Asian Handicaps.eu Asian handicaps betting explained in detail. Half, one and quarter handicaps with examples.

SINGLE ASIAN HANDICAPS

First situation

Imagine that you are a huge fan of Arsenal FC (or maybe you are), and your favourite team plays against Crystal Palace in Curling Cup. Obviously, you want to bet on your favourite team.

Here is your bookmaker's Asian handicaps for the fixture:

HandicapArsenal OddsCrystal Palace OddsHandicap
- 1,51,722,26+ 1,5

In the 90th min of the match the clear favourite Arsenal is comfortably leading 2-0. You are ecstatic as it means that, as far as your bet is concerned, Arsenal still has imaginary 0,5 goal margin over Crystal Palace (remember that Arsenal's 2-goal advantage in the real game, and their negative handicap "minus 1,5 goal," equals 0,5).

Unfortunately, Arsenal's lack of concentration in the added time results in a goal for Derby. The final result is 2-1 for Arsenal, but you have lost your money!


Second situation
('One' handicap, 'One Ball' in Asian countries)

In the Premier League match of the day, Arsenal confronts Manchester United at Old Trafford. Once more, you want to place Asian handicap bet on your favourite club. Here is your bookmaker's proposition:

HandicapManchester OddsArsenal OddsHandicap
-11,812,161

Early on in the game, Manchester scores a penalty and the 1-0 score remains unchanged for the rest of the game. As far as your bet is concerned, your stake is refunded by the bookmaker.


Third situation
('Half' handicap, 'Half Ball' in Asian countries)

Arsenal FC plays against FC Barcelona at the Emirates in the UEFA Champions League. You've betted on Arsenal FC as usual.

HandicapArsenal OddsFC Barcelona OddsHandicap
+ 0,51,871,97- 0,5

Both sides were very strong defensively, and the final result was 0-0. Thanks to Arsenal's positive handicap you have won.


Fourth situation
('Quarter' handicap, 'Level Half' in Asian countries)

Arsenal FC plays against Tottenham Hotspurs FC at the Emirates. You've placed your bet on Arsenal once more.

HandicapArsenal OddsTottenham OddsHandicap
- 0,251,871,97+ 0,25

Quarter handicaps (¼) are tricky – they are a little bit like 0 handicaps and a little bit like 0,5 handicaps:

  • if Arsenal wins the game, you will obviously win;
  • if Tottenham wins the game, you will obviously lose;
  • if the match ends in a draw, you win lose only a half (because Arsenal lost only by 0,25 goal);
  • if the match ends in a draw, but by accident you have betted on Tottenham with 0,25 goal advantage, you win only a half (because Tottenham won only by 0,25 goal).


Fifth situation
('Three-Quarters' handicap, 'Half Ball One Ball' in Asian countries)

At the Emirates, Arsenal FC plays against Wigan FC. You've placed your bet on Arsenal once more.

HandicapArsenalWiganHandicap
- 0,751,722,40+ 0,75

0,75 handicaps (¾) are also a bit tricky:

  • if Arsenal wins the game 1-0 (imaginary minus 0,75 is added to Arsenal's 1 goal, and Arsenal has 0,25 goal advantage), you will win only a half, because Arsenal wins only by 0,25 goal;
  • if Arsenal wins the game 2-0, you will win;
  • if Arsenal draws 0-0, you will lose.