The handicap is a positive or negative value applied to a team or participant at the end of a specified period. Bets of this type predict which team or participant will win the market once the handicap has been applied.
|Event||Handicap||Result||Result after handicap applied|
|Burnley vs Wolves||Burnley -2||Burnley 4-1 Wolves||Burnley 2-1 Wolves
(Bet on Burnley to win wins)
|Chelsea vs Liverpool||Liverpool +1||Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool||
Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
There are two types of handicap markets — two-way handicaps and three-way handicaps.
The main difference is the three-way handicap market gives the option to predict whether an event will end in a draw once the handicap has been applied.
A bet placed on a two-way handicap market can be settled as a push if the game ends as a draw once a handicap has been applied.
For more information, please see our sports rules here.