Ice Hockey. NHL
Stadium: Honda Center (Anaheim)
Montreal is having a back-to-back away. After the game in Los Angeles, which ended in a 2-5 loss to the Canadiens, Dominique Ducharme's team will visit Anaheim. Does Montreal have no chance against the Ducks either? Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.
Anaheim doesn't get enough points
The team of Dallas Eakins approaches the match against Montreal with a six-match losing streak. Such a disappointing trend doesn’t make Anaheim loos hopeless, though. Only three of those 6 games saw the Ducks lose in regulation time. Moreover, the Californian club is ready to put up a tough fight even against the most powerful opponents.
For example, Winnipeg only defeated Anaheim in the closing minutes. Before the meeting with Montreal, the Ducks pulled off a stunning comeback against Vegas. As early as in the opening minutes of the 3rd period Anaheim came back from 1-4, took the game to overtime, but lost in the shootout. So far, the Ducks have fallen just a little short of consistent results time after time. But if the team continues to develop in the same way, success is bound to come sooner or later.
Montreal can’t claim anything
It's already clear that the Canadiens are unlikely to even contend for a playoff spot this season. Dominique Ducharme's team spent too much energy and emotion getting to the Stanley Cup Finals. You can't expect a second straight quality season from Montreal. However, no matter how poorly the Canadiens play in the current league, any failure is made up for with a heroic playoff run in 2021. Back then, no one expected anything at all from Montreal.
Last night's loss to Los Angeles was the 7th for the Canadiens in the new league. Montreal has only 2 wins under their belt. The team is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
- Anaheim: Max Jones, Rickard Rakell, Ryan Kesler – not playing;
- Montreal: Carey Price – not playing. Jake Evans– questionable.
Anaheim beat Montreal in the last 6 home matches.
Expert Betting Tips
Montreal already looks very weak at the start of the championship, and they'll have a back-to-back game as well. Anaheim has an excellent chance of success in the upcoming game. Most likely, the Ducks will take advantage of it. It's all the more unfair that Anaheim has lost so many games in a row, as the Californian team has looked more than decent in most of them.
Prediction: Anaheim will win.
- Anaheim To Win for 2.00;
- Handicap Anaheim (0) for 2.04;
- Anaheim To Win In Regulation Time for 2.52.