Stadium: Nationwide Arena.
Prediction for the NHL match between Columbus vs Chicago, which will take place on November 23d. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Columbus has been one of the biggest underdogs in the league. The legendary Mike Babcock might have stopped the series of failed seasons, but he got involved in a scandal, was fired, and didn't coach a single game. Pascal Vincent filled the vacancy, but he has not gotten any decent results. This season was pretty good. The Jackets won three out of five games, but in the next 14 matches, they only managed one win over Tampa Bay - 4-2. In the remaining 13 meetings, there were only losses. Of course, all of this is enough for last place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Chicago's situation is the same. Last year, they said goodbye to Patrick Kane and Jonathan Thaves - club legends who won Stanley Cups in the previous decade. Now, the hopes are pinned on a new star - Connor Bedard. He debuted at 18 and already has 15 points in 16 games. However, the young player cannot carry the whole team. Overall, they have five victories and 11 defeats, which puts them second to last in the Western Conference.
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Columbus and Chicago are in terrible shape right now. The only difference is that the Hawks are winning more often, although they are currently on a four-game losing streak. The Jackets have failed nine straight. Such a crisis has sent the Blues and Reds to the bottom of the standings. In addition, Chicago has won seven of the last eight H2H meetings, becoming the favorites.
Note the performance of Chicago in the confrontation with Columbus. In the last six matches, the Hawks have sent 22 pucks into the Jackets' net (an average of 3.67 per game). At the same time, the rivals have scored 43 pucks (7.17 per game average). All of which bodes well for another high-scoring battle.