There are many reasons why you should be using Asian Handicap 0 as part of your betting strategy. It is often overlooked by football bettors, but it is a great way of making a consistent return on your bets. This is due to the fact that your betting options are reduced from three to two. As it is easier to choose between only two potential outcomes, you can take better advantage of any value bets that you find.
What Is Asian Handicap 0?
Asian Handicap 0 allows you to bet on the winner of a particular game, without losing any money if a draw occurs. It is only with an Asian Handicap 0 that you are guaranteed to not lose any money if a draw occurs. This is due to the fact that all of the other Asian Handicaps will be affected by their specific handicaps, such as Asian Handicap 1, where there is a one goal handicap.
With the Asian Handicap 0, both teams start the game at 0-0 in terms of your bet. No advance lead is given to either team. Therefore, the rules are very straightforward as the draw option is completely eliminated.
How to Use Asian Handicap 0
Say for example that you are betting on a match involving Manchester City and Leicester City. The home odds for Leicester City are 1.90; with the away odds for Manchester City is 1.95.
You decide to place a £100 bet on Leicester City to win the game, with an Asian Handicap 0, at the odds of 1.90. In order to win your bet, Leicester City will have to win the game.
If they do manage to get the victory, you will get a return of £100 x 1.90 = £190. Therefore, your profit is £190 – £100 = £90.
If the match ends in a draw, you will get your initial stake of £100 back, as it is a draw no bet. If Leicester City loses the game, you will lose your initial stake of £100.
The same holds true if you switch the team you are backing, from Leicester City to Manchester City. You need Manchester City to win the game in order to make a profit. If a draw occurs, you will receive your initial stake back. If Manchester City fails to win or draw, you will lose your entire initial stake.
Some bookmakers may call an Asian Handicap 0 by a different name, such as Draw no Bet (DNB) or level ball. These are only different to Asian Handicap 0 by name.
The Impact of Asian Handicap 0 on the Betting Odds
As you are taking one of the three potential outcomes out of the equation, the odds will be shorter when it comes to picking a team to win. However, when you are using Asian Handicap 0, the odds on receiving a payout are much greater than if you were simply betting in the outright winners market.
In fixed odds betting, the standard odds payout averages around 92%, while with Asian Handicap betting, the standard odds payout is closer to 97%. This is a significant difference over the long run, making it easier to find value bets and achieve greater returns.
Tips for Using Asian Handicap 0
You can use Asian Handicap 0 to hedge some of your bets. There is a particular strategy that you can use when a team is playing away from home and they score a goal to go into the lead. Often, they will begin to sit back and play defensively for the remainder of the game.
If a team has a one goal advantage, there is always some chance that the opposing team will score an equaliser. Therefore, you can use Asian Handicap 0 when this happens to hedge your bets. While there is no guaranteed way in which you can win when you are betting on football, this strategy will increase your odds of winning over the long term.