Asian Handicap Betting Strategy!
Today the Asian Handicap betting is really popular when it comes to betting to football (soccer) and that is so because it gives the bettors great deal of coverage since any match that produces drawn handicapped outcome (if for example -1 team is winning just by one goal) is producing a push and that push in other words means that any drawn handicap outcome will refund the money of the bettors. You can take the advantage of that coverage if you follow one really good strategy.
The basic strategy when it comes to Asian handicap betting is of course looking the winning margin of the teams. Even the best teams have difficulties to overcome more than a -1 Asian Handicap. One of the many factors about that is that when the teams get a goal up the manager in order to protect that lead there will be certain amount of consolidation. If for example the first goal happens in 70th minute of the match, then the team that scored the goal will be more defensive and their opponent will be more aggressive. If you push your boundaries out beyond -1 Asian Handicap you will start to increase your risk.
With increased risk, the reward is increased as well when it comes to betting but you might be better if you play for small profits. If we look at the big four teams at Premier League at the 2011/12 season we can see:
-Manchester United 9 one goal winning margins and 2 one goal losing margins in 34 matches (32%);
-Arsenal 11 one goal winning margins and 8 one goal losing margin in 34 matches (55%);
-Manchester City one goal winning margins and 5 one goal losing margins in 34 matches (35%);
-Chelsea 8 one goal winning margins and 5 one goal losing margins in 34 matches (35%).
The conclusion here is that on average these big teams produce about 1/3 of their matches with just a one goal margin (no matter if it is win or loss) out of the season. In other words this means that there is about one in three shot that a one goal winning margin is going to happen even when it comes to the best teams. There were just two teams that produced more wins at more than one goal margin at this season and because of this you can see that there is no need to push beyond -1 Asian Handicap.
Before checking at the Asian Handicap market, you should balance the odds for win, loss and draw. When it comes to +1 Asian Handicap, odds ranging between 1.7 and 2.2 for away teams in win, loss and draw are great opportunity. When it comes to -1 Asian Handicap odds ranging between 1.5 and 1.7 for home teams are the best opportunity.
You should be guided by the bookmakers prices and you should always use stats in order to back up your opinions and options especially the most important one, the scoring averages for that team (home and away). When it comes to positive markets, don’t be afraid to place your bet on the underdog because that can bring you nice small profits over the season, especially away from home at a +1.