Date: on the 17th of May, 2019 (Wednesday)
Match start: 19:15 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Ice Hockey World Championship. Group stage.
On the 17th of May in the evening the Czech Republic in frames of another Ice Hockey World Championship game in Bratislava and Košice will play against one of the underdogs – Italy.
The Czech Republic demonstrates quite good level of hockey in frames of this tournament, having won over strong Sweden, Norway and seemed to be strong in a game against Russia, having lost with the score 0:3. They were great in rivals’ zone and could have break the course of game but Andrei Vasilevskiy was standing like a mount.
Squadra Azzura is making rather pale impression. Only defeats from Switzerland (0:9) and Sweden (0:8) have ben gained. Italy is very weak in attack and practically has nothing to oppose to the rivals. The defense is simply terrible and allows their rivals too much freedom in their zone. No matter how often the goalkeepers have been saving the team, the matches finish with humiliating defeats.
Don’t wait that Italy will be able to fight against the rival. It is too weak. They have nothing to oppose to such team as the Czech Republic. This match will probably end with a loss of Italy.a
Our tip: Czech (Asian Handicap -5.5) – odds 1.53