In the world of football and beyond, there is often a basic difference in the skills of the teams on the field and it is precisely this difference that influences the odds offered by all bookmakers both for online betting sites and for those made in physical agencies. In fact, the favorite teams always end up paying very low odds that limit the bettors’ possible winnings. To cope with this problem and make sports bets more interesting, online bookmakers have studied a new type of play, the handicap bet. The handicap in the betting world is used to balance the technical gap between the two teams on the field with the aim of canceling unilateral quotas and making the games more exciting. Taking the specific example of football, the handicap bet assigns a certain number of disadvantaged goals to the chosen team and therefore gives bettors the chance to play on the favorite, still obtaining advantageous odds. When you place a bet with a handicap, you go to eliminate the possibility of losing because of a final result in a draw since some disadvantageous goals have been hypothetically assigned to one of the two teams. There are three different types of handicap bets. With zero handicap, the skill difference between the two teams in play is defined as zero and therefore no handicap is assigned and the basic score is 0 to 0.To win you must therefore predict the winning team and in the event of a draw the bet would be refunded. The single handicap establishes that there is a difference in level between the two contenders. The favorite then receives a handicap aimed at balancing the match and can be -0.5 goals, -1 goal, -1.5 and so on.So if you will bet on the favored team with a -1 goal handicap, to win, the team chosen will have to win with a final goal difference greater than 1, thus covering the assigned handicap. If he wins with a single goal advantage, after removing the handicap, the result would be considered a draw at the end of the bet and therefore the bet would be refunded. Usually a split handicap bet is played when the gap between the two teams is minimal and you then choose to apply two different handicaps to one of them.For example, the number 1 team could have a handicap of 0 and -0.5. If you bet on it you would lose both bets in case of defeat, while if the game ended in a draw half of the bet would be refunded as one of the two bets would be covered. In the event of a win, both bets would be winners as both handicap values played were exceeded.