To speak of a dramatic death of favorites would be a bit of an exaggeration, but at the European Handball Championship 2020 many of the highly traded teams have a hard time. France has already dropped out sensationally. With the world champion and Olympic champion Denmark, another big favorite, if not the top favorite, is on the brink.
Russia vs Denmark Handball European Championship Predictions
The Danes no longer have access to the main round in their own hands. Even a win on the last matchday against the already eliminated Russians might not be enough in the end. That would be the worst case scenario for the world champion, who was committed to making the title triple of World Cup gold, Olympic victory and European championship perfect.
A look at the table shows how dramatic the situation is. Iceland is at the top of the classification after two wins with 4: 0 points. The northmen are thus safely in the main round. Hungary are in second place with 3-1 points and can only be intercepted if they lose to Iceland in the final group game.
In this case, the Danes, who currently have 1: 3 points, would first have to beat the Russians and then hope to have a better goal difference than the Magyars. The goal difference should not fail in this case, because Hungary have +1 and Denmark -1 before the last group games.
The Danes need a win and have to keep their fingers crossed for Iceland. Before the whistle between Russia and Denmark, however, the forecast is in the direction that after France, the world champion will also be eliminated in the preliminary round. This increases the chance for the underdogs to go far in the tournament and possibly even get the ticket to a qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020.
In the match between Russia and Denmark, a tip on a success of the favorite should be relatively clear. The Russians have so far presented themselves as the weakest team at this EURO. The Danes therefore have to do their own homework. Iceland is already playing against Hungary. So before the start, the Danes know whether something is still possible or not.
Russia – Statistics & Current Form
The great times of the Russian team are over. Before the turn of the millennium, the Sbornaja won several titles with the legacy of the Soviet Union, but since then it has largely become quiet about the Russian national team. Russia is currently lagging far behind in men’s handball in Europe.
It is therefore not surprising that the Russians, in a difficult group, already got rid of all hope of the main round after two games. Russia has now suffered a total of four losses in a row and on Wednesday faces the fifth consecutive bankruptcy. It remains to be seen whether the Sbornaja will say goodbye to this European Championship.
A clear defeat threatens even the last place in this tournament. Bookmakers have no doubt that there will be a bankruptcy. In the match between Russia and Denmark odds of a maximum of 1.04 on a Danish victory are offered. It almost sounds like it could be a bad Wednesday for the Sbornaja.
The Russians already received a clear pack on Monday. Against Iceland, the Sbornaja was never competitive at any time of the game and was significantly behind. At the break, the gap was already seven goals. In the end, the Russians received an 11 goal pack at 23:34.
Gleb Kalarash was still able to convince with six goals, but the defensive did not get the strong-willed Icelanders under control at all. Even the switch to 3-2-1 coverage did not bring the desired success. So it was a bitter, but also four-serve defeat, which means the European Championship end for the Russians.
The question remains how motivated Russian handball players will be against Denmark. Are you saying goodbye properly and with energy, or are you already thinking about going back to your clubs? Coach Eduard Koksharov is before the duel with the world champion not to envy his job.
The Russia team:
🤾🏻♂️ Goalkeeper: Grams, Zabolotin, Kireev
🤾🏻♂️ Back area: Zhitnikov, Santalov, Shkurinskiy, Gorbok, Atman, Kosorotov, Kotov
🤾🏻♂️ Left wing: Dibirov, Soroka
🤾🏻♂️ Right wing: Shiskarev, Kovalyov, Kornev
🤾🏻♂️ Line player: Kalarash, Ermakov, Andreev
🤾🏻♂️ Coach: Koksharov
Last games from Russia:
🤾🏻♂️ 01/13/2020 – Iceland vs. Russia 34:23 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/11/2020 – Hungary vs. Russia 26:25 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 05.01.2020 – Spain vs. Russia 32:24 (friendly match)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/04/2020 – Russia vs. Portugal 25:27 (Friendly Match)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/03/2020 – Russia vs. Poland 30:25 (friendly match)
Denmark – Statistics & Current Form
Who would have thought that after two games, world champion Denmark only had one point in the account and it was no longer in their own hands to move into the main round. Nikolaj Jacobsen’s team does not seem inhibited, but it does not appear as self-evident as it is used to it.
