It is a wager wherein the two teams are given a handicap on what will be the outcome in the football match. It might be a positive or negative that can be seen before the game starts. The vigorous team must win with more goals for a wager betting on them to win. This kind of betting system came from Indonesia and was famous in the 21st century. It is a type of spread betting. The Handicaps basically ranging from per quarters this is classified as half or even quarter-goals. Asian handicaps betting decreases of having a draw outcome in a match.
Having only two options that has a nearly 50% chance of success. Asian handicaps are pretty popular for bookmakers. It helps the bookmakers minimizing the risk and balancing the bets on each side of the match. It makes the bookmakers taking part of larger position especially when it comes to major football matches.
Five Variations of Asian Handicap Bets
Handicap on each team has an edge. For example, if the visitor’s team took the lead (0-1) and you bet on the outcome based on this starting handicap. So the home team should score at least 2 points to win.
Half (1/2 or 0.5) Handicaps
In this type of Asian handicap. There is a guaranteed winner of the game in terms of the bet, regardless what would be the exact outcome of the game. There is no way of having a draw in this type of handicap. This set up already provided half handicaps in both teams.
Zero (0) Handicaps
This type of handicap is very useful in terms of minimizing the tendency of a draw match. If the game ends in a draw. The bets will be refunded because both of the teams do not have any advantage.
Three Quarter (3/4 or 0.75 or 0.5-1) Handicaps
This type of bet means that if you put a bet on the team with ¾ before the game start.You might lose 50% if the team you bet on loses with 1 goal. So in this type of bet, the result might give you 100% win and 100% lose as well that depends on which team you backed with your bet. A draw is impossible.
Quarter (1/4 or 0.25 or 0-0.5) Handicaps
When you realized that you had a weaker team with a ¼ goal start. You might win 50% and might lose 50% as well if the match ends in a draw. A ¼ handicap can be 0:0 and the other one of 0:½.
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