Dec 2, 2016
Dec 2, 2016

2017 Bandy World Championship

Learn how to bet on bandy

2017 Bandy World Championship betting preview

2017 Bandy World Championship
With the 2017 Bandy World Championship around the corner, how well do you know the sport that also goes by the name 'icy football'? Learn how to bet on bandy and discover the astounding similarities it has with soccer. A must read for those looking for new betting opportunities.

Bandy: a love child of soccer and hockey?

Popular amongst Scandinavian countries, bandy is often described as a cross between soccer and hockey. The sport's roots are surprisingly firmly set within England’s history – Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert couldn’t resist playing goalkeeper in a famous exhibition match in 1853 at Windsor Castle.

Due to the similarities, bettors with knowledge of either soccer or hockey can easily transfer their betting skills to bandy betting.

At first glance, bandy may be mistaken for ice hockey because it’s played on ice with sticks, but that is where the similarities end. The game is more comparable with soccer. Bandy is played on a rink the size of a soccer pitch with 11 players per team, two 45-minute halves, the same offside rule and unlike hockey, there is no puck, with players using a small plastic orange ball.

Like soccer, players pass, dribble and shoot, with play only stopping when the ball goes out for a goal throw, corner stroke, penalty stroke, stroke in or when the referee decides to do so. Discipline is maintained by the red and blue card system. Red means you can no longer play for the remainder of the game, while blue is a 10-minute penalty (three blues in the same game result in a red).

With such noticeable similarities between the two sports, bettors with knowledge of either soccer or hockey can easily transfer their betting skills to bandy.

How to bet on Bandy

There are a number of ways to bet on bandy with Pinnacle. You can mix up your bets with a variety of different betting formats such as:

Money line Bandy Betting:

Money line is the most popular market and the simplest way for a player to understand the cost of a bet. Money line bandy bettors are ultimately betting on who will win the match.

Bandy Handicap Betting:

When the perceived bias in ability between two teams is different, Pinnacle offers a goal handicap to level the playing field. These goals are then added to the game’s final score, and the winner is the team that wins with these additions.

Bandy Totals Betting:

Bandy totals betting allows bettors to bet on whether the total number of goals by both teams will be over or under the value set by Pinnacle.

2017 Bandy World Championship

Following a successful 2016 Bandy Word Championship hosted in Russia and watched by an unexpectedly high number of spectators, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, the world’s best bandy players are meeting in Sweden this year for the 2017 Bandy World Championship.

Between 29 January and 5 February, the action in Division A matches will take place in Sandviken, while Division B matches will be played in Trollhättan.

The Championship starts on Sunday, 29 January, with the host, Sweden, clashing with the 2016 runner-up, Finland, right after the opening ceremony. Russia will be looking to defend their title, while Sweden, who only finished third last year, will be holding their hopes high for this year’s title.

Pinnacle will be offering unbeatable bandy betting odds on all 2017 World Championship Bandy matches. Stay tuned!

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