What is European Handicap in soccer betting? European handicap betting is a way to take advantage of bets that are very unbalanced. That is, in which there is a clear favorite that will win on most occasions.
Betting on the favorite will have a very low quota, and practically no profit will be obtaining by hitting. Also, there can always be a puncture, injury or a bad day for an entire team, which causes those bets with low odds not to be profitable.
In these cases, it is best to make a bet with a handicap. Betting that a team will win with a handicap means that it will do so by a difference in points, goals or games. That is indicated in the type of handicap. This serves to increase the difficulty of the soccer bet, and also for the bookmaker to pay more in case of a hit.
What is European Handicap in soccer betting?
In the European Handicap, the traditional 1X2 is a bet, but one or more goals are given to one of the two teams. At the end of the match, it will be necessary to add those goals to see the result of the bet.
Types of European handicap:
To better understand the European handicap, we are going to divide them into two types, depending on whether they add so many advantages or subtract them.
Positive European handicap (+1, +2, +3, etc.):
This handicap adds the advantage indicated in the number to the team marker indicated in the bet.
Negative European handicap (-1, -2, -3, etc.):
This handicap subtracts the goals indicated in the number from the team marker indicated in the bet.
European handicap to draw:
The possibility of betting on the tie is what most characterizes the European handicap. It is perhaps the most difficult aspect to understand. It is very useful to be able to bet on the tie and its usual high share in more advantageous conditions.