Location: Finland (Helsinki, Tampere).
Tournament dates: 13.05.2022 - 29.05.2022.
Germany were semi-finalists at the last World Cup in Riga. Will Toni Söderholm's men be able to perform successfully at the 2022 World Cup in Finland? We predict that this time the Germans will show their mettle in attack!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Germany's current form
The German national team is having a very curious time. At major international tournaments, the Germans have not been able to climb the ranks of medalists for decades, and they had not so many big-name hockey players. At the 2018 Olympics, they were just seconds away from a sensational championship, although they ended up with silverware. Nevertheless, this success declared that they could meet big challenges, which they continue to prove to this day.
Yes, the last Olympics in Beijing was a complete disaster for the German team. In the group stage, they lost to the Canadians and Americans 1:5 and 2:3 and won surprisingly modestly against the Chinese 3:2 before losing in the last 16 of the tournament. But at the last World Cup 2021, Toni Söderholm's charges managed to reach the semifinals, but they were beaten by Finland and the USA 1:2 and 1:6 respectively in the two decisive games and were left without prizes.
The preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Finland began in mid-April, and the Germans have already played seven friendlies. First, the Germans have exchanged victories with the Czech Republic - 2:6 and 2-0, then repeated the trick with Switzerland - 4:2 and 1:6 and lost to Slovakia twice - 1:3 and 2:3. In the final friendly game, Toni Söderholm's squad barely beat Austria - 3:1. However, they've already added to the squad Philipp Grubauer, Moritz Seider, and Tim Stutzle, who spent last season in the NHL.
Expert Betting Tips
The German national team played surprisingly poorly at the Olympics in Beijing, but they can be expected to play to a higher standard at the World Championship. Yes, the German hockey squad can not boast stable results, but we have the right to expect bright and productive action from their attacks. After all, these two young men knocked out more than fifty points each in the past regular season, and the rest are not inferior, so the odds for Germany's Total Over 22.5 pucks in the group are around 1.85.
Of course, special attention should be paid to the majority of the German national team. Suffice it to look at the players' statistics, which will come out with the Germans on implementing the extra one. In his first NHL season, Moritz Seider, 21, scored 50 points (7 goals + 43 assists). Tim Stutzle, 20, played in the top league at 132 games and had 87 points (34 + 53). Matthias Plachta had 33 points (11 + 22) in 38 games. Dominik Kahun had 44 points (16 + 28) in 42 games, and Daniel Fischbuch had 41 points (11 + 30) in 46 games. With this in mind, we would expect Germany's Total Over 7.5 power-play goals for 1.85.
At the last World Cup, the German national team could not boast too high scoring activity, having scored 22 goals in seven games, but Toni Söderholm's charges beat Italy 9-4 in their first game at the tournament. We can now assume that the Germans will break in at least one game. Fortunately, their opponents will be modest teams like Kazakhstan, Denmark, France, and Italy. With such a powerful and skillful German attack, it is worth looking at the odds of Germany scoring at least seven pucks in their most goal-rich game at around 2.30.
TelecomAsia Sport is looking for tipsters for the Chinese Super League. Contact [email protected] for more information.