Finland defeated the Swiss 5: 1 in their last personal encounter at the 2022 Olympics. Will Patrik Fischer’s men get their revenge in the upcoming game? We predict that Finland will be closer to success again!
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The Finnish team will continue to prepare for the World Cup at home, where they are the main favorites. At the 2022 Olympics, they won the tournament. Finland defeated Russia 2: 1 and then continued its winning streak: the Danes won 4: 3 and 1: 0 and the Norwegians 6: 2 and 2: 1 before winning the Czech Republic and Austria 2: 1 and 4: 2. correspondingly in the third round of the Eurocup. Finland’s winning streak was only broken in the last game when it lost to Sweden 0: 2.
Switzerland is a great team. It looked like Patrik Fischer’s leaders at the Beijing Olympics would be able to compete for something big, but in fact the tournament was not a success for them. In the group stage, they lost all three games, then in the quarterfinals they created a sensation by defeating the Czech Republic (4: 2), but failed for the Finns (1: 5). Since then, they have played six friendly matches, winning twice in France 4: 2 and 4: 1, Latvia 5: 2 and 3: 1, while the Swiss have exchanged victories with the Germans 2: 4 and 6: 1.
Expert betting tips
Finland is a finalist in all recent major international tournaments and continues to prepare for the World Cup at home. The Finnish team is close to the best, so the victory continues in friendly matches, as Jukka Jalonen’s team plays too systematically. The Swiss are an extremely unyielding team that defeated their opponents in every game, but at the Beijing Olympics they didn’t get away with the blue and white (1: 5). As a result, we recommend betting that Finland will win by handicap (-1.5). 1.87.
In total, the Finns have scored only 33 goals (average 3.67 goals per game) in the last nine games. Patrick Fischer’s men hardly play open and offensive hockey, especially in Tampere all of a sudden. With this in mind, we recommend betting on less than 4.5 2.45.
Finland is a team used to defensive play, so in almost every game the Finns have lost to their opponents in the shots. In their last Olympic match, the Swiss defeated the Finns (34:23), even though they lost 1: 5. In such a situation, it is worth looking at the Swiss team’s victory with shots at the finish line (-2.5) 1.85.