European Handicap explained
European Handicap betting can be referred to as spread betting or three-way handicap with three possible bets per event.
You can choose to give a side a virtual head start or a deficit, which is then applied to the final score to work out the outcome of the bet.
It’s usually a market to consider when the match or contest is seen as ‘one-sided’, with one team inferior to the other. Where profit can be made by correctly judging the degree of one team’s supremacy over another, and as such is an important part of any football bettors’ strategy.
The handicap is a well-known and long-established device in sports betting, by which a bookmaker gives an advantage in points or goals to the weaker team, to theoretically even out the chances of both teams. In sports betting, the handicap margin is added to the final result to determine the outcome of a handicap bet. Although handicap betting is widely used across many sports, it is particularly well-known in football betting, where the European Handicap and the Asian handicap have grown steadily in popularity in recent years.