A form of betting known as Asian Handicap is played in soccer (also known as football) and gives an advantage to the weaker team. Bettors do not have the option to take a draw (a tie) when participating in this sort of soccer wagering, which gives an advantage to the underdog team. This method of wagering originates in Indonesia and is comparable to the runline used in baseball and the puckline used in hockey.
In a standard bet on soccer, you must choose either team to win the game outright or pick it finishing in a draw scenario. You now have three potential outcomes: winning, losing, or achieving a tie. The bettor is only given the option of betting on one of two teams while participating in an Asian Handicap, and the wager needs to be successful if the favored team wins by a predetermined margin.
When you bet using the Asian Handicap, there are a number different scenarios that could play out, and we’ll go over a few of them below.
The Asian Handicap Betting Market
When compared to conventional soccer odds, the stake for Asian Handicap appears quite a bit different. The following is an example of how the odds would appear for a bet on a victory, loss, or tie in a match between West Ham and Tottenham:
West Ham -160
On the other hand, if there were no draw, the basic odds would look like this:
West Ham -0.0
When the Asian Handicap in a game of soccer is set at 0, it indicates that the contest will be played between two teams that are of comparable strength. Your bet is only successful if the team you chose to wager on comes out on top. Because this method of betting on soccer eliminates the possibility of a draw, if the two sides end up playing to a stalemate, you will get your money back.
The term “push” refers to a situation in which your wager is returned to you.
The handicap is 0.25.
Imagine that Real Madrid is taking against Barcelona with a handicap of 0.25 goals against them. Odds would look like this:
Real Madrid -0.25
According to this line, the team that is favored to win (Real Madrid) is a quarter of a goal better than the club that is the underdog (Barca). If you place a “quarter bet,” you reduce the likelihood of losing your money by giving yourself two ways to recover from a loss of that wager.
If you bet on Los Blancos at an odds of -0.25 and they end up winning, you get your money back. However, if the game finishes in a tie, it will be regarded as a “half lose,” and you will only lose half of the money that you originally wagered.
The handicap is 0.5.
When referring to this kind of stake, it indicates that one team is superior to its rival by a half goal.
LA Galaxy -0.5
Toronto FC +0.5
According to these odds, in order for you to win your wager, the favorite side needs to triumph without suffering a single point of defeat. On the other hand, if the underdog wins or ties the game, the bettor comes out ahead.
Continuing with the Major League Soccer (MLS) example from earlier, in order for those who bet on the favorite, LA Galaxy would need to earn a clean sweep of the match. However, due to the fact that Toronto FC is going to have a half-goal edge, gamblers will only receive their money if there is either an outright victory or a tie.
The handicap is 0.75.
This sort of Asian Handicap betting is probably the most difficult to understand. The probabilities would look something like this:
-7.75 points for Manchester United.
If you bet on the favorite team, Manchester United, and they win by a score of two or more goals, then your wager is successful. If Manchester United were to win by a single goal, you would get fifty percent of your wager, while the other fifty percent would be considered a successful wager. You would lose your wager if the favorite finished in last place or tied for first place.
Bettors looking to back the underdog Liverpool could expect a variety of results from their wagers. Your wager is successful if the Reds get a draw or achieve victory by any other means. In the event that they lose by two goals or less, you will get half of your money returned, and the other half will be considered a loss. If Liverpool loses by a score of 2-0 or more, your wager is considered a loss.
The handicap is 1.0.
This indicates that one team is more successful than its rival by one goal. It would appear that the odds are as follows:
Bayern Munich -1.0
The score is Paris Saint-Germain +1.0.
Those who bet on Bayern, the favorite, would require the team to win by a score that is at least two points higher. It will be considered a tie, and your money will be returned to you if Die Bayern wins by a single point. The bet is considered a loss if they suffer an outright defeat.
Bettors who chose PSG to win would, on the other hand, only get their payout in the event that the game was won by Les Parisiens. If the underdog team ends up losing by a score of two points or more, your bet is considered a loss. In the event of a draw, we will return your stake to you.
The Workings of the Asian Handicap
The Benefits of Betting on an Asian Handicap
Bets on soccer games utilizing the Asian Handicap are a terrific method to reduce the amount of money you have to risk without sacrificing any of the excitement. With the Asian Handicap, rather than the standard bet, which gives bettors a chance of winning one in three times, you have a chance of winning one in two times, or at the very least, getting some of your money back. It doesn’t matter if you’re betting on the Champions League or Liga MX; most soccer bookmakers will offer handicap odds for the games they offer.