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Asian Handicap Explained

Asian handicapping essentially offers a different style of betting where the underdog of the matchup is given an advantage – an early lead, before the game has even begun. In a regular wager, the chances of winning are one in three or 33 percent, but in Asian handicapping, the draw is eliminated, which allows a 50 percent chance of winning.

Bettors select either the favored team to overcome a handicap, or oppose the favorite with the handicap (expressed in goals). Developed in Asia, it offers a better chance to the bettor and is considered less risky than regular sports betting.

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Asian Handicap Ev

This game would be considered an even matchup. In this case, neither team begins the game with an advantage. The draw option is eliminated and you select the team you think will win. If the game results in a draw, you will receive your wager back.

Asian Handicap 0.5

In this matchup, the underdog team will start the game with a half goal before the kickoff and the draw option is eliminated. Unlike the Asian handicap 0, you will either win or lose your entire wager. If you select the underdog to win with an Asian handicap 0.5, you will need them to win the game to win. If the favored team wins, you will lose all of your money.

Asian Handicap 0.75

The underdog team will be advanced with a quarter goal before the kickoff and the draw is eliminated. The only difference between this and the 0.25 Asian handicap is that if the team you select loses, you will only be refunded half of your initial wager and if they lose by more than two goals, you will lose your entire wager. 

Asian Handicap 1

In this game, the underdogs are awarded one goal before the kickoff. If you select the team that is favored to win, your team will need to win by at least two goals for you to win. If the game results in a tie, your wager will be refunded. If you select the Asian handicap, you will need the team to either win or draw. If the underdog team loses by only one goal, you will be refunded.

Asian Handicap 1.5

In this matchup, if you bet on the favored team, they must win by two or more goals. If you select the Asian handicap with the one-and-a-half-goal advantage, you will win if the team wins or draws or if they lose by one goal.