Location: Finland (Helsinki, Tampere).
Tournament dates: 13.05.2022 - 29.05.2022.
The Swiss team has twice reached the World Cup finals in the last decade. Will Patrick Fischer's men be able to make it again at the 2022 World Cup? We predict the Swiss will perform well in the group!Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Switzerland's current form
The Swiss team has been a dark horse for several years now. Indeed, they are not the favorites in world hockey, but they have a solid squad at every major international tournament with players from both the domestic league and the NHL. They often bring in high-profile hockey players. All this has allowed the Red and Whites to reach the finals of the World Championships twice in the last ten years, although both times they lost to Sweden.
At the last World Cup, the Swiss team finished second in the group, losing only to the Russians, with the Czechs, Swedes, Slovaks, and Danes all coming in behind. In the quarterfinals, Switzerland unexpectedly lost to Germany in a shootout game 2:3, but their exit to the semifinals was very close. At the Olympics in Beijing, Patrick Fischer's charges had a mixed performance because, in the group, they lost all three games but passed the Czech Republic in the last 16, but were defeated by Finland in the quarterfinals.
Switzerland's preparation for the World Cup in Finland began with six friendlies in which they beat France twice - 4:2 and 4:1, swapped victories with the Germans - 2:4 and 6:1 and were twice stronger than the Latvians - 5:2 and 3:1. They were then invited to the Swedish Eurotour, where they beat Finland 3-2 in straight sets, but then suffered two defeats from the hosts, Sweden and the Czechs, 2-3 and 0-3, respectively.
Expert Betting Tips
The Swiss team is a strong middle-class team by the standards of world hockey, which can accomplish big things under certain circumstances. Switzerland are in a good position now, having found themselves in an easy group with Canada as the main favorite and with all other national teams inferior to the Red and White in terms of their skill level. Patrick Fischer has called upon not only the best players from the domestic championship but also NHL representatives, among them Nico Hischier and Timo Meyer. They should secure the second place in the group for Switzerland with an odds of around 3.50.
The Swiss team will only find it difficult to score points against Canada in the Group A line-up, but they can try to put up a good fight against the Maple Leafs. In Denmark, France, Italy, and Kazakhstan, Patrick Fischer's charges must take three points each, giving them 12 points. In games against Germany and Slovakia, they also have a good chance of winning. After all, Switzerland's level of performance is noticeably higher. That's why Total Over 13.5 points for Switzerland in the group stage with an odds of about 1.65 seems to be the best option.
The Swiss team is a bright and attacking team, which tends to play modern, fast, and aggressive hockey. For this reason, they are traditionally good at scoring. At the last two World Cups, Patrick Fischer's charges have played seven games in a group and scored 27 goals each. However, the opponents' level both times was significantly higher than at the 2022 World Cup, where five of the six opponents were inferior to the Red and White. Switzerland's Total Under 23.5 pucks for 1.85 might be the best choice.
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