Asian handicap betting guide

Asian handicap is a form of betting where the tie result is removed. In the standard 1X2 wagering, the chances of each outcome are 33%.

You have two betting options, betting on home or away. So you have 50% chances of success.

Asian handicap tips

- No active Asian handicap tips at the moment.

For the rest of the betting guide, I will use AH as a short form.

AH markets give the underdog a benefit prior to match kick-off. But in football, one goal can change everything in your favour. Or on the opposite side.

Let me make you understand the explanations of the rules below.

Lots of Asian handicap lines exist, and you will read most of them on this page. Ask your questions in the comments if you don't understand any points or rules.

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Take a look at the following Asian handicap table.

Asian handicap table

Asian handicap 0.0

With this option, the game starts with the score of 0-0. No advantage set for any team. Draw option removed and the rules are simple. Let's examine AH in football matches.

Example: Chelsea vs Liverpool AH - 0.0

Asian handicap odds: Home - 1.90, Away - 1.95

You bet $100 on Chelsea to win 0.0 AH at 1.90 bet market. To win your coupon, you need Chelsea to win the game.

  • If Chelsea wins, you win $100 × 1.90 = $190. Your profit is $190 - 100 = $90.
  • If a possible draw occurs, you get stake refund. $100 back. No wager, no bet result.
  • If Chelsea loses the game, you lose your bet too.

It is the same with Liverpool 0.0 AH. You need Liverpool to win the game.

  • If a draw occurs, you get your money back. No Wager, no bet result.
  • If Liverpool loses, you lose your bet too.

You may see some companies offer something like DNB, Draw no bet, or Level ball. It is the same with 0.0 AH and in most cases used in football bets and sports bets.

Asian handicap 0.25

With this option, the game starts with a score of 0 - 0.25 (1/4 goal handicaps). The underdog team has the advantage of a quarter goal prior to kick off.

It is further complicated from half AH. You win, win half, lose or lose half stake of your bet. Let's examine it by the example below.

Example: Monaco vs Lyon AH - 0:1/4

Home Odds - 2.00, Away Odds - 1.90

You bet $100 on Monaco to win -1/4 AH. To win your coupon, you need Monaco to win the game.

  • If Monaco wins, you win $100 × 2.00 = $200. It means you make $200 - $100 = $100 profit.
  • If a draw occurs, you lose half your stakes ($50) and the other half ($50) is back.
  • If Lyon wins the game, you lose your all stake.

You bet $100 on Lyon to win +1/4 AH. To win your coupon, you need Lyon to win the game.

  • If Lyon wins the game, you win $100 × 1.90 = $190. It means you make $190 - $100 = $90 profit.
  • If a draw occurs, you get half of your stake ($50) back and win the other half ($50) at 1.90. It means, you win $50 (back) + $95 ($50 × 1.90) = $145. Your profit is $145 - $100 = $45.

Asian handicap 0.5

In this case, the game starts with the score of 0 - 0.5 (1/2 goal handicap). The underdog team has the advantage of a half goal prior to kick off. Therefore, in any case, you wouldn't get any money back. You will win or lose your money.

Example: Porto vs Benfica AH - 0:1/2

Home Odds - 1.85, Away Odds - 2.00

You bet $100 on Porto to win -1/2 AH. We use a minus (-) if the team has the advantage by AH. To win your coupon, you need Porto to win. In any other cases, you lose your money.

  • If Porto wins, you win $100 × 1.85 = $185. It means you make $185 - $100 = $85 profit.
  • If Benfica wins or the game ends to tie, you lose your money.

* You bet $100 on Benfica to win +1/2 AH. We use a plus (+) if the team has the advantage by AH. To win your coupon, you need Benfica to win or tie at the end of the game.

  • If one of these occurs, you win $100 × 2.00 = $200. It means you make $200 - $100 = $100 profit.
  • If Porto wins the game, you lose your money.

Porto wins and Porto -1/2 AH is the same things in AH betting.

Asian handicap 0.75

On these terms, the game starts with the score of 0 - 0.75 (3/4 goal handicap). The underdog team has the advantage of a quarter goal prior to kick off. It is different from 1/4 AH with a slight exception.

Example: Betis vs Real Madrid AH - 3/4:0

Home Odds - 1.90, Away Odds - 1.90

You bet $100 on Betis to win +3/4 AH. (The home team is the underdog. As a result of it, Betis has the benefit of the AH). To win your coupon, you need Betis to win or tie the game.

  • If Betis wins or ties the game, you win $100 × 1.90 = $190. Your profit is $190 - $100 = $90.
  • If Real Madrid wins by 1 goal (0-1, 1-2, 2-3), you lose your half your stakes ($50) and the other half ($50) returns.
  • If Real Madrid wins the game by 2 or more goals (0-2, 1-3, 0-3), you lose your all stake.

You bet $100 on Real Madrid to win -3/4 AH. To win your coupon, you need Real Madrid to win by 2 or more goals (0-2, 0-3, 1-3).

  • If Real Madrid wins the game by 2 or more goals, you win $100 × 1.90 = $190. Your profit is $190 - $100 = $90.
  • If Real Madrid wins by 1 goal (0-1, 1-2, 2-3), you win half of your stake ($50) and win the other half ($50 × 1.90). You win $50 (back) + 95 ($50 × 1.90) = $145. Your profit is $145 - $100 = $45.
  • If the game ends tied or Betis wins, you lose your all stake.

Asian handicap -1

In this case, the game starts with the score of 0-1. The underdog team has the benefit of one goal.

Example: Juventus vs Bologna AH - 0:1

Home Odds - 1.80, Away Odds - 2.05

You bet $100 on Juventus to win -1 AH. To win your coupon, you need Juventus to win by 2 or more goals (2-0, 3-0, 3-1).

  • If Juventus wins by 2 or more goals, you win $100 × 1.80 = $180. You profit is $180 - $100 = $80.
  • If Juventus wins by 1 goal (1-0, 2-1, 3-2..), you get your money back. No wager. Stake refund.
  • If the game ties or Bologna wins, you lose all your stake.

You bet $100 on Bologna to win +1 AH. To win your coupon, you need Bologna to win or a draw.

  • If the game ends draw or Bologna wins, you win $100 × 2.05 = $205. Your profit is $205-$100 = $105.
  • If Bologna loses by 1 (1-0, 2-1, 3-2), You get your money back. No Wager.
  • Any Juventus win by 2 or more, make you lose your bet.

Alternative Asian handicap markets

This isn't something special that will make you wonder. It is how the bookmakers list the options to their software.

For example, Bet365 offers the standard AH option, depending on the odds. They list all other AH options under a different section. They call this section 'Alternative AH'.

Example: Huddersfield vs Wigan. The main AH option is -0.5 @1.85 for Huddersfield, +0.5 @2.05 for Wigan.

They list this in their AH section as the main AH offer.

You will find all other AH options under 'Alternative AH' section (-0.75, -1, -1.25, -1.5 etc.).

Conclusion

I prefer AH betting in football, instead of standard betting.

The rules may look difficult with the first point of view. But in the end, you will find it so easy.

Get started with Asian handicap betting, you will have more winning betting tips. I hope you understood what does Asian handicap mean. Good luck!