Group A – 2.
Stadium: Rogers Place (Edmonton).
The national teams of Germany and the Czech Republic began the 2022 World Cup with defeats from Finland and Canada, respectively. Who will win the first victory at the tournament in a face-to-face battle? Several betting options are available!Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
The German national team started the world championship again with a match against the Finnish national team. This time, the Germans did not have Tim Stützle and John-Jason Peterka, the two leading scorers of the last championship. They had already gone to North America, so no one played for the national team. Nevertheless, the wards of Tobias Abstreiter put up a decent resistance to Suomi, although they were defeated - 1:3. With such a playing, the German national team has a good chance to get out of the group and reach at least the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The last World Cup ended up reaching the quarterfinals for the Czech national team, where it was 0:3 defeated by Canada. Karel Mlejnek’s players started the current tournament against the Maple Leaves. By the middle of the first period, the Czechs could count on a brilliant result, beating 3:1 the hosts. Before the break, they managed to score and then brought it to victory - 6:3, capitalizing on the power play three times. Thus, we learned that the Czechs know how to shoot but have troubled discipline and defence.
Over 15 years, the teams have held four head-to-head meetings: each national team has won two victories. The goal difference on the Czech side is 12:9. The last time the opponents met at the World Cup 2020 U20 was when the victory was celebrated by the players of the German national team — 4:3.
Expert Betting Tips
The national teams of Germany and the Czech Republic lost in their opening matches, but they jarred on the favourites’ nerves. The wards made a pleasant impression of Karel Mlejnek, who were not afraid to play open hockey with the hosts of the world championship, although that was not the best idea in the end. The Czech squad is more skilled, and the fate of the Germans is to wait patiently for their chance, playing defensively. The visiting team is much-fancied, so we suggest a bet on the victory of the Czech national team with a handicap (-2.5).
The German national team played against Finland in the first match. The Finns gained an advantage in the score and then got defensive without allowing the opponent to do anything. Unlike Suomi, the Czechs have a public thoroughfare instead of defence, so Tobias Abstreiter’s team will have chances to offence. The Czechs have a good offensive lineup, so there is a high probability that we will see an abundance of goals, and the best option is a total over 6.5 goals.
- Handicap 2 (-2.5) for 2.16
- Total Over (6.5) for 2.25