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Euro 2021 Bet: Handicap Betting

Handicap betting is sometimes known as line betting, the spread, Asian handicap or points betting. It’s popular in sports that involve scoring points, including football, rugby, basketball and tennis. Handicap betting offers a new way to place bets, turning a game that has a clear favourite into more of an even money contest. Handicaps also change the way the odds are shown, so it’s important to get a good understanding of how they work before you start placing handicap bets. See our full guide on handicap betting below so you can make a fantastic Euro 2021 bet.

You can check out our guide to Popular Types of Football Bets to get an overview of other Euro bets you can place.

Euro 2021 Bet: Handicap Betting Example England v Scotland

Handicap betting works by creating virtual advantages and disadvantages to even the field. In most sporting contests, there’s usually a clear underdog and favourite. The underdog is the team less likely to win, while the favourite has the best chance of winning. With handicap betting, the underdog gets the points, handicapping the favourite to create a more even tie.

As an example, let’s take a look at a potential Euro 2021 bet. England are playing against Scotland at the Euros. You can read our England v Scotland Odds to preview the match and see a selection of match odds. England are the clear favourites, so Scotland get a one-goal advantage. If you bet on England to win, they would need to win by more than one goal in order for your bet to be successful. England winning the game 2-0 would mean that the game is 2-1 to England with the handicap applied. In this case, you would win your bet if you had bet on England. If you had bet on Scotland, however, you would win the bet if Scotland draw or win the game.

How are Handicap Betting Odds Shown

Using the same example as above, the England vs Scotland odds will be shown as follows with the handicap applied:

England (-1) 1/1

Draw (-1) 3/1

Scotland (+1) 2/1

Bookmakers might also offer several different handicaps, giving you the option of -2, -3 or other handicaps to change the betting odds. Remember that if you choose the favourite, they’ll need to win by a margin greater than the handicap in order for your bet to win. If they only win a margin equal to the handicap, the game will be a draw in the eyes of the bookie, meaning your bet will lose. Meanwhile, if you choose the underdog, they can draw the game, and you’ll still win.

Euro 2021 Bet: Asian Handicap Betting

Asian handicaps are very popular in Asia but all bookmakers now include them in their offerings. They eliminate the possibility of a draw, returning the stake to the player if a draw occurs and giving bettors two options to bet on. Asian handicaps also introduce half goals and quarter goals to add more variety in betting options.

Asian handicap full lines are those that use whole numbers for the handicap, ie 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. As with a standard handicap bet, the odds are displayed with a + for the underdog and a – for the favourite.

To use the same example as before, you’ll have two options to bet on England (-1) or Scotland (+2). As before, England need to win by two goals or more for you to win your bet if you chose the favourite. If Scotland win or draw, you win if you chose the underdog. In this case, however, your stake is returned if England win by just one goal as there’s no option to bet on the draw.

Euro 2021 Bet: Asian Half Lines

Sometimes, Asian handicaps can include half goals, shown as + or – 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, etc. With these bets, there’s no push bet in the case of a draw. If you bet on the favourite to win with a -0.5 handicap, they’ll need to win by one goal or more for your bet to win. A draw or a loss means you lose the bet. If you bet on the underdog with a +0.5 handicap, meanwhile, you’ll win if they win or draw. You can use this information to place a great Euro 2021 bet.

Euro 2021 Bet: Handicap Odds

Turkey v Italy

Asian Handicap

BookmakerTurkeyItaly
Bet365+1 26/25-1 43/50
LeoVegas+1 19/20-1 3/4
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk+1 Evens-1 4/5

Handicap Result

BookmakerTurkeyDrawItaly
Bet365+1 6/4-1 9/4-1 7/5
LeoVegas+1 13/8-1 11/5-1 27/20
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk+1 17/10-1 23/10-1 7/5

Euro 2021 Bet: Wales v Switzerland

Asian Handicap

BookmakerWalesSwitzerland
Bet3650.0, +0.5 47/500.0, -0.5 24/25
LeoVegas+0.5 3/5-0.5 6/5
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk+0.25 17/20-0.25 10/11

Handicap Result

BookmakerWalesDrawSwitzerland
Bet365+1 8/13-1 11/4-1 10/3
LeoVegas+1 4/7-1 13/5-1 18/5
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk+1 4/7-1 14/5-1 19/5

Euro 2021 Bet: Denmark v Finland

Asian Handicap

BookmakerDenmarkFinland
Bet365-1.0 89/100+1.0 101/100
LeoVegas-1.0 10/13+1.0 23/25
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk-1.0 41/50+1.0 49/50

