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On May 19, 2022, the next Ice Hockey World Championship match between Canada and Kazakhstan will take place in the Finnish city of Helsinki.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Team Canada continues to play as the reigning World Champions. At the 2022 World Cup, the Maple Leafs are doing everything to defend their title. In the first game, they easily defeated the German national team 5:3, then defeated Italy 6:1, and the day before, they beat the Slovakian national team 5:1. Despite three confident victories and dominating the Group A standings, Claude Julien's squad still has room for improvement, as not all the key players have had time to show their best hockey.
Kazakhstan make a disappointing impression so far. While at the last World Cup, Yuri Mikhailis' charges aspired to make the playoffs. Now they are among the contenders to leave the elite division. It all started with a devastating 1-9 defeat for the Kazakhs to Denmark. After that, the Kazakhs lost 1-2 and 2-3 to France and Switzerland, respectively, but both defeats were in regulation time, so after three games, the Kazakhs have exactly zero points, which leaves them in last place in the Group A standings.
Interesting facts before the match
- Canada have won their last six matches at the World Championships;
- Kazakhstan have lost their last four matches at the World Championships;
- Canada defeated the Kazakhs in their last two games at the World Championships by a 12-2.
Expert Betting Tips
The results for Canada and Kazakhstan at the 2022 World Cup are opposite. While the Maple Leafs have not lost a single point and lead Group A, Yuri Mikhailis' wards have lost all three games in regulation time, finishing in last place. Of course, the Red and Black are the clear favorites in the upcoming game, and the only important question is whether the Canadians will be as successful as they are. The Kazakhs will likely be uncompetitive again, so it begs the bet on the victory of the Canadian team with a handicap (-5) at odds of about 1.85.
They have not scored fewer than five goals per game so far at the 2022 World Cup, and the Maple Leafs have scored exactly five goals against decent opponents, while they have netted six against Italy. The Kazakhstan national team is inferior in skill to the Germans and Slovaks, so it is unlikely that Claude Julien's charges will be limited to five goals in the upcoming confrontation. From this point of view, the optimal choice for the prediction looks like Canada's Total Over 5.5 pucks for 1.72.
Pierre-Luc Dubois had a great start at the 2022 World Cup. The 23-year-old has already scored four goals and one assist, making him Canada's leading scorer in three games played at the tournament. That statistic should come as no surprise since he scored 60 points (28 goals + 32 assists) in 81 games in the last NHL regular season with Winnipeg. In this situation, it is worth looking at a bet on Pierre-Luc Dubois's Total Over 1.5 points for 1.70.
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