What is the Asian Handicap

In this tutorial, we will talk about such a bet option as the Asian handicap (aka Asian handicap). Now this bet is very popular among thousands of bettors.

Half Asian Handicap

There are two types of Asian handicrafts – half (simple) and quarter. The half handicap is called because it is a multiple of 0.5, namely (-2.5, -2, -1.5, -1, etc .; +1.5, +2, +2.5), etc.

You can see an example of such a simple Asian handicap in the screenshot below:

Here are the odds for the Inter – PSV fight from the bookmaker Marathonbet. We are interested in the columns Handicap1 (F1) and Handicap 2 (F2).

In this case, the bookmakers give an unconditional advantage to Inter, accepting bets on his “Victoria” with a coefficient of 1.36. A bet H1 (-1.5) means that you will win if Inter wins “Victoria” with a difference of at least 1.5 goals.

Since this does not happen in football, the bet will win when the home team win “Victoria” with a difference of two or more goals (3: 1, 4: 1, 5: 2, etc.). But putting down the Asian handicap F2 (+1.5) you predict that the guests (PSV) will not lose by more than 1.5 (2) goals.

In other words, the match must end with any score, but not Inter wins by 2 or more goals. I would also like to mention handicaps with integers (-1 +1, -2 +2), where bets are calculated a little differently:

So, if you bet the Asian handicap H1 (+1.0) with odds 1.7, your bet will win in the event of Akhisar’s “Victoria” or a draw. If the home team lose by one goal, the bet will be refunded. If the guests win with a larger score, the bet will not work.

In the case of the Away (-1.0) bet, you will win if the Standard wins with a difference of 2 or more goals. If the match ends with the victory of the guests in one ball, the bettor will receive a return on the bet. For any other final score, the bet will lose.

Fourth Asian Handicap

The fourth Asian handicap is more difficult to work with, but learning how to calculate such handicaps is also not difficult. As the name implies, here all the odds are multiples of 0.25: -1.75, – 1.25, -0.75, -0.25, + 0.25, + 0.75, etc.

Now let’s take a look at an example of such a rate:

Asian handicap

Here are the options for betting on the fourth Asian handicaps in the La Liga match Real Betis – Real Sociedad. Take, for example, the Asian handicaps of 1.25 and +1.25.

So, if you are betting on an Asian handicap, your bet will be divided by two. In other words, if you bet $ 200 on handicap +1.25, this means that you will bet $ 100 on handicap H (+1) and the same amount on handicap H (+ 1.5).

The same is with the handicap -1.25, only in this case your $ 200 is divided by $ 100 by the handicap -1 and -1.5. It is worth noting that some bookmakers automatically divide the fourth Asian handicap into two bets, and no additional calculations are required from you.

So let’s take a look at the process of calculating quarter handicaps using the example of the aforementioned match Real Betis – Real Sociedad. Let’s say we bet $ 100 on F1 -1.25 at odds of 3.70.

This means that we put $ 50 on F1 – 1.0 and H1 – 1.5, and then the following scenarios are possible:

  • Real Betis wins with a difference of two or more goals (3: 1, 5: 2, etc.) – in this case, both sides of our bet will play.
  • Real Betis wins with a difference of one goal (3: 2, 4: 3, etc.) – in this case, half of the bet will be returned, and the other half will lose.
  • The match ended in a draw or Real Sociedad won – lost both sides of our bet.


Asian handicap (handicap) is a popular type of bet, which, at first glance, may not seem so simple. But, as you can see in this article, it is quite easy to work with this rate.

We would like to remind you that our website also contains descriptions of other types of bets, which are now very popular among bettors.