Asian Handicap Betting

Asian Line betting is the most popular way of betting on football in the Far East, asia countries. It offers great value to the bettor and is potentially less risky than traditional "Win-Draw-Win" style betting. You must either select the favoured team to overcome a handicap (framed in goals) or oppose the favourite with the handicap.

Asian Handicap originated in Asia and today is taking Europe by storm. Asian Line Betting commonly known as Asian Handicap is very popular with the European punters.

Benefits of Betting in Asian Handicaps:

  • You have a 50% better chance of winning than with traditional odds
  • You bet on only two outcomes, the home or away team, the draw is eliminated
  • You will get more frequent returns from your stakes
  • You can win your bet even if your team draws or loses the match
  • There are only two possible selections in Asian handicap betting, home team win or away team win. Asian Handicap betting thus eliminates the draw option used in normal multiples (1x2).
  • The greater the difference in ability between the teams involved in the match, the more goals you would expect the favourite to win by and the bigger the handicap will be. The underdogs will therefore be given a head start, a handicap, (of 0.5, 1 ball, etc.) by the favourite.
  • The favourite has to overcome the indicated handicap, and will have it taken away from its final score. The handicap for the favourite is preceded by a minus (-).
  • As the underdog is given a head start, they will have the handicap added to its final score. The handicap for the underdog is indicated by a plus (+).
  • Take a 0.5 ball handicap example: The underdogs will start the game with a score of 0.5-0 (which then means there can’t be a draw result when the handicap is included, as mentioned above). The favourites have to win by at least 1-0 to win the bet, while bets on the underdog win with any other result.
  • Note that you either deduct the handicap from the favourite or add it to the underdogs final score - not both.
  • In a more even match than in the example above, we may want to use a handicap in between half balls (such as a 0.5 ball), and so a handicap of 0,+0.5 can be used. The best way to understand this type of handicap is to imagine you have two separate bets with your stake being split equally between the two handicaps (0 and 0.5 in this case)
  • Thus with a handicap of 0,+0.5, half your stake will be at a 0 ball handicap, and half at a 0.5 ball handicap.

Quick Reference Table

backing the FAVOURITE
handicap your team's result your result
0
win
win
draw
bet refund
lose
lose
0,-0.5 same as -0.25 or -1/4
draw
lose half
lose
lose
win by 1 or more
win
-0.5
win
win
draw or lose
lose
win by 1 or more
win
-0.5,-1 same as -0.75 or -3/4
win by 1
win half
win by 2 or more
win
draw or lose
lose
-1
win by 2 or more
win
win by 1
bet refund
draw or lose
lose
-1,-1.5 same as -1.25 or -11/4
win by 2 or more
win
win by 1
lose half
draw or lose
lose
-1.5
win by 1, draw or lose
lose
win by 2 or more
win
-1.5,-2 same as -1.75 or -13/4
win by 2
win half
win by 1, draw or lose
lose
-2
win by 3 or more
win
win by 2
bet refund
win by 1, draw or lose
lose
-2,-2.5 same as -2.25 or -21/4
win by 3 or more
win
win by 2
lose half
win by 1, draw or lose
lose
-2.5
win by 3 or more
win
win by 1, 2, draw or lose
lose
backing the UNDERDOG
handicap your team's result your result
0
win
win
draw
bet refund
lose
lose
0,+0.5 same as +0.25 or +1/4
draw
win half
lose
lose
win by 1 or more
win
+0.5
win or draw
win
lose
lose
win or draw
win
+0.5,+1 same as +0.75 or +3/4
lose by 1
lose half
lose by 2 or more
lose
draw or win
win
+1
win or draw
win
lose by 1
bet refund
lose by 2 or more
lose
+1,+1.5 same as +1.25 or +11/4
win or draw
win
lose by 1
win half
lose by 2 or more
lose
+1.5
win, draw or lose by 1
win
lose by 2 or more
lose
+1.5,+2 same as +1.75 or +13/4
lose by 2
lose half
lose by 3 or more
lose
+2
win, draw or lose by 1
win
lose by 2
bet refund
lose by 3 or more
lose
+2,+2.5 same as +2.25 or +21/4
win, draw or lose by 1
win
lose by 2
win half
lose by 3 or more
lose
+2.5
win, draw or lose by 1 or 2
win
lose by 3 or more
lose
Asian Handicap Payout Explanation
win you win your stake multiplied by the odds
win half you win half your stake multiplied by the odds, half your
stake is returned
bet refund your stake is returned. No win and no loss.
lose half you lose half your stake, half is returned
lose you lose all your stake
   

Examples of Asian Handicap Matches

Leeds vs Manchester United
0
0
Handicap     LEVEL
Meaning       It is a win or lose situation. A draw result will return your stake.
 
Leeds vs Manchester United
1/4
0
Handicap     Leeds eat 1/4 or level half
Meaning       Assume you are taking Leeds, you will WIN HALF if the match ends in a draw. You will WIN ALL if Leeds won.
 
Leeds vs Manchester United
1/2
0
Handicap     Leeds eat 1/2 or half
Meaning       Assume you are taking Leeds, you will WIN ALL if the match ends in a draw or Leeds win.
 
Leeds vs Manchester United
3/4
0
Handicap     Leeds eat 3/4 or half one
Meaning       Assume you are taking Leeds, you will WIN ALL as long as Leeds draw or wins the match.
But you will LOSE HALF if Man Utd win by a single goal only.
 
Leeds vs Manchester United
13/4
0
Handicap     Leeds eat 13/4 or one and one half

Meaning Assume you are taking Leeds, you will WIN ALL as long as Leeds draw or win.

You will LOSE HALF if Man Utd win by 2 clear goals.
You will LOSE ALL if Man Utd win by 3 clear goals.

Important Guide to Live Betting in Asian Handicap

Live Asian Handicap Betting

When betting live on Asian Handicap, you are betting only on the remainder of the match. This means that any previous goals scored in the match are irrelevant for the outcome of your wager. The outcome of your wager will be determined only by the goals (if any) scored after you place your bet.


Live Total Goals (Under and Over) Betting

When betting live on the Under and Over number of goals, you are betting on the total number of goals scored in the match during normal time. This means that any previous goals scored in the match are included in the outcome of your wager. Read more on Over/Under Goals tutorial.

Which bookmakers offer asian handicap betting?

Unlike fixed odds (1x2) betting, asian handicap betting is not available in all soccer bookmakers. One of the main reasons could be the bookmaker does not want to refund the stakes to the punters, hence some sportsbooks and betting outlets do not provide asian handicap.

On the other hand, some asian handicap bookmakers give very low odds or limited handicap which can restrict your betting and limit your winning opportunities.

bet365 are recommended and trusted by many football punters because bet365 offer Live In-Play Asian Handicap and many bet types for a comprehensive online betting experience.

You can submit your predictions on Asian Handicap in soccer tipsters competition. It is an virtual online betting platform whereby you can learn how to bet and master the art of betting with no real money involved.

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