It could be tight with the progress of the German team in the main round at the European Championship 2020. After all, the DHB men have in their own hands to be promoted to the next round. If the Spaniards help, it would even be long if the German handball players allowed themselves to go bust in the last group game against Latvia.
Latvia vs Germany Betting Predictions and Odds
However, this appears to be excluded and that is not the claim of Christian Prokop’s team. With their own victory, Germany would surely continue to start in the main round in Vienna. First of all, however, the bitter lesson against the European champion from Spain has to be digested and that shouldn’t be an easy task.
In the table of group C, Germany is in second place after two games with 2: 2 points, but tied with Netherlands. Spain have taken the lead with no loss points and can only retire if they lose to the Netherlands by 15 goals. Latvia is at the end of the rankings without a point. The two favorites will prevail with a 100% certainty.
For Germany, however, this means that you don’t take any points into the next round. The targeted entry into the semi-finals will therefore be a real challenge. It is now time to join forces against the European debutants from Latvia. Between Germany and Latvia, the prediction is clearly in the direction of a German victory.
Frustration has to be thrown from the soul. The Latvians should be the predestined opponent for this. The Balts have little quality in their team and should the Germans not win this match, they would honestly have no business in the main round. However, everything speaks between Germany and Latvia for a tip on a clear German success.
It will be exciting to see how well the German men digested the bankruptcy against the Spaniards. Falling is still allowed at this time of the tournament, but the German handball men should get up again on Monday. The start of the preliminary round game at the European Handball Championship 2020 between Germany and Latvia in the Trondheim spectrum will take place on January 13th, 2020.
Latvia – Statistics & Current Form
Basically, it was already clear before the European Championship. For Latvia, this last preliminary round game will only be about honor. With group opponents like Germany and Spain, the team from the Baltic States shouldn’t waste any thought on the main round. Now the Latvians can give their business card one last time.
It is very likely that they will have to pay tuition in their third game for their European Championship debut. Nevertheless, the Latvians also had positive moments in the two games against Spain and Netherlands. Of particular note is the physical giant Dainis Kristopans, who currently plays for Vardar Skopje, but is associated with Barcelona and PSG.
In total, however, the Latvians have too little quality in their squad. Most of the actors play at home. However, four players are under contract in Germany, but all are underclass. Therefore there is not the slightest doubt that in the match between Germany and Latvia the bookmakers’ prediction must be for the German men.
The Latvians have lost three times in a row. At the European Championship, the Balts got under the wheels twice somewhat badly. The Latvians lost 22:33 against Spain. It was not quite as dramatic against the Dutch, with the game against Oranje basically lost at the break when Latvia lagged 10:16.
In the second round, the Latvians came back into play in phases, but with increasing duration it became clear in both EC games that Latvia was running out of steam. Accordingly, the bankruptcy ended at 24:32. If the Armands Uscins team wants to go another round, they have to win against Germany by ten goals, albeit with a simultaneous defeat by the Dutch against Spain.
So we can say goodbye to Dainis Kristopans and Co. before the last group game. At least we will see the back room giants on the big handball stage in the future. For most of the other members of the Latvian team, this is unlikely to apply, so they will want to use the game against Germany to maybe stand in the shop window.
The Latvia team:
🤾🏻♂️ Goalkeeper: Kuksa, Purins
🤾🏻♂️ Back : Versakovs, Tuminskis, Jurdzs, Kreicsbergs, Kristopans, Lilienfelds, Klesniks
🤾🏻♂️ Left wing: Arajs, Leja
🤾🏻♂️ Right wing: Stazdins, Ermanis
🤾🏻♂️ Line player: Dude, Politers
🤾🏻♂️ Trainer: Uscins
Last games from Latvia:
🤾🏻♂️ 01/11/2020 – Latvia vs. Netherlands 24:32 (European Championships 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/09/2020 – Spain vs. Latvia 33:22 (European Championships 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 16.06.2019 – Netherlands vs. Latvia 25:21 (European Championship qualification)
🤾🏻♂️ 06/12/2019 – Latvia vs. Slovenia 25:24 (European Championship qualification)
🤾🏻♂️ 04/14/2019 – Latvia vs. Estonia 30:24 (European Championship qualification)
Germany – Statistics & Current Form
Even before the European Championships, it was discussed in the German camp how serious the loss of six strong backfield players will be. We now know that the substitute-weakened German team should hardly have enough substance to play an important role at EURO 2020. However, it is still too early for a swan song.
