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(Explained in Full) Asian Handicap Betting With Charts

What is Asian Handicap Betting?

Withing the plethora of different types of bets you can make on a football match, Asian Handicap betting is very popular. Particularly in Asia from whence the name is derived. But what is Asian handicap betting on football and how does it work? Below are some Asian handicap charts

Asian Handicap betting is a form of betting on Association Football whereby odds are set based on one team being given a 'head start' with the allocation of goals or half goals before the game commences. Even Quarter goals can be included. Asian handicaps eliminate the draw option leaving only two possible outcomes on which odds are provided and bets can be made.

Asian Handicap is an Advanced Bet Type

To avoid disappointment, please ensure you understand all potential possible outcomes of Asian handicap lines you are betting on. If you struggle to be certain on basic bet types, Asian handicap betting may not be for you just yet.

The use of half and quarter goals can be confusing, and whilst explanations will help to understand, the best way to learn, check and understand Asian handicaps, is to see a visual table of the scenarios and possible outcomes. 

Click here to skip to the tables

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How Does Asian Handicap Work

As you can tell from browsing the tables above, Asian Handicaps are not straightforward at first glance, with half and quarter figures offered. Whilst the tables provide a visual of possible results and bet outcomes, let's look a little closer.

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OLBG member GarethP believes that Asian handicap Betting offers beneficial value based on the odds available. Read his full explanation on how to take advantage of Asian handicap betting.

Asian Handicap Full Lines

People often think that Asian handicap betting comes into its own when there are relative mismatches in football matches where one side has a far higher probability, and therefore much lower odds on offer to win the game, and conversely, higher and larger ods for the underdog.

This is not always the case and by using the Asian handicap lines you may be able to find more value in the odds if you think the handicap set is misplaced.

Asian handicap Full Line are those with round numbers. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc

You will see these lines represented with a '-' [minus] for the favoured team, or a '+' [plus] for the underdog.

This signifies that the underdog is provided a 1 goal head start in the match.

  • Manchester City -1.00
  • Bournemouth +1.00

You may think that a goal start would not be enough for Bournemouth to win this game as you feel Manchester City may win by 2 or more goals. here is what would happen, depending on whether you bet on Machester City or Bournemouth on this market

Manchester City -1.00 Win by 2 or more Win
Win by 1 Push
Draw or Lose Lose
Bournemouth +1.00 Win or Draw Win
Lose by 1 Push
Lose by 2 or More Lose


As you can see the possibility of a draw has been removed from this bet. Should you bet on Manchester City to overcome a goal start and they win only by 1 goal, [1-0, 2-1, 3-2 etc], the scores would be level after the handicap is applied, and a 'PUSH' is the bet outcome.

The 'push' voids the bet and the full stake is returned to you. The bet is neither a win or a lose.

Let's take another example, this time, from +/-2 option

Liverpool -2.00 / Norwich +2.00

Liverpool -2.00 Win by 3 or More Win
Win by 2 Push
Win by 1 Lose or Draw Lose
Norwich +2.00 Win, Draw or Lose by 1 Win
Lose by 2 Push
Lose by 3 or more Lose


With this plus or minus 2 Asian handicap line, Liverpool would have to win by 3 clear goals, for you to land a bet on Liverpool -2.00.

If you think the game would be closer than this, a bet on Norwich at +2.00 means that you would win the bet, if either of three outcomes were to happen in the gam

  1. Norwich Win
  2. Drawn Game
  3. Lose by 1 Goal

Each of those three options is possible results for a Norwich +2.00 bet to be a winner for you

Asian Handicap Half Lines

This outcome, along with quarter lines can be confusing so let's jump in and try to explain. If you remain in any doubt, skip to the tables for a visual.

Quite different from full lines, Asian Handicap Half lines, introduce half goal outcomes. If a team is available with +0.50, they have a half goal lead from the start. This means that if the game ends in a draw, your bet is a winner. Effectively this is almost the same in all but name to a double chance Win/Draw selection on the team. Conversely, the team with the -0.50 Asian line has to win for the bet to be a winner.

Half and Quarter Asian Handicap Lines

These are more easily explained in visual form in a table or chart. I have put together full charts for these below

Go to Asian Handicap Tables

Asian Handicap Quarter Lines

Another different option for Asian handicap betting is Quarter lines. These end in .25 or .75. As with other Asian handicap lines, you will be getting a 0.25 goal start or deficit depending on the match odds and selection. Here enters the possibility of Half stake wins or Losses depending on the outcome.

This becomes a little more confusing depending on the one quarter or three-quarter lines. With this particular line, it is by far the best option to take a look at the Asian handicap tables in this article by clicking here. trying to explain the differing outcome in words is not going to help you.

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What does +0 or -0 mean in Asian Handicap?

+0.00 or -0.00 in Asian handicap is the same as 'Draw No Bet' which you may have seen before. +/0.00 in Asian handicap betting means that you will get lesser odds on either team to win a match but if your selected side does not win and the game ends in a draw, you get your stake back as a push.

