. If the match ends with Madrid’s victory by the minimum (1 goal) the bookmaker will return the entire bet (no winnings) since the bet is void. If on the other hand the match is tied or wins the Levante we will lose our bet since for example if there are 1-1 the result with the handicap would be Real Madrid 1 – 2 (1 + 1) Levante.

Finally we would have the Asian handicap -1.5 which would be the same as the -0.5 but with one more goal of initial disadvantage to the favorite team. In the same way it would happen with the Asian handicap -2.0 and the Asian handicap -1.0

Asian handicaps not only exist for football but also are used in practically all sports such as basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis …

The operation is the same as the Asian soccer handicaps with the difference that for example for basketball the handicaps are applied on the points (instead of on goals as it happens in football), in the case of handball would also apply to goals , in tennis, it applies to both sets and total points …

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