Match date: 12 Oct 2017
| Sport: Handball
| Competition: European Championship
| Stake: 10/10
| Pick: Lowen over 30.5
| Match result:
31-24 - Won
In this CL match Rhein Neckar Lowen will host PPD Zagreb.
Lowen is looking pretty good lately and their offense is looking unstoppable, especially when they are playing at home.
Lowen's best player Schimdt is playing best handball of his life and he is averaging around 6 goals per game and he is looking great right now. Lowen's wingers Tollbring and Groetzki are also looking great, especially Tollbring who has been almost perfect from 7m shots. Their pivotman and German national team player Pekeler is playing best season of his life and even though he is specialized for defensive tasks in national team, he is playing great in offense for Lowen and his height and arm reach are helping a lot with his game even though he isn't particulary strong pivot.
Zagreb biggest strenght in last couple of seasons was their defense but this season their defense isn't looking very good, their first team goalie Stevanovic left the club and they brought promisng Skovk but he just isn't having best season so far and he is struggling a lot, especially in CL matches. Their biggest transfers happend in offensive part of the game so they brought two great offensive players Vuglac and Markovic, both from Qatar but their aren't very good in defensive tasks, especially Markovic who isn't playing much of a defense because of his injured ankle.
All in all, Lowen has too good of a offense not to take them on this relatively small total, they haven't gone under 30 goals in any of their home matches so far this season, they have great shooters in Schimdt and Reinkind and their wingers are pretty fast and hard to guard, especially today when Zlatko Horvat most probably won't play.
Pick: Lowen over 30.5