Tip & Prediction for Finland - Canada ➔ Ice Hockey World Cup 2021 final June 6th 2021
- Title : Tip & Prediction for Finland - Canada ➔ Ice Hockey World Cup 2021 final June 6th 2021
The Ice Hockey World Championship 2021 in Latvia will end on Sunday evening with a new edition of the last World Championship final: Finland and Canada will meet again.
In 2019, Suomi had won the final against Team Canada and thus secured the third world title in the association's history. Can the lions defend their title? The betting odds for the Finland Canada Tip see the reigning title holder very slightly ahead.
Defending champions Finland already showed a convincing performance in the group stage with six wins in seven games. However, the Lions suffered a surprising defeat against newly promoted Kazakhstan.
In addition, Suomi only defeated Latvia and Canada in extra time or in the penalty shootout. The reigning champion finished Group B with 17 points, one place and point behind the USA, who placed first.
The progress of the Canadians, on the other hand, was long on the brink. After three defeats at the start of this World Cup, Team Canada threatened to be eliminated from a World Cup after the preliminary round for the first time.
But with victories against Norway, Kazakhstan and Italy as well as a narrow defeat against Finland in the penalty shootout, ten points were just enough for the last quarter-final ticket.
Team Canada went to this World Cup without any major NHL stars and was referred to by the experts as a "lucky bag". This assessment should prove to be true after three defeats at the start of the finals.
The maple leaves have never got off to such a bad start in a world championship. If Germany hadn't won 2-1 against Latvia in the last group game, the 27-time world champion would have failed in the preliminary round for the first time.
Now the North Americans can make history: never since the play-off format was introduced in 1992 has a nation started with three defeats and then won gold.
But that is exactly what Canada can do now. One reason for the upswing is certainly Andrew Mangiapane from the Calgary Flames. Since the NHL player joined the squad, there have been five wins and only one defeat in the shootout.
Mangiapane himself has seven goals and 11 points in six games. In the semifinals against the USA he contributed two hits to the 4-2 victory. Together with Connor Brown (Ottawa) and Adam Henrique (Anaheim) he forms a magical triangle.
Darcy Kuemper (Arizona) provides the necessary support in the goal. This is the fifth time Canada has reached the final of the last six World Championships. With a final victory on Sunday, Canada would draw level with record world champions Russia.
The last World Cup title was from 2016. In 2017 and 2019 they lost the final: 2017 after a shootout against Sweden and 2019 after regular time against Finland.
But this year I see that Finland has the better cards and can win the World Championship 2021 IIHF
Combo win & over 5.5
|Prediction||Finland win including overtime|
|Start Time||19:15 : 06-Jun-21|