As part of the quarterfinal match of the Hockey World Youth Championship, the players of the national teams of Sweden and Latvia 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 three of the four matches played in the group stage of the World Cup, the Swedish squad was quoted as the favorite among bookmakers. In such a pleasant status, she was able to confidently win three victories over obvious outsiders and was able to take second place with 9 points in the tournament. The only failure occurred in the match with the most serious opponent – the USA (2:3). In the last game, tre Krunur defeated Germany with a result of 4:2.
The Latvian team lost three of the four matches. But one setback was in a shootout. As a result, the "red and white" were able to gain 4 points to their asset and soared to third place in the table. The Latvians did not start the current world championship in the best way, losing to Finland and Canada. The shootout was lost to Slovakia (2:3 B), however, in the match of the last round, the "maroon" sensationally beat the Czech Republic with a score of 5:2, which allowed them to be in the playoffs of the tournament.
Statistics and figures:
- Sweden is the favorite of the meeting;
- Tre Krunur has 3 wins in 5 matches;
- Latvia has won twice in the last 5 matches;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 5:1 in favor of Sweden.
Bookmakers offer a 3.5 puck head start on the Swedes. Up to this point, the teams had met each other three times, and in each case the Swedish squad beat the opponent with the stated handicap. It will be possible to do it this time.