In the last game of the round in Women's EHF Champions League CSM Bucharest will host Vardar Skopje in an important clash in the group 2 of the main round phase of the competition. Since Buducnost and Gyor seems to have already booked the 1st and the 2nd place in this group these two will battle for the 3rd place, in doing so they will avoid the only tough team in the G1, Rostov. Bucharest, I think, could have been a candidate to win the competition but they have many problems; firstly their main RB, Line Jorgensen is injured, so they don't have a left hand 9 meter shooter. Also the second option on this position, Deonise Cavaleiro left the team for Nykobing this winter after she hasn't received her salary on time. With Isabelle Gullden as the playmaker CSM is still a tough opposition but she isn't receiving much help from the others backcourt players (Torstensson, Rodrigues and Bradeanu). They seem to struggle scoring, much revolves around Gullden, and if the swede can be anihilated much of CSM's game will crumble. Vardar on the other hand is boasting an impressive backcourt lineup with Penezic, Lekic, Damnjanovic, Klikovac, Lazovic and Khmyrova. They also are very stable in defence with Leynaud as their goalkeeper. I have been far from impressed with CSM this year, I think their will struggle a lot to score until Jorgensen is back on the court, so with great confidence, my bet for today is a Vardar win.
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