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Stadium: Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
Prediction for the NHL Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres match which will take place on March 18th. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Philadelphia continues to be in poor form, having no tournament motivation. It seemed that John Tortorella could shake Pennsylvanians, but nothing happened. The Flyers had some good stretches in the first half of the regular season but nothing more. Moreover, now Philadelphia has completely stopped fighting, so in the last nine meetings, they got only one victory over Detroit - 3:1, once again took a point in the battle with the Rangers, lost in overtime – 2:3, and lost seven more times. Now Philadelphia is only in 15th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Buffalo is still too early to qualify for the playoffs. The Sabres had a fantastic first half of the regular season, which allowed them to stay close to cup eight, but in March, their activity began to decline. In the last nine meetings, Don Granato's wards have beaten only Tampa Bay and Toronto - 5:3 and 4:3. A couple more times, they lost outside of three periods, but they had no points in five cases. The match against Dallas was painful, with a defeat – of 4:10. Such a modest stretch dropped Buffalo to 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Philadelphia and Buffalo will play a full-time game, being not well prepared. At the same time, the Flyers have already lost all tournament motivation and chances of reaching the playoffs, but the Sabres remain in the race for cup eight. This aspect should be the key in the upcoming battle. It is unlikely that the Pennsylvanians will hamper the opponent. Besides, the Flyers lost in eight of the nine previous meetings.
The confrontation between Philadelphia and Buffalo in recent years has been very productive. In eight previous official personal meetings, the rivals jointly scored 59 goals against each other (7.38 on average per game), which is an excellent indicator. And now we have the right to expect high-scoring activity from the Flyers and the Sabres since they have big problems with defense.