Monday, 5 May 2014

Asian Handicap

Asian Handicap Betting Guide

Originating from Asia, Asian Handicap is a method of betting that reduces the possible number of outcomes from three (in traditional 1X2 betting) to two by eliminating the draw (X) outcome. This simplification delivers two betting options that each have a near 50% chance of success. Because of this increased probability for winning, Asian handicap has gained considerable popularity. Bookmakers always offer higher odds on Asian handicap, routinely paying out at rates between 97-99%, as compared to traditional 1X2 betting where the payout ranges between 89-94%. There are three basic types of Asian Handicaps: Level Handicap, Single Handicap and Double or Split Handicap.



Level Asian Handicap 

Where there is no seen difference in abilities between TeamA and TeamB, no handicap line is assigned, and both start off "0" also known as pk, pick’em or scratch. Here you are really betting without the draw being an option. You win if your selected team wins. If it is a draw, your stake is returned. 

Single Asian Handicap 

Where there is a seen difference in abilities between TeamA and TeamB, the favorite team will be given an appropriate handicap to level the playing field for betting purposes i.e. -0.5 goal, -1 goal, -1.5 goals etc. For example, if you bet on TeamA with a handicap of -1 goal, they must win by more than one goal to cover their handicap and for you to win your bet. If they only win by a goal, the result with the handicap applied is a draw for betting purposes, so your bet is refunded. If TeamB draw or win, you will lose your bet on Team A. 

Double or Split Asian Handicap 

Where the difference in two teams’ abilities is slight, split ball Asian Handicaps may be used splitting the stake into two separate bets. For example TeamA might be offered as AH-0,25 (0,-0,5). If you bet on TeamA and they lose, you will lose both bets as they did not cover either handicap. If the match ends in a draw, half of your stake at "0" will be refunded, and the other half at -0.5 will lose. If TeamA wins, both handicaps will be covered so both bets win. 


Asian Handicap Examples 

Example 1: Chelsea (-1) vs Everton (+1) 

If Chelsea win by at least 2 goals (i.e. 2:0, 3:0), they win this market after the handicap is applied. If Chelsea win by 1 goal (i.e. 1:0, 2:1), the market is a draw after the handicap is applied. All stakes are returned. If Chelsea draw or lose, Everton win this market after the handicap is applied. 

Example 2: Chelsea (-1,-1.5) vs Everton (+1,+1.5) 

The bet is divided between a team's two handicaps. Therefore your bet is actually two bets, e.g. a 100€ bet is two 50€ bets on each handicap. If Chelsea win by at least 2 goals, they win both handicap markets after the handicap is applied. If Chelsea win by 1 goal, they lose the -1.5 market and draw the -1 market (half the total stakes would be returned). If Chelsea draw or lose, Everton wins both handicaps after the handicap is applied.

Example 3: Chelsea (-1.5) vs Everton (+1.5) 

If Chelsea win by at least 2 goals, they win this market after the handicap is applied. If Chelsea win by 1 goal or they draw or lose, Everton win this market after the handicap is applied.


asian handicap betting guide