Asian handicap Guide

Asian handicap guide

Asian handicap is a form of betting where the draw result is being eliminated. In the standard 1X2 wagering, the possibilities of each outcome are 33%.

You have two betting options, betting on home or away, so you have a 50% chance of success.

Actually, Asian handicap betting offers to the underdog of the game an early lead before kick off.

But, in football, one goal can change everything in your favor, or the opposite side. Let us make you understand the explanations of the rules below.

There are lots of Asian handicap lines and you will read most of them through this page. Please ask your questions in the comments if you do not understand any points or rules.

For the rest of the guide, we will use AH for abbreviation.

Take a look at the following Asian handicap table.

Asian handicap 0:0 (Level ball – Draw no bet – DNB)

Asian handicap 0:0 (Level ball – Draw no bet – DNB)

Here the game starts 0-0. No advance is being given to any team. Draw option is being eliminated and the rules are simple.

Example: Chelsea vs Liverpool AH – 0:0

Home Odds – 1.90, Away Odds – 1.95

* You bet 100$ on Chelsea to win 0:0 AH at 1.90 odds. To win your coupon, you need Chelsea to win the game.

If Chelsea wins, you win 100$ X 1.90 = 190$. Your profit is 190$ – 100 = 90$.

If a possible draw occurs, you get your stake (100$) back. No wager, no bet.

If Chelsea loses the game, you lose your bet too.

* It is the same with Liverpool 0:0 AH. You need Liverpool to win the game.

If a draw occurs, you get your money back. No Wager, no bet.

If Liverpool loses, you lose your bet too.

You may see some bookies offer something like Draw no bet, or BTTS Tips. It is the same with 0:0 AH and in most cases used in football bets.

Asian handicap 0.25

Here the game starts 0-1/4 (goal handicaps). The underdog team is being advanced with a quarter goal before the kickoff. Draw option is being eliminated.

It is more complicated from half AH. You win, win half, lose or lose half stake of your bet. Let’s examine it by the example below.

Example: Monaco vs Lyon AH – 0:1/4

Home Odds – 2.00, Away Odds – 1.90

* You bet 100$ on Monaco to win -1/4 AH. To win your coupon, you need Monaco to win the game.

If Monaco wins, you win 100$ X 2.00 = 200$. It means you make 200$ – 100$ = 100$ profit.

If a draw occurs, you lose half of your stake (50$) and the other half (50$) is back.

If Lyon wins the game, you lose your all stake.

* You bet 100$ on Lyon to win +1/4 AH. To win your coupon, you need Lyon to win the game.

If Lyon wins the game, you win 100$ X 1.90 = 190$. It means you make 190$ – 100$ = 90$ profit.

If a draw occurs, you get half of your stake (50$) back and win the other half (50$) at 1.90. It means, you win 50$ (back) + 95$ (50$ X 1.90) = 145$. Your profit is 145$ – 100$ = 45$.

Asian handicap 0.5

Here the game starts 0-1/2. The underdog team is being advanced with a half goal before the kickoff. Draw option is being eliminated. Also, there is no money back in any case. You will win or lose your money.

Example: Porto vs Benfica AH – 0:1/2

Home Odds – 1.85, Away Odds – 2.00

* You bet 100$ on Porto to win -1/2 AH (we use a minus (-) if the team is being favored by AH). To win your coupon, you need Porto to win. In any other cases, you lose your money.

If Porto wins, you win 100$ X 1.85 = 185$. It means you make 185$ – 100$ = 85$ profit.

If Benfica wins or the game ends to tie, you lose your money.

* You bet 100$ on Benfica to win +1/2 AH (we use a plus (+) if the team is being advanced by AH). To win your coupon, you need Benfica to win or tie the game at the end of 90 minute-time.

If one of these occurs, you win 100$ X 2.00 = 200$. It means you make 200$ – 100$ = 100$ profit.

If Porto wins the game, you lose your money.

Porto wins and Porto -1/2 AH is the same things in AH betting.

Asian handicap 0.75

Here the game starts 0-3/4. The underdog team is being advanced with a quarter goal before the kickoff. Draw option is being eliminated. It is different from 1/4 AH with a slight exception.

Example: Betis vs Real Madrid AH – 3/4:0

Home Odds – 1.90, Away Odds – 1.90

* You bet 100$ on Betis to win +3/4 AH. (Here the home team is underdog; as a result of it, Betis is being advanced by the AH). To win your coupon, you need Betis to win or tie the game.

If Betis wins or ties the game, you win 100$ X 1.90 = 190$. Your profit is 190$ – 100$ = 90$.

Consider that the game ends with Real Madrid win by 1 (0-1, 1-2, 2-3). Thus, you lose your half stake (50$) and the other half (50$) returns.

If Real Madrid wins the game by 2 or more goals (0-2, 1-3, 0-3), you lose your all stake.

* You bet 100$ on Real Madrid to win -3/4 AH. To win your coupon, you need Real Madrid to win by 2 or more goals (0-2, 0-3, 1-3).

If Real Madrid wins the game by 2 or more goals, you win 100$ X 1.90 = 190$. Your profit is 190$ – 100$ = 90$.

If Real Madrid wins by 1 goal (0-1, 1-2, 2-3), you get your half stake (50$) and win the other half (50$ X 1.90). You win 50$ (back) + 95 (50$ X 1.90) = 145$. Your profit is 145$ – 100$ = 45$.

If the game ends tied or Betis wins, you lose your all stake.

Asian handicap -1

Here the game starts 0-1. One goal advance is being given to underdog team. Draw option is being eliminated again.

Example: Juventus vs Bologna AH – 0:1

Home Odds – 1.80, Away Odds – 2.05

* You bet 100$ on Juventus to win -1 AH. To win your coupon, you need Juventus to win by 2 or more goals (2-0, 3-0, 3-1).

If Juventus wins by 2 or more goals, you win 100$ X 1.80 = 180$. You profit is 180$ – 100$ = 80$.

If Juventus wins by 1 goal (1-0, 2-1, 3-2..), you get your money back. No wager.

If the game ties or Bologna wins, you lose all your stake.

* You bet 100$ on Bologna to win +1 AH. To win your coupon, you need Bologna to win or a draw.

If the game ends drawn or Bologna wins, you win 100$ X 2.05 = 205$. Your profit is 205$-100$ = 105$.

If Bologna loses by 1 (1-0, 2-1, 3-2), you get your money back. No Wager.

Yet, any Juventus win by 2 or more, make you lose your bet.

Alternative Asian handicap markets

This is not something special that will make you wonder. It is how the bookies are listing the options for their software.

For example, Bet365 is offering the standard AH option, depending on the odds of the game. They list all other AH options under a different section called ‘Alternative AH’.

Example: Huddersfield vs Wigan. The main AH option is -0.5 @1.85 for Huddersfield, +0.5 @2.05 for Wigan.

This is being listed in their AH section as the main AH offer.

All other AH options like -0.75, -1, -1.25, -1.5 etc, are being listed under ‘Alternative AH’ section.

Conclusion

We prefer AH betting in football, instead of standard betting. There are much more winning possibilities.

The rules may look difficult with the first point of view, but in the end, you will find it so easy.

Next steps

That’s it! Hopefully, that clears up Asian handicap Guide. You should now have the knowledge of handicap betting – How does the handicap work?

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