Handicap

Handicap is an advantage or backlog of the participant of the competition expressed in goals/points/sets/seconds, etc., which is given by the betting company.

Handicap can be either positive, negative or zero:

  • Negative handicap for a team, means that this team should win a match with at least a difference of a certain amount (the value of handicap) of goals. If this team wins a match with difference in goals same as in handicap, than the result,as the handicap is drawn, the odds for that outcome will be 1.00.
  • Positive handicap for a team, means that this team should not lose the game with a goal difference same of a certain amount (the value of handicap).If this team loses a match with difference in goals same as in handicap, than the result,as the handicap is drawn, the odds for that outcome will be 1.00.
  • Zero handicap means, that this team should not lose the game. If the match ends with a draw, the odds for that outcome will be 1.00.

Example:

  • You made a bet Handicap W2 (2) – it means, that second team should not lose with a difference more than 2 goals:
  • If match result will be 2:1, after we add handicap, result will be 2:3 – your bet will win, because second team did not lose thanks to value of handicap.
  • If match result will be 3:0, after we add handicap, result will be 3:2 – your bet will lose, because second team lose even with a value of handicap
  • If match result will be 2:0, after we add handicap, result will be 2:2 – in this case the match ends with a draw, than the odd of a winning on such outcome will be equal to 1.

Example:

You made a bet Handicap W1 (-1) – it means, that first team should win a difference minimum 1 goal:

  • If match result will be 3:1, after we add handicap, result will be 2:1 – your bet will win, because first team won even after adding a handicap value
  • If match result will be 1:1, after we add handicap, result will be 0:1 – your bet will lose, because first team lose after adding a value of handicap
  • If match result will be 2:1, after we add handicap, result will be 1:1 – in this case the match ends with a draw, than the odd of a winning on such outcome will be equal to 1.