Asian handicap strategy tips (part 2)

April 12, 2011
By: John Hansen

If you have carefully read our first article about Asian handicap the odds are that you have gained an additional insight into the matter and learned some new tricks on how to profit from Asian handicap bets. This article will contain few more strategy tips which you can use to improve your winning chances at the top online bookmakers.

One of the best money management tips anyone can give you is to only play single bets and Asian handicap is just perfect for this betting style since it can give you the opportunity to always back teams at pretty sharp prices. Odds of around 1.40 (2/5) or 1.50 (1/2) are not very good for single bets even if you are pretty sure the favourites will win the game, but if you still want to back the same team, you can do so on -1 Asian handicap, at odds that will be close to 2.00 (evens).

This way you can expect a nice profit if the backed team win by at least two goals, while your stake will be refunded if they win by one. The main thing when only placing singles is to cut down the number of losing football betting tips and the -1 Asian handicap is all about cutting down your losses.

If you are one of those bettors that like to back the underdogs at high odds every once in a while then we have a system that can be perfect for you. Let’s say Bayern Munich have already created a big advantage at the top of Bundesliga and they are set to host one of the weaker sides just few days before an important match in the Champions League.

In such a case, the Bavarians will be looking to rest some key players as well as decrease the tempo of the game, meaning that the underdogs’ chances of avoiding a heavy defeat will increase considerably. It is then that you can back the underdogs at +1.5 or even +2 Asian handicap, meaning that your bet will win if the underdogs win, draw or lose by one-goal margin. If you have backed them at +2 Asian handicap, then your stake will be refunded if Bayern win by two goals.

A good part of free bets online enthusiasts who doesn’t know that Asian handicap is an option in under/over betting as well. When you expect a very tight game but odds on under 2.5 goals are really low, our advice is to bet on under 2 goals, which will give you a chance to win more if no goals or one goal is scored, while getting a refund if exactly two goals is scored. The same can be done when you expect a high-scoring game, with over 3 goals often a very good choice.

Asian Handicap Bookmakers we recommend:
Bet365 – (£200 Free Bet)
188Bet – (£50 Free Bet)
12Bet – (£190 Free Bet)

Read Asian Handicap Betting Strategy Tips Part I Here.

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Share your Opinion!

  1. Inemesit says:


    I’m not giving my opinion but rather I’m asking for your help in teaching me Asian handicap from the basis. I have read a lot of articles trying to understand how Asian handicap works but I don’t seem to understand it. Maybe you could help me out. Thanks.

  2. Dingumuzi says:

    Is it possible to give a favourite team a goal lead rather than a minus goal

  3. This option is available at some bookmakers, but the odds tend to be quite low.