SC Magdeburg vs. RK Nexe Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 28, 2022 16:00 CET
Lisbon is the host of this year’s Final Four of the European Handball League, and in the first semifinal duel, we will have the opportunity to watch the match between the German SC Magdeburg and the Croatian RK Nexe.
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SC Magdeburg finished the regular part of the competition in Group C in first place on the table with a performance of nine wins and one defeat, with a goal difference of 317 goals scored and 267 goals conceded. In the eighth finals, they played against Sporting from Portugal, and after 29:29 in the first match, in the return match, they managed to secure the victory with a score of 36:35 with a lot of difficulties. In the next round, they were better than the French Nantes with 28:25 and 30:28, and they secured the placement in the semifinals mostly thanks to Damgaard, who scored as many as twelve goals in the return match. The SC Magdeburg team is characterized by a very fast pace, and indeed there are few matches in the Europa League and Bundesliga in which Magdeburg scored less than thirty goals, and there is no doubt that they will play in the same rhythm tomorrow, hoping that the Nexe team will be tired of the hard rhythm and two games played in just three days (matches in the domestic championship). According to the latest announcements, it is expected that the Magdeburg team will not have problems with absences, and that can be an additional advantage in matches like this, although Magdeburg is already the absolute favorite against Nexe.
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Nexe was also in Group C in the regular part of the competition, and in ten games played he managed to record five wins and five defeats. When it comes to efficiency, the handball players of the Croatian team scored 295 and conceded 300 goals, so we can say that RK Nexe is one of the most efficient teams. It is important to mention that they secured a place in the eighth-finals thanks to victories at home, while they suffered four convincing defeats away (all four defeats with more than thirty goals conceded). In the round of 16, they were twice better than Pelister with 29:26 and 22:21, while in the quarterfinals they had a much harder task. After winning 32:27 at home against GOG, they were three goals behind in the return match during the second half, and when they seemed to be at a dead-end, Halil Jaganjac “took matters into his own hands”, and brought a draw 37:37 to his team, and thus a place in the semifinals. A lot in tomorrow’s match will depend on whether the mentioned Jaganjac will be able to help his teammates, because in case of his absence we can expect a very defensively oriented game of Nexe handball players.
08.03.22 EHF Nexe – SC Magdeburg 24:28
07.12.21 EHF SC Magdeburg – Nexe 32:26
08.12.20 EHF SC Magdeburg – Nexe 28:23
01.12.20 EHF Nexe – SC Magdeburg 24:32
Team News and Injuries
According to the latest reports, SC Magdeburg has no problems with absences, while Jaganjac is uncertain in the RK Nexe team.
SC Magdeburg vs. RK Nexe Prediction
Without any doubt, SC Magdeburg is a big favorite in this duel, and it is quite realistic to expect that the team from Germany will manage to reach the finals. They have been playing at a very fast pace all season, and a large number of teams do not have a solution for this style of play, and objectively speaking we are not sure that RK Nexe players have enough quality to adequately oppose a better opponent. RK Nexe suffered two defeats in the final of the domestic championship from PPD Zagreb, and a big problem for Nexe is the fact that the best scorer of the European League Halil Jaganjac missed the final against PPD Zagreb, and the big question is whether he will be able to help to his teammates. At the end of the season, Jaganjac will sign a contract with the Rhein-Neckar Löwen team, so it is still unknown whether he will want to risk a more serious injury at his own risk. If he is out of the team, RK Nexe will try to slow down the rhythm of the match as much as possible, which means that we can expect a much more aggressive game in defense.
Even without the Jaganjac in the team, we believe that Nexe handball players will not run on the field with a white flag in their hands, and we believe that they can provide adequate resistance to a favored opponent.
Date and time: 28.05.2022 16:00 CET
Prediction: RK Nexe +7.5 AH
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