The best European men handball teams will compete between the 9th and 26th of January. The tournament for the first time will be hosted in three different countries, Sweden, Norway, and Austria. In our Men’s Handball Euro 2020 betting tips we’ve collected the main favorites and their odds to win.
As another innovation, 24 teams will compete in the tournament, which starts today. They all have been drawn into six groups, with the first two teams from each group advancing to the main round. Then the qualified teams will be organized into two groups again. Only the two group leaders will continue in the semi-finals. The final will be on the 26th of January, in Stockholm, Sweden. Spain is the reigning champion, their odds to win the tournament is 5.00 with Unibet.
Men’s Handball Euro 2020 Betting tips: Top favorites
Bookmakers in their Men’s Handball Euro 2020 betting tips are giving the most chance for Denmark for the final win with 3.15 odds. Not a surprise as they are the reigning Olympic and World Champions. They have an incredibly strong team with players like Mikkel Hansen who was the top scorer and best player in the world championship. At the Euro 2018 they only finished fourth, but they have every chance now to get a better result.
Besides Denmark, France is another top favorite of online gambling sites in Sweden with 5.50 odds to win. They came third on the last world championship and were beaten by Denmark at the Olympics final in Rio. Time for revenge, both teams can say, as France defeated Denmark on the last European Championship. Nevertheless, the French team is regarded as one of the best national handball team, with six worlds and two Olympic titles.
Spain has won its first European title two years ago. But this wasn’t their first success, it has won the world championship twice, in 2005 and 2013. In recent years they didn’t achieve such results, so their win of the Euro 2018 came as a surprise, this time it wouldn’t. They are also concentrating on the qualification for the Olympics, as they couldn’t play in Rio four years ago. It won’t be easy as it means they either need to win the championship or finish second behind Denmark, who has already qualified.
Chances of the hosts
One of the host nations, Sweden is also a favorite to win. Playing in front of the home crowd can surely boost its performance. Online sportsbooks in Sweden are offering 6.00 odds for a Swedish win. Sweden has won the European Championship four-times, it is the most successful national team at the EUROS. At the last championship, they defeated Denmark in the semi-final but lost against Spain in the final.
The other two host nations, Norway and Austria have smaller chances of finishing on the top. But they can still achieve some nice results. The Scandinavian team’s best result so far is a fourth-place from the 2016 European Championship in Poland. Now they are in the same group with France, Portugal, and Bosnia-Hercegovina, so going through to the next round should be a real target. But getting further from that might be a bit too ambitious.
The Austrian handball team hasn’t received any good results in its history. Most of the time they haven’t even qualified for the major tournaments. So now they have the opportunity to play in front of their own fans and get some experience in playing at the top level. Their odds to qualify to be eliminated in the main round is 1.35, while for their winning of the whole tournament is 71.00.