In this betting guide we are going to talk about betting options such as Asian handicap. This type of bet is in great demand among thousands of bettors.
Simple Asian Handicap
There are two types of Asian handicaps – simple and quarter. Simple handicaps are multiples of 0.5, more specifically (-2.5, -2, -1.5, -1; +1.5, +2, +2.5) and so on.
In this case, you are betting that one of the teams or players will outplay their opponent with a minimum difference of x points or not lose by difference larger than x points.
An example of such AH can be found in the screenshot below:
There are betting odds for the match Manchester City vs. Everton from the bookmaker 10bet. Here we are especially interested in columns Man City -1.5 and Everton +1.5.
In this match, bookmakers are giving a definitive advantage to Inter, accepting bets for Manchester City victory with @1.22. AH1 (-1.5) means that you win if Manchester City beats Everton with a difference of 1.5 goals.
Since there are no 1.5 goals in football, the bet pays off only in case the hosts win with a difference of two goals or more (3:1, 4:1, 5:2, etc).
But using AH2 (+1.5), you are predicting that the away team (Everton) will not lose with a difference of more than 1.5 (2) goals. In other words, the match has to end with any score with the exception of Inter victory by 2 goals or more.
It is also important to make a note about integer handicaps (-1 +1, -2 +2), where bets are calculated somewhat differently.
If you bet AH1 (-2.0) with @1.82 – your wager will be successful in the case of Manchester City victory with a difference of three or more goals. If the hosts win by two goals – your bet will be returned. In case of the away team win or draw, the bet loses.
Regarding AH2 (+2.0), your bet will be successful if Everton wins, draw or Manchester wins in one goal. If the match ends with the host team win in two goals – the bet will be returned. In any other final score, the wager loses.
Quarter Asian Handicap
Quarter Asian handicap is a bit more complicated, but learning to calculate these kinds of handicaps is not difficult. As the name implies, all handicaps are multiples of 0.25: -1.75, -1.25, -0.75, -0.25, + 0.25, + 0.75 and so on.
Let us take a look at a clear example of this kind of bet:
We have bets on quarter Asian handicaps in the La Liga match Real Betis vs. Real Sociedad. For instance, let us take Asian handicaps – 1.25 and +1.25.
If you bet on AH – your wager will be divided into two bets. In other words, if you put $200 on AH (+1.25) – that means that you will bet $100 on AH (+1) and the same amount on AH(+1.5).
It is the same with AH (-1.25), just in this case your $200 is split in half for handicaps -1 and -1.5. It is important to note that some bookmakers automatically divide the quarter Asian handicap into two bets, ensuring that you you do not need to do any further calculations.
Let us look at the process of calculating the quarter handicap based on the example of the abovementioned match Real Betis vs. Real Sociedad. Imagine that we placed $100 on AH1 (-1.25) with @3.70.
This means that we put $50 on AH -1.0 and – 1.5, and here are the possible scenarios of the way things may turn out:
- Real Betis wins with a difference of two goals or more (3:1, 5:2, etc). In this case both bets will be successful.
- Real Betis wins with a difference of one goal (3:2, 4:3, etc). In this case half of the bet will be returned, but the other half loses.
- Match ends in a tie or Real Sociedad wins – both of our bets lose.
Asian handicap is a popular type of bet, which, at first glance, seems a bit complicated. However, as you saw for yourself in this article – it is relatively easy to work with. We want to remind, that more details about other types of bets – in our new site section Betting School.