On February 20, Anaheim will try to take revenge on the fans for the defeat at Minnesota. Our experts have prepared a prediction for this match, which can be found below.
Minnesota started having serious problems with the loss of players in the lineup. Seven hockey players are in the infirmary at once, most of them due to illness. But, as we can see, “Wild” practically did not feel losses, as they defeated “Anaheim” without any problems. But it should be said that they managed to earn points because of the weak play of the opponent.
Prior to this, the Wilds could not beat Colorado (1: 2), and were also defeated by Los Angeles (0: 4). Goalkeeper Kahkonen, who replaces Talbot, has not shown himself in the best way. “Minnesota” and so are almost in the last place in the table, so also problems with the composition can worsen the situation
Anaheim was unable to take advantage of the dire condition of Minnesota, losing to the opponent with a score of 1: 3. “Ducks” were practically not noticeable throughout the match – 17 shots on target per game. The opponent was also not too active, but due to the weak defense, the Ducks could not hold back even such pressure.
Nevertheless, Anaheim is performing very poorly at home, as evidenced by only two wins in eight matches. Because of such an uncertain play, the team occupies the sixth place in the Western division table. It should be borne in mind that the Ducks played more matches than other clubs, so the situation is not pleasant.
It is too dangerous to insist on victory for Minnesota, as losses in the lineup can affect the result. But making a choice in favor of “Anaheim” is also not worth it because of the instability of the team. The clubs have played three matches this season with each other, and they all ended with a small number of pucks. So it’s best to bet less on total.
Our prediction – total goals under (5.5) for odds 1.78.