2020 Men’s European Handball Championship “Spoiler Free” Links, Match Odds and Predictions (Sunday, 19 Jan)

Is Portugal really on a path to the Semifinals? Or, are they due for a letdown? (I think they are due)

The 2020 Men’s European Handball Championships continues today with three matches from Main Round Group II. Here are the video links, odds and some predictions for those matches.

How to Watch Spoiler FreeLink

Sunday, 19 January
All Times Local (CET) / US ET is -6 hrs)
Odds courtesy of 10Bet <Open an account>

EHF Preview of day’s matches: Link

Main Round Group II (Malmo, Sweden)

Current Standings

14:00 Portugal (-1.5) vs Iceland
Match Video (On Deman): Link (Commentary: Paul Bray)
(Also available on beIN Sports XTRA: Link)

16:15 Slovenia (-3.5) vs Hungary
Match Video (On Demand): Link (Commentary: Paul Bray)

18:30 Norway (-3) vs Sweden
Match Video (On Demand): Link (Commentary: Paul Bray)
(Also available on beIN Sports XTRA: Link)

Main Round Group I continues with some interesting contests. First up is Portugal vs Iceland. Fresh off a 10 goal victory over Sweden, Portugal is now a favorite and a contender for the semifinals. Are they really for real? Or can Iceland put those upstarts in their place and keep their hopes for a SF alive? Then Slovenia takes on Hungary. Which Hungary will show up? The team that dismantled Iceland or the team that was dismantled by Norway? Is Slovenia really the 2nd best team here? The nightcap features hosts Sweden taking on undefeated Norway. Still reeling from a 10 goal loss to Portugal can the hosts regroup for a big upset? Or, does Norway just keep rolling along?

So many questions. Let’s get some answers.

Betting Predictions

For this tournament we’re 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: 673.94 Euros
– Yesterday’s Result: Spain (-5) vs Austria 1.86/-116; Bet 100 Euros to win 86.20 ; Lost Euros as Austria put up a good fight prior to losing 30-26.
– Today’s Pick: Money Line bet: Iceland (to win) vs Portugal 2.70/+170; Bet 100 Euros to win 170; When a team used to being the underdog becomes the favorite at some point there’s usually a bit of a let down. I think that let down comes down today in the form of an Iceland victory.

Samo’s Pick(s):
– Current Bankroll: 1,539.61 Euros
– Yesterday’s Results: Croatia (-1) vs Germany (-114/1.87); Bet 100 Euros to win 87.71; Result was a push thanks to Sego’s save to preserve a 25-24 Croatia victory.
– Today’s Pick: Sweden(+4) vs Norway (-119/1.84); Bet 100 Euros to win 84; Before the Euro started Sweden were 6/1 to win this Euro while Norway were 8/1. There is no doubt Norway is in much better form and are favorites today, but I think the bookies are overreacting a bit. Sweden is still a great team, there are two new players in the squad for today (Pettersson and Lagergren) and they are playing at home. I think it should be fairly close game.