2017 World Women’s Handball Championship Betting preview, guide and odds

By: Marius Hrebenciuc

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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.

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.

Handicap betting

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.

About Marius Hrebenciuc

Content editor with good knowledge on football and tennis. Actually, a tennis addict who can watch games 24/7