Asian Handicap Explained

By admin
January 7, 2019, Betting Strategy

Asian Handicap betting is not a market that your average punter tends to bet on so I’m going to assume you are relatively experienced in terms of your betting.

What is asian handicap betting?

Asian handicap is a bet type available for football matches.

Teams are handicapped according to their form.

Stronger teams must win by more goals for a punter betting on them to win.

Weaker teams will only need to grab a draw or even lose by just a goal for you to win.

Take a look at this example..

asian handicap

Club Brugge are strong favourites to win this match in the outright market.

They are 4/7 odds on.

In the image above you can see the main asian handicap line is Club Brugge -1.

So if you placed a bet on Club Brugge -1 this would be the outlook..

Standard Liege win, you lose your bet.

The game ends in a draw, you LOSE your bet.

Club Brugge win by a One goal margin (so 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 etc) you get your stake back.

Club Brugge WIN by a Two goal margin (so 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 etc) you WIN your bet.

Here’s another example, this time for a game between Tottenham and Arsenal.

asian handicap

Let’s say you expect it to be a tight game and so you decide to back Arsenal +0.5.

This would be the potential outcomes..

Tottenham win the game, you lose your bet.

The game ends in a draw, you win your bet.

Arsenal win the game, you win your bet.

Simple right?

The thing is some of the asian handicap markets are a tad more confusing.

More confusing asian handicap markets explained..

Here’s an example of an asian handicap bet that looks a little more confusing.

asian handicap

Again, you think it’s going to be a close game so you back Watford 0.0, +0.5.

What does that mean?

Well it leaves the following scenarios..

West Ham win, you lose your bet.

Game ends in a draw, you win half your bet.

Watford win the game, you win your bet.

Have you thought about value betting?

Betting on value is a solid betting strategy and it’s what we focus on here at Odds Tribe.

We provide tools to help our members spot value bets.

We do not provide “tips” as such, our software just highlights betting selections where the odds are in your favour according to our mathematical algorithms.

Think of it in terms of a coin toss.. we all know it’s 50/50 chance which would be reflected in odds of 2.00.

Now imagine a bookmaker is offering odds of 2.10 for either heads of tails.. you’d be jumping on at that price right?!

Sure you wouldn’t win every time but if you flip the coin 100 times and bet at those odds, you’re highly likely to turn a profit.

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