Discover a wide range of handball betting odds for 2016
If you are not familiar with handball, it is a team sport played with 7 players where the objective is to throw the ball into the opposing team's goal – think of a hybrid of basketball and soccer and you are nearly there. The action is quick, exciting and competitive. It originated, and became popularised, in Northern Europe, but has since grown in popularity around the world and is featured in the Summer Olympics. In the early years, handball was completely dominated by European teams, at both club and international level. Recently, that dominance has been altered to some extent, with a notable example being Brazil winning the women's World Championship in 2013. Still, the European nations hold sway, certainly in the men's competitions, with all gold medal winners coming from Europe in the Olympics and World Championship handball competitions. But don't be fooled into thinking that makes handball any less competitive, the titles and championships are fiercely contested between the best national and club sides. You can now find handball betting markets online for upcoming tournaments, including the 2016 Rio Olympics.
PSG and Barcelona familiar names at the top of the handball game
At club level, handball is played throughout Europe, notably in Russia, Germany, Spain and France. As with soccer, the best men's teams from the continent aim to play in the pan-European, EHF Champions League. In recent times the Champions League has been dominated by Spanish and German sides, again drawing a parallel with soccer. Barcelona are the current champions and are the most successful side of all time with nine Champions League titles. Teams hoping to snatch Barcelona's crown this year include THW Kiel (Germany), Paris Saint-Germain (France) and Kielce Vive (Poland). Right now you can find handball betting odds for 2016 competitions, including outrights for the climax of the EHF Champions League.
Bet on handball 2016 at William Hill Australia
2016 is an Olympic year, thus handball players will get a chance to shine on the grandest stage of all. France should once again be the favourites for the men's event. They will be hoping to get their third consecutive gold medal. With a squad featuring many of Europe's top players, including Nikola Karabatić who has scored over 1,000 international goals, they have been the most dominant team of recent times. The women's picture is somewhat more open, with Norway, Russia and Brazil all in with a decent shot at the gold in Rio. You can bet on handball 2016 for a whole range of events, including the aforementioned Olympics, Champions League and all the top European National League. Match betting markets will include options for handicap betting, total goals and various other bets.