Man United Vs Bradford City is a match of 2 different teams with different profiles, Man United a Top Tier English Team and Bradford City a League 1 team. A match like this would put Man Utd’s odd to win at like 1.46 which is very low for sports bettors and one gets wary whether to bet on it or look for alternative betting option on the same match.
This is where Handicap comes in, so what is Handicap betting? Dictionary.com defines Handicap has something that hampers or hinders. a contest, esp a race, in which competitors are given advantages or disadvantages of weight, distance, time, etc, in an attempt to equalize their chances of winning. the advantage or disadvantage prescribed.
In the case of Soccer Handicap using the Match example above, to equal the chance of the match, we will have to give Man United a negative goal handicap or Bradford goal advantage e.g -2 for Man United or +2 for Bradford City.
You will also come across these 2 types of Handicap with bookmakers with above idea of Handicap, you tend to ask what the difference is? In the simplest terms, we will say in Asian Handicap – A draw is not a bet/possible thus your money is refunded but in European it is and thus you will loose if a draw occurs.
Lets use an example to describe this… Imagine a match between Chelsea and Swansea and you have a -1 on Chelsea to win. If the match ended in 1-0 in favour of Chelsea bringing the handicap score to 0-0 draw, You will loose your money in European Handicap but Asian Handicap will give you your money back. Gerrit?
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