The 2021 World Men's Handball Championship is due to take place between the 13th and 31st of January and we are delighted to bring you our World Men's Handball Championship 2021 betting tips. The event will be hosted by Egypt and it is the third World Men's Handball Championship to be held in Africa. At the time of writing, the Handball World Championship 2021 winner odds are 4.00 for Denmark, 5.30 for Spain and 5.5 for Norway. These three teams are considered the biggest favourites.
1. Handball Men's World Cup 2021 Preview
The first World Men's Handball Championship to be hosted outside of Europe since 2015, the Danes are the defending champions after claiming the title for the first time on home soil in 2019. However, this tournament will be different from the previous event as it will feature 32 teams instead of 24 for the first time.
The 32 teams have been split into eight groups of four teams each. The top three teams from each group will progress to the main round while the teams finishing last in their preliminary round groups will contest the President's Cup. The 24 remaining teams will be divided into four groups of six teams each. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals where the tournament enters the knockout phase.
Four venues will be used, with the Borg Al Arab Sports Hall, Cairo Stadium Sports Hall, Dr Hassan Moustafa Sports Hall, and New Capital Sports Hall all hosting games.
Continue below where you will find World Men's Handball Championship 2021 predictions. We will be looking at both the World Men's Handball Championship favourites and the Men's Handball World Cup underdogs. There are a few contenders for 2021 Handball World Cup so let us begin our Handball 2021 World Cup predictions.
2. Men's 2021 Handball World Championship Favourite
The Handball World Cup 2021 odds with Bet365 have Denmark as the biggest favourites to retain their world title. They are one of 13 European nations to qualify for the tournament and facts show a European team has won every men's handball world cup since the tournament's first edition back in 1938. The Danes suffered a shock exit at the group stage of the 2020 European Championship but are expected to return to this event strongly.
One of their leading players, Mads Mensah Larsen has been speaking to Kolding Storcenter and said he hoped they took the defeat from the European Championships with them and use it as extra fuel. The Danish team is full of world class players including Larsen, Mikkel Hansen, Magnus Landin Jacobsen, and Kevin Møller to name but a few.
With such a talented team, it is easy to see why Denmark are many people’s betting picks for Handball World Cup. It would not be a surprise to see them named the World Men's Handball Championship 2021 champions, especially as they should have little trouble overcoming Argentina, Bahrain, and DR Congo in their preliminary group.
3. Other Contenders for 2021 Handball World Cup
There are several other contenders for 2021 Handball World Cup, with France leading the way to win the tournament with Bet365. They have been drawn in the preliminary round group with Norway, United States and Austria. France knows what it takes to win this competition having done so 6 times in their history. The French have won four of the last six World Men's Handball Championships, which highlights just how good they have been in this competition in recent years.
Unfortunately for France, they will be without the injured Nikola Karabatic who tore his ACL in October playing for his club team. However, they still have Cedric Sorhaindo, Barcelona right-back Dika Mem and centre-back Romain Lagarde available. Much like the Danes, the French were eliminated at the preliminary stage of the 2020 European Championship but are sure to use this as motivation to perform in this event.
Moving on in our Handball tips and predictions and we come to Spain. When discussing who will win the 2021 Handball World Cup, you simply cannot ignore the Spanish and they will be full of confidence having won the 2020 European Championship. Having missed the Rio 2016 Olympics, that success ensured they qualified for Tokyo 2020. Gonzalo de Perez Vargas, Aleix Gomez Abello, Raul Entrerrios, Alex and Dani Dujshebaev, Ferran Sole of Paris Saint-Germain, and experienced leader Jorge Maqueda Pena are just some of the stars in their team.
There is no doubt Spain have what it takes to become the World Men's Handball Championship 2021 champions and you can back them with Bet365.
One of the other top teams in our betting predictions for Handball World Cup is Norway and they are on offer as one of the main favourites with Bet365. The Norwegians finished third at the 2020 European Championship and have reached the final of the previous two World Men's Handball Championship.
4. Men's Handball World Championship Outsiders
The 2021 World Men's Handball Championship outsiders include Croatia as one of the underdogs with Bet365. Led by Domagoj Duvnjak, Croatia reached the final of the 2020 European Championship and will be feeling good about their chances in this competition.
It may be worth keeping an eye on the hosts, Egypt who beat Sweden at the 2016 Olympic Games and saw their under-19 team take the world title in 2019. The Portuguese team is full of young talent, including left back Andre Gomes and pivot Luis Frade. Portugal are on offer as yet another underdog to win the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship.
5. Men's Handball World Cup 2021 Broadcast
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