Canada vs Latvia
Prediction for the Hockey World Cup Canada vs Latvia match, which will take place on May 27. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Canada has a classic World Cup. The Maple Leafs showed their mettle in the opening round of the tournament, crushing the Latvians 6:0, then going down to defeat the Swiss and the Norwegians 2:3. However, at the end of the group stage, they still managed to beat the Czechs 3:1, finishing second overall in Group B. Already in the first round of the playoffs, they had to face the main favorite of the World Cup 2023 - the Finns, who had triumphed in the global championship a year earlier, and now were the home team. They clinched a very comfortable and confident 4:1 win.
The Latvian team in all recent years has shown very poor results, and in 2022, they failed both at the Olympics and the World Cup. They had a poor start at the 2023 FIFA World Cup, dropping their opening two games to Canada and Slovakia by 0:6 and 1:2, respectively. After that, they slowly improved, unexpectedly beating the Czechs 4:3 and beginning their winning streak, which continues to this day. The Latvians won the remaining four games in their group, finished fourth in Group B, and the day before, they pulled off the biggest upset of the 2023 World Cup by beating Sweden 3:1 in the quarterfinals.
Expert Betting Tips
When they unexpectedly left the group, the Latvian national team achieved outstanding results at World Cup 2023. But they did not stop there, beating Sweden in the quarterfinals the day before. It is important to note that the White Blues have played all their previous games on home ice in Riga, where the crowded stands helped them clinch the win. Now, they moved to Tampere, and their semi-final opponents will be the Maple Leafs, whom the Latvians lost to without a chance in the tournament's opening game, 0:6. Now the Red and Black are the favorites. We can bet on a Canadian victory with a handicap (-1.5).
The Latvian national team at the beginning of the World Cup 2023 looked very weak on the offensive line and scored only one goal in the first two games. The Latvians' attacking style gradually improved, allowing them to collectively score 23 goals (3.83 goals per game) over the next six games. Moreover, they scored three goals the day before, even against Sweden. In the upcoming match, they are also expected to score, but the Maple Leafs must be ready to respond, so the best option for our prediction is Each team to score 1.5 goals - Yes, and we should bet on a total over 5.5.