**HISTORY**

Asian Handicap is a form of betting, which during the years has become very popular in Asia . The asian form of handicapping is a gambling term which is used to describe spread betting in football/soccer. The handicaps typically range from one quarter goal to several goals. The term ASIAN HANDICAP got this name in November 1998 when the journalist Joe Saumarez Smith was asked by Indonesian bookmakers in this case represented by Joe Phan, to provide a translation for the betting method which was termed as “Hang Cheng Betting” by the asian bookmakers.

**ADVANTAGES OF USING THE ASIAN HANDICAP**

Asian Handicap is a form of football betting which uses spreads. This means that instead of the European style of betting which offers three way betting or the popular 1 X 2,the asian handicap is eliminating the draw as possible outcome, and reduces it to two 2 possible outcomes or precisly home win or away win only. The possibility of winning or loosing the bet raised from the possible 33.3% with European style, up to 50% chances of wining with Asian handicap. Therefore this days Asian style of betting is way more popular and it usage is more preferred than the European style of betting.

**TERMINOLOGY AND OUTCOMES**

Here we will give the whole explanation about how to bet on with asian handicap and what exactly each spread means.

As example in order to be more clear to the readers we will use 2 teams and they will be:

Team 1 :Barcelona

Team 2:Real Madrid

Asian Handicap starts in following order :

+/-0

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (+0) or also famous as DNB – Draw No Bet

If Barcelona wins the bet is won, if the match ends as draw the bet is void, if Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+0)

If Barcelona wins the bet is lost, if the match ends as draw the bet is void, if Real Madrid wins the bet is won.

+/- 0.25

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-0.25)

If Barcelona wins the bet is won, if the match ends as draw,half of the stake is marked as void and half as lost, if Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+0.25)

If Barcelona wins the bet is lost,if the match ends as draw,half of the stake is marked as void and half as lost,if Real Madrid wins the bet is won.

+/-0.5

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-0.5)

If Barcelona wins the bet is won,if the match ends either draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+0.5)

If Barcelona wins the bet is lost,if the match ends either draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

+/-0.75

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-0.75)

If Barcelona wins by 1,half of the bet is won,half void.If Barcelona wins by 2 or more goals the whole bet is won.If the match end either draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+0.75)

If Barcelona wins by 1 half of the bet is lost,half void.If Barcelona wins by 2 or more goals the whole bet is won.If the match ends either draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is won.

+/-1

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-1)

If Barcelona wins by 1 the bet is void.If Barcelona wins by 2 or more goals the bet is won.If the match ends either draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+1)

If Barcelona wins by 1 the bet is void.If Barcelona wins by 2 or more goals the bet is lost.If the match ends either draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is won.

+/- 1.25

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-1.25)

If Barcelona wins by 1,half of the bet is void,half lost.If Barcelona wins by 2 or more goals the bet is won.If the match ends either draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+1.25)

If Barcelona wins by 1,the bet is half lost,half void.If Barcelona wins by 2 or more goals,the bet is lost.If the match ends either draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is won.

+/- 1.5

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-1.5)

If Barcelona wins by 2 or more goals,the bet is won,if Barcelona wins by 1 goal,draw or Real madrid wins,the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+1.5)

If Barcelona wins by 2 or more goals,the bet is lost,if Barcelona wins by 1 goal,draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is won.

+/-1.75

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-1.75)

If Barcelona wins by 3 or more goals,the bet is won,if Barcelona wins by 2 goals,half of the bet is won,half of the bet is void,if Barcelona wins by 1 goal,draw or Real Madrid wins,the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+1.75)

If Barcelona wins by 3 or more goals the bet is lost,if Barcelona wins by 2 goals,half of the bet is lost,half of the bet is void,if Barcelona wins by 1 goal,draw or Real Madrid wins,the bet is won.

+/-2

Match:Barcelona -Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-2)

If Barcelona wins by 3 or more goals the bet is won,if Barcelona wins by 2 goals,the bet is void,if Barcelona wins by 1,draw,or Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona – Real Madrid

Pick:Real Madrid (+2)

If Barcelona wins by 3 or more goals,the bet is lost,if Barcelona wins by 2 goals,the bet is void,if Barcelona wins by 1,draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is won.

