Canada vs. Austria. Shape of the Teams

Canada has done what it needed to do in the early stages of the IIHF. With a star-studded roster that offers plenty of NHL talent, the expectation around the tournament is that they will come out as champions.

In their game against Great Britain, Canada came away with a 4-2 win, perhaps not as dominant as many expected it to be. However, a win is a win in the IIHF and that’s all they can worry about for now. 

Austria, as expected, struggled in their game against Denmark, losing 5-1. Coming into the tournament, not many believed Austria had a chance to compete with some of the top teams in the event. Playing against a Canada team regarded as the best in the tournament, that shouldn’t change. 

Canada vs. Austria Prediction

It’s all about Canada’s NHL talent on their star-studded roster. The man of the team is Chicago Blackhawks sensation Connor Bedard, who put together a rookie season that was one of the best in the NHL. The young man played well in Canada’s win over Great Britain, too, scoring two goals. Others also impressed for Canada, including Bowen Byram and Kaiden Guhle. 

The thing for Canada is that if they’re healthy, they’re going to be the toughest team to beat because of the competition the entire roster has played against for most of their life. Other teams have NHL talent on the roster, too, but it doesn’t compare to what Canada has.

If things continue the way they should against an Austria team that lacks talent compared to plenty of the field, Canada should win this game comfortably.

Canada vs. Austria Betting Tip

The best bet of the tournament is going to continue to be Connor Bedard over on points. The reason for this is that Team Canada is looking for him to step up in a big way, as he’s the next one up to be the next great Canadian hockey player. Sure, there are other players for Canada who could put up points on any given night, but Bedard is the one on this team who makes the decisive actions. 

When he drew all of the attention during the NHL season, he put up an impressive 61 points on 22 goals and 39 assists. The Blackhawks were one of the worst teams in hockey, and he still managed to do that. So, it’s safe to say he should find success with a Canada team that’s not only a better roster on the ice but also much better than the rest of the competition.

If Canada is going to be the team they hope to be in this tournament, it starts with the 18-year-old Bedard from North Vancouver, BC.

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