Handicap betting has been used in many sports for a very long time, but it is becoming increasingly popular with football gamblers who are looking for value. When you are placing a bet on the handicap lines, you are using a fictional line that has been created by the bookmakers. This is used to give the weaker team in the game an advantage, and make the game as fair as possible from a betting point of view.
The Goal Handicap
This is the most commonly used handicap line, and works in a simple and easy way that new punters will be able to pick up straight away. When taking advantage of the handicap goal betting, you will be placing a bet that involves a fictional line set up by the bookmakers. If you are backing the favourites, then they will have to win by a certain number of goals for your bet to win. If you are backing the outsider, your team will receive a head start, so they can draw the game, or even lose by a small margin and you could still win.