Which team will win Baltic Handball League 2020?
Baltic Handball League
The first Baltic Handball League game of 2020 was played last Friday in Zaporozhye, where hosts ZTR delivered first defeat of the season to SKA Minsk, winning the postponed match 34:32 (17:18). Meanwhile, 23 players from BHL clubs were or are still in action in the final tournament of EHF EURO 2020.
Coaches, players and specialists have mentioned the Baltic Handball League being exceptionally evenly balanced this season. The last weekend provided another proof to this as four out of nine matches ended in a draw. The two days also saw goalkeepers shining brightly in most of the games.
Before teams can start even thinking about Christmas, the Baltic Handball League has an important weekend ahead. Ten teams will play nine games and it is equally crucial matches for all of them. The standings in Group B show an extremely tight season and in Group A the champions of four countries will have almost a "mini-tournament" over two days.
Last week was very much cup-related for the clubs of Baltic Handball League, but one postponed BHL match was also played, as Cocks Riihimäki and Dragunas Klaipeda met in Finland. It was a clean sweep by BHL clubs in the Estonian Cup Final Four with three top spots taken and Serviti Põlva emerging as the cup-winners.
Despite last season's two top teams were not in action this weekend in Baltic Handball League, the two days offered top class handball and very tight matches. In five out of seven games played the result could have gone either way. The biggest winners of the weekend were maybe even surprisingly Granitas-Karys Kaunas, taking maximum four points.
The third Baltic Handball League weekend of the season wiil concentrate on Group B, as five out of seven matches will take place among the teams of that group. Three Estonian clubs will be visiting their Latvian and Lithuanian rivals, while in Group A last year's winner and runner-up Cocks Riihimäki and ZTR Zaporozhye are free this weekend.
|4||ZRHK Tenax Dobele||7||3||1||3||199:207||-8||7|
|2||VHC Šviesa Vilnius||6||4||1||1||170:153||17||9|
|3||HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper||7||4||1||2||198:193||5||9|