WHAT IS HANDICAP BETTING IN FOOTBALL?

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What is handicap betting

If you have ever wonder “What is Handicap Betting in Football?”, then this article is for you.

I can assure you that you are not the only one with this question. A good number of  gamblers all over the world don’t understand what Handicap betting means.

European Handicap betting

There two types of Handicap betting, Asian and European. The most commonly used in Africa and Europe is the European Handicap.

In this article i will explain with practical examples what Handicap betting in football means.

Playing five aside back then as a kid in Nigeria, whenever the two side weren’t matched evenly, a goal advantage is usually given to the weaker team before kick-off. This goal advantage is what is called Handicap betting in football.

So Handicap betting in football means to give the lesser team 1 or more goals advantage before kick-off.

Example 1

Home v Away

Let’s say the Home side is the stronger team , and Away side is the weaker team.

Before the start of the match, you decide to give the weak team (Away side) 2 goals advantage.

If at the end of 90 minutes, the score is Home 1 : 0 Away.

So based on the two goals advantage you gave the Away team the score is Home 1 : 2 Away. Which means that the Away team won the match.

Example 2

Home v Away

In this case the Away side is the stronger team, and the Home side is the weaker team.

You give the Home Team 1 goal advantage, then the match ends Home 0 : 1 Away.

Based on the goal advantage given the score is Home 1 : 1 Away, which means the game is a draw.

HANDICAP TERMS

Handicap 1:0 means the Home side is having 1 goal advantage before the start of the match.

Handicap 2:0 means the Home side is having 2 goals advantage before the start of the match.

Handicap 3:0 means the Home side is having 3 goals advantage before the start of the match etc.

also

Handicap 0:1 means the Away side is having 1 goal advantage before the start of the match.

Handicap 0:2 means the Away side is having 2 goals advantage before the start of the match.

Handicap 0:3 means the Away side is having 3 goals advantage before the start of the match etc.

HANDICAP RESULTS

Using the table below:

Home

v Away
1 X

2

 

Handicap 1:0 means what will be the outcome of the match if the Home team has a goal advantage before the start of the match. (will Home win, Draw or Away Win)

Handicap 1:0 means what will be the outcome of the match if the Home team has 2 goals advantage before the start of the match.

Handicap 1:0 means what will be the outcome of the match if the Home team has 3 goals advantage before the start of the match.

Like wise

Handicap 0:1 means what will be the outcome of the match if the Away team has a goal advantage before the start of the match.

Handicap 0:2 means what will be the outcome of the match if the Away team has 2 goals advantage before the start of the match.

Handicap 0:3 means what will be the outcome of the match if the Away team has 3 goals advantage before the start of the match.

Some bookies like Bet9ja uses 1 & 2 to represent Home & Away

What is handicap betting in bet9ja?

1 GOAL HANDICAP BETTING (ADVANTAGE)

So (1-0) 1H means the Home team will win the match if given 1 goal advantage before kick-off.

(1-0) XH means the game will end in a draw if the Home team is given 1 goal advantage before the start of the game.

(1-0) 2H means the Away side will win even when the Home side is given 1 goal advantage before the start of the game.

(0-1) 1H means that the Home side will win even if you give the Away side 1 goal advantage before the start of the game.

(0-1) XH means that the game will end in a draw if the Away side is given 1 goals advantage.

(0-1) 2H means that the Away team will win the match if even 1 goal advantage before kick-off.

2 GOALS HANDICAP BETTING (ADVANTAGE)

(2-0) 1H means the Home team will win the match if given 2 goals advantage before kick-off.

(2-0) XH means the game will end in a draw if the Home team is given 2 goals advantage before the start of the game.

(2-0) 2H means the Away side will win even when the Home side is given 2 goals advantage before the start of the game.

(0-2) 1H means that the Home side will win even if you give the Away side 2 goals advantage before the start of the game.

(0-2) XH means that the game will end in a draw if the Away side is given 2 goals advantage.

(0-2) 2H means that the Away team will win the match if even 2 goals advantage before kick-off.

3 GOALS HANDICAP BETTING (ADVANTAGE)

(3-0) 1H means the Home team will win the match if given 3 goals advantage before the start of the match.

(3-0) XH means the game will end in a draw if the Home team is given 3 goals advantage before the start of the game.

(3-0) 2H means the Away side will win even when the Home side is given 3 goals advantage before the start of the game.

(0-3) 1H means that the Home side will win even if you give the Away side 3 goals advantage before kick-off.

(0-3) XH means that the game will end in a draw if the Away side is given 3 goals advantage.

(0-3) 2H means that the Away team will win the match if even 3 goals advantage before kick-off.

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