In the next meeting of the European Handball Championship, the players of the German and Norwegian national teams will fight face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this duel? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
The German team confidently overcame the preliminary round, having managed to beat the national teams of Belarus, Austria and Poland in face-to-face meetings. However, the duel with the first serious opponent, the Spanish national team, brought great disappointment to the Germans. Germany could not put up a decent resistance to the "red fury", losing to the enemy with a score of 23:29. The last time the rivals met each other in July last year, and then Germany was stronger than its opponent - 28:23.
The Norwegian national team lost to the Russian team at the preliminary stage, seriously surprising the whole handball world. This setback made it difficult for the Vikings to reach the playoffs of the tournament. The Norwegian national team will have a match with the Polish national team before the meeting with Germany, which may leave its mark on the team's performance at the tournament. The Norwegians should remember that another misfire at the tournament will leave them without a semi-final of the World Cup.
Statistics and figures:
- Germany is the favorite of the meeting;
- The Germans have 4 wins in 5 matches;
- Norway was able to win three times in 5 games;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 28:23 in favor of Germany.
I assume that in this meeting there will be an unrealistic cut for each point. I doubt that Germany will be able to win this meeting, but the Bundestim will definitely fight for a 4.5-point betting head start.