Handicap Result

BookmakerDenmarkDrawFinland
Bet365-1 7/5+1 12/5+1 13/8
LeoVegas-1 1/14+1 23/10+1 31/20
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk-1 7/5+1 12/5+1 8/5

Belgium v Russia

Asian Handicap

BookmakerBelgiumRussia
Bet365-0.5, -1.0 49/50+0.5, +1.0 23/25
LeoVegas-1.0 5/4+1 11/20
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk-0.75 10/11+0.75 17/20

Handicap Result

BookmakerBelgiumDrawRussia
Bet365-1 15/8+1 13/5+1 11/10
LeoVegas-1 39/20+1 12/5+1 21/20
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk-1 41/20+1 5/2+1 27/25

England v Croatia

Asian Handicap

BookmakerEnglandCroatia
Bet365-0.5 43/50+0.5 26/25
LeoVegas-0.5 10/13+0.5 19/20
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk-0.5 4/5+0.5 Evens

Handicap Result

BookmakerEnglandDrawCroatia
Bet365-1 11/5+1 11/4+1 5/6
LeoVegas-1 9/4+1 12/5+1 10/11
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk-1 47/20+1 5/2+1 23/25

Austria v North Macedonia

Asian Handicap

BookmakerAustriaNorth Macedonia
Bet365-1.0 49/50+1.0 23/25
LeoVegas-1.0 4/5+1.0 10/11
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk-1.0 5/6+1.0 19/20

Handicap Result

BookmakerAustriaDrawNorth Macedonia
Bet365-1 6/4+1 9/4+1 6/4
LeoVegas-1 11/8+1 23/10+1 31/20
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk-1 7/5+1 12/5+1 8/5

Netherlands v Ukraine

Asian Handicap

BookmakerNetherlandsUkraine
Bet365-1.0 103/100+1.0 87/100
LeoVegas-1.0 23/25+1.0 10/13
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk-1.0 49/50+1.0 41/50

Handicap Result

BookmakerNetherlandsDrawUkraine
Bet365-1 6/4+1 12/5+1 11/8
LeoVegas-1 31/20+1 23/10+1 27/20
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk-1 8/5+1 12/5+1 7/5

Scotland v Czech Republic

Asian Handicap

BookmakerScotlandCzech Republic
Bet3650.0 97/1000.0 93/100
LeoVegas0.0 17/200.0 17/20
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk-0.5 17/10+0.5 4/9

Handicap Result

BookmakerScotlandDrawCzech Republic
Bet365+1 1/2-1 3/1-1 9/2
LeoVegas+1 21/50-1 3/1-1 9/2
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk+1 21/50-1 13/4-1 5/1

Poland v Slovakia

Asian Handicap

BookmakerPolandSlovakia
Bet365-0.5 89/100+0.5 101/100
LeoVegas-0.5 10/13+0.5 19/20
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk-0.5 4/5+0.5 Evens

Handicap Result

BookmakerPolandDrawSlovakia
Bet365-1 12/5+1 5/2+1 10/11
LeoVegas-1 23/10+1 47/20+1 10/11
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk-1 49/20+1 5/2+1 10/11

Spain v Sweden

Asian Handicap

BookmakerSpainSweden
Bet365-1.0, -1.5 91/100+1.0, +1.5 99/100
LeoVegas-1.25 4/5+1.25 9/10
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk-1.25 17/20+1.25 23/25

Handicap Result

BookmakerSpainDrawSweden
Bet365-1 21/20+1 11/4+1 7/4
LeoVegas-1 26/25+1 49/20+1 39/20
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk-1 21/20+1 5/2+1 41/20

Hungary v Portugal

Asian Handicap

BookmakerHungaryPortugal
Bet365+0.5, +1.0 99/100-0.5, -1.0 91/100
LeoVegas+1.0 7/10-1.0 21/20
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk+0.75 26/25-0.75 10/13

Handicap Result

BookmakerHungaryDrawPortugal
Bet365+1 6/5-1 5/2-1 15/8
LeoVegas+1 6/5-1 12/5-1 33/20
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk+1 5/4-1 5/2-1 7/4

France v Germany

Asian Handicap

BookmakerFranceGermany
Bet3650.0, +0.5 83/1000.0, -0.5 107/100
LeoVegas+0.5 12/25-0.5 6/4
888SportPendingPending
21.co.uk+0.25 4/6-0.25 6/5

Handicap Result

BookmakerFranceDrawGermany
Bet365+1 8/15-1 3/1-1 15/4
LeoVegas+1 4/9-1 29/10-1 17/4
888SportPendingPendingPending
21.co.uk+1 4/9-1 16/5-1 23/5