As part of the quarterfinal match of the Hockey World Youth Championship, the players of the national teams of Finland and Germany will fight face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
In the four opening meetings, the Finnish team managed to register three victorias on their own account. At the same time, two of them were obtained during the main time of the match. The team scored 8 points during the performances in the group round, but could not win the quartet and finished in second place. The beginning of the tournament was crowned for Suomi with a crushing victory over Latvia with a score of 6:1, after which the club managed to beat the Czech Republic in a shootout (4:3 B). The home team managed to win the biggest victory in the match against Slovakia, defeating the opponent with a score of 9:3. Failure awaited the Scandinavians in the match against Canada, where the Finns were corny weaker – 3:6.
The German national team is raising world-class stars. Hockey experts have repeatedly said this, looking at which players are active in the Bundestim camp. During the whole round, the team was able to throw 10 goals into the opponents' goal, and missed 13. It was not possible to make a beautiful debut, and in Edmonton Germany lost to the USA with a score of 1:5. But in an incredible fight with Austria the next day, the German players were able to defeat the opponent with a score of 4:2. The victory in one goal went to the Germans and in a duel with Switzerland (3:2), which helped to secure an exit to the playoffs and no longer look back at the game with Sweden, which the team lost with a score of 2:4.
Statistics and figures:
- Finland is the favorite of the meeting;
- "Suomi" won three times in 5 previous games;
- Germany won twice in 5 matches;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 5:3 in favor of Finland.
Bookmakers give high totals for this meeting, but I don't think the opponents will show a closed game. Our bet will be in favor of at least 7 abandoned pucks. The attacking ranks of the national teams act in a sweeping manner, and this fact will allow the game to become "riding.