Next endurance test: Surprise team MT Melsungen as guests

The HBL restart is a tough one for SC Magdeburg. With the Bundesliga clash against THW Kiel during the week, the next top match is already scheduled for the weekend. This time, the Magdeburg handball team will face MT Melsungen in the 21st matchday of the HBL and are clearly favored.

The odds for an SC Magdeburg vs. MT Melsungen bet on the home side are only 1.20. In the last two H2hs – both on foreign soil, mind you – SCM remained winless against the team from Northern Hesse. MT will therefore not be hiding in the upcoming Bundesliga clash against the league leaders.

Statistically speaking, scoring at SCM is still a pipe dream. MT Melsungen have suffered seven defeats in a row in the GETEC Arena since October 2015.

SC Magdeburg are a force in their own arena this season. In the current Bundesliga season, the SCM handball players have won each of their ten home games, scoring an average of 34.5 goals per match. A high-scoring encounter against MT is therefore inevitable. Our SC Magdeburg vs MT Melsungen prediction is based on this

SC Magdeburg – stats & current form

SC Magdeburg won the HBL classic against Kiel and thus underpinned their lead in the German top flight. The team of SCM coach Bennet Wiegert beat the German record champions 33:26 to remain unbeaten in all competitions for the 28th time in a row.

The beard is growing – and will only be shaved off if SCM suffer their first competitive defeat since September 2023. If the Magdeburg handball team’s recent run of form is anything to go by, it is almost impossible for the SCM to lose at the moment. Before the win against Kiel, Magdeburg had already dominated the cup match against Rhein-Neckar Löwen and made a promising start to 2024.

It was SC Magdeburg’s sixth win in a row in all competitions. Magdeburg scored 30+ goals in each of these six matches. A rate that is also likely to be underpinned in the upcoming Bundesliga clash against MT Melsungen. The record in the GETEC Arena also speaks for itself:

GETEC Arena – the SCM’s fortress

SC Magdeburg has won every home game at the GETEC Arena in the current Bundesliga season. The Magdeburg handball team has scored an average of 34.5 goals per match, which is particularly commendable. Against MT Melsungen, it is just as obvious that SCM will break the 30-goal mark.

In four of the last six home H2hs, betting on SC Magdeburg vs. MT Melsungen paid off. Tim Hornke was Magdeburg’s best scorer against the record champions from Kiel. The 33-year-old scored a total of nine goals in the top game of the HBL last matchday.

Nevertheless, Hornke is not listed in the bookmakers’ goalscorer bets. Instead, it is possible to bet on at least seven goals from SCM star Omar Ingi Magnusson. If successful, there are betting odds of 2.05 for SC Magdeburg vs MT Melsungen

MT Melsungen – Statistics & current form

MT Melsungen made an impressive start to the season and were top of the table for much of the first half of the season. In the meantime, the team from northern Hesse has slumped and slipped to fourth place in the Handball Bundesliga table. However, with 27 points after 19 match days, the points haul is still impressive.

In contrast to SC Magdeburg, there has not yet been an HBL restart for the team from North Hesse. MT Melsungen had no game during the week, but there was a cup win against TuS N-Lübbecke to celebrate the week before. The Melsungen handball team beat the second-division club 30:28 to celebrate their first competitive match success after the winter and European Championship break.

Melsungen’s defense did not leave a positive impression in the Cup. With a similar performance, MT is doomed to fail against SC Magdeburg. At least the offense was convincing and scored 30 goals in a game for the second time in a row. Nevertheless, MT’s attack faces a tough test against SCM

Can MT break through Magdeburg’s bulwark?

After all, Sunday’s opponents have the best defense in the league table. The only encouraging thing for the Melsungen handball team is the fact that it has already won on home soil against strong teams such as Kiel and Leipzig this season. In nine away games, however, MT “only” had a record of 4-0-5.

Melsungen have not scored in Magdeburg since October 2015. Since then, MT has suffered a total of seven defeats in a row. In four of those seven matches, Melsungen lost by a deficit of 4+ goals. It therefore remains to be seen how MT will perform this time in Magdeburg’s fortress.

SC Magdeburg – MT Melsungen head-to-head comparison / H2H result

In 37 encounters between the two clubs, SC Magdeburg emerged victorious 25 times. The Melsungen handball team prevailed only six times during this period. Six other matches ended in a draw. In the 37 H2hs, 2147 goals were scored – an average of 58 goals per game.

Nevertheless, it is obvious to bet on a match with at least 60 goals this weekend. This is supported not only by Magdeburg’s scoring rate, but also by MT’s attacking form. MT Melsungen have scored 30 goals per game in each of their last two competitive matches

SC Magdeburg – MT Melsungen betting tip

SC Magdeburg have not lost in 28 competitive matches and will therefore go into the showdown against MT Melsungen with a broad chest. In the first half of the season, the Magdeburg handball team only managed a meagre draw, meaning that SCM missed out on victory in a Bundesliga clash against Melsungen for the second time in a row.

The chance for revenge comes in the GETEC Arena. SC Magdeburg has won every match against Melsungen in front of a home crowd since 2015 – a total of seven matches in a row, mind you. It is quite possible that this winning streak will be extended at the weekend

We expect a high-scoring encounter between the two clubs and place our SC Magdeburg vs MT Melsungen betting tip on over 57.5 goals in the match. We are using five units for this. The best odds for our prediction are currently offered by Bet365

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