The growth in popularity has a very understanding reason; it adds somewhat of a safety net when you bet on a handicap. This factor separates it from a 3-way handicap. In this guide, we will guide you through the information you need to take advantage of the opportunities in this exciting market.
To understand Asian Handicap, we need to understand the mechanics behind it. The number before the full stop or point (.) represents the number of goals “your team” has to score more than, while the number behind the comma, represents the safety you choose to put in. This table shows us how:
.00 = Full stake refund when the outcome is a draw..25 = Half stake refund, when the outcome win by 1 goal..50 = As a 3-way handicap.75 = Half profit if the bet wins, full profit if the team wins with 2 goals more.
In the table below you will find out how every Asian Handicap is settled. Give this table some minutes of study, and meet us further down when you feel ready for more information.
The table you just studied, is reason enough to bookmark this page - you will probably need it during the next couple of weeks, just as a safety.
Test your knowledge with these questions
Bet example 2: You place a bet for the home team to win with a -1.75 Asian Handicap. You get 3.00 in odds and your stake is $10. The outcome of the game is 3-1. How will your bet be settled?
Bet example 3: You place a bet for the home team to win with -1.00 Asian Handicap. You get 1.50 in odds and your sake is $10. The outcome of the game is 1-0. How will your bet be settled?
Example 1: You will be refunded 50% of your stake ($5)
Example 2: You get your stake back + 50% of profit ($22.50)
Example 3: You will be refunded 100% of your stake ($10)
A quarter line bet is defined as an Asian handicap of 0.25. For instance, betting on Liverpool with the quarter line -0.25 indicates that they will start the game with a quarter goal deficit. If Liverpool wins, you gain your wager; however, if they lose, you lose it. Your money will be refunded in full if the game is a draw.
A half line bet has an Asian handicap of 0.5. If you wager on Manchester United with the half line +0.5, that means they benefit from a half goal lead to start the game. If Manchester United wins or if it is a tie, you are the winner. However, your wager is lost if they lose.
A quarter line wager also includes a 0.75 Asian handicap. If you wager on Arsenal at -0.75, they will enter the game with a 0.75 goal deficit. If Arsenal wins by a score of two goals or more, your bet will win. Your stake is split if they only win by a single, decisive goal. As a result, you win on one side of the wager while losing on the other. You lose the wager if Arsenal loses or the game is a draw.
If you bet on a team with a +0.75 quarter line, this would be the opposite in Asian handicap betting.
A full line wager is an Asian handicap of -1. Manchester City will begin the game with a goal deficit if you bet on them at -1. Manchester City must prevail by a score of two goals or more for your wager to be successful. You will receive a refund if they win by just one goal, but if the match is a draw, your wager is lost.
A -1.5 Another half-line wager is the Asian handicap. If you bet on Chelsea at -1.5, they begin with a -1.5 goal disadvantage. If Chelsea wins by two or more goals, you win your wager. Your wager is lost if they lose or the game is a tie.
We are getting close to having a full understanding of the Asian Handicap. The last Asian Handicap we want to explain is the +0 Asian Handicap. This might seem like an odd one, but this is a good bet to place when the game is without a clear favourite.
Let's say you get 2.50 - 3.50 - 2.90 on the game. The Home team is a favourite, but not a solid favourite. If you bet on the home team to win with a +0 Asian Handicap, you will get lower odds on the home team winning, but at the same time adding some safety in case the game ends up as a draw. The reason is because the .00 gives you a full refund of your stake.
As you probably understand; Asian Handicap is all about giving yourself a small safety against losing with the smallest margin possible. We hope you have found this educative and have found some inspiration to test a bet on Asian Handicap.
In the far east, Asian Handicap betting, which has its roots in Indonesia, is a well-liked sports betting option, especially for soccer. According to some accounts, journalist Joe Saumarez Smith first popularised the term "Asian handicap" in 1998 to describe the "hang cheng" betting strategy many Asian bookmakers employ.
As you probably understand, Asian Handicap is all about giving yourself a small safety against losing with the smallest margin possible. We hope you have found this educative and have found some inspiration to test a bet on Asian Handicap.
A handicap bet and an Asian handicap differ in a few ways. One of them is the usage of half-line and quarter-line bets in Asian handicap wagers as opposed to standard handicap wagers. However, both make use of whole line bets. Additionally, unlike conventional handicap bets with three possible outcomes, Asian handicap bets only have two.
The team with the +1.50 receives a one and a half goal start to the game. If you bet a team at +1.50, your wager would be successful if your side won, tied, or even lost by no more than one goal during the match.
You lose your bet if they win by a single goal, draw, or lose the game. Contrarily, if you bet with a +2 handicap, your team must lose by precisely one goal, draw, or win the match for your wager to be deemed a winner. Your stake will be returned if your team loses by two goals.
Asian handicap is mostly used in soccer betting.
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