Canada vs Finland. Shape of the Teams

Canada has yet to lose in the preliminary round of the IIHF World Championship, an impressive feat given the competition in the tournament. However, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Canada has done what they’ve done, given the talent on their roster. Entering their fifth game, they have three wins in regulation and one win in overtime. Their 11 points lead the way, and they are tied for first place with an impressive Switzerland squad.

As for Finald, they haven’t been a bad team in the early stages of the tournament, currently with two wins in regulation, a regulation loss, and an overtime loss. This will be the biggest game of the tournament, and while they’ve played well at times, it’s tough to imagine a scenario where they beat Canada, given who they are as a team.

Canada vs Finland Prediction

Canada has the best roster in the entire tournament and that’s been on full display. Their defence impressed in their recent 4-1 win against Norway, the last game they played. What they were able to do on both sides of the puck shows the type of team they are, putting 33 shots on net and allowing just six shots on net from Norway.

With Finland likely having similar struggles, expect Canada to figure this one out. If they can play a game with this big of a difference in shots on the net, there’s a good chance they’ll win by much more than three goals. 

Perhaps the most impressive thing about the entire win was that Connor Bedard didn’t have any points, which means their best player didn’t even do what he was capable of doing and they still found a way to win.

Canada vs. Finland Betting Tip

The best bet of the game is going to be taking Connor Bedard’s over on points. Because he didn’t have one point in their recent win, this is an even better time to back the young superstar. 

Entering the IIHF as arguably the best player in the tournament, Bedard’s one-game struggles should have him coming out ready to go, possibly putting up a game where he has three or more points, something he’s done in the tournament. ​​

This will continue to be the tournament that’s focused on him and if history repeats itself, he’s going to rise to the occasion and find a way to get the job done. This game against Finland should be one of the easier ones that Canada plays along the way and he needs to take advantage of that.

If he can get shots on the net and his team can finish passes from him, this is an excellent time to back him to put up points.

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