Group B – 3.
Stadium: Westerner Park Centrium (Red Deer, Alberta).
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Switzerland is another team in Group B at the 2022 World Cup, which categorically refuses easy beats. It seemed that the failure at the last tournament, when the Red and Whites lost all four games with a total score of 5:20, left them no faith in success. Their lineup composition did not change. In the first match, they still gave a real fight to the Russians. The wards of Marco Bayer dropped in the first period, but with each period, they looked better and lost with a slight difference in the score — 2:4.
The US national team arrived in Canada as the reigning champion and one of the leading contenders for the title. However, it is not an easy situation for them. Even before the start of the tournament, the Stars and Stripes held a friendly fixture against Finland, where they lost in overtime — 3:4. The first game started very well for the Americans. After two periods, they confidently beat 3:0 the Slovaks. In the third twenty-minute, the opponents gained back two goals, arranging a suspenseful finishing. Finally, Nate Leaman's players turned out to be stronger. There is no doubt that the US national team will get up steam during the competition, but they are not impressive so far.
Over 15 years, the teams have held six matches at the World Junior Championship. Every time the victory in this confrontation was celebrated by the Stars and Stripes, the goal difference was 24:7. The last time the opponents played at the World Cup 2017, when the US national team players turned out to be stronger — 3:2.
Expert Betting Tips
The Swiss national team fought hard with the Russian national team the day before, but in the end, it remained without points, losing - 2:4. The Americans had difficulties in the battle with the Slovaks, although they still managed to win - 3:2. It would seem that in the upcoming match, the Crusaders should have chances of success. The thing is that the Stars and Stripes are much more powerful than the opponent, and the day before, they rested while the Red and White played with the top opponent. In addition, the Americans have won against the Swiss in the past six games with a total score of 24:7. We recommend betting on the victory of the US team with a handicap (-3.5).
It is unlikely that we should expect an abundance of goals. The rivalry between the national teams of Switzerland and the USA is not very great in scores. At the World Cup 2016, the Americans thrashed 10:1 the opponent, but in the remaining games, both teams only shot 20 goals (4.00 on average per game), which is a very mediocre result by the standards of junior hockey. The Swiss are unlikely to concede, so the best option is a total under 6.5.