Betting system - Asian Handicap
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Betting system - Asian Handicap
- Essentially this type of bet eliminates the possibility of a draw result in various types of sports, greatly decreasing the risks every punter takes when deciding to bet on a match. Beside this rather obvious use the asian handicap betting system is an invaluable tool for extracting extra value from the odds the bookmakers have to offer, and increases the potential winnings on the long term.
- At the first glance the asian handicap betting system may seem a bit complicated or downright confusing because it is expressed in so many ways and those numbers are puzzling. In fact all it does is awarding some points or goals to the underdog in an attempt to give each team the same chance of winning; the effort to understand this betting system is worth taking and once you master it, the amount of winnings proves very rewarding. Now let's take a quick look at the most popular asian handicap betting systems out there and explain what all those numbers really mean.
- A. The 0,5 asian handicap betting system means that the weaker team gets a headstart of a half goal that will be added to the final score , excluding the possibility of a draw result, so you'll either win or lose this bet . It acts like a "double chance" bet if you decide to back the underdog, but usually the odds are considerably more generous.
- For example: 1.90 Chelsea (-0,5) vs Liverpool (+0,5) 2.00
- If you back the hosts than Chelsea must win the fixture to get the stake, while if you decide to bet on Liverpool the visitors could either win or draw the match to have a winning bet.
- This is the cornerstone of the asian handicaps betting system and if we are to elaborate that it's pretty obvious what a "1,5" "2,5" "3,5" etc handicaps mean; instead of a half goal, the underdog will get a more importanat advantage, depending of course on the difference between the teams involved.
- B. The 0:0 asian handicap betting system is an equally useful tool but instead of rulling out the possibility of a draw, it means you get your money back if none of the teams wins. The odds are of course slightly lower but it pays off if you decide to bet a higher amount on the favorite without being worried by the prospect of a draw result and still avoid the insanely low value a double chance bet usualy involves.
- Subsequently the +1, +2 asian handicap means that if the underdog losses by exactly one, two goals you'll get your money back at least.
- For example: 1.90 Manchester (-1) vs West Ham (+1) 2.00
- If you back the hosts to win, than United must triumph by at least two goals, while a narrow victory means you'll just get your stake back. By contrary if you fancy the visitors you'll win if West Ham manages to settle with a draw, while a one goal defeat means you receive your money back.
- C. The -0,25 asian handicap betting system is the most confusing, since you lose only half of the stake if the match ends in a draw result, while the +0,25 will bring half of your stake back and the other half is a winner at the odds taken. Similarly the -0,75 and +0,75 will cause you to lose only half or win just 50% of the potential amount.
- For example: 2.00 Everton (+0,25) – Arsenal (-0,25) 1.90
- If the match ends in a draw result and you've bet 10$ on Everton you'll still win half, of the stake meaning extra 5$ while backing the Gunners at the same amount will only bring a 5$ upset winning. Victory for either side greatly simplifies the situation, since your stake is multiplied with the respective odd, just like in a regular bet.