asian handicap guide

Asian Handicap Guide

Traditional football match betting markets offer three options: home win, away win and draw, but Asian Handicap betting does away with the draw altogether by focusing on the difference between the two teams, theoretically balancing out the stronger team’s advantage. There are many different kinds of Asian Handicap, ranging from a quarter goal handicap to a 1 ½ goal handicap, but they all operate on the same principle, and typically operate to smaller bookmaker margins, making them an option worth considering for all sports bettors.

Let’s explain the Asian handicap markets with examples by checking them one by one.

 Example 1 : 0 : 0 Handicap

No advantage is set for any team. Market example:

Chelsea odds are @1.90 – Liverpool odds are @1.95.

You are betting $100 on Chelsea on the 0:0 Asian handicap betting market.

  • If Chelsea wins, you win the bet.
  • If a draw occurs, you stake is refunded.
  • If Chelsea loses, you lose the bet.

Example 2 : 0.25 Handicap

The game starts with a score of 0 – 0.25 (1/4 goal handicap). The weaker team has the lead of a quarter goal prior to kick-off.

It is further complicated than 0:0 AH. You win, win the half, lose, or lose the half stake of your bets. Let’s see an example.

Manchester City @2.00 – Sunderland @1.90

You are betting $100 on Manchester City to win the -0.25 Asian handicap market.

  • If Manchester City wins, you win the bet.
  • If the outcome is a draw, you lose half stake ($50) and the other half ($50) is back to you.
  • If Lyon wins, the bet loses.

You are betting $100 on Sunderland to win the +0.25 Asian handicap betting market.

  • If Sunderland wins, you win the bet.
  • If a draw occurs, you get the half stake back and win the other half ($50) at 1.90 odds. You are still in profit.
  • If Sunderland loses, you lose the bet.

Example 3 : 0.5 Handicap

In this case, the game starts with the score of 0:0.5 (half goal handicaps). The outsider team has an advantage of a half goal prior to kick-off.

Porto @1.85 vs Benfica @2.00

You are betting $100 on Porto to win -0.5 Asian handicap. We use the minus symbol (-) if the team has the lead by the betting markets.

  • If Porto wins, you win the bet.
  • If Benfica wins or the game ends to a draw, you lose the bet

You are betting $100 on Benfica to win +0.5 Asian Handicap. We use the plus symbol (+) if the team has the lead by the betting markets.

  • If Benfica wins or the game ends to a draw, you win the bet.
  • If Porto wins, you lose your bet.

Example 4 : 0.75 Handicap

Here the game starts with the score of 0 : 0.75 (3/4 goal handicap). The underdog team has a head start of a quarter goal prior to kick off.

It is different from the 0.25 Asian handicap betting market with a slight exception.

Chelsea @1.90 vs Arsenal @1.90

You are betting $100 on Chelsea to win +0.75 Asian handicap. The home team is the underdog. As a result of it, Chelsea has the 0.75 goal handicap of the Asian handicap offer.

  • If Chelsea wins or ties the game, you win the bet.
  • If Arsenal wins by 1 goal difference (0-1, 1-2, 2-3), you lose half of your stake ($50) and the other half ($50) returns to you.
  • If Arsenal wins the game by 2 or more goals (0-2, 1-3, 0-3), you lose your stake.

You are betting $100 on Arsenal to win -0.75 Asian handicap. To win your bet, you need Arsenal to win by 2 or more goals difference (0-2, 0-3, 1-3).

  • If Arsenal wins the game by 2 or more goals, you win the bet.
  • If Arsenal wins by 1 goal (0-1, 1-2, 2-3), you win half of your stake ($50) and win the other half ($50 × 1.90). You are in profit again.
  • If the game ends to a draw or Chelsea wins, you lose your stake.

Example 5 : -1 Handicap

In this case, the match starts with a score of 0:1. The underdog team has the head start of one goal prior to kick-off.

Juventus @1.80 vs Bologna @2.05

You are betting $100 on Juventus to win -1 Asian handicap. To be a winner, you need Juventus to win by 2 or more goals (2-0, 3-0, 3-1).

  • If Juventus wins by 2 or more goals, you win the bet.
  • If Juventus wins by 1 goal (1-0, 2-1, 3-2), you get your stake back.
  • If the match ends on a draw or Bologna wins, you lose the bet.

You are betting $100 on Bologna to win +1 Asian handicap. To be a winner, you need Bologna to win or a draw result.

  • If the match result is a draw or Bologna wins, you win the bet.
  • If Bologna loses by 1 goal (1-0, 2-1, 3-2), your stake is refunded.
  • With any Juventus win by 2 or more goals, you lose the bet.

Example 6 : -1.5 Handicap

This is one of the most popular lines in Asian handicap betting. Here the game starts with the 0:1.5 line (1 1/2, a goal and a half handicap).

The underdog team has the advantage of a goal and a half prior to kick-off. There is no stake back to this market.

Barcelona @1.90 vs Espanyol @2.00

You are betting $100 in Barcelona -1.5 AH. To win your bet, you need Barcelona to win with two or more goals difference. In any other case, you lose the bet.

  • If Barcelona wins with two goals or more, you win the bet. Your profit will be $90.
  • If Barcelona wins with a goal difference, or the match result is a draw, or Espanyol wins, you lose your stake.

Let’s suppose you bet $100 on Espanyol +1.5 Asian handicap.

  • If Espanyol does not lose, or lose with just a goal difference (1-0, 2-1), you win the bet.
  • If Barcelona wins with two or more goals difference, you lose the bet.

Reference the table below for a complete breakdown of the way your Asian handicap will be graded against a particular result:

asian handicap guide

The rules may look difficult with the first point of view, but in the end, you will find it easy, as most of the bettors do.More and more players are favoring Asian handicap bets nowadays, especially in football.Τake some time to learn the handicaps correctly. Ιt will only be good for you, as the losing bets will decrease.Always remember that there is no draw result in Asian handicap betting.

Good luck with your bets!

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