Buffalo vs Detroit: prediction for the NHL preseason match
On October 9, the Buffalo Sabres play host to the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL preseason match. What to expect from this fixture? Our answer is in the prediction below.
The Buffalo Sabres continue to show poor results. The team is on a four-game losing streak. The Sabres had a chance at Pittsburgh, where they were in the lead but the Penguins leveled the score and then won in a shootout.
The Sabres recorded the only victory in the preseason against Columbus. The winner was decided in a shootout, too (5:4). Buffalo's biggest problem is their weak play on the defensive, which often leads to crushing defeats.
Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings broke their string of defeats in the last game. They confidently defeated Pittsburgh with a score of 4:2. Forward Veleno had an excellent game - he earned points by scoring a goal and giving an assist.
Before that the Red Wings couldn't hold back the opponents and suffered two devastating defeats from Pittsburgh (1:5) and Columbus (2:4); Detroit also lost to Chicago in a close battle (4:6).
In 3 out of 5 head-to-head games, Buffalo opened the scoring.
In 3 head-to-head games out of 4, the teams scored more than one goal in the first period.
The two sides demonstrate equal play in the preseason. However, Buffalo are playing at home, so they have a slight edge in this match. This is a good chance for the Sabres to break their losing streak.
Our prediction - handicap (0) to Buffalo
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Buffalo
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Head-to-head games often turn out high-scoring. Moreover, both teams show weak performance on the defensive, thus we expect a large number of goals in this fixture.
Second wager - total over 6 goals