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With European Handicap betting you are betting on a market where you are giving your chosen match winner a handicap that they must overcome to win the game. So if we take the example of a game between two teams where you believe the home team will win by at least two goals, you can back them at a -1 handicap. This effectively means you are giving that team a -1 goal deficit from the start of the game so they will need to win by two or more goals for your bet to win. This can be a good way to get better odds on a team to win when the standard 1x2 odds are low for a team.
As we hinted at above, the key is looking for games where a team is likely to win by two or more goals as this will allow you to consider handicap options that are often available at either -1 or -2 for that team. For us, the -1 handicap is often the best option as when you go above this level the percentage of games that are won by three or more goals is fairly low so the chances of winning it drop considerably and the odds are rarely in your favour for a valuable bet.
The odds on this market can vary a lot which means it is difficult to give a blanket rule for how best to bet on them. We will rarely go higher than grouping them as doubles if placing them in a multi-bet. If you are new to European Handicap betting then we suggest sticking to backing them as singles to get some profit flowing.
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