As part of the quarterfinal match of the Hockey World Youth Championship, the players of the national teams of the USA and the Czech Republic 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 American national team, like the Canadian one, is one of the clear favorites to win the Hockey World Youth Championship. The team of the "stars and stripes" gave out a very solid group stage. She was able to win 4 victories in 4 matches. The victories were obtained in the games with Germany (5:1), Switzerland (7:1), Austria (7:1) and Sweden (3:2). It is obvious that in the duel with the Czech Republic, the "stars and stripes" will play only to win. No one expects any other results from them at home.
Czech Republic U20
As for the Czech Republic, this team was almost left without a playoff tournament. She was able to win in the opening round with a score of 5:4 over Slovakia, after which the team lost by shootout (3:4 B), as well as Canada (1:5) and Latvia (2:5). As a result, the Czech team took fourth place in the quartet and went to Canada, where the "tricolor" is guaranteed a crushing defeat and a flight home.
Statistics and figures:
- The USA is a clear favorite of the meeting;
- The Americans have a 5-match winning streak;
- Czech Republic has a 3-match losing streak;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 7:0 in favor of the Americans.
The U.S. national team will be able to defeat its opponent in this match. The Americans are many times stronger than the enemy. The victory of the "stars and stripes" will be confident, with a handicap of 2.5 goals.