What is a split handicap bet?

Asian Handicap is a form of betting that creates a more level betting environment between two mismatched competing teams by giving a "handicap" (expressed in goals or points) to the teams before kick-off. In Asian Handicap, a goal deficit is given to the team more likely to win (i.e. the Favourite) and a head start is given to the team less favoured to win (i.e. the Underdog).

In split handicap betting, your stake is automatically divided equally and placed as 2 separate bets. This means that with a handicap point of 0-0.5, half of your stake is on the 0 point handicap and the other half is on the 0.5 handicap.

spilt handicap example

As an example, in the event above, Ludogorets Razgrad being the favourite team receives a goal deficit of quarter of a goal (0.25) before event kick-off.

Favourite: Ludogorets Razgrad (0, - 0.50)
Underdog: Zalgiris Vilnius (0, 0.50)

In the case if you place a bet on Zalgiris Vilnius with a stake of $100. Half of your stake ($50) will be on the (0) handicap and the other half of your stake ($50) will be on the (0.50) handicap.

Final Score
(Zalgiris Vilnius vs. Ludogorets Razgrad)
Actual Score
(Inclusive of Handicap)
Bet Result Winnings / Loss
Bet on (0) Bet on (0.5)
1 : 0 1 : 0 1.5 : 0 Win $100 x 1.09 = $109
0 : 0 0 : 0 0.5 : 0 Win Half ($100/2) x 1.09 = $54.5
0 : 1 0 : 1 0.5 : 1 Lose $100


In the case if you place a bet on Ludogorets Razgrad with a stake of $100. Half of your stake ($50) will be on the (0) handicap and the other half of your stake ($50) will be on the (-0.50) handicap.

Final Score
(Zalgiris Vilnius vs. Ludogorets Razgrad)
Actual Score
(Inclusive of Handicap)
Bet Result Winnings / Loss
Bet on (0) Bet on (-0.5)
1 : 0 1 : 0 1.5 : 0 Lose $100
0 : 0 0 : 0 0.5 : 0 Lose Half $100/2 = $50
0 : 1 0 : 1 0.5 : 1 Win $100 x 0.75 = $75