What is handicap betting in 1xBet?
Handicap betting is a popular form of wagering in sports betting, including in the online platform 1xBet. It is a type of bet that aims to even the playing field between two teams or individuals by assigning a handicap, or a virtual disadvantage or advantage, before the start of the event. Handicap betting offers more options to bettors, allowing them to bet on the underdog or the favorite with greater flexibility.
How does handicap betting work?
In handicap betting, the bookmaker assigns a handicap to each opponent or team involved in the event. The handicap is usually represented by a positive or negative number, indicating the number of goals, points, or sets they must win or lose. By doing so, the bookmaker aims to provide equal betting opportunities for both sides.
For example, in a football match between Team A and Team B, the bookmaker may assign a handicap of (-1.5) to Team A and a handicap of ( 1.5) to Team B. In this case٫ if you bet on Team A to win and they win the match by two or more goals٫ you will win the bet. Conversely٫ if you bet on Team B to win or draw٫ you will win the bet if Team B wins the match or if the match ends in a draw.
Types of handicap betting
There are different types of handicap betting that you can encounter in 1xBet and other sportsbooks. Some of the common types include⁚
- Asian Handicap⁚ This type of handicap betting eliminates the possibility of a draw by using fractions or decimals. It provides more flexibility in betting options and allows bettors to receive partial refunds if the outcome is close to their bet. Asian handicaps typically include half-goal increments such as (-0.5), (-1.5), ( 0.5), ( 1.5), and so on.
- European Handicap⁚ European handicap betting includes whole numbers, both positive and negative, such as (-1), (-2), ( 1), ( 2), and so on. Unlike Asian handicap, European handicap allows the possibility of a draw, which can result in a push or refund.
- Split Handicap⁚ This type of handicap betting involves splitting the bet between two handicaps. For example, you can place a split handicap bet of (-1٫ -1.5)٫ indicating that half of your stake is placed on a handicap of (-1) and the other half on a handicap of (-1.5).
Advantages of handicap betting
Handicap betting in 1xBet and other platforms offer several advantages to bettors⁚
- Better odds⁚ Handicaps can provide more attractive odds for betting on favorites since they need to overcome a virtual disadvantage to win.
- Increased flexibility⁚ Handicaps allow bettors to choose different betting options and strategies, enabling them to bet on the underdog or the favorite according to their analysis.
- More opportunities⁚ Handicaps create more betting opportunities in sports where one team or individual is heavily favored, making the event more interesting and competitive for bettors.
Before engaging in handicap betting, it is important to thoroughly understand the rules and strategies involved. 1xBet and other sportsbooks offer detailed information on each handicap betting option, allowing bettors to make informed decisions and enhance their betting experience.