Superstar Mikkel Hansen does not manage to lead his team in the way that the national team and the club know from him. In addition, the Danes find it very difficult to find the right solutions in the attack. In the first two European Championship games, many clear chances were also given. So one thing leads to another.
It is clear that Lasse Svan’s loss is extremely serious. In the course of the tournament, however, the Flensburg backcourt player might still join the team. Jacob Holm, however, had to leave injured and was replaced by Morten Olsen from Hanover. Despite these failures, the Danes still have plenty of substance in their team.
Nobody can really explain why the Danes cannot reach their usual level. After two big titles, the team may not be as hungry anymore. The Vikings already have the ticket for Olympia in their pockets. Nevertheless, the Danes will try everything again on Wednesday to move into the main round, so it is still possible at the kick-off.
A game on the knife edge developed against the Hungarians on Monday. In the first section it was the Hungarians who set the rhythm and led with four goals in the meantime.
“Now we are under maximum pressure.” – Nicolaj Jacobsen
It was only in the final minutes that the Danes took the lead for the first time at 24:23, but the Magyars struck again and hit the final 24:24.
Magnus Bramming was the world’s best launcher with six goals. However, no one could be satisfied after the loss of points again. Coach Nicolaj Jacobsen knows that his team is now under maximum pressure. Nevertheless, the bookmakers give a clear prediction to the Vikings before the match between Russia and Denmark.
The Denmark team:
🤾🏻♂️ Goalkeeper: N. Landin, Green
🤾🏻♂️ Back area: Lauge Schmidt, Mensah Larsen, Olsen, Möllgaard, M. Hansen, Damgaard, Andersson, Kirkelökke
🤾🏻♂️ Left wing: Andersson, Bramming
🤾🏻♂️ Right wing: Lindberg, J. Hansen
🤾🏻♂️ District: Zachariassen, Saugstrup, Toft Hansen
🤾🏻♂️ Coach: Jacobsen
Last games from Denmark:
🤾🏻♂️ 01/13/2020 – Denmark vs. Hungary 24:24 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/11/2020 – Denmark vs. Iceland 30:31 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/05/2020 – France vs. Denmark 30:31 (Friendly Match)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/03/2020 – Denmark vs. Norway 28:26 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 10/26/2019 – Denmark vs. Norway 29:29 (European Championship 2020)
Russia vs Denmark Direct Comparison
Since the millennium, the national teams from Russia and Denmark have faced each other in a total of 13 games. In this period, the Danes are clearly ahead with 10: 2 in direct comparison. Only once did the two opponents part with a draw. The last Russian victory came in January 2011 as part of the European Championship qualification.
Most recently, Denmark has won four times in a row against the Russians. However, the last meeting was four years ago. In the preliminary round of the European Championship 2016 in Poland, the Danes clearly won with 31:25. The Danes were particularly impressive because of their team spirit.
⭐️ Russia vs Denmark Betting odds & other interesting betting prediction:
Betting Prediction: Over 56.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 56.5 goals
Russia vs Denmark Handball European Championship Predictions by PicksSoccer.com
Does Denmark still have a chance at the main round? A lot will depend on the attitude of the world champion in the final game against Russia. If the Danes still have opportunities, they will go into this match with determination and win clearly. However, we can imagine that the Danes had already left before the kick-off.
Then everything also speaks for a Danish victory, but it could be closer. So far, the Russians have only shown their good side at the European Championship in phases. A point win against the world champion would come as a surprise, which is why almost everything between Russia and Denmark speaks for a tip on the Danes.
Key facts – Russia vs Denmark tips
⭐️ Denmark has won the last four international matches against Russia.
⭐️ Russia has all lost the last four international matches.
⭐️ World champion Denmark is still victorious after two games at the European Championship.
We even assume that it will be a clear victory, but possibly not in the double digits. That means we believe that the Russians are relatively good with a high handicap. That’s why we decided to use the odds of a Russian victory (+9) in the duel between Russia and Denmark.