Helsinki Ice Hall (Helsinki)
On May 14, 2022, the teams of Denmark and Kazakhstan will meet in the Finnish city of Helsinki for another Ice Hockey World Championship match.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Danish national team is a team for which leaving the group at the World Championships is a rare, almost unique, affair. In the past decade, the Vikings have made the playoffs only once, but even then, they finished in the quarterfinals. Everything seemed too ordinary in the Danish hockey kingdom until they suddenly performed magnificently at the Beijing Olympics, where they did not easily qualify. They beat the Swiss and Czechs in the group stage, and in the playoffs, they beat the Latvians but still lost to the Russians in the quarterfinals, leaving them without a medal, but already the progress of Heinz Ehlers' team is evident.
The Kazakhstani team didn't compete at the Beijing Olympics since they lost in qualifying to Poland, leaving them without their team's main start. At the last World Cup, Yuri Mikhailis' wards ambiguously performed. All the same, to come within one point of the eventual champions Canadians in the group stage of the tournament is a decent result, except that the Kazakhs could have left these very Maple Leaves overtaken by the quarterfinals if they had beaten an unmotivated Norway in the last round, but it did not happen. At the 2022 World Cup, repeating last year's result will be extremely problematic.
Interesting statistics before the match
- The national team of Denmark defeated the national team of Kazakhstan in their last encounter - 4:1;
- The national team of Denmark has won the last two friendly games with a combined score of 10-0;
- Kazakhstan lost their last two friendlies by a combined score of 1-10.
Expert Betting Tips
Teams of Denmark and Kazakhstan approach the World Cup in very different moods. While the Danes were excellent at the Olympics and now intend to show their mettle at the 2022 World Cup, the Kazakhs are missing the final tournament of the last four. Moreover, Yuri Mikhailis' charges had played only two friendlies before the tournament, losing to Latvia 0-5 and 1-5, while the Vikings beat the British 2-0 and 8-0 in their last two games. As a result, a bet on a Danish national team win for 1.75 begs to be placed.
It's unlikely to see high goal-scoring activity in the upcoming clash. Denmark and Kazakhstan are direct playoff contenders, at least ahead of the 2022 World Cup. For this reason, the opponents clearly won't risk giving each other too many chances to score. There is a high probability of a stubborn opposition emphasizing defense. Therefore, Total Under 4.5 pucks for 2.19 seems to be the best option for our prediction.
Special attention should be given to the results of Denmark and Kazakhstan in their recent friendlies before the 2022 World Cup. Heinz Ehlers' side lost 2-0 and 1-3 to Norway, then defeated Great Britain 2-0 and 8-0 twice in a row. Kazakhstan had just two friendlies before the World Cup in Finland, where they lost to Latvia, 1-5 and 0-5. In the last six games, there was never a case when both teams overcame more than 1.5 pucks, so now it is worth looking at a bet that each team will not score more than 1.5 pucks for 1.87.
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