Score a Winner with Handball Betting


Though Handball may not be considered a major sport worldwide, it is immensely popular in continental Europe – notably in Germany and Spain. With the London Olympics  raising its profile further, now is a great time to learn the about handball betting.


Handball – The Basics


Handball has a rich heritage, having gradually evolved over the last century from an outdoor sport to the modern indoor version. That transition enabled the game to become  faster, and more dynamic while the indoor venues providing a more intense atmosphere.


Handball involves two teams made up seven players each – six outfield and one goalkeeper. The aim is score more goals than the opposition by throwing a ball into the goal.   It is similar to basketball in the way that players use their hands to move a ball and dribble in a similar way.


There are also parallels with rugby, as players are allowed to use force in order to stop an attacker, providing contact is made from the front.  Play is stopped and then  restarted by the attacking team when a defender stops the attacker, similar to football.


Handball Betting Coverage at Pinnacle Sports


Pinnacle Sports covers the following major handball events:


World Handball Championships – This event is played biennially and involves countries from around the world, having been established since 1938.


European Handball Championships – Also played every two years, this tournament sees the best countries in Europe compete for the award; it doubles as qualifying for the  World Championships.


The Olympics – Taking place every four years, the Olympics sees nations fighting it out for Olympic gold. Handball was first introduced in the Olympics in 1972.


In addition to the major events, we have the domestic leagues on offer, which include the big leagues such as the German Bundesliga and the Spanish Liga.There are also  EHF Champions League betting opportunities.


Handball Betting Offerings – Matches, Handicaps and More


The betting options that are offered are similar to that of soccer. Pinnacle Sports offers:


Match Betting – who will win the match?


Handicap Betting – adding or subtracting a set number of goals from the final score to determine a winner.


Total Goal Betting – How many goals will be scored by a team in a fixture, over or under a set amount.


Future wagering is also available on odds to win the tournaments as well as odds to win groups.


Domestic Handball Detailed


The main domestic tournament is the EHF Champions League, which begins in September and runs all the way to June.


As for the main handball leagues, the German Bundesliga commences in August or September and runs until May. It follows a similar format to its soccer counterpart in  that 18 teams take part across Germany and it involves promotion and relegation to and from the 2. Bundesliga.


The Spanish Liga ASOBAL also runs from a similar period, but involves 16 teams.


The best way that bettors in the UK can watch handball is on satellite channel British Eurosport. However, if that’s not enough handball action you can look online for  streams.


With regards to handball information such as stats and the latest news, has plenty stats to help you with your handball betting.  For news you can try  BBC Sport or an independent alternative like .


The total goal betting market for handball will be familiar to basketball followers, while fans of rugby and football should be able to quickly assimilate the similarities from  those sports. So why not give handball a try at Pinnacle Sports.


(Source: Pinnacle)



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