Ice Hockey World Championship
Match start: 19:15 (GMT+1)
We present to your attention a calendar game of the second round of group B with participation of the hosts of World championship – the national team of Denmark and national team of the USA. As of the writing of this prediction the results of the matches of the first round are still unknown.
However, right now these results have no specific value. The group stage has only started and during the period from the 4th of May till the 15th of May all its participants should go through seven-match tournament marathon. It is obvious that now three winning points are extremely important for both teams.
Denmark (the head coach Janne Karlsson)
For the first time in the history the World Ice Hockey Championship will take place in the most southern country of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is obvious that now Danes are dreaming to improve considerably their last year’s result.
During the previous World Cup the team of Janne Karlsson in seven matches of the group stage has won only three victories over Slovakia (4:3 OT), Germany (3:2 OT) and Italy (2:0). Alas, such quantity of points (7) was enough only for the sixth final place.
The USA (the head coach Jeff Blashill)
But the USA on the French-German World Cup 2017 became the winners of the group. We will remind you that Jeff Blashill’s team has unexpectedly lost in the first match to Germany (1:2). However, then a six-match winning series over Denmark (7:2), Sweden (4:3), Italy (3:0), Latvia (5:3), Slovakia (6:1) and Russia has followed (5:3). And as result – the first place of the USA in group A.
As we see, the previous meeting of the teams of Jeff Blashill and Janne Karlsson which has taken place in Cologne on the 7th of May last year in frames of the World Cup 2017 has ended with the victory of the USA (7:2). And what team is a favorite of the new meeting? According to bookmakers, despite the status of home arena, in this match the hosts practically have no chances to win. Though here, in our opinion, the bet made on general total of delivered pucks.
Denmark – 7.00, the USA – 1.35;