This season’s top women water polo competition, the Euro League’s final is held this weekend in Budapest, on the 30th of April and 1st of May. We can find two Hungarian teams in the last four, UVSE Budapest and Dunaujvaros. With the 2021 LEN Euro League Women odds predicting them to fight for the trophy.
It only happened once in the history of the women’s water polo top club competition, now called LEN Euro League, that a Hungarian team became the champion. Back in 1993, the team of Szentes won the tournament. Now there is a huge chance that Hungarian fans can celebrate as we can find two Hungarian teams in the last four. The final is taking place this weekend, held in Budapest, which can give another advantage for the local teams. First they need to win their semi-finals though in order to meet in the final on Saturday. Both of them will face a tough opponent. As UVSE Budapest will meet Greek Olympiacos while Dunaujvaros will play against Russian side, Dynamo Uralochka.
UVSE are favored to win the trophy in the 2021 LEN Euro League Women odds
The Hungarian top team, UVSE Budapest have just won their sixth national championship title. So no wonder that they are the top favorites to win the 2021 Euro League for the first time in the club’s history. Online sportsbooks in Hungary offer the odds of 2.30 for their victory. The team has been playing confidently all season after winning their group in the qualifying stage. Then UVSE knocked out Spanish CN Mataro with 21-18 on aggregate. Thanks to the great performances of top-class players like Edina Gang, Rita Keszthelyi-Nagy and Dora Antal.
Now Marton Bencur’s team will meet an even stronger team, Olympiacos in the first semi-final. As the Greek side have reached the last four of the league seven times so far. They won the tournament once, in the 2014-15 season and finished twice as a runners-up. This season Olympiacos finished second in their group after a defeat against SIS Roma. But they played well against Spanish Sabadell in the quarter-final. Now Charis Pavlidis’ team can take revenge on UVSE, who knocked them out in the 2016 Euro League semi-finals. While their odds to win the tournament is 5.00 in the 2021 LEN Euro League Women odds.
Dunaujvaros favored against Dynamo in second semi-final
The other Hungarian team, Dunaujvaros, haven’t reached the semi-final of the league since 2006. But the 8-time Hungarian champion won the second-tier competition, the LEN Trophy in 2018. And the team was also in the fight for the national championship title this year, losing against UVSE at the end. Now Attila Mihok’s side can meet their rival again in the final, but only if they defeat Dynamo first. For which the young team will need the lead of their most experienced players like Greta Gurisatti and Krisztina Garda.
But of course the Russian side will also aim to get into the final. Uralochka are five-time Russian champions who reached the Euro League semi-finals last time in 2007. Now they can get even further if they can keep their great form. After Dynamo knocked out the top favorite and their Russian rival Kinef, no one can underestimate them. Still, online gambling sites in Hungary are hoping for an all Hungarian final. Offering the odds of 2.40 for the victory of Dunaujvaros, and 9.80 for Dynamo’s win.