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Asian Handicap Explained - Goals, Corners, Cards (Table and Examples)

Asian Handicap Explained - Goals, Corners, Cards (Table and Examples)

Asian Handicap (AH) is one of the favorite types of bets for advanced and professional players. Learn how to take advantage of it too!

What is an Asian Handicap (AH)?

When you bet on the outcome of a match, you have 3 choices - a victory for the host, a draw and a victory for the guest (1-X-2). Asian handicap (AH) eliminates equality. In this way, the gambler increases his chance of winning, as his choice is reduced to two options.

Important note : Asian Handicap differs from the usual or so-called. European Handicap! In the second case, a draw exists as a probable outcome.

A detailed explanation of what exactly is an Asian handicap, what types of bets it offers, its advantages and why it will become your favorite - you can read after the table…

Asian Handicap Results - Win or Lose Bet?

The table shows whether your Asian Handicap (AH) bet on a team is winning or losing depending on the outcome of the match.

 AH  The result  Your bet  AH  The result  Your bet
 0 (DNB)  He wins  He wins  0 (DNB)  He wins  He wins
   Draw  There is no bet    Draw  There is no bet
   Lose  Lose    Lose  Lose
 0, -0.5 (-0.25)  He wins  He wins  0, +0.5 (+0.25)  He wins  He wins
   Draw  Lose 1/2    Draw  Wins 1/2
   Lose  Lose    Lose  Lose
 -0.5  He wins  He wins  +0.5  Win or draw  He wins
   Draw or lose  Lose    Lose  Lose
 -0.5, -1 (-0.75)  Win with 1  Wins 1/2  +0.5, +1 (+0.75)  Draw  He wins
   Draw or lose  Lose    Lose with 1  Lose 1/2
   Win with 2+  He wins    Lose with 2+  Lose
 -1  Win with 1  There is no bet  + 1  Win or draw  He wins
   Draw or lose  Lose    Lose with 1  There is no bet
   Win with 2+  He wins    Lose with 2+  Lose
 -1, -1.5 (-1.25)  Win with 1  Lose 1/2  +1, +1.5 (+1.25)  Win or draw  He wins
   Draw or lose  Lose    Lose with 1  Wins 1/2
   Win with 2+  He wins    Lose with 2+  Lose
 -1.5  Win with 2+  He wins  +1.5  Win, draw or lose by 1  He wins
   Win 1, draw or lose  Lose    Lose with 2+  Lose
 -1.5, -2  (-1.75)  Win with 3+  He wins  +1.5, +2 (+1.75)  Win, draw or lose by 1  He wins
   Win with 2  Wins 1/2    Lose with 2  Lose 1/2
   Win 1, draw or lose  Lose    Lose with 3+  Lose
 -2  Win with 3+  He wins  +2  Win, draw or lose by 1  He wins
   Win with 2  There is no bet    Lose with 2  There is no bet
   Win 1, draw or lose  Lose    Lose with 3+  Lose
 -2, -2.5  (-2.25)  Win with 3+  He wins  +2, +2.5 (+2.25)  Win, draw or lose by 1  He wins
   Win with 2  Lose 1/2    Lose with 2  Wins 1/2
   Win 1, draw or lose  Lose    Lose with 3+  Lose
 -2.5  Win with 3+  He wins  +2.5  Win, draw or lose by 1 or 2  He wins
   Win with 1, 2, draw or lose  Lose    Lose with 3+  Lose

Explanation of the status of your bet:

  • Win - you win the bet amount multiplied by the odds.
  • Win 1/2 - you win half of the bet multiplied by the odds, the other half of the bet is returned to you.
  • There is no bet - the bet amount is refunded.
  • Lose 1/2 - you lose half of the bet, the other half is returned to you.
  • Lose - you lose the bet.

Asian Team Handicap (final outcome)

In both the European and Asian handicaps, one of the two teams gets the advantage. The difference is that the advantage in AH can be set not only with whole goals, but also with parts of the goals.

For now, all this may sound complicated, but once you understand them, you get used to the rules quickly. And then this type of betting becomes a favorite.

The goal advantage in the Asian Handicap is set by a number after the team name. For example, if Arsenal is written +1.5, it means that for your bet Arsenal starts the match with an advantage of one and a half goals.

Below are the main types of Asian Handicap, which will clarify the whole picture…

Asian Handicap 0.0

At 0.0 AH we do not have an advantage. The bet wins if the team you choose wins the match. In case of a tie - the bet is returned. This is the same as Draw No Bet.

Example: Chelsea 0.0 (1.95) v Arsenal 0.0 (2.00). If you bet on Chelsea and he wins, your bet is multiplied by 1.95. If the match is a draw, the bet is refunded. If Arsenal wins, your bet loses.

Asian Handicap 0.5

Here you trust either one team on a straight sign or the other with the so-called double chance. This handicap is marked with Team -0.5 or Team +0.5 depending on which team gets the advantage.

