Asian Handicap Explained

What is Asian handicap betting?
It is a simple and great betting style once you understand the basics.

Normal match betting odds (1X2) comes like Home, Draw and Away, in the Asian handicap style draw is minimized, to some extent.
It also gives you the chance to bet on a match in which teams are badly mismatched.


Manchester United v Cardiff


Match Betting
Home Draw Away
1.20 3.18 4.59

At this price, anybody would like to bet for Man Utd, now check Asian handicap betting odds


Asian Handicap Betting
Team Handicap Odd
Man Utd -2.00 1.95
Cardiff +2.00 1.95

Now the scope of betting is totally changed with Asian Handicap style, personally I prefer this style. Check out the examples so you will get the idea why to choose this betting style.

Asian handicap gives a number of goals advantage (Denotes with a “+” sign) to the weak team before the game starts and for the favorite team number of goal disadvantage (Denotes with a “-” sign)


Handicap 0.0

Fulham v Aston Villa
Handicap 0.0 Handicap 0.0

You will win the bet if Fulham wins the match.

You will win the bet if Aston Villa wins the match.

If the match ends with a draw your stake will be refunded.

If the match ends with a draw your stake will be refunded.

You will lose your whole stake if Fulham loses the match.

You will lose your whole stake if Aston Villa loses the match.


Handicap 0.25 (¼, 0.0 & 0.50)

West Ham v Sunderland
Handicap -0.25 (- ¼) Handicap +0.25 (+ ¼)

You will win the bet if West Ham wins the match.

You will win the bet if Sunderland wins the match.

If the match ends with a draw you lose half of your stake (Half lose).

If the match ends with a draw you win half with the help of +0.25 handicaps (Half win).

You will lose your whole stake if West Ham loses the match.

You will lose your whole stake if Sunderland loses the match.


Handicap 0.50 (½)

Arsenal v Liverpool
Handicap -0.50 (- ½) Handicap +0.50 (+ ½)

You will win the bet if Arsenal wins the match.

You will win the bet if Liverpool wins or draws the match (with the help of +0.50 handicaps).

You will lose the bet if Arsenal lost or draw the match.

You will lose the bet if Liverpool loses the match.


Handicap 0.75 (¾, 0.50 & 1.00)

Norwich v Chelsea
Handicap +0.75 (+ ¾) Handicap -0.75 (- ¾)

You will win the bet if Norwich wins or draws the match.

You will win the bet if Chelsea wins the match with a margin of two or more goals.

If Norwich loses by one goal margin you lose half of your stake (Half lose).

If Chelsea wins with a one goal difference, you will win half and other halves will be returned (Half win).

You will lose your whole stake if Norwich loses the match by two or more goals.

You will lose your whole stake if Chelsea draw or lose the match.


Handicap 1.0

Manchester United v Stoke City
Handicap -1.00 Handicap +1.00

You will win the bet if Manchester United wins the match by two goals or more.

You will win the bet if Stoke City wins or draws the match.

If Manchester United wins by a goal difference of one, your stake is refunded (bet void).

If Stoke City loses the match by one goal difference the stake will be refunded (bet void)

You will lose your stake if the match draw or Stoke City wins.

You will lose the bet if Stoke City loses the match by two or more goals.


All other handicaps higher than 1.00 follow the same rule as described above, only the goal difference parameter will change accordingly.

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