Asian Handicap betting is prominent in football betting, but it is also one of the most complicated markets for punters. As the name suggests, Asian Handicap betting was made popular in Asia and has become even more popular in the UK market in recent years. The Asian Handicap market follows a similar theme to traditional handicap markets, but with more variations, it can get confusing.
Asian Handicap hands a team a theoretical goal advantage or disadvantage that they will have to overcome during the match. For example, if you bet on a -1.5 handicap, your team will have to win by 2 clear goals in order for your bet to result in a win. Even a 1 goal win would see your bet lose.
Different Kinds of Asian Handicap Betting
Half Goal Asian Handicaps E.g. -1.5
Full Goal Handicaps are the simplest Asian Handicaps to understand. The -1.5 bet is one of the most popular football betting markets online. If you bet on a team with a -1.5 goal handicap, then they will need to win by at least 2 clear goals. Any other result would make the bet an automatic loss with no stake return.
Full Goal Asian Handicaps E.g -2
Full Goal Asian Handicaps work similarly to half goal handicaps, but they provide more end results. A -2 handicap means that your team must win by 3 clear goals in order for your bet to win. If your team scores wins by 2 goals, essentially cancelling out the handicap, then the match will be resulted as a draw and your stake will be refunded. If your team fails to win by at least 2 goals, then your bet will result as a loss.
Quarter Goals Asian Handicaps E.g. -0.75
Quarter Goal Asian Handicaps are the most complicated market and also offer the most outcomes. Placing a bet on -0.75 is essentially like placing 2 separate bets, one on -0.5 and one on -1. So, a £5 bet on -0.75 is equivalent to staking £2.50 on -0.5, and £2.50 on -1. If your team were to win by 2 goals, then the bet would all result as a win. If your team only wins by 1 goal, then half of your bet will result as a loss and the other half will result in a win. If your team either draws or loses, then your whole bet is resulted as a loss.
Asian Handicap Betting Examples
A £5 bet on Manchester City to beat Liverpool with a -1.5 Asian Handicap
A 2-0 win or larger for Manchester City will result your bet as a win A 1-0 win, draw or Liverpool will settle as a loss
A £5 bet on Manchester City to beat Liverpool with a -2 Asian Handicap
A 3-0 win or larger for Manchester City means your bet will win. A 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 etc. win for Manchester City will refund your stake A 1-0 win, draw or Liverpool win will settle your bet as a loss.
A £5 bet on Manchester City to beat Liverpool with a -0.75 Asian Handicap.
A 2-0 win or larger for Manchester City will result your bet as a win If Manchester City win 1-0, then half of your bet will win and the other half will lose. If Manchester City draw or lose, then your whole bet will settle as a loss
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