Asian Handicap Betting Tips
Asian Handicap Betting Tips on football also see teams being given or giving a headstart. The difference from it’s European counterpart is the handicaps can be non-whole numbers. That includes quarter goal, half goal, three quarter goal and full goal handicaps.
Asian Handicaps are 2-way markets where pushes can occur. It’s sometimes difficult to understand these bets and not that simple to explain them despite having understood and bet them for years.
Full Goal Asian Handicaps
With full goal Asian Handicaps, it’s quite simple. We bet Arsenal -1 Goal against Burnley.
If Arsenal win by more than a goal, the bet is a winner.
If Arsenal win by exactly 1 goal, the bet is a push (you get your stake back).
If Burnley draw or win the match, your bet is a loser.
Half Goal Asian Handicaps
When it comes to half goals, it’s also relatively straight forward. We bet Arsenal -0.5 goals against Burnley.
If Arsenal win the match, the bet is a full winner. Because after Arsenal have won and the handicap is applied, Arsenal still have won the match by at least 0.5 goals.
If the match is a draw then the bet is a loser. Burnley would win with the handicap, by 0.5 goals.
If Burnley win the match outright, they didn’t even need the half goal start and obviously we lose our bet as we were taking Arsenal giving a start and they ended up needing it.
Quarter and Three Quarter Goal Handicaps
Quarter and three quarter goals are the most complicated but they are simply 2 bets. Your total stake is split in 2 equally over 2 different handicaps.
If betting -0.25 goals, you have half your stake on -0 goals and half on -0.5 goals. If betting +0.25 it’s just the opposite, +0 goals and +0.5 goals.
When taking -0.75 goals, your stake is split between -0.5 goals and -1 goal. With +0.75 goals, it’s +0.5 goal and +1 goal.
You can increase by whole goals upwards and then a bet on -1.25 goals for example would see half your stake on -1 goal and half on -1.5 goals.
A quarter goal example in practice could be a £100 bet on Arsenal to win -0.75 goals at odds of Evens (2.00).
If they win the game by more than 1 goal then both the -0.5 and -1 goal handicaps are covered, you win the whole bet.
If they win the game by exactly 1 goal then your bet on -0.5 has won, so half your stake (£50) was a winner at Evens, returning £100. Your bet on -1 has pushed, so that half of your stake (£50) will be returned to you. Your total profit would be £50.
If Arsenal fail to win the game, both your bets were losers.