A 3 way handicap is an excellent bet which evens out teams and increases odds. In this wager, the bookmaker gives one of the competitors a goal/point advantage before the match starts and gives you three betting options, which are home team wins, away team wins, and draw. This means that the other team/player will have to score higher goals/ points tally to win.
Yes, you can back the draw in a 3 way handicap bet. This means you are betting on the bookmaker’s prediction, that the bookie made the right 3 way handicap line. This is a different way for betting and something that is unique to this line as you are backing the draw but using the handicap to level the playing field.
3-Way Handicap bets focus on the same three outcomes as outright bets: home team to win, draw, or away team to win. The difference between 3-Way Handicap bets and outright bets is that the game doesn’t start from the score of 0-0.
A 3-way handicap betting is indeed advantageous in the sense that a player can win a bet by relying on the goal difference of a football match result. On the other hand, a punter’s bet has to overcome the handicap given in a match by the stated number of goals in order to win the bet.
With a 3-way handicap in soccer betting, this bet is mostly used to level the playing field when a strong favorite meets an underdog. Betting on your favorite with a handicap in soccer means that the match starts with a hypothetical goal down.
They are home win, draw and away win. The 3-way handicap works in a similar way to an outright bet in that you can bet on the home win, draw or away win. You may find the draw is called a tie at some online bookmakers but it means the same thing.
A 3-way handicap is very similar to a 3-way match result bet, except one of the teams is given a head-start. As an example, a let's look at the Borussia Dortmund-Real Madrid match on Tuesday; Borussia Dortmund +1: 8/11. Draw (Real Madrid -1): 10/3. Real Madrid -1: 11/4. In this scenario, Borussia Dortmund are given a 1 goal head-start (+1).
A 3-way handicap brings in that option of being able to back a draw as a handicap option. In the below example, the Draw is set at that +6 margin, which means that if Gloucester won 30-24, you add on the +6 handicap for Harlequins and the match is a draw. If you had backed the Handicap Draw, it would have won. 3-Way Handicap example