2020 Men’s European Handball Championship (Saturday, 25 Jan)

Norway and Slovenia face off today for a direct ticket qualification to the 2021 World Championships.

The European Championships has a couple of consolation matches today that can be seen on ehfTV.

Here are the video links, odds and some predictions for those matches.

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Saturday, 25 January
All Times Local (CET) / US ET is -6 hrs)
Odds courtesy of 10Bet <Open an account>

EHF Preview of today’s matches: Link

16:00 Germany (-1.5) vs Portugal (For 5th Place)
Match Video (Live): Link (Commentary: Paul Bray)

18:30 Norway (-2.5) vs Slovenia (For 3rd Place/Bronze)
Match Video (Live): Link (Commentary: Paul Bray)

The 5th place match between Germany and Portugal doesn’t have any ramification for qualification, but as both teams are somewhat rested they may well put on a decent show. Meanwhile, Norway and Slovenia, both undoubtedly exhausted after yesterday’s matches will play for bronze and a direct ticket to the 2021 World Championships. So, they actually have something to play for as the loser will have to play a 2 leg qualification match for World Championship qualification in June.

Betting Predictions

For this tournament we’ve doing some betting predictions using an imaginary starting bankroll of a 1,000 Euros. Joining me will be professional handball bettor, Samo Košmerl, from Slovenia.

Odds are from the 10 Bet Sportsbook <Open an account>

John’s Pick(s):
– Current Bankroll: 910.89 Euros
– Yesterday’s Result:   Norway’s Sander Sagosen, Under 6.5 goals; (2.1, +210); Bet 100 Euros to win 110; Lost 100 Euros as Sagosen poured in 10 goals.
– Today’s Pick: Germany (-1.5) vs Portugal (1.84, +119); Bet 100 Euros to win 84.03. Germany plays solid defense and they will stifle Portugal’s creative offense. They simply are the better team here and it’s impossible now for Portugal to sneak up on anybody anymore. Germany will be ready.

Samo’s Pick(s):
– Current Bankroll: 1795.25 Euros
– Yesterday’s Results: Norway’s Goran Johannessen Total Goals – Over 3.5@ (2.00 /+100); Bet 100 Euros to win 100; Win 100 Euros as Johannessen scored 4 vs Croatia
– Today’s Pick: No picks today.