2023 Women’s EHF Final 4 Betting Odds, Tips & Predictions (Handball, June 3 – 4)
It all began with 16 teams; now, only four remain. The Women’s EHF Champions League is well and truly heating up, and with the competition entering its final weekend, the final four battle it out to determine a champion in Budapest. With the pretenders sorted out from the contenders, the best four women’s handball teams in Europe are sure to put on a show this weekend.
Key Info About the 2023 EHF Women’s Champions League Finals
With three of the four teams at this weekend’s final four repeats from last season’s semifinals, there’s no doubt the finale of the 2022-23 EHF Women’s Champions League will be hotly contested. Gyori Audi and Vipers Kristiansand are the teams to beat this year, with both gaining direct quarterfinal qualification and putting on dominant displays in their first knockout games.
Team Esbjerg has shown some excellent form; however, while underdogs FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria will be playing with zero expectation in front of a home crowd. All of this means some excellent betting to be had this weekend, which we break down in our Women’s Handball Champions League 22/23 predictions below.
|2022-23 Women’s EHF Champions League Finals, Final Four
|MVM Dome, Budapest, Hungary
|Saturday 3 June to Sunday 4 June
Handball 2023 Champions League Finals Odds & Betting Preview
For context, here are the overall odds to win the Women’s EHF CL 2023 according to the best Hungarian betting sites:
- Gyori Audi ETO to win @ 2.50 (3/2)
- Team Esbjerg to win @ 3.00 (2/1)
- Vipers Kristiansand to win @ 3.50 (5/2)
- FTC to win @ 11.00 (10/1)
Those who want to bet on the Women’s EHF Champions League Finals will see that there are three teams, all very close in the outright winner odds. Gyori Audi ETO KC holds the slight edge at 2.50 (3/2), with Team Esbjerg just behind at 3.00 (2/1), closely followed by Vipers Kristiansand at 3.50 (5/2). Well off the pace at the bookmakers is this year’s heavy underdogs, FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria, who pay 11.00 (10/1).
Who will win the Women’s EHF Final 4 in 2023?
Realistically, three of the teams have a genuine chance of winning this weekend. There’s a reason the odds are so close between Gyori, Esbjerg, and the Vipers — all three are quality handball teams. Both Vipers and Gyori were in the final last year and have won the past five editions of this tournament between them. Team Esbjerg may not have picked up a win in the EHF Champions League yet, but they are playing fantastically this season and are returning semifinalists.
FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria, however, are the least likely to win, as their odds indicate. Having pulled off an enormous upset in the quarterfinals to defeat Group B top qualifier Metz Handball, chances are FTC will not be able to repeat this upset throughout the weekend.
Understanding the Women’s EHF Champions League Finals 2023
With the best 16 women’s handball clubs selected from across Europe, the EHF Champions League epitomizes the best handball action in the world. It’s a competition that has been running since 1961 and offers a much-esteemed prize.
Since 1993-94, the Women’s EHF Champions League has featured a final four weekend. With the 16 teams split into two groups of eight, the top two from each group qualify automatically for the quarterfinals. The next four from each group move through to the playoffs, where a knockout round determines the other four teams to play in the quarterfinals.
The quarterfinals are also played as sudden-death matches, determining the four teams who will play in the final four weekend, where semifinals and finals are played over two consecutive days.
Last Five Winners
- 2016-17 — Gyori Audi ETO KC beat HC Vardar
- 2017-18 — Gyori Audi ETO KC beat HC Vardar
- 2018-19 — Gyori Audi ETO KC beat Rostov-Don
- 2020-21 — Vipers Kristiansand beat Brest Bretagne Handball
- 2021-22 — Vipers Kristiansand beat Gyori Audi ETO KC
With Vipers Kristiansand and Gyori Audi contesting the latest final and winning all five of the previous seasons of the Women’s EHF Champions League, will we see more of the same in 2022-23? Or can either Team Esbjerg or FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria upset the apple cart? Read on for our handball women’s Champions League finals 2023 betting predictions.
2023 Women’s Champions League Finals Betting Tips
Love watching women’s handball, but love betting on it even more? Then we have the best tips to bet on women’s EHF Champions League Finals for you. We’ve looked at all the latest handball odds and have these top Women’s Handball Finals 2023 betting tips to help you win with all-encompassing bets at BetZillion:
Vipers Kristiansand to Beat Gyori Audi (Semifinal) @ 2.75 (7/4)
Our top bet on the Women’s EHF Champions League Finals is to back Vipers Kristiansand to keep doing what they do best – beat Gyori Audi. Last year they defeated the Hungarian side 33-31 in the final, and we believe they’ll pull off a similar feat in the semifinals this season.
While Gyori have the advantage of playing in front of a home crowd, this doesn’t alter the fact that the Vipers have been a better side in 2023. There’s a reason the Vipers have won two years in a row – Marketa Jerabkova is scoring goals at breakneck speed, with her 107 scores propelling the Vipers to the top of Group A. In the quarterfinals, CS Rapid Bucuresti didn’t bother the Vipers, with a wide 71-56 score on aggregate. Expect the Nordic team to keep winning and roll right into the final.
Vipers Kristiansand to Win Outright @ 3.00 (2/1)
On that note, we believe Vipers Kristiansand will go all the way and win the EHF Champions League Final this weekend. We make this women’s handball 2023 CL Finals betting pick for two reasons. Firstly, the Vipers have a championship pedigree and know what it takes to close out a final four weekend successfully. Second, the Vipers will be playing a team that has never been in a final before and will likely be well out of their depth. This handball betting prediction looks worthy at 3.00 (2/1).
FTC to Beat Team Esbjerg @ 4.40 (17/5)
While we are sure the team Vipers is the closest to the trophy, we are ready to predict that they won’t face Team Esbjerg, but instead, it will be FTC. Playing with no pressure on their shoulders, having pulled off a big upset to even qualify for this weekend, FTC are a real threat to Team Esbjerg. If they can neutralize Henny Reistad effectively and get Katrin Klujber in position, FTC could well continue punching above their weight and win their semifinal. With returns of 4.40 (17/5), it’s hard not to take a bet on the underdogs here.
Our Recommended Women’s Handball Champions League 2023 Predictions
- Vipers Kristiansand to Beat Gyori Audi (Semifinal) @ 2.75 (7/4)
- Vipers Kristiansand to Win Outright @ 3.00 (2/1)
With the best women’s handball clubs fighting it out for the title of Women’s Handball Champions League winner in 2023, expect this weekend to be a hotly contested affair. Three teams all have a strong chance of lifting the trophy, but we say it will be Vipers Kristiansand who complete the three-peat and win this season. Watch out for FTC if you like live betting, though, as they’ll be on the hunt for more upsets in Budapest.