Asian handicap is a way of betting that originates in Asia and mostly used in football. However. Asian handicaps eliminate the chance of a draw in a match, so the possible outcomes are two.
Asian Handicap: What Is It?
To put it simply, the Asian handicap is the fact of adding or removing one or more goals for one of the teams in order to balance a match that is basically unbalanced.
In football betting, an “Asian Handicap” means that one team is given the opportunity to virtually lead against another, before the match begins. If you place a bet on that designated team and they win when you add the handicap to it, you win the bet.
Different Types of Asian Handicap
A zero goal start in Asian handicap betting effectively means ‘Draw – No Bet’ – i.e. there must be a winner in the match, or all bets are voided.
For example, you bet on the victory of Liverpool H.0 (handicap 0), then if Liverpool wins you win your bet, if there is a draw you are refunded and if Liverpool loses you lose your bet.
Full Gol Asian Handicap
In this handicap, one or more goals are added or removed from a team on the final result. If by adding the handicap and the final result it is a draw then the bet is refunded.
- If you play for example on Liverpool H -1 and Monaco wins 1-0 then when we add the handicap it gives 0-0. The bet is therefore refunded.
- If you play on Liverpool H-1 and Liverpool wins 2-0 then when you add the handicap it gives 1-0. The bet is therefore won.
- And if Liverpool draws or loses their match then the bet is lost.
It is ultimately not difficult to understand with a little practice although the Asian handicap system may seem complicated to a beginner.