A common misconception with Asian handicap betting is at first glance at +0 or -0 Asian handicap betting lines. Often, someone new to Asian handicap betting may think that, because there is not a goal advantage or disadvantage to either side that this +0 line would be the same as a normal 1x2 full time result bet. The betting odds available highlight how they differ perfectly.

Selection
Asian Handicap Odds +/-0 1x2 Odds
Team A (-0.00) 1.65 2.37
Team B (+0.00) 2.20 3.20
Draw N/A 3.30

As you can see from the table above, Team A are the favourites for the game and start with -0.00 while Team B are the underdogs and get the +0.00

Still, this may not make sense until you consider that the Asian handicap odds do not offer a draw outcome. (In fact, no Asian handicap will offer a draw option).

So let's bring some visuals (And team names [sorry Arsenal fans]) into this and show what the result of bets would be given different match outcomes.

Chelsea -0.00 Win Win
Draw Push
Lose Lose
Arsenal +0.00 Win Win
Draw Push
Lose Lose

OLBG Blogger GarethP has explained how to use Asian handicap to your betting advantage, and researched results to see which way asian line markets tend to go. He also explains why there is more value with AH betting

More Asian Handicap +/-0.00 Information

OLBG Blogger GarethP explains in more detail how to use this asian handicap betting line in this first of a series of asian handicap betting line articles.

GarethP Asian Handicap blog

What is a +1.5 Asian Handicap?

+1.5 in Asian handicap betting uses a half goal line, meaning that the team with the +1.50 allocation gets a 'one and a half goal start' to the game. If you bet a +1.50 team, your bet would be a winner if the bet ended in either A win or draw for your team, or even if they lost by no more than 1 goal in the game. Conversely, if you bet the -1.50 team, they would have to win the game by 2 or more goals for your bet to be successful.

Let's provide a visual possibility table to help you understand the potential outcomes based on the match result.

Everton -1.50 Win by 2 or more Win
Win by 1 Lose
Draw or Lose Lose
Manchester United +1.50 Win or Draw Win
Lose by 1 Win
Lose by 2 or more Lose


Asian Handicap Tables

The Asian Handicap Tables below show the different handicaps, possible results and the outcome of the bet based on the result.

They cover both Favourites and Underdogs for

  1. Match Result Asian Handicap
  2. Total Goals Asian Handicap

The bet outcomes can be

  • Win - A winning bet
  • Win half - Half Stake Refunded - Other Half paid as Win
  • Push - Void Bet, refunded Stake
  • Lose half - Half Stake Refunded - Other Half Lost
  • Lose - A losing bet

Asian Handicap Tables

Betting on The Favourite
Handicap Selected Team Result Bet Outcome
0 Win Win
Draw Push
Lose Lose
-0.25 Win by 1 or more Win
Draw Lose half
Lose Lose
-0.50 Win Win
Draw Lose
Lose Lose
-0.75 Win by 2 or More Win
Win by 1 Win half
Draw or Lose Lose
-1 Win by 2 or More Win
Win by 1 Push
Draw or Lose Lose
-1.25 Win by 2 or More Win
Win by 1 Lose half
Draw or Lose Lose
-1.50 Win by 2 or More Win
Win by 1 Lose
Draw or Lose Lose
-1.75 Win by 3 or more Win
Win by 2 Win half
Win by 1. Draw or Lose Lose
-2.00 Win by 3 or More Win
Win by 2 Push
Win by 1, Draw or Lose Lose
-2.25 Win by 3 or More Win
Win by 2 Lose Half
Win by 1, Draw or Lose Lose
-2.50 Win by 3 or More Win
Win by 1 or 2 Lose
Draw or Lose Lose
-2.75 Win by 4 or More Win
Win by 3 Win Half
Win by 1 or 2, draw or Lose Lose
-3.00 Win by 4 or More  Win
Win by 3 Push
Win by 1 or 2, Draw or Lose Lose
-3.25 Win by 4 or More Win
Win by 3 Lose Half
Win by 1 or 2, Draw or Lose Lose
-3.50 Win by 4 or More Win
Win, by 1, 2 or 3 Lose
Draw or Lose Lose
-3.75 Win by 5 or More Win
Win by 4 Win Half
Win, by 1,2 or 3, Draw or Lose Lose
-4.00 Win by 5 or more Win
Win by 4 Push
Win by 1, 2 or 3, Draw or Lose Lose


If you are betting on the underdog in the game, you will receive a '+' handicap.

