Betting on Handball

Handball is a team sport that is predominantly played indoors. It is a popular minor sport in Europe, especially in France, Germany, Spain and Sweden. Handball matches are fast paced, with plenty of action.

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Handball Basics

Handball is played between two teams with seven players on each team, on a rectangular court 40 meters x 20 meters in dimension. There are two goal posts, one on each of the shorter sides of the field. A match is played in two 30 minute halves. Both teams try to score as many goals as possible during the match, and the team with the most number of goals at the end of the match is adjudged the winner.

Handball Competitions

Several countries around the world have domestic handball league competitions. The most popular leagues are Division 1 in France, Bundesliga in Germany, Liga ASOBAL in Spain, and Elitserien in Sweden. Besides domestic league competitions, two major interleague tournaments are conducted every year, which are, Champions League tournament - where top teams from the most popular European leagues compete, and Super Globe tournament - where league champions from different continents compete.

Among international competitions, the two most popular ones are the Olympics handball and the World Championship handball tournaments.

Types of Handball Bets

Outright betting

This type of bet on handball is available for every major tournament. Bettors have to pick which team will be the overall winner of the tournament.

3 Way betting

Bettors will pick one of the three outcomes, if either of the teams will win or if the match will end in a draw.

2 Way handicap

Bettors will pick if the favorites or the underdogs will win after certain handicap points are reduced from the favorites at the end of the match.

Score over/under

For this type of bet, bettors will pick if the total score will be over or under a certain number. Separate bets will also be offered to pick over/under for the 1st half.

Score odd/even

Bets will be offered to pick if, the total, 1st Half, and 2nd half scores, will be an odd or even number.

Most scoring half

This type of bet is to predict which half will have the most points scored, 1st or the 2nd.


Handball matches usually have plenty of scoring and are extremely exciting to watch. Many league and international matches, are intensively competitive and are too close to call. With several major leagues around the world, plenty of handball matches happen all through the year. Bookmakers present bettors with a wide range of handball betting opportunities for all major matches.