Stadium: Nokia Arena (Tampere).
Prediction for the Hockey World Cup Czech Republic vs USA match, which will take place on May 29. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is one step away from medals for the tenth time. It had seemed that the Lions would claw their way to awards stand under Kari Yalonen. The Czechs had played two rounds of the European Tour with him, but the tournament itself ran into more problems. In the group stage, they struggled but still made the playoffs beating Germany in the quarterfinals - 4:1. However, in the semifinals, they lost to Canada - 1:6, so they went into the battle for the bronze.
The U.S. has not won a world championship since 1960. A string of failures has caused star players to stop coming to cups, so we have seen not the brightest roster in recent years. Nevertheless, they reached the semifinals for the second time in a row. In the group stage, they won five times and failed twice, taking fourth place in the group. In the quarterfinals, the Americans sensationally beat Switzerland 3:0, which had previously won seven games in a row. At this point, the success of David Quinn's team ended, as the day before, they lost in a hard-fought struggle against Finland - 3:4.
Expert Betting Tips
Team USA was a bronze medalist at the last World Championships, but they were playing for third place against a lowly German team a year earlier. Now they will face a battle against the more skillful Czechs. The motivation of the Lions is inexhaustible as they have a chance to win at least something for the first time in ten years. The day before, Kari Jalonen's wards gave up playing after only two periods, but the Stars and Stripes were stubborn to the last minutes, spending much more energy and emotions. As a result, we bet on a win for the Czech Republic.
- The Czech Republic has won four of its six recent games.
- Team USA has lost two of its last three matches.
- The Czechs defeated the United States in three of last four head-to-head games
Usually, the third-place matches are notable for many actions and goals. The losers in the semifinals waste too much resources thats why in the battle for the bronze they have a chance to relax and enjoy hockey when the pressure is not as intense. So the Czech Republic and the USA might demonstrate a bright and productive show. The best option for the prediction is a total of over 5.5.
Filip Hronek is one of the Czech Republic's key defenders, who has been surprisingly quiet in the World Cup opener, although he always plays effectively for his national team. Still, last season for Detroit he gained 38 points (5 goals + 33 assists). But in the playoffs he started to earn and scored in each of the games. Thus, it is worth betting on the total oover 0.5 points by Filip Hronek.
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