+/- 2.25

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-2.25)

If Barcelona wins with 3 or more goals,the bet is won,if Barcelona wins by 2 goals,half of the bet is void,half of the bet is lost,if Barcelona wins by 1 goal,draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madird

Pick:Real Madrid (+2.25)

If Barcelona wins by 3 or more goals,the bet is lost,if Barcelona wins by 2 goals,half of the bet is void,half of the bet is won,if Barcelona wins by 1 goal,draw or Real madrid wins the bet is won.

+/-2.5

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Barcelona (-2.5)

If Barcelona wins by 3 goals,the bet is won,if Barcelona wins by 2 or less goals,draw or Real Madrid wins the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madird

Pick:Real Madird (+2.5)

If Barcelona wins by 3 goals the bet is lost,If Barcelona wins by 2 or less goals,draw or Real Madrdid wins the bet is won

Those are the usual spread that asian handicaps offer. The spread could go bigger than those that are in the examples, moved up from 2.75,3,3.25… to 5.5,6.5 but this handicap is offered very often in the modern football, only when for example team like Barcelona or Real Madrid plays cup match with an amateur club from the lower leagues in Spain, or for example Brazil plays friendly match against amateur team like Andorra or Faroe Islands.

Goals spreads in asian handicap

(Terminology and outcomes)

Same as the asian handicap is used for the final outcomer of the game,the winner of the game,the asian spreads are used also in goals betting,or more clearly said you can also predict how many goals will be on a game with the asian handicap.

Betting with asian handicap to predict the goals on the games,offers,more chances for winning,lowers the risk of loosing money much more than the European style of betting.In the following order same as it was explained for the FT winner spreads,we will explain the most popular and most used spreads in the asian handicap which are used for goals betting.

+/- 2

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Over 2

If there is 3 or more goals on the game,the bet is won,if there are exactly 2 goals on the game,the bet is void,if there are 1 or less goals the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Under 2

If there is 1 goal or less goals on the game,the bet is lost,if there are exactly 2 goals on the game,the bet is void,if there are 3 or more goals the bet is lost.

+/-2.25

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Over 2.25

If there are 3 or more goals on the game,the bet is won,if there are 2 goals,half of the bet is void,half of the bet is lost,if there are 1 or less goals the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Under 2.25

If there are 3 or more goals on the game the bet is lost,if there are 2 goals half of the bet is void,half of the bet is won,if there are 1 or less goals the bet is won.

+/- 2.5

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Over 2.5

If there are 3 or more goals on the game,the bet is won,if there are 2 or less goals the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Under 2.5

If there are 3 or more goals on the game the bet is lost,if there are 2 or less goals the bet is won.

+/- 2.75

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Over 2.75

If there are 4 or more goals on the game the bet is won,if there are exactly 3 goals,half of the bet is void,half of the bet is won,if there are 2 or less goals the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Under 2.75

If there are 4 or more goals on the game the bet is lost,if there are exactly 3 goals half of the bet is void,half of the bet is lost,if there are 2 or less goals the bet is won.

+/-3

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Over 3

If there are 4 or more goals on the game the bet is won,if there are exactly 3 goals,the bet is void,if there are 2 or less goals the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madird

Pick:Under 3

If there are 4 or more goals on the game the bet is lost,if there are exactly 3 goals the bet is void,if there are 2 or less goals the bet is won.

+/-3.25

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Over 3.25

If there are 4 or more goals on the game the bet is won,if there are 3 goals,half of the bet is void,half of the bet is lost,if there are 2 or less the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Under 3.25

If there are 3 or more goals on the game the bet is lost,if there 3 goals,half of the bet is void,half of the bet is won,if there are 2 or less goals the bet is won.

+/- 3.5

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Over 3.5

If there are 4 or more goals on the game the bet is won,if there are 3 or less goals,the bet is lost.

Match:Barcelona-Real Madrid

Pick:Under 3.5

If there are 4 or more goals on the game the bet is lost,if there are 3 or less goals the bet is won.

Those spreads are the most popular and mostly used in the asian handicapping. Except this spreads the line could go either lower or higher.For example in leagues where there are less goals, the line could go less than 2,for example, in leagues like Greece,South Africa or Italy C leagues the line often is 1.75 or could go even lower to 1.5 or 1.25.Also it could go higher than 3.5 in leagues like Holland 2,Brasil Regional leagues or also on individual games where the bookmakers have predicted that they expect a lot goals or no goals.