Handball betting

Handball belongs to the “second tier” of sports for betting, but it can also be profitable. To make the right bets on handball, you need to understand the intricacies and rules of the game, as well as learn strategies.

Features of betting on handball

Handball appeared in Denmark at the end of the 19th century. The first world championship in this sport in 7×7 format was held in 1938 in Germany and the hosts won.

the same years, some handball tournaments were held in the 11×11 format on a large field, but they lasted until 1966.

Leading teams of the world: Germany, Spain, France, Norway, Denmark, Croatia. Unlike football, South American teams in the “handball” are not quoted, for North America this sport can be called exotic, and in Africa there are not enough funds for development.

In club handball, clubs from Spain, Germany, several teams from Eastern Europe are in the forefront.Despite the outward simplicity, there are many subtleties in handball that those who are going to bet should know:

  • In a handball match, the team’s style of play is of great importance. Coaches during a break and timeouts often change tactical formations, give new instructions, slow down the pace. If a minute ago the match was clearly heading towards “total over”, then very soon the teams can “dry” the game;
  • a bet should be made after working out the state of the teams, the specifics of their game, personal relationships, the current line-up, injuries and disqualifications of players. Without a detailed analysis, betting on handball is not worth it;
  • betting margins in handball matches are usually higher than in more popular sports;
    In handball, the goalkeeper plays a bigger role than in football. It is not uncommon for these players to decide the outcome of matches;
  • use betting strategies to increase your chances of winning;
  • handball, as in other sports where there are many or many goals/points scored, statistics are key. Take into account the latest matches of the teams and their head-to-head matches. For example, team 1 and team 2 always score a lot of goals against each other, but team 2 played the last games by a total less. There is a high probability that in a match with a “favorite” opponent it will break through again;
  • many handball teams participate in several tournaments (national championship, cup, eurocup). Therefore, clubs are trying to distribute forces for all competitions. Often, the giants donate passing matches, but such “gifts” need to be monitored live, using the live handball betting strategy;
  • in handball, the probability of an outsider winning is lower, in football or hockey. The fate of the meeting will not be decided by 1 goal or 2-3 goals, so the underdogs cannot win on luck. The average performance of the match is 45-55 goals, so an outsider needs to try hard to win;
  • offices often set low limits for painting for handball matches. To get a big profit, you need to choose from the main markets or place bets in several bookmakers at once;
  • there is extra time in handball matches. Some bookmakers take bets based on overtime, while others take into account only regular time. Study the bookmaker rules before placing a bet;
  • in live, bookmakers pay more attention to the result of the first half and less follow the second. For example, before the game, the office gave the total of the match 60 – 30 for each half. In the first half, the teams scored 26 goals and the live line will move in the direction of reducing the total. Even if there is a total of 30 for the second half, it will be greatly bent by the coefficient. In such cases, you need to take risks and bet on more. In handball, there is a high probability that in one of the halves the teams will definitely break through.

Rules of the game

Any bets on handball, today or in the future, are impossible without understanding the rules of the game. We will list the basic rules that bettors need to know.

Handball is played in a hall measuring 40 by 20 meters. Matches can be played all year round. In teams of 7 people (6 field and 1 goalkeeper), and the main goal is to throw as many balls as possible into the opponent’s goal with your hands.

A handball match lasts two halves of 30 minutes each, with a break between them of 15 minutes. One player cannot hold the ball in their hands for more than 3 seconds. With the ball in hand, you can take no more than 3 steps – then you need to either make a throw or hit the ball on the floor.

Draws are possible in some matches. Usually it is the regular season. In the playoffs, in the event of a draw, overtime of 10 minutes is assigned. If he does not reveal the winner, the teams break free throws.

Handball players do not have the right to touch opponents while dribbling the ball and carry out power moves in defense. For this, free throws or free throws are awarded from seven or nine meters.

You can’t be passive when attacking. If the attacking team, in the opinion of the referee, is playing for time, he has the right to blow the whistle and pass the ball to the opponent.

Substitutions in handball are not limited.