Football Betting: What is an Asian Handicap?
Asian handicap is a way of betting that originates in Asia and mostly used in football. Handicap means that one team has a virtual lead over the other side. Asian handicaps eliminate the chance of a draw in a match, so the possible outcomes are two.
A minus symbol (-) is given to the favourite team, which has a handicap disadvantage. A plus symbol (+) assigned to the underdog team, which has a handicap advantage.
You have many handicap betting options, which are called "lines". The following table shows the most used Asian handicap lines in soccer and their outcomes depending on the team result: