Bet365's Asian Handicap Markets

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 12:30

Asian Handicap is a form of betting, which has become very popular in Asia in recent years (thus the name Asian Handicap). You may have noticed that Bet365 has introduced these Asian Markets to its Sportsbook. When you bet with Asian Handicap, the possibility for a draw in a game is eliminated. Only home or away wins exist. If the game ends in a draw, you will get your stake back. There is perhaps some confusing terminology, for instance, half-handicap (1/2-goal), and quarter handicap (1/4-goal). We will explain this thoroughly in this article.

Asian Handicaps, is it worth checking out?


Asian Handicap is definitively something for you! We are all familiar with fixed odds betting. It has been and still is the "normal" way of betting. With Bet 365 offering Asian Markets, now is your chance to be ahead of the mainstream punters and turn the margins in your favour.

With Asian Handicap betting on Bet 365, there is a much better chance of profit, due to the fact that you get your stakes back (or at least parts of it, depending on the handicap), when a draw occurs. In fixed odds betting, you would lose your money if you bet on something else than the actual result. You can bet on teams which you don’t believe will win the match, but due to the handicap, your team may still provide you with a profit! Asian Handicap betting on Bet 365 also provides much more excitement, as one single goal can take you from heaven to hell. Generally, you increase your mathematical chances of winning on a single bet from 33.3% (fixed odds betting), to 50% (using Asian Handicap, although depending on the handicap).

So how does it work?


Asian Handicap bets in Bet365 can be placed in a number of different ways, but in general, it is when one team, usually the weaker one, is given a “points” or “goals” head-start in a match by the bookmakers. Below I will go into more detail and give an example of Asian Handicap Betting on Bet365.

Asian handicap 0:0


This is essentially the same as the “Draw no bet” market which you would find on Bet365. A win for the team you placed a zero will pay out the odds. A draw will refund your stake. A loss will, of course, give you nothing back and you lose the bet.

Asian Handicap 0.25


In this scenario, the underdog is given a head start of ¼ goals. Likewise, the more favourable side is given a handicap of -0.25 goals which they must overcome.

Example
Liverpool vs Arsenal - 0:+0.25
Let’s say you bet on Liverpool on the -0.25 Asian Handicap in this game. For your bet to win, you need Liverpool to win the game. If the game ends in a draw, you lose half your stake and the other half is refunded. If Arsenal wins the game, your entire bet loses.

On the contrary, if you bet on Arsenal +0.25, For your bet to win, you need Arsenal to win the game. If the game ends in a draw, you lose half your stake and the other half is refunded. If Liverpool wins the game, your entire bet loses.

Asian Handicap 0.5


In this scenario, the underdog is given a head start of 0.5 goals. Likewise, the more favourable side is given a handicap of -0.5 goals which they must overcome. This handicap eliminates the draw from a betting perspective on Bet365.

Example
Chelsea vs Man Utd – 0:0.5
If you bet on Chelsea -0.5 Asian Handicap, you need Chelsea to win the game for your bet to win. If Chelsea fails to win ( Draw or lose) your entire bet loses.

On the contrary, if you bet on Man Utd +0.5 Asian Handicap. For your bet to win, you need Man Utd to win or draw the game. If Chelsea wins then your bet loses.

Man Utd win and Man Utd -0.5 Asian Handicap are essentially the same bet but the Man Utd -0.5 usually has better odds as the draw is eliminated.

Asian Handicap 0.75


In this scenario, the underdog is given a head start of 0.75 goals. Likewise, the more favourable side is given a handicap of -0.75 goals which they must overcome. This handicap eliminates the draw from a betting perspective on Bet365.

Example
Juventus vs Roma – 0:0.75
If you bet on Juventus -0.75 Asian Handicap, you need Juventus to win by 2 clear goals for your bet to win. If Juventus win by 1 goal, half your stake is refunded and the other half is a winning bet. If Juventus fail to win, your bet is a loser.

On the contrary, if you bet on Roma +0.75 Asian Handicap, you need Roma to tie or win the game for your bet to be a winner. If Roma loses by 1 goal, half your stake is refunded and the other half is deemed a loser. If Roma loses the game by 2 or more goals, then your entire bet is deemed a loser.

Asian Handicap -1


In this scenario, the underdog is given a head start of 1 goal. Likewise, the more favourable side is given a handicap of 1 goal which they must overcome. This handicap eliminates the draw from a betting perspective on Bet365.

Example
Arsenal vs Watford- 0:1
If you bet on Arsenal -1 Asian Handicap, you need Arsenal to win by 2 clear goals for your bet to win. If Arsenal wins by 1 goal, your entire stake is refunded. If Arsenal fails to win your bet is deemed a loser.

If you bet on Watford +1 Asian Handicap, you need Watford to win or draw for your bet to be deemed a winner. If Watford loses by 1 goal, your stake is refunded. If Watford loses by 2 or more goals, then your bet is deemed a loser.

Asian Handicap betting on Bet365 may seem a bit daunting at first but it’s worth spending some time looking at. Get familiar with the system and you'll be up and running in no time!


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