Asian handicap

August 26, 2019 | In: Asian Handicap

The Asian handicap is a form of betting that excludes the possibility of a draw, leaving only victory or defeat as options. One way to make your bet more lucrative and exciting.

What is Asian Handicap?

Many people, seeing all these numbers with plus and minus symbols, find that the Asian handicap is a very complicated way to bet. In fact, the Asian handicap is no seven-headed animal, and here we will help you understand it.

Asian handicapping is a very popular form of betting that most players like to use. Its origin is from the Asian betting market, and was quickly adopted by football betting.

With the Asian handicap, one of the teams starts the match with a goal advantage, making the match more interesting to bet on.

Let’s exemplify:

In a match, Team A is clearly a favorite against Team B. Knowing this, you bet the Asian handicap “Team A -2”. In this case, Team A starts the match by losing by 2 goals, and they must win the match by at least 3 goals difference for you to win the bet. If the win is 2 goals, the bet is void, as it is like a draw.

It’s because?

The intention of the Asian handicap is to “match” the strength of the teams and therefore try to match the odds. In this example, Team A is very favorite, and betting “only” on his win may not be a good deal for players who prefer higher odds.

As there are players who believe in winning Team A by at least 3 goals, the Asian handicap is offered.

With the Asian handicap you avoid the risk of losing the bet in the event of a tie or at least reduce the loss with your bet. Everything is structured so that, in the event of a tie, you win the bet, get your full bet back or at least part of it.

This type of betting is very present on Asian gambling sites and is gaining more and more space on European gambling sites such as Bet365 and Unibet. Now, gambling sites have offered Asian handicap in sports other than football.

Asian Handicap Types

To understand all these numbers very simply, we can separate the types of handicaps into three groups:

Entire handicaps (+1.0, -1.0, +2.0, -2.0, etc)
Stocking handicaps (+0.5, -0.5, +1.5, -1.5, etc)
Quarter handicaps (+0.25, -0.25, +1.25, -1.25, etc.)

The Asian quarter handicaps is a combination of the first two, where your bet is split into two equal parts. For example:

-0.25 means -0 and -0.5

+0.25 means +0 and +0.5

+0.75 means +0.5 and +1.0

-0.75 means -0.5 and -1.0

+1.25 means +1.0 and +1.5

-1.25 means -1.0 and -1.5

… and so on.

Why should you use Asian handicap?

The Asian handicap can be a great advantage for bettors with great knowledge of the sport or the team they are betting on, as one of the teams already starts the game with a certain advantage over the opponent. The Asian handicap makes your bet more lucrative and exciting.

Asian handicap for soccer betting

Football is one of the sports where draw is a fairly common result. When betting using the Asian handicap, in the event of a tie, you win the bet, get your full bet back or at least part of it. No wonder the Asian handicap is increasingly used in football betting.

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