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Asian handicap

Asian handicap betting is a form of soccer betting in which both teams have a handicap based on their form, so that a stronger team must win by more goals for you to win. Different than traditional Soccer betting, in Asian Handicap the draw result is eliminated. You have two betting options, betting as home or away.


This is an example of an Asian handicap between two Spanish La Liga teams. Real Madrid is the favorite, which is indicated by the: (-0.5). Barcelona is the underdog and concedes half a goal, which is expressed as (+0.5).

  • Real Madrid (-0.5) 1.95
  • Barcelona (+0.5) 1.95

Since Real Madrid starts with a half-goal disadvantage, they must win the match outright and by a goal or more for you to win your bet. Barcelona can win the match or draw for Barça fans to win their bet.

Remember that, as the handicap is Barcelona +0.5, if the score were to end in a 1-1 draw, the extra half point would give the win to Barcelona.

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