If the team you bet on has an advantage of +0.5, then you win if they do not lose the match. It's the same as a double chance - Team to win or Draw. So, if you use +0.5 AH, then the statement of Dimitar Penev: "It may be half a goal, but it is a victory" will no longer sound so absurd.

If the team you choose lags behind by -0.5 AH, then you only win if he wins.

Example: Arsenal -0.5 (1.91) v Norwich +0.5 (2.00). If you bet on Arsenal and he wins, your bet is multiplied by 1.91. You lose if the match ends in a draw or Norwich wins. If you bet on Norwich, you win on a draw or victory on Norwich. You lose if Norwich loses the match.

Asian Handicap 0.0,0.5 (or 0.25)

This AH is marked in two ways by bookmakers. The first and clearer is with Team 0.0, -0.5 or Team 0.0, + 0.5. The second is: Team -0.25 or Team +0.25.

The first designation makes clear the essence of this type of Asian handicap. With it, your bet is divided into two equal parts. One of them is a bet without a set advantage (0.0), and the second is with a set advantage for one team of 0.5 goals. The profit is calculated separately for each part and is the sum of both (if any).

Example: Arsenal -0.25 (1.91) v Norwich +0.25 (2.10). If you bet on Arsenal, you win the Gunners. In case of a tie - half of your bet is returned and the other half loses. If you bet on Norwich, you win for Norwich. In case of a tie - half of the bet is returned to you, and the other half is winning at odds of 2.10.

Asian Handicap 0.5,1.0 (or 0.75)

A similar type of Asian handicap as the above has a set advantage of 0.75. And the clearer notation: Team -0.5, -1.0 or Team +0.5, +1.0. The win is determined in the same way, in which case the tie limit is figuratively put on one goal lead for the favorite.

If you bet on Team -0.5, -1.0, you win by winning Team with at least 2 goals difference. In case of a victory with 1 goal difference - you win half. In the event of a tie or loss of a Team, your bet is losing.

If you bet on Team +0.5, +1.0, you win when Team wins and draws. In case of losing a team with 1 goal difference - you win half. Your bet is losing if you lose a Team with 2 or more goals.

Asian Handicap 1.5

As you can already guess, this advantage of one and a half goals is referred to as Team -1.5 or Team +1.5.

If you bet on Team -1.5, then your bet is winning only if Team wins with 2 or more goals. If you bet on Team +1.5, then your bet is losing only if you lose a Team with 2 or more goals.

You should already have understood the logic of this type of betting. Since there are many types of Asian Handicap, we will not describe them all, as things are the same. And for this purpose you can see the table above.

Asian goal handicap

Here the logic is the same, only it is a question of total goals in the match. At bet365 this type of Asian Handicap is referred to as the Goal Line and the Alternative Goal Line. Here are some cases…

Asian goal line - Under / Over 2.5

Here the situation is the same as betting on Under / Over 2.5 goals in the match. For example, if you bet on Over 2.5, then your bet wins with 3 or more goals in the match. And respectively loses at 0, 1 or 2 goals in the match.

Asian goal line - Under / Over 2.0

At this limit it is already more interesting. For example, if you bet on Under 2.0, your bet wins with 0 or 1 goal in the match. With exactly 2 goals in the match, your bet is refunded. With 3 or more hits - you lose.

Asian Goal Line - Under / Over 1.5,2.0 (or 1.75)

As with AH for the final outcome, so here the bet is actually divided into two parts. For example, if you bet on Over 1.5,2.0, your bet wins with 3 or more goals in the match. He wins half with exactly 2 goals and loses with 0 or 1 goals in the match.

Asian Handicap for Corners

The logic is one to one with AH for goals with the difference that this is about corners.

Asian cardboard handicap

As you may recall, the rules and lines are the same as above, but apply to the cards in the match.

Advantages of Asian Handicap

In addition to the already mentioned fact that there is a mathematical equality between the possibility of winning and losing, the Asian Handicap has other important advantages.

One of them is that bookmakers reasonably set the boundary of the handicap between the possible and impossible outcomes of an event. This means good rates for players.

It often happens that when the odds for a given outcome of an event are lowered, it stays higher on the Asian handicap market. This way you can play at higher stakes.

And even without this movement, very often the Asian Handicap offers a higher odds for the same type of bet in the same bookmaker.

For example, the rate for DNB could be 1.85 and for Asian Handicap 0.0 - 1.98. This way you get a much better price and consequently a bigger profit for the same bet.

Examples of Asian handicap bets of the same type

  • Team 0.0 AX = DNB (no tie)
  • Team -0.5 AH = Team to win
  • Team +0.5 AH = Team to Win or Draw (Double Chance)
  • Team -1.5 AH = Team -1 Handicap (win with 2 or more goals)
  • Team -2.5 AH = Team -2 Handicap (win 3 goals or more)
  • Over 1.5 Asian Goal Line = Over 1.5 goals
  • Over 2.5 Asian Goal Line = Over 2.5 Goals
  • and many others.

So always check the odds in the Asian Handicap for the bet you have chosen. You will often be pleasantly surprised!

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