Champions League Asian Handicap Betting
Asian handicap betting is a very popular football bet with punters and is widely offered on all Champions League matches. Asian handicaps can look a little daunting but in reality they're an easy bet to understand and also a good alternative to simply betting on the win market. The premise of Asian handicap betting is that you take a handicap based on the amount of goals one team will have in hand of the other team and vice versa.
How Asian Handicap Betting Works
We've put together an explanation of how Asian handicap betting works using last season's Champions League match between Manchester United and Besiktas as an example. Manchester United are a big odds on chance in this fixture at home to the Turkish club, so you may want to bet on the Asian handicap to improve your odds. You think that Manchester United will win by more than two goals at Old Trafford so you're looking at the odds on this handicap line:
- Manchester United -2 goals - odds of 12/5
- Besiktas +2 goals - odds of 1/4
If you pick the -2 goals handicap line you'll get odds of 12/5 on a Manchester United win. For that bet to be a winner you need Manchester United to win by three goals or more. If you think Besiktas will put up a decent fight but not necessarily win or draw the match you can back them on the Asian handicap to win with a two goals head start.
When you click on a bookmaker link and look to place your Asian handicap bet, they will offer a host of different handicap lines. Just pick the line that suits your staking plan or betting strategy the best and good luck.
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