Asian Handicap Soccer Betting is very popular among Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Asianbokie, Hong Kong and Thailand. Lately, it has become more popular in Europe and US. Gone were the days where punters place their bet through telephones with their local bookies. There are still people resorting to the traditional ways of betting but more and more people, especially the younger generation who is well verse of the internet, has shifted to online soccer betting.
In Asian handicap soccer betting, the question to ask is “How many goal will Team A beat Team B” rather than “Home Win, Draw or Away Win”. The stronger team will give goal handicap to the weaker team. This eliminate the disadvantages of the weaker team, so both team will start the game on “equal” condition. The goal handicap given are based on criteria such as current team performance, home ground advantage, starting eleven and injury to star or important player.
Let’s look at the 2 examples of Asian handicap soccer betting.
1) Manchester United vs Barcelona
Let’s say Man Utd gives Barcelona 0.5 goal handicap.
To get the outcome of your bet you will have to take the final score and subtract the handicap given.
So if the final score is Man Utd beat Barcelona 2-1. We subtract 0.5 from Man Utd 2 goals, so the outcome is Man Utd beat Barcelona 1.5-1.
2) Brazil vs Colombia
Let’s say Brazil gives Colombia a 1 goal handicap.
The final score is 3-2. When we subtract 1 goal from Brazil 3 goals the outcome of Brazil vs Colombia is 2-2. Therefore, you neither win nor lose your bet.