Hungary played fantastic match in Veszprem a few day ago (20-18 (8-7 half time)), and took two important points against always favorized Croatia. It’s a rare situation in modern handball to see only 38 goals, but Mocsai’s guys have built up fantastic defense, and Croatia couldn’t play its game. Duvnjak scored only once, Lackovic had a troubles with injury, and main sharpshooters failed in this game.
I’ve read a lot complains from croatian sport news, where Goluza said that his team was beaten in Veszprem?! It is a kind of funny story, when we all know Croatia is one of best defensive squads in the world, and not some soft guys.
But today is another day, and another game. Game will took place in Zagreb, and most probably hosts will try to make a hot atmoshpere for this game.
Jakov Gojun is out after first match, so Vukovic will have a main role in Croatia defense. For me one of the biggest handicaps for Goluza’s team is Cupic missing, one of the best right wings today, and only his presence and his fastbreaks are very very important for this team.
But no matter what, at home for me Croatia is always a favorite. I don’t believe Hungary can play like at home court, where crowd were indeed 7th player. I watched this team many times and in away games they have shown many weakness.
Handicap is fair enough -4, but I will buy one goal and my tip for this match is