What is European Handicap in soccer betting? Handicap betting is the same type of betting but it applies to football, tennis or other sports competitions. That is, it means that it is about imposing a disadvantage on the favorite team or player to level the odds of the results. This is especially interesting when the difference between rivals is very pronounced.
What is European Handicap in Soccer Betting?
This is the simplest type of handicap bet, in which we add or subtract whole points or goals and the three possibilities of the final result are maintained. Those three possibilities are local victory, draw or visitor victory.
Suppose we want to bet on a match in the football league La Liga between Barcelona – team A and Real Madrid -team B. After taking a look at the classification of the league, we observe that the level of the two teams is very different.
While A is a leading league leader with 53 points, the rival team is very close to the relegation zone with only 23. So the locals should be clear favorites to take the game today.
With such distance of level and quality, the sports odds will be clearly in favor of the locals. So if we take a look at the online betting houses, we will see that they will offer us very low odds for the local victory.
Therefore, if we want to bet on this forecast, we will have a few benefits in case of getting it right. However, if we believe that A’s victory will be very comfortable. It may be worthwhile to impose a disadvantage of one or more goals on the premises to increase their quota and earn more money.
We can put a handicap of -1 for the victory of A, which means that the final result of the match will subtract 1 from those marked by the B team.