After all, Germany has won nine in the last ten international matches and only lost once. The impression of the last defeat is currently the hardest. A thread of uncertainty runs through the entire team. Even the positions in which Germany is proven to be world class do not ensure stability.
In the back room, Kai Häfner and especially Paul Drux seem overwhelmed with responsibility. The successors around David Schmidt, Philipp Weber or Marian Michalczik radiate little sovereignty. It is not uncommon for the German men to manage to improve in a tournament. Then, however, it was usually easier for the additions if you came into a functioning team.
Nevertheless, the odds show a clear favorite role of the German team before the game between Germany and Latvia. Christian Prokop’s team went under completely against Spain. Except for a 5-0 run in the first section, you would have to cover the mantle of silence about this game
The top performers around Andreas Wolff, Uwe Gensheimer, Patrik Wienczek or Hendrik Pekeler did not come into play and could not support their teammates. In the end, they received a very sensitive 26:33 defeat, which was also deserved at this level. The Spaniards were superior to the German team in all respects.
For Christian Prokop, more than just the match against the Latvians could be at stake on Monday.
“We can be angry, we have to be angry. But now Latvia is coming. ” – Christian Prokop
Failure at the European Championship could perhaps cost the national coach his job. The trainer was eaten accordingly after the humiliation in Spain. The anger is big, but the players have to be set up again before the Latvia game and that is the task of the national coach.
Team from Germany:
🤾🏻♂️ Goalkeeper: Bitter, Wolff
🤾🏻♂️ Back: Michalczik, Drux, Weber, Kühn, Böhm, Häfner, Schmidt
🤾🏻♂️ Left wing: Zieker, Gensheimer
🤾🏻♂️ Right wing: Reichmann, Kastenig
🤾🏻♂️ Line player: Wienczek, Pekeler, Kohlbacher
🤾🏻♂️ Trainer: Prokop
Last games from Germany:
🤾🏻♂️ 01/11/2020 – Germany vs. Netherlands 26:33 (European Championships 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 09.01.2020 – Germany vs. Netherlands 34:23 (European Championships 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/06/2020 – Austria vs. Germany 28:32 (friendly match)
🤾🏻♂️ 04.01.2020 – Germany vs. Iceland 33:25 (Friendly Match)
🤾🏻♂️ 10/26/2019 – Germany vs. Croatia 24:23 (friendly match)
Latvia vs Germany Direct Comparison
So far, the paths of the German and Latvian national teams have only crossed twice. These two games are now around ten years ago. In the qualification for the European Championship 2012, both teams were drawn into one group. At the time, Germany was able to assert itself quite clearly in both games.
The second leg on June 12, 2011 in Trier was the last international match in which Heiner Brand sat on the German bench as national coach. Germany won with 32:22. Uwe Gensheimer and Patrik Wienczek were already active for the DHB at that time. Latvia coach Armands Uscins was his team’s top scorer with four goals.
⭐️ Germany vs Latvia Betting odds & other interesting betting prediction:
Betting Prediction: Over 54.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 54.5 goals
Latvia vs Germany Betting Predictions and Odds Provided by PicksSoccer.com
The percentage probability that Germany will leave the preliminary round of the European Championships is relatively low. With a win against the Latvians, the DHB men move into the next round. The bloodless appearance against Spain does not give much courage that despite nine wins in the last ten games, it will be enough for a successful European championship.
Latvia cannot and will not be the benchmark for this on Monday. We cannot avoid this assessment and recommend a tip for a German victory between Germany and Latvia.
Key facts – Latvia vs Germany tips
⭐️ Germany has clearly won both previous caps against Latvia.
⭐️ The German team has won nine of the last ten international matches.
⭐️ The Latvians have lost three times in the last three games.
The Latvians have lost three times in a row and there were also significant defeats in both international matches against Germany. The question is basically how high the victory of the German team will be. We expect a small comeback and place our bets between Germany and Latvia on the odds for a German handicap victory (-9).