## Asian total goal bet

The Asian total goal bet is a 2-way bet that provides the option of wagering on whether the total number of goals/points scored is over or under a predefined threshold.

Unlike the European variant, there are not only half increments (1.5, 2.5 etc.), but also 0.25, 0.75 and 1.0 increases. What makes this bet special is that for specific outcomes the entire stake or a portion of it is paid back. It must be borne in mind that for Asian over/under bets half increments such as 1.5 or 2.5 are also displayed. In this case, the odds and the evaluation methods are no different from European over/under bets.

Asian total goal bets with whole number increments such as “total goals 2 (Asian, over/under, reg. playing time)” pay back the stake if exactly 2 goals are scored during the game. This provides the player with a hedge if precisely the threshold that was bet on is reached. For this reason, the odds are set somewhat lower than in the case of a total number of goals of 2.5.

Asian total goal bets with quarter increments are split into two. An Asian over 2.75 goals means that half the stake is bet on over 2.5 goals and the other half on over 3 goals (2.75 is the average of 2.5 and 3). A special feature of Asian bets is that the stake is paid back if exactly the total number of goals/points that was bet on is reached. If in this example 3 goals were to be scored, half of the bet is won (over 2.5 goals) and for the other bet half (over 3 goals), 1.00 is set, i.e. half the stake is paid back.

Below are some examples of Asian total goal bets taken from actual practice:

Total goals 1.0 (Asian, over/under, reg. playing time)

If you place an Asian bet on under 1.0 goal/point, this means the bet is won if the game ends goalless. If exactly one goal/point is scored, the stake is paid back, and from 2 goals/points or more the bet is considered lost.

In the case of an Asian bet on over 1.0 goal/point, the bet is lost if the game ends goalless. If exactly one goal/point is scored, the stake is likewise paid back, and from 2 goals/points upwards the bet is considered won.

Total goals 2.25 (Asian, over/under, reg. playing time)

In the case of Asian total goal bets with a quarter increment, half the stake is bet on over/under 2 goals and the other half on over/under 2.5 goals. Let’s say someone places a 10-franc Asian bet on over 2.25. Five francs will be bet on over 2 goals and 5 francs on over 2.5 goals. If the game ends 1:1, exactly 2 goals will have been scored. For the first part of the bet (over 2 goals) the stake is paid back. The second part of the bet (over 2.5 goals) counts as lost because only 2 goals are scored. If fewer than 2 goals are scored both bets are lost, and for 3 or more goals both bets count as won.

More detailed evaluation rules can be found in the table below.

 Asian over/under Goals/points scored Evaluation of "over" x goals/points bet Evaluation of "under" x goals/points bet 0.5 012 or more LostWonWon WonLostLost 0.75 012 or more LostWon half / half of stake backWon WonLost half / half of stake backLost 1 012 or more LostStake backWon WonStake backLost 1.25 012 or more LostHalf of stake back / Lost halfWon WonHalf of stake back / Won halfLost 2 1 or less23 or more LostStake backWon WonStake backLost 2.25 1 or less23 or more LostHalf of Stake back / Won halfWon WonHalf of Stake back / Won halfLost 2.5 2 or less34 or more LostWonWon WonLostLost 2.75 2 or less34 or more LostWon half / Half of Stake backWon Won Lost half / Half of Stake back Lost 3 2 or less34 or more LostStake backWon WonStake backLost