Sweden vs IIHF World Championship

Posted on 12 May 2017 13:14 CET | Tip viewed: 629 times

Bookmaker: Bet365 | Tipster: Dmccooper (Bulgaria)

Match date: 21 May 2017 | Sport: Ice Hockey | Competition: Europe Champions League

Odds: 4.25 | Stake: 7/10 | Pick: Outright winner - Sweden | Match result: Won - Won

There isn't clear favorite for the competition this year so it's value to pick some of low-ranked teams. Sweden looks to be hidden favorite because they already showed amazing performance against top countries like Russia and USA despite they losses by both of them. They are currently 4th in the table with 2 wins and 2 losses but they have much easier fixtures in last rounds. They just can't afford to finish 4th or 2nd in the group because they will meet Canada on 1/4 or semi-finals. They did that mistake last year when lost 6-0 by Canada on 1/4-finals. Sweden will play with all outsiders in last 3 rounds - Italy, Slovakia and Denmark. Their main opponent for third place is Latvia but they still have to meet USA, Russia and Germany. Swedish best player and surely top 3 goaltender in NHL Henrik Lundqvist will join the team today because his New York Rangers was eliminated from Stanley Cup. He already said it's great feeling to play in one team with his brother - the captain of the team Joel Lundqvist. I think the morale in whole team is very high and if they avoid Canada in first 2 elimination rounds, they will increase the chances for the trophy. There is slight value on Finland too which is priced at @21.00.

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