As part of the quarterfinal match of the Hockey World Youth Championship, the players of the national teams of Canada and Switzerland will fight face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
The Canadian national team is the favorite at any hockey competitions. Here and now – "maple leaves" are considered clear contenders to win the championship. The team confidently passed the group stage of the Hockey World Youth Championship, where the North Americans managed to win alternately over Latvia (5:2), Slovakia (11:1), the Czech Republic (5:1) and Finland (6:3). Switzerland has virtually no chance of a successful outcome of the meeting, because the opponent is incredibly strong and it is unrealistic to compete with him.
Switzerland only miraculously got into the playoffs of the tournament, and even then caught on to the quarterfinals, literally leaving in the last car of the departing train. After losing in face-to-face meetings with Sweden (2:3), the USA (1:7) and Germany (2:3), the Alpine team managed to win in a duel with Austria (3:2). The three points scored allowed the Swiss team to overtake Austria on the flag and get into the playoffs.
Statistics and figures:
- Canada is the favorite of the meeting;
- Canada has a 6-match winning streak;
- Switzerland lost 4 out of 5 meetings;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 10:0 in favor of the North Americans.
Canada will surely defeat Switzerland. After all, these are two teams of comparable level of play. For sure, the Maple Leafs will be able to win in the quarterfinals and defeat the opponent with a difference of 5.5 goals or more.