If you’re getting ready for the upcoming 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and you’re looking to maximize your chances of making a series of potentially bankroll-boosting bets, then you should know that there’s more than one way to skin a cat.
— The Buzzer on FOX (@TheBuzzeronFOX) June 12, 2014
You see, not only can you make ‘regular’ soccer wagers on each and every World Cup match that takes place during the globally-encompassing tournament, but that you can also partake in some exciting ‘Asian Handicapping’ betting.
First, however, let’s find out just what Asian handicapping is and how to make money using this betting system.
What is Asian Handicapping?
Simply put, Asian handicap is a style of wagering that was previously known ‘hang cheng betting’ in Asia and reduces the soccer betting options to two instead of the three options that bettors are normally offered.
In Asian handicapping, the draw outcome is removed by applying a ‘handicap’ to either team that ranges anywhere from plus or minus one quarter (1/4) of a goal to multiple goals. Asian oddsmakers basically wanted to create a situation where the odds of either result were as close to 50-50 as possible.
The offical definition from Google is:
Asian handicap betting is a form of betting on football in which teams are handicapped according to their form, so that a stronger team must win by more goals for a punter betting on them to win. The system originated in Indonesia and has gained popularity in the early 21st century.
What does an Asian Handicap figure look like?
An example of an Asian handicap figure might look like +0.5 or +1.0 or +1.5, or -0.5 or -1.0 or -1.5. This figure represents a teams’ goal head start or deficit before kick-off.
When should you use Asian Handicapping?
Use it whenever you’re super confident on a particular team or match or once you become comfortable with this style of betting (it isn’t hard). In Asian handicapping, you can place simple wagers that offer far better returns than non-Asian wagers that force bettors to cough up big chunks of cash for often small returns. Once you begin to feel comfortable with Asian handicap wagers, then you’ll likely find that it’s the best route for your 2014 World Cup betting.
How about some half-time result betting action?
Half-time result betting can be quite profitable if you do your homework on the teams and players involved in each and every match you plan to wager on.
First and Last goal scorer odds!
Both of these wagers will be big-time bankroll boosting bets if you can pull either one off. Simply place a wager or two or a couple of your preferred goal scorers – and sit back. If you’re lucky (and you need a bit of it in soccer) then you could make picking World Cup winners a flat-out habit.
Nail those Over/Under Betting World Cup Odds!
Make sure you get all of the pertinent information on both teams, including there most recent scores and Over/Under Totals and make your wager without over-thinking the decision too much. Over/Under wagering takes a lot of guesswork out of deciding which team will win what looks like it may become a closely contested match.
Cash in on correct score betting!
There’s the ever-popular correct score betting odds option. I love this fun-filled wager and it’s generally a lot more profitable than backing a favorite, if you can correctly predict the final score which is easier to do in low scoring soccer affairs.