Handball Web Streaming this Week (17 to 20 May 2021)

Pal Merkovszki and his club Gyongyos are in action on Monday

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All times are CET which is 6 hours ahead of US ET. Odds courtesy of Bet MGM,and/or OddsPortal.

  • EHF Champions League  ehfTV
    • The quarterfinals finish up on Wednesday and Thursday with 2nd leg matches. Below are the times for those matches along with the 1st leg scores. Remember, the aggregate score for both matches determine who advances. If the aggregate is zero, the next tiebreaker is away goals. And, the next tiebreaker after that is a penalty shootout to take place immediately after the match. (And, yes that has happened before: Link)
    • EHF Preview: Link
    • Paris S-G (-1) vs Kiel (Wednesday, 1845 CET)
    • Flensburg (-3) vs Aalborg (Wednesday, 2045 CET) 
      • Aalborg won the first match 26-21
    • Veszprem (-4) vs Nantes (Thursday, 1845 CET) 
      • Nantes won the first match 32-28
    • Barcelona (-9) vs Meshkov Brest (Thursday, 2045 CET)
      • Barcelona won the first match 33-29

Odds to Advance to the Final Four (Courtesy of Bet 365: Link)

  • Barcelona is an overwhelming favorite as they have a 4 goal aggregate lead and are an 8.5 goal favorite at home.
  • Aalborg is a solid favorite since they have a 5 goal aggregate lead and Flensburg is only a 3.5 goal favorite in Flensburg. Additionally, since the first leg in Aalborg was low scoring (26-21) it’s likely that Flensburg will need to win by 6.
  • Kiel is also favored to hang on to their 2 goal aggregate lead. They won 31-29 in Kiel and Paris is only a 0.5 goal favorite in Paris. It’s debatable as to whether the required Paris margin of victory will be 3 or 2 goals. That will depend on the pace of the game and whether Kiel is on track to score more than 29 goals
  • Veszprem – Nantes has Veszprem as a slight favorite to advance to the Final Four. Nantes has a 4 goal lead, but Veszprem is favored to win by 4.5 goals. Either 4 or 5 goals will suffice and that will depend on whether Nantes is on track to score 28 goals. (UPDATE: as of Wednesday the odd have shifted to make Nantes a slight favorite to advance: Link)

American Athletes in Action

  • K&H League (Hungary)
    • VKKFT Veszprém (-1.5) vs Gyöngyös  (Monday, 1800 CET): Video Link
      • Pal Merkovszki is the #2 GK for Gyongyos
      • 8th place Gyöngyös travels to take on 10th place VKKFT Veszprem (AKA, the other Veszprem).

Other Matches this Week

  • LIDL Star Ligue (France):  LNH TV 
    • Ivry (-1.5) vs Tremblay (Monday, 1900 CET) Video Link
    • Istres (-0.5) vs Creteil (Wednesday, 1800 CET) Video Link
    • Toulouse (-2.5) vs Chartres (Thursday, 1800 CET) Video Link
    • St Raphael (-3.5) vs Tremblay (Thursday, 1840 CET) Video Link
    • Aix (-4.5) vs Ivry (Thursday, 2000 CET) Video Link
  • Liga ASOBAL (Spain)LaLigaSportsTV
    • Guadalajara vs Cuenca (-1) (Wednesday, 2000 CET) Video Link
    • Granollers (-0.5) vs Logrono (Wednesday, 2030 CET) Video Link