Understanding how to read football odds at bookmaker allows you to determine which team to place your money on in a match. It also helps you understand the amount you can win or lose based on the odds provided by the bookmaker.
If you are not familiar with the formula for calculating football odds, it can be challenging to navigate sports halls or the odds board on a football betting website.
FORMULA FOR READING HANDICAP FOOTBALL ODDS
Handicap betting, also known as Asian Handicap, is characterized by various odds. To accurately read and predict the outcome, you must have a solid grasp of commonly seen betting types.
According to Asian Handicap rules, you can only place money on either the upper or lower team. The bookmaker does not provide odds for a draw (tie) for you to predict.
Level ball (0 handicap)
When you bet on level ball odds, if the two teams draw, your bet is considered a push, and your stake will be refunded. If you bet on the Bielefeld team and they win, you will earn money. Conversely, if Bielefeld loses, you will lose your bet.
Level ball odds: 0 handicap
Half ball (1/4 or 0-0.5 handicap)
The 0-0.5 odds, also known as 1/4 or 0.25, are another type of level ball bet. The upper team is handicapped by 0.25 goals, and the bettor will win if there is a goal difference of one or more.
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Half ball (0.25) odds
If you bet on the upper team and they win, you win the bet. If the two teams draw, you lose half of your stake. If the lower team wins, you lose the entire bet.
General formula for calculating 0.25 handicap odds: Money won/lost = Capital x Odds.
For other handicap odds, you can apply a similar formula since the calculation method for odds with the same handicap is essentially the same.
Half ball (0.5 handicap)
The 0.5 handicap odds, commonly referred to as a one-goal handicap, require the upper team to win by at least one goal. If the upper team wins with a score of 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, etc., the bettor wins.
Half ball (0.5) handicap odds
The simple formula for calculating the winnings in a 0.5 handicap bet is as follows: If the upper team wins with any score, the upper team wins the bet. If the two teams draw, the upper team loses the bet. If the lower team wins, the upper team naturally loses.
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