Asian handicap betting

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What is asian
handicap betting

Among all types of bets the most popular is asian
handicap betting which is a subtype of a handicap bet, and
it has gained such popularity that has deserved its own name and
separate, thorough investigation.

In general understanding, handicap bet serves for
equalizing chances and adding fuel to the fire in such sport events
where the outcome is predetermined –the favourite and the underdog
are quite clear. And now let us clear out the question – what the
asian handicap is?

To make it clear – asian handicap is a set of
two simple handicap bets.

Having even little understanding about the asian
handicap you can practice it. There are a lot of Internet
resources that will simplify the bettor’s life. You can use
ready-to-use charts of Asian handicaps or you can try to calculate
them yourself. Among pleasant advantages of Asian handicap we should
mention rather low profit margin for bookmaker as opposed to more
traditional bet types.

This type of bet can be presented by different
variations: asian handicap 1 (rather standard bet),
asian handicap 5.5 (could be only in case of huge
overbalance for one competitor) and even asian handicap 0.

The last type means that in case of draw the bet would be returned,
in case of win – the bet will win and in case of loss – the bet
is considered to be lost as in common bet types.

It may seem that
this bet does not differ from total bet, but it is not true. In this
case you are insured against the draw match result.

Such bet should
be made if you believe that your team will win, but you are not sure
that the score lead would be big.

Also one more important advantage would be the
practicing of asian handicap for matches for which
you know for sure that your favourite will win and more than that you
predict lopsided score.

In this case you will have the possibility to
earn good money in case your prediction would come true. For example,
in football a lot of bettors wager on score 5:0, 7:0 etc for dead
rubbers. So, it can be the last match in series between teams.

One of
them has already gone through and the other one for sure “goes
home”. Moreover, the difference in game character of teams is
noticeable with the unaided eye.

Under that logic, it would be the
lopsided score, wouldn’t it? In reality very often the favorite
runs even the second team on the field and the win could be not as
great as it might appear at the first sight.

You should bear in mind
these nuances as their combination could change radically your match
interpretation and your bet on this match.

The fresh bettor may consider the asian handicap
to be rather complicated, but if you took some time, everything
becomes clear. Very soon you will add the asian handicap to your
bettor’s tools and it will become just wonderful and important bet.

How to
practice asian handicap betting

We will work with asian handicap on the example of
a football match of the championship of Spain Valencia – Real
Madrid where bookmakers offered initial odds:

5.00 (Valencia to win) – 4.33 (draw) – 1.57
(Real to win)

The majority of football experts considered that
Real will win with 1-2 scored goals’ advantage. If we agree with
such prediction and want to bet on this match taking into account an
asian handicap, then we use handicap2 (-1) and we get coefficient
2.22 on Real Madrid to win.

Thus, our bet will win with coefficient 2.22 if
Real wins with ≥2 goal difference.

In case Real wins with that difference that we
have specified in our handicap (in our example it is (-1)) – that
is an outcome 0:1, 1:2 or others with minimum advantage, then our bet
will be calculated with coefficient 1 and we will get back the whole
sum without any loss.

At the same time, it is necessary to understand
that if you want to earn good money on asian handicap, it is
necessary to bet a large sum of money which will allow to get profit
from small coefficient with the minimum risk.

There is one variant with a risky bet when it is
possible to strengthen an advantage of the underdog. In this case it
is necessary to choose matches between competitive opponents where
the outcome can be sensational or a draw is possible.

Then, having
strengthened the underdog with additional (+1) handicap you can earn
on a draw which, thanks to our handicap (+1) will turn into the
underdog’s victory.

How to
practice asian handicap betting in case of equal matchup

In case when forces of both opponents are
approximately equal for a definite sports event, for example, in a
football match between Verona and Parma where bookmaker offer such

2.40 (Verona to win) – 3.25 (draw) – 3.10
(Parma to win)

In this situation opponents are approximately in
equal situation with a small advantage of the hosts.

The bet with an asian handicap (0) on the team of
hosts offers coefficient 1.68 to the bettor. If Verona wins the
bettor will receive his profit and in case of a draw he will return
the sum of his bet. This system is very useful to bettors as it
allows making safe bets in case you think twice.

Asian handicaps can be of absolutely various
values – 0; 0.25; 0.50; 1.0; 1.5 etc. – all these figures
indicate advantage which one side of the sports event receives and
exclude a draw.

A lot of professional bettors use asian handicap
betting and thanks to it they earn quite good sums of money.