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  • Motor Zaporozhye vs HC Metalurg Skopje Betting Tips and Preview: Zaporozhye to Strengthen Grip on Group D Qualification

Motor Zaporozhye vs HC Metalurg Skopje Betting Tips and Preview: Zaporozhye to Strengthen Grip on Group D Qualification

14:00 Sunday 8 October 2017
Ian Waterhouse
  • HC Metalurg Skopje lost the opening two group D encounters
  • Motor Zaporozhye have won the previous encounters against Metalurg Skopje. Motor Zaporozhye to win @ 1/16 Unibet.
  • Zaporozhye beat Skopje by six points the last time they played in the Ukraine but the home side have strengthened somewhat since then. Motor Zaporozhye to win with a -7.5 handicap @ 1/1 Betfair.
  • Motor Zaporozhye sit second in group D and in the final playoff qualifying spot.
  • The match will take place on Sunday 8th October. 

Motor Zaporozhye vs HC Metalurg Skopje Preview

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The 2017–18 EHF Champions’ League group stages are tightening up and the fortunes of each team can swing like a pendulum. None more so than Zaporozhye and Skopje who come face to face. Metalurg Skopje can ill afford to lose a third in four matches and it could spell the end of their qualifying chances. However, win, and they will suddenly find themselves on the same points total as their opponents. Motor will no doubt have their eye on victory in this one buy will take nothing for granted in what promises to be a hard-fought gritty affair.

Motor Zaporozhye vs HC Metalurg Skopje Prediction

Five-time Ukrainian super league winners Motor Zaporozhye will be much fancied for this encounter and it is nigh on impossible to look past them for the win. Strength in depth, experience and superior head to head record give the Ukrainian side a distinct advantage over their Macedonian opponents. Home advantage only adds weight to our best handball betting tips of an overwhelming win and another two points in Motor’s bid to make the playoffs.

Motor Zaporozhye vs HC Metalurg Skopje Betting Tips

Motor Zaporozhye head into this clash looking to ram home their advantage and experience over their opponents. As mentioned above, the Ukrainian side have claimed the last five domestic titles in a row. Their rivals HC Metalurg Skopje (no link) may be also be able to boast a number of domestic titles but have not won one since the 2013/14 season. One of our best handball betting odds is for Zaporozhye to win the game and Unibet have an array of handball leagues to bet on with their outright match prices among the best. The home side are one of the overall favourites to make it to the playoffs with only two qualifying from the six-team group and thanks to form, home advantage and recent wins over Metalurg, it will be another two points in the bag for a buoyant Zaporozhye.

The two sides met twice in 2015 (the last time they played) and unsurprisingly, it was the Ukrainian side who came out on top in both occasions. A six-point win occurred the first time with the fixture in Macedonia wielding a three-point win for Motor. In the two years since, Motor have gone from strength to strength whereas their opponents have fallen back somewhat. Betfair are known for their handicap markets and offer the widest degree of sub-markets anywhere on handball betting. There price for Zaporozhye to win on home soil with a -7.5 handicap is the only real way to extract value from the match. The home side have the bit between their teeth and a big win is on the cards. Qualification could prove too tall an order for Metalurg as Motor Zaporozhye go dancing off into the sunset knowing they are a step closer to the playoffs.

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