2017 World Women’s Handball Championship Betting preview, guide and odds
All the handball fans all over the world are looking forward to a thrilling World Championship as ten years after the Men’s World Championship, Germany organises the 23rd Women’s World Championship. Germany was the only applicant for this championship and they will hold the tournament from 1 to 17 December 2017. The world’s best 24 women’s teams will square off in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Trier, Oldenburg, Leipzig, Magdeburg and finally Hamburg to compete for the title of World Champions. This is a great opportunity for the promotion and development of handball all over the world and it will be an intense event to watch with the best 24 women’s sides.
The seeding was announced on 26 June 2017 and the draw took place on 27 June at Hamburg. Then, the schedule was announced on 30 June with the exact throw-off times confirmed on 10 July.
Group A betting odds
France - qualified as Semifinalist of 2016 European Championship
Romania - qualified as European play-off winner
Spain - qualified as European play-off winner
Slovenia - qualified as European play-off winner
Angola - qualified as Finalist of 2016 African Championship
Paraguay - qualified as third-placed team of 2017 Pan American Championship
France are the favourite to win the group, with Romania and Spain coming second and third respectively. Actually, France are priced at odds 15/2 with William Hill to win the tournament, while Romania and Spain are tied on 16/1.
Group B betting tips
Norway - qualified as 2015 World Champions (reigning champions)
Sweden - qualified as European play-off winner
Czech Republic - qualified as European play-off winner
Hungary - qualified as European play-off winner
Argentina - qualified as Finalist of 2017 Pan American Championship
Poland - Wildcard
Norway are definitely the favourite to win not only the group, but the tournament at odds 6/5 with William Hill. Sweden are priced at odds 18/1, which makes them the second favourite of the group and they are followed by Hungary at odds 28/1.
Group C tips and odds
Denmark - qualified as Semifinalist of 2016 European Championship
Russia - qualified as European play-off winner
Brazil - qualified as Finalist of 2017 Pan American Championship
Montenegro - qualified as European play-off winner
Japan - qualified as Finalist of 2017 Asian Championship
Tunisia - qualified as Finalist of 2016 African Championship
It will be an entertaining battle between Denmark and Brazil, as both teams have plenty of quality within their ranks. Denmark are priced at odds 14/1 with William Hill to win the tournament, while Brazil are 16/1.
Group D betting odds
Netherlands - qualified as Semifinalist of 2016 European Championship
Germany - Hosts
Serbia - qualified as European play-off winner
South Korea - qualified as Finalist of 2017 Asian Championship
China - qualified as third-placed of 2017 Asian Championship
Cameroon - qualified as third-placed of 2016 African Championship
The Netherlands are the third-placed favourite to win the tournament at odds 7/1 with William Hill, but Germany couldn’t be written off as they seem to excel on home ground as the women’s team claimed three of their overall five World and European Championship medals in Germany. The hosts are priced at odds 14/1 to win the tournament.
The preliminary round games have its venues in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Trier, Oldenburg, while the cities of Leipzig and Magdeburg will host the last sixteen as well for the quarterfinals. The last four teams will then travel to Hamburg for competing in the Semi-finals and for the medals on the 15th and 17th of December.
How to bet on Handball ?
Handball betting could be an exciting opportunity for bettors to make money and we covered the most popular markets you need to know before placing a bet. Handball is kind of similar to basketball, as scoring tends to happen in clusters with team’s focusing on either defence or offence for certain periods of the game.
Handball odds and most popular bets
Moneyline handball betting
This is the most popular and simple way to bet on handball, as it allows you to bet on the outcome of the game: win, lose or draw.
The Handicap is similar like in the other popular sports and is represented by a number of goals for or against each team before the game starts.
Total Points handball betting
This is one of the most popular bets in handball due to high goal conversion rates in the sport. Bettors can bet on the number of goals being over or under a specific figure set by the bookmakers before each game.