Betting Tips – 2019 Ice Hockey World Championship Round 1

Ice Hockey World Championship Group Stage

Ice Hockey World Championship group Stage

 

Finland vs Canada

Finland Finland 

May 10th, 2019
10:15 am (ET)

Steel Arena 

Canada Canada

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Tip –Canada is bringing a pretty solid lineup with them to the 2019 IIHF World Championship that includes the likes of John Tavares, Mark Stone, Sean Couturier, Sam Reinhart and a plethora of others. Finland on the other hand, is bringing a talented side but one that doesn’t feature a ton of NHL talent. They will certainly be facing a daunting task against the Canadians in their opening game. Take Canada to steamroll past Finland on all relevant betting sites, with the over also looking like a good bet.       

Russia vs Norway

Russia Russia

May 10th, 2019
10:15 am (ET)

Ondrej Nepala Arena

Norway Norway

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Tip –Russia is looking for their first gold medal in this tournament since 2014 and are bringing their top superstars to make that happen. Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Evgeni Malkin, Evgeny Dadonov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Nikita Zaitsev and Dmitry Orlov, were all late editions to the squad once their respective teams were eliminated from Stanley Cup contention. This will be a good opener for the Russians as they can get their feet wet against an inferior opponent. The Russians should cruise to victory in this one.

 

Czech Republic vs Sweden

Czech Republic Czech Republic

May 10th, 2019
2:15 pm (ET)

Ondrej Nepala Arena

Sweden Sweden

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Tip –In what will probably be the most intriguing match the of the day, Sweden take on the Czech Republic. The Swedes got a boost to their roster when the Pittsburgh Penguins were swept in the first round of the NHL playoffs as it allowed for both Patric Hornqvist and Marcus Pettersson to join their squad. This could be a tightly contested affair as neither team will want to lose this opener but go with the Swedes to get an important victory. The under also looks like a lock.

 

USA vs Slovakia

USA USA

May 10th, 2019
2:15 pm (ET)

Steel Arena

Slovakia Slovakia  

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Tip –The United States are bringing a mix of youth and veterans with them to Slovakia to try and win their first gold medal in the tournament since 1960. 17-year-old Jack Hughes – expected to go first overall in the upcoming NHL draft – will become the youngest player in history to represent the Americans in the competition. Adam Fox and Christian Wolanin – also exciting prospects – were included on the roster as well. While they do have some young talent, the United States also have quite a bit of experience on their side as well with the likes of Patrick Kane, James van Riemsdyk, Ryan Suter, Dylan Larkin and Corey Schneider. The Slovakian home crowd will certainly help create a hostile atmosphere for the Americans to walk into, but it shouldn’t shake them up too much. Expect an American victory in what should be a closer contest than most are anticipating.

 

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