Betting on The Underdog
Handicap Selected Team Result Bet Outcome
0 Win Win
Draw Push
Lose Lose
+0.25 Win by 1 or More Win
Draw Win Half
Lose Lose
+0.50 Win Win
Draw Win
Lose Lose
+0.75 Win or Draw Win
Lose by 1 Lose Half
Lose by 2 or More Lose
+1.00 Win or Draw Win
Lose by 1 Push
Lose by 2 or More Lose
+1.25 Win or Draw Win
Lose by 1 Win Half
Lose by  or More Lose
+1.50 Win or Draw Win
Lose by 1  Win
Lose by 2 or more Lose
+1.75 Win, Draw or lose by 1 Win
Lose by 2 Lose Half
Lose by 3 or More Lose
+2.00 Win, Draw or Lose by 1  Win
Lose by 2 Push
Lose by 3 or more Lose
+2.25 Win, Draw or Lose by 1 Win
Lose by 2  Win Half
Lose by 3 or More Lose
+2.50 Win or Draw  Win
Lose by 1 or 2 Win
Lose by 3 Or more Lose
+2.75 Win, Draw or Lose by 1 or 2 Win
Lose by 3 Lose Half
Lose by 4 or More Lose
+3.00 Win, Draw or Lose by 1 or 2 Win
Lose by 3 Push
Lose by 4 or More Lose
+3.25 Win, Draw or Lose by 1 or 2 Win
Lose by 3  Lose Half
Lose by 4 or More Lose
+3.50 Win or Draw Win
Lose by 1, 2 or 3 Win
Lose by 4 or More Lose
+3.75 Win, Draw or Lose by 1, 2 or 3 Win
Lose by 4 Lose Half
Lose by 5 or More  Lose
+4.00 Win, Draw or Lose by 1, 2 or 3 Win
Lose by 4 Push
Lose by 5 or More Lose




What is the Difference Between Handicap and Asian Handicap

The difference between Asian handicaps and normal handicaps is that in Asian betting there are only two possible outcomes for a bet using half and quarter goals, whereas in European handicap betting the lines are set with whole goals offering still three options.

GarethP thinks Asian handicap betting comes into its own when opposing favourites

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What is Asian Goal Line? (Tables)

Asian Goal Line is applying Asian handicap rules to normal over/under total goals betting. The expectation of at least one goal being scored is a minimum criterion for making this bet, and the line chosen on your prediction for the minimum or a maximum number of goals to be scored in the game. You can still choose to bet either 'under' or 'over' with a line attached.

Whilst in Match result Asian betting there are 3 possible outcomes and the draw is removed with pushes, the beauty of Asian Goal line betting is that while there are still only 2 outcomes in this bet, the stake refund or loss of only half stake, remains a possibility

Total Goals Asian Handicap Tables

In addition to the Match Result, Asian handicaps can also be applied to total goals, Over and Under betting too.

Betting on Over
Handicap Total Goals in Game Bet Outcome
0.5 0 Lose
1 or more Win
0.75 0 Lose
1 Win Half
2 or more Win
1.00 Lose
1 Push
2 or More Win
1.25 0 Lose
1 Lose Half
2 or More Win
1.50 1 or Less Lose
2 or More Win
1.75 1 or Less Lose
2 Win Half
3 or More Win
2.00 1 or Less Lose
2 Push
3 or More Win
2.25 1 or Less Lose
Lose Half
3 or More Win
2.50 2 or Less Lose
3 or more Win
2.75 2 or Less Lose
3 Win Half
4 or More Win
3 2 or Less Lose
3 Push
4 or More Win
3.25 2 or Less Lose
3 Lose Half
4 or More Win
3.50 3 or Less Lose
4 or more Win
3.75 3 or Less Lose
4 Win Half
5 or More Win
4.00 3 or Less Lose
4 Push
5 or More Win
4.25 3 or Less Lose
4 Lose Half
5 or More Win
4.50 4 or Less Lose
5 or More Win
4.75 4 or Less Lose
5 Win Half
6 or More Win
5 4 or Less Lose
5 Push
6 or More Win



Betting on Under
Handicap Total Goals in Game Bet Outcome
0.5 0 Win
1 or more Lose
0.75 0 Win
1 Lose Half
2 or more Lose
1.00 Win
1 Push
2 or More Lose
1.25 0 Win
1 Win Half
2 or More Lose
1.50 1 or Less Win
2 or More Lose
1.75 1 or Less Win
2 Lose Half
3 or More Lose
2.00 1 or Less Win
2 Push
3 or More Lose
2.25 1 or Less Win
Win Half
3 or More Lose
2.50 2 or Less Win
3 or more Lose
2.75 2 or Less Win
3 Lose Half
4 or More Lose
3 2 or Less Win
3 Push
4 or More Lose
3.25 2 or Less Win
3 Win Half
4 or More Lose
3.50 3 or Less Win
4 or more Lose
3.75 3 or Less Win
4 Lose Half
5 or More Lose
4.00 3 or Less Win
4 Push
5 or More Lose
4.25 3 or Less Win
4 Win Half
5 or More Lose
4.50 4 or Less Win
5 or More Lose
4.75 4 or Less Win
5 Lose Half
6 or More Lose
5 4 or Less Win
5 Oush
6 or More Lose

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