Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Canada vs Sweden Preview and Odds


Canada will meet Sweden in a qualification-round match at the Steel Arena in Kosice on May 9th in the IIHF World Hockey Championships. This will be the third qualification round game for each team in Group F. Canada sits on top if the group with 10 points with two wins and two overtime wins while Sweden also has 10 points from However Canada has a better goal difference at plus nine compared to Sweden’s plus seven. Whoever wins this game will win the group.

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Canada edged the USA 4-3 in a shootout in their first game and then snuck by Norway 3-2. They haven’t been playing as well as their record indicates and have been receiving mediocre goaltending. However, they always seem to find a way to come out on top.

Sweden opened their qualification round with a 4-0 shutout over France and then a 2-0 shutout over Switzerland. Viktor Fasth stopped 29 shots against France and 31 more against the Swiss. He’s the leading goaltender in the tournament with two shutouts, a save percentage of 97.62 and a goals-against-average of 0.67. Patrik Berglund has five goals in four games for Sweden.

Canada vs Sweden Predictions

This will be Canada’s toughest test in the tournament so far and it will feature the speed and youth of the Swedes against the physical style of the Canadians. John Tavares has been Canada’s top player so far and this will be a battle between the scoring power of Canada and the hoot Swedish goaltending.

Look for the Swedes to win by one or two goals. Bet now at SportsInteraction and claim $125 Bonus

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