- Co-host Denmark with odds of 3.2 top favorite to win the title
- Other World Championship candidates are France (odds 3.4) and host Germany (6.0)
- DHB captain Uwe Gensheimer traded as top scorer (4.5)
Who will be handball world champion? Will Germany’s 2016 European champions be able to win as hosts or will the “Bad Boys” lose against the favourites from France and Denmark? Tipico Sportwetten provides the best betting offer at the Handball World Championship 2019!
Germany’s Title Win Pays Off Sixfold
From 10th to 27th January 2019, the elite of the national handball teams will be guesting for the World Championship in Germany and Denmark. The two neighbouring countries will host the tournament together. For Germany, it should be at least the semi-finals with domestic support, according to the official goal of coach Christian Prokop. Led by captain and top favourite on top scorer Uwe Gensheimer (4.5), Germany belongs as a handball nation with odds of 6.0 to the extended favourites. The same applies to the co-host and first title contender Denmark (3.2), followed by cup holder France (3.4) and European Champion Spain (7.5).
German “Bad Boys” Play Their First Match against Korea
While the preliminary rounds will take place in Berlin and Munich as well as Herning and Copenhagen, Cologne and Hamburg will host the final rounds. The final will be in the Danish city of Herning. In the opening match of Group A in Berlin, Germany will play against Korea on Thursday, 10th January. Afterwards it goes against Brazil (12/01), Russia (14/01), France (15/01) as well as Slovakia (17/01).
Defending champion France will travel to Berlin without superstar Nikola Karabatić, who is plagued by a protracted injury. Therefore Denmark seems to have the edge over France. The northern Europeans around Olympic champion Mikkel Hansen are probably one of the strongest teams of the last decades. In 2016 Germany felt comfortable in the role of the cheeky underdogs and as a team of the “Bad Boys”. Also this time?
Note: Odds may change. As per 8 January 2019, 11.30 am. Online betting offer: https://www.tipico.com/
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