Switzerland vs Great Britain: another crushing defeat for the British?
On June 1, Switzerland and Great Britain will face off in Riga at the World Championship. We have made a prediction for this game, which you can find below.
Switzerland have been showing excellent results at the World Championships for several years now, and this year is no exception. The team is leading group A with 12 points, which they managed to earn with four victories. Already in the first game, the Swiss defeated one of the favorites of the group, the Czech Republic (5: 2). Strikers Mayer and Hofmann scored doubles and earned the most points.
But Patrick Fischer's charges also suffered two devastating defeats from Sweden (0:7) and Russia (1:4). The team's defense could not cope with the opponent's pressure, which resulted in lost points
Few expected good results from Great Britain at this championship. Indeed, the team got no chance to prove themselves worthy. They won only one game against another outsider, Belarus, with a score of 4:3. Goaltender Bowns deserves some credit for saving 33 out of 36 shots in that match.
The British were close to another win in the game against Denmark but still lost in overtime (2:3). At the moment, the team is in the penultimate line in the table, with 4 points in the asset, so there is no chance of getting to the playoffs for Great Britain.
Switzerland scored in each period in two out of three games.
Great Britain have scored in 11 games in a row.
Switzerland are the undisputed favorite in this game, and they can beat the opponent with a crushing score. It's hard to believe that Great Britain's defense will be able to give a shutout performance, so we are going to bet on the Swiss victory with a handicap.
Our prediction is Switzerland to win with a handicap (-4.5)
Since we assume that Switzerland will crush its opponent, we are going to place our second bet on the total of over 6.5 goals. We believe this will be a high-scoring game.
Second wager - total over 6.5 goals