When used tactically and correctly, the Asian Handicap half-time betting market may offer you value or an advantage that doesn’t quite exist over 90 minutes. If your team leads 1-0 at half-time then they have erased the handicap but not surpassed it. With whole numbers such as -1AH, -2AH, -3AH and so on, you will get your money back if your team wins by that number of goals but does not surpass that. Here is an example of how a half-time asian handicap market may look. Con – Asian Handicap betting is often considered less risky because of how the various asian handicaps are assessed, and so odds are lower (generally around 1.90 (9/10) at opening.
We are talking about tennis handicap betting, in which one isn’t betting on the tennis match result. Without knowledge about the general history of specific sports teams, the outcome of sports betting will be extremely random. Then making money on bets will be just a game in a casino where you can win, but then lose everything again. A loss for Fulham — even by a one goal margin — is not enough to win this bet because it means Man United still win by 0.5 goals. For example if the final score is 2–3, then the handicap makes it Fulham 2.5–3 Man United. Many would argue that there is more value to be had in Asian handicap betting when compared to other types of bets such as the traditional 1×2 outright market.
On the other side of that coin, the -0.25 asian handicap offers bettors the chance to hedge their bets a bit, particularly in the event of a large wager. If the favorites fail to win the match and it ends in a draw, now the bettor only loses half of his/her bet. To be successful in betting with a -2 handicap, your team should win the game by three or more goals. If your team loses by two goals, your stake will be refunded. If they lose by three or more, then you also lose all of your stakes.
Just like with full time Asian Handicap betting, a half-time Asian Handicap should be viewed as an imaginary deficit. We all know that a game starts 0-0, but asian handicap betting applies an imaginary deficit. Consider the above line and suppose you bet on Team A -1AH. The game starts 0-0, or -1-0 as far as the handicap is concerned.
AH (+1) – the bet is won if your team wins or draws the match. The loss by two or more goal difference means the bet is lost. AH (-1.25) – the bet is won if your team wins by two or more goal difference. Asian Handicap betting is the most popular style of betting in Asian countries. Recently, it has been taking Europe by storm, as it removes the draw option from that of the traditional “Win-Draw-Win” style and boils the bet down to choosing one side or the other.
A bookmaker will have its standard Asian Handicap option on a game. Let’s say it is -0, -0.5 on the stronger team (0, +0.5 on the weaker). That is the Asian Handicap line in the market which will be closest to even money. All of the other options, -1.75, +1.00 and everything else are the alternative Asian Handicap options which then start veering away from that middle ground. A -1.00 AH bet will pay out if the team wins by at least two goals, or will refund the stake if the handicap outcome is a draw. An Asian Handicap will, as with any handicapping, handicap the stronger team in a football match.