Switzerland vs Slovenia
Prediction for the IIHF World Championship 2023 Switzerland vs Slovenia match which will take place on May 13th. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Swiss national team annually ranks among the dark horses. They rarely enter into the struggle for the awards of the World Championships, but their lineup is always very strong, and therefore the level of ambition is appropriate. This time, their main stars – Nico Hischier and Timo Mayer, who failed in the Stanley Cup the day before, will not play for the national team. But Denis Malgin and Nino Niederreiter will play for Switzerland, increasing the chances of the Swiss's excellent performance. Patrick Fischer's wards performed very well, taking first place.
The last time we saw the Slovenian national team at the elite level was long ago, but after last year's success at the World Championship in the second division, they were promoted in class. The main hockey star of the country, Anze Kopitar, did not come to the 2023 World Cup, so it will be hard for his father to count on outstanding national team performance. The main hope in the Slovenian attack will be ex-KHL players: Ziga Jeglic, Robert Sabolic, and Rok Ticar. At the same time, just before the start of the tournament, they beat the Hungarians twice – 4:0 and 4:2, and then the Danes – 3:1, which shows their good condition and desire not to lose in the elite again.
Expert Betting Tips
The Swiss national team performed phenomenally at the last World Cup: at the group stage of the tournament, they knocked out seven wins in seven matches, after which they managed to lose in the first game of the playoffs to the Americans - 0:3. It is unlikely that this will become an excuse for Patrick Fischer's wards to play worse in the group, besides in the first The Slovenian national team is waiting for them in the game, which has not played in the elite division for a long time.
The Swiss national team is cheerful and attacking and is not afraid to miss. They know perfectly well that they will have a lot of chances in attack. In seven matches of the last World Cup group stage with their participation, 49 goalkeeping took place (7.00 on average per game) – a very high result. And now they will create a lot of chances, all this will lead to mistakes in defense, and therefore the upcoming meeting should be many goals.