On February 21, Ottawa will try to beat Montreal at home, and we, in turn, have prepared a prediction for the match. Do the Senators have a chance?
Montreal have been showing a strange game lately. The team beats their opponents away without any problems, as it was with Ottawa (2:1) and Toronto (2:1), but on the home arena it is not at all possible to earn points. The team’s losing streak at home has reached four matches in which, in addition to the Senators and the Maple Leafs, they failed to beat Edmonton (0-3).
But on a visit, the Canadians had a series of victories of four matches, in which they managed to beat Vancouver twice (7: 3 and 5: 2). It is worth noting that throughout the season, Montreal showed excellent away results, they managed to earn points in all matches.
“Ottawa” had another away series, in which they showed themselves a little better than last time. The team played five matches, in which they managed to win over Winnipeg (2:1), as well as, unexpectedly beat Toronto (6:5). The Senators were able to show a decent play in the attack, which happens very rarely, but they still managed to achieve the victory due to the opponent’s mistakes.
True, in the return match, the Senators lost to Toronto (2:1), and the third meeting ended with a crushing score in favor of Leaves (7: 3). At home, Ottawa have played just seven games this season, winning only one of them.
Moneral are the favorites in this match, which is fully confirmed by the odds. Ottawa cannot show a decent game throughout the season, losing in almost every match, only occasionally gaining points. The Canadiens, on the other hand, are some of the favorites in the Northern Division, so the Senators have little chance of winning.
Our prediction is that Montreal will win at odds of 1.78.