Date: on the 21st of May, 2019 (Tuesday)
Match start: 15:15 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Ice Hockey World Championship. Group stage.
On Tuesday evening the group round of the Ice Hockey World Championship in Slovakia will be closed with 6 matches. Last time the hosts of the current championship have got into the play-off 6 years ago in frames of the World Championship 2013. They thought that the home ice can favorably influence on the final outcome. But it seems that nothing good will happen.
Slovakia has lost to all its direct rivals (Germany, Canada and Finland) except the USA. That is why even the victory over Denmark in frames of the last match doesn’t guaranty getting into knock-out round. Slovakia has to dream about the failures of the USA in last matches.
Denmark doesn’t impress anyone in this championship: it has won those matches that he had to. In addition, the win over Great Britain with the score (9:0) didn’t give rise to unfavourable criticism and in a match against France they were not able to gain necessary outcome. Denmark won’t leave its 6th position and it means that the forthcoming match will be devoted for making the hosts of the tournament sad. Denmark is dreaming of returning home by way of Bratislava – Copenhagen with head held high.
Slovakia and Denmark had different games on World Championships but more often Slovakia had been winning. Lately, Slovakia started to experience a period of crisis and the future rival has improved a little bit. Nevertheless, in 2019 Denmark was not able to impress the fans and we doubt that they will manage to please their fans in the match against motivated hosts.