Eurofarm Pelister – Kolstad

Recap

Champions League handball 2023/2024
(13.09.2023)
Eurofarm Pelister
Kolstad handball
22 - 31
Final Score
Game Statistics
0Yellow cards0
0Red cards0
0Shots0
0Shots on Goal0
0Saves0
0Corner Kick0
0%
Shot Accuracy
0%
Pass Accuracy
SH
0
F
0
OFF
0
0%
Shot Accuracy
0%
Pass Accuracy
0
SH
0
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OFF

Recap

The Champions League journey starts today, when the Norwegian top team Kolstad travels to Bitola (the second largest city) in Macedonia. Eurofarm Pelister is the biggest club with Vardar in Macedonia handball. After 19 years, they will play in the Champions League group stage as the champion of Macedonia. They have been preparing for a longer period and played a lot of friendly matches. In the last one against Vardar, they were defeated by 30-26, which was a shocking result, because Vardar this season is completely rejuvenated. The team is mainly composed by players from Ex-Yugoslavia, with some foreigners like Danish winger Andreas Nielsen and Algerian goalkeeper Kalifa Ghedbane. They will have the best audience in the group stage because their fans „Ckembari“ are creating a phenomenal atmosphere and the hall is sold out with 3,500 seats.

Kolstad launched an investment plan in the autumn of 2021, which generated great attention from Trondheim and far beyond Norway’s borders. The squad is composed by has extra quality players, with six Norwegian and one Icelandic representative in its ranks where the main star is Sander Sagosen. They already played three matches winning against Bergen 25-32, Rapp 16-42 and took a 33-33 draw against Arendal, but in these matches Sagosen was out due to a rib injury.

The group is very tough, so tough that two or three of the teams – PSG, Kiel, Aalborg – could end up in Cologne, in the Final 4. Eurofarm Pelister will probably have to settle for fighting against Zagreb to avoid last place in the group, and despite the full hall, I think that will not have any chance against a strong Norwegian side.

Extra bet: -3.5 handicap Kolstad @ 1.90

Details

LeagueSeasonMatch DayFull TimeTipODDSResultOutcomePrediction
Champions League handball2023/202413.09.202390'-2.5 handicap Kolstad1.7022:31WonPaid

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Eurofarm Pelister101222
Kolstad handball161531