2023 Men’s EuroHockey Championship Odds & Betting Preview (August 19 – 27)
The Men’s EuroHockey Championship is back with the 19th edition of this tournament, and Germany is the host nation for the 2023 Men’s EuroHockey Championship. All teams would be eyeing the ultimate prize as the Men’s EuroHockey Championship winner will qualify directly for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Netherlands are the current world champions, and they would be looking to defend their EuroHockey Championship in Germany.
Men’s Field Hockey Euro Championship 2023 Betting Guide
The 2023 Men’s EuroHockey is scheduled to run alongside the women’s competition, beginning on the 18th of August and ending on the 27th of August. All games would be held in Monchengladbach as eight teams battle it out at the Warsteiner HockeyPark.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||2023 Men’s EuroHockey Championship (Field Hockey)|
|🏟️ Venue:||Warsteiner Hockeypark, Monchengladbach, Germany|
|🗓️ Dates:||19 August – 27 August 2023|
2023 Men’s Field Hockey Odds & Favorites
The men’s field hockey odds are updated, and below, you can find a list of the top favorites to win the tournament this year:
Netherlands @ 2.75 (7/4)
The Netherlands have shown great dominance in the last few years, and they won the EuroHockey Championship in 2021 as the host nation. They are just two titles behind Germany on the all-time record, and they would be eyeing that record too. The Netherlands is number one on the FIH Men’s World standings, and they are the top favorites to win the Championship.
Belgium @ 3.75 (11/4)
Belgium is the closest team to the Netherlands on the FIH Men’s World rankings, and they beat Spain in the 2019 finals to win the Men’s EuroHockey Championship. That was the first title for the Belgians, who have made a huge breakthrough in their last few tournaments. Prior to the win in 2019, Belgium was present at the 2013 and 2017 finals, and they have another chance to pick up silverware in Germany.
Germany @ 5.00 (4/1)
Germany lost to the Netherlands in a heartbreaking defeat on penalties in 2021. They would be looking to make good use of being the host nation to extend their number of EuroHockey titles. Germany’s last trophy was as far back as 2013, and they have lost two finals since then, both games against the Netherlands. Germany hasn’t been at their best, but they sit in the top three to win the EuroHockey tournament.
England @ 5.50 (9/2)
England hasn’t lived up to expectations in the last three editions of the Men’s EuroHockey Championship, and they need to be at their best to stand a chance of usurping the likes of Netherlands and Germany. The English team lost the third-place match against Belgium in 2021, but they have gotten better since that loss. England is currently third on the European FIH Men’s World rankings, and they aren’t far off the top three to win this tournament.
Spain @ 9.00 (8/1)
Spain completes the top five favorites to win the Men’s EuroHockey Championship, and they are the only team here that sits outside the top five on the FIH Men’s World rankings. The Spaniards have won this title twice, but their last win came in 2005, while they have had three runners-up finishes in 2003, 2007, and 2019. Maximiliano Caldas would be looking to end their title drought in the EuroHockey Championship in 2023.
2023 Men’s EuroHockey Format & Betting Preview
The EuroHockey Championship features eight teams in this division and is separated into two groups of four, A and B. In each pool (pools A and B), the teams play one match against each of the other teams in their pool (three in total).
The teams then go on to play classification matches based on their relative ranking from these pool matches to determine their final tournament position. Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw, and none for a loss. A final ranking is drawn after the games, and only the top two teams qualify for the semifinals. The winner of Pool A faces second place in Pool B and vice versa.
Pool A Preview
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Pool A looks to be a three-horse race, with Belgium, England, and Spain all having chances to finish atop in this quartet. The only easy prediction here is the last place for Austria, which can hardly expect a place in the semifinals.
Pool B Preview
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Pool B has two clear favorites in the face of the Dutch and German teams and two outsiders in the face of France and Wales. However, the latter two aren’t too far away in the FIH rankings and can upset even global leaders.
Last Five Winners
Germany holds the record for the most titles in the EuroHockey Championship, but the Netherlands have been more successful in the last few editions, winning three of the last five. The host nations have been very successful, and the last three winners all won the tournament on home soil.
- 2021: Netherlands
- 2019: Belgium
- 2017: Netherlands
- 2015: Netherlands
- 2013: Germany
Men’s Field Hockey 2023 Championship Winner Picks
Netherlands To Win @ 2.75 (7/4)
The Netherlands have the best hockey team in the world, and when it comes to men’s hockey, no team has been able to match their achievements in the last few years. They have won this title thrice in the last five editions and are ranked top of the FIH Men’s World rankings.
The Netherlands has been ever present in the finals, and when they didn’t win it in the last five editions, they managed to get a third-place finish. Jeroen Delmee’s team defeated Germany in the 2021 finals, and even online bookies in Germany agreed on their dominant chances to win in Monchengladbach.
High-Odds Winner Prediction
Betting Tips for 2023 EuroHockey Men
Top-3 Finish Prediction
Top Three Finish – Belgium @ 1.80 (4/5)
Belgium won their first title in 2019, and they have become one of the best international teams in men’s hockey. They finished as runners-up twice in the last five editions of the EuroHockey Championship, and they are a force to reckon with when it comes to men’s hockey.
After missing out on a place in the 2021 finals, Belgium went on to beat England 3-2 to win the third-place match. They are easily a top-three team with eyes on the title, and finishing in the top three with one potential loss shouldn’t be a problem for the Belgians.
Top-5 Finish Prediction
Top Five Finish – Spain @ 1.73 (8/11)
Spain has not won the EuroHockey Championship since 2005, but they have been quite competitive since then, with a runners-up finish in 2019. They reached the finals in 2019, but Belgium was too strong for the Spaniards.
It looks improbable that Spain would end their title drought in Germany, and even Spanish bookies paying high for their success. However, they can make it as far as a top-five finish in the EuroHockey Championship with good chances to fight even for top-4.
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