In football betting, there is a host of new markets designed to make the experience more enjoyable for both new and existing users.

For those looking to stick on a more specific bet, the Asian Handicap market can be a great way to boost your odds on one specific fixture.

What Is an Asian Handicap Bet?

What Is an Asian Handicap Bet?

While a market such as 1×2 might be designed for punters to bet on the final outcome of a fixture, the Asian Handicap market allows you to be more specific with the score.

Essentially, the Asian Handicap allows users the chance for the home or away team to start the game with a goal deficit or buffer.

So, if you placed a bet on your team to win with a -1.5 handicap, this means that they must win their fixture by two clear goals or scoreline of say 2-0 or 3-1.

However, it should be noted that the Asian Handicap market does not run into extra-time and penalties. So, this means that your predicted outcome must come by the final whistle after 90 minutes.

Research Is Key

Research Previous Outcomes and Statistics

Whether you’re backing an Asian Handicap bet or any other market, there is no doubt that doing your research is vital for both new and experienced bettors.

Apps such as FlashScore can be a great tool for checking all previous outcomes and statistics.

So, here is a perfect example of a -1.5 Asian Handicap bet that would be worth backing.

If you selected an FA Cup tie between Chelsea and a League One side, you will normally see odds priced as low as 1/5 (1.2). However, due to the gulf in class between the two teams, you would expect the stronger side to win by a large margin.

As you will see when adding the handicap, the initial odds on the 1×2 outcome will significantly increase by the bigger handicap you select.

Bet With a Strategy

Plan Ahead

Along with making sure that you have done your research, it is always smart to have a betting and financial strategy in place.

With most football bettors out there having a more basic understanding of the bigger domestic leagues, you can allow yourself to receive as much information as possible.

With more focus on, say the Premier League, there is a host of pre-match team news, data and expert opinions that can help you with your pick.

Along with placing your bets by using a strategy, it’s smart to have a financial plan in place.

With all good bookmakers offering deposit limits, make a budget for how much you’re looking to play with each week/month.

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