How does Asian handicap betting work?

2021-03-11 News

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The legendary Asian handicap bet option is one that even seasoned punters have a time understanding. But it's not that complicated. In fact, it's pretty straightforward. Besides, It is gradually becoming popular amongst Nigerian punters. So in this piece, we will isolate this bet type, strip it bare, and tell you everything you need to know to bet and win with it. 

This is a type of handicap bet that as the name implies originates from Asia. It is different from the normal handicap. This is because it gives a punter more sub-options such as half win, half lose, entire win, or entire loss.

Now, carefully read the below facts about Asian Handicaps

  • A minus symbol (-) is given to the favourite team, which has a handicap disadvantage. A plus symbol (+) assigned to the underdog team, which has a handicap advantage.
  • There are whole Asian Handicaps such as +1, +2 and so on, half goal handicaps such as +1.5 and there are also quarter Asian Handicaps such as +1.75, -2.25, +2.75 and so on. Where you have quarter Asian Handicaps such as +1.75, you are actually betting on two possible handicaps which is +1.50 and +2.00
  • In the case of quarter Asian Handicaps, your stake is also divided between the two Asian Handicaps.
  • Half goals handicaps are used to eliminate the possibility of a draw and 1 is higher than 0.5, not the same as most people think because the belief is that you can’t have half goals.

An Example:

Real Betis V Real Madrid

Bet is on Real Betis +0.75 Asian Handicap

Odd is 1.90; Stake is N100

+0.75 is divided into +1.00 and +0.50; Stake is also divided for both AH-N50 each

If Real Betis ends up winning the game, you win the entire bet.

If Real Madrid wins by 1 goal difference, it ends in a draw and the punter wins N50 X1= N50 (stake returned for one half)

If Real Madrid wins by 2 goals difference or more, the punter loses the bet.

See below a table to guide what punters win given certain selections and outcomes:

This is all you need to know about Asian handicaps for now. In the future, we will look towards Asia again, as we examine Asian Totals. Look forward to that.

But for now, just ensure that you select an Asian handicap option in your next bet slip. Keep playing and keep winning!

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