Group B – 4.
Stadium: Westerner Park Centrium.
The day before, the US national team received a default due to positive tests for COVID-19. Will it prevent the Stars and Stripes from beating the Swedes now? Several betting options are available!Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
The Swedish national team is holding a perfect tournament so far, having secured a place no lower than second at the end of the group stage, which allows them to avoid Canadians or Finns in the quarterfinals. In the first match, Tomas Montén's players defeated 6:3 Russia by the middle of the second period. In the second game, Tre Kronor acted more pragmatically, scoring one unanswered goal in each period, which allowed them to beat 3:0 Slovakia. Two consecutive victories allow Sweden to lead the Group A standings.
The USA is the reigning world champion. It all started with a difficult victory in the 3:2 game with Slovakia, where they were outplaying 3:0 the opponent. It seemed that the second match at the tournament against Switzerland should be an easy walk for the Americans. They would show off in offence and make acquaintances, but COVID-19 decided otherwise. Two US national team players had positive test results at once, which is why the entire national team was not allowed to play, getting a technical defeat - 0:1. The rest of the American meetings are now under threat of disruption, as is the entire tournament.
Over 15 years, the teams have held eight head-to-head meetings. The Yellows and Blues have three wins, and the Stars and Stripes - five. The goal difference was 30:18. The last time the opponents played at the WJCH, the victory was celebrated by the US national team players — 4:0.
Expert Betting Tips
We will see the US national team at the WJCH. However, a couple of players got a positive coronavirus test result, and the rest of these two days have been in a suspended state, waiting for a decision from various federations. At this time, Tre Kronor calmly prepared for the next match at the tournament, where everything was going great for them. We suggest betting on the Swedish national team will not lose in regular time.
The national teams of Sweden and the USA in the debut do not impress in performance. Even though Tre Kronor beat the Russians - 6:3, Sergei Zubov's players made many mistakes in defence. In the next game, the Yellows and Blues pragmatically dealt with the Slovaks — 3:0. The Americans' only match was not too rich in scores since they shot five goals with the Slovaks, which is not so much for the juniors. The best option is a total under (6.5).