Women’s Handball WC “Spoiler Free” Preview (Wednesday, 4 Dec)

A 1-1-1 record is not where defending champions, France thought they would be at this point. Heck, with a loss to Germany today they will be in danger of not even qualifying for the Main Round.

It’s Match Day 4 for Groups B and C and it’s time to start separating the contenders from the pretenders.

IHF Preview of today’s matches: Link

Also, if you find yourself geoblocked out of the IHF web stream this article has some tips that should help you find a way to watch: Link

Wednesday, 4 December
All Times Local (CET is -8 hrs / US ET is -14 hrs)
Odds courtesy of Unibet

Group B

Group B (After 3 Rounds)

15:00 Australia vs S Korea (-27.5) Video Link
19:00 Germany vs France (-3.5) Video Link
20:30 Denmark (-2.5) vs Brazil Video Link (With Commentary from Paul Bray)

Germany has qualified for the the Main Round and South Korea will be in good shape as well, assuming they beat Australia. This means there’s a 3 team battle between France, Denmark and Brazil for the 3rd slot. Both the Germany-France and Denmark-Brazil matches have huge implications both for qualifying for the main round and likely in the main round standings.

Group C

Group C after 3 rounds

15:00 Romania vs Montenegro (-4.5) Video Link (With Commentary from Paul Bray)
15:00 Spain (-14.5) vs Kazakhstan Video Link 
19:00 Senegal vs Hungary (-8.5) Video Link

Romania-Montenegro is the key match in Group C. A Montenegro win will qualify them for the Main Round and set up a battle vs Spain on Friday to win the Group. Romania is clearly not up to par this tournament having suffered a blowout loss to Spain and just beating Kazakhstan yesterday by 2 goals.