Date: on the 17th of May, 2019 (Wednesday)
Match start: 19:15 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Ice Hockey World Championship. Group stage.
Another round of the Ice Hockey World Championship will be held between Finland and Great Britain that hadn’t participated in elite of world hockey for 15 years.
Finland, despite coming in not extremely powerful line-up has spent great 3 rounds where they had to play against two North American national teams and the hosts of the tournament (Slovakia). They have won over Canada and Slovakia and lost to America in OT.
Great Britain will surely be fighting for survival and it is still facing its main matches.
However, we should mention that in the match against Germany (1:3) they were great though in a match against Canada they have suffered a defeat with the score 0:8.
All have understood that the team from Albion isn’t absolutely competitive in a fight against top-teams.
Suomi, of course, don’t have a strong line-up: the starting line-up is lacking NHL players but Jukka Jalonen has managed to create efficient team which is capable to play in attack but not always able to work efficiently on their ice.
That is why Great Britain can score one goal especially if they manage to keep the power play. As to the rest, Finland will surely win.
Our tip: Finland (Asian Handicap -5.5) – odds 1.58