IIHF - Ice Hockey World Championship Betting Odds 2019


IIHF - World Cup Ice Hockey Betting Odds 2019

Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 Betting Odds

The Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 takes place in Slovakia and features 16 countries split into two groups…

Group A – Canada, USA, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Denmark, France, Great Britain

Group B –  Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, Latvia, Austria, Italy

The current IIHF World Cup Ice Hockey betting odds ( as available at 888 Sports) are as follows:

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IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Betting Tips

In a closely contested betting market, Canada are the narrow favourites to win the IIHF World Championship 2019 and should certainly go close.

Sweden will be looking for their third consecutive title win, so they are clearly a team that has to be considered among the betting favourites.

The Russians should also be strong contenders and Finland will be expected to challenge too. The Czech Republic should have a strong player roster and benefit from playing in neighbouring Slovakia.                  

IIHF World Cup 2019 Schedule

The IIHF World Championship 2019 will run from 10 May through to 26 May 2019 inclusive…

10 May (16:15) – Finland v Canada – Steel Arena, Kosice
10 May (16:15) – Russia v Norway – Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
10 May (20:15) – USA v Slovakia – Steel Arena
10 May (20:15) – Czech Republic v Sweden – Ondrej Nepela Arena
11 May (12:15) – Denmark v France – Steel Arena
11 May (12:15) – Switzerland v Italy – Ondrej Nepela Arena
11 May (16:15) – Germany v Great Britain – Steel Arena
11 May (16:15) – Latvia v Austria – Ondrej Nepela Arena
11 May (20:15) – Slovakia v Finland – Steel Arena
11 May (20:15) – Norway v Czech Republic – Ondrej Nepela Arena
12 May (12:15) – USA v France – Steel Arena
12 May (12:15) – Russia v Austria – Ondrej Nepela Arena
12 May (16:15) – Denmark v Germany – Steel Arena
12 May (16:15) – Italy v Sweden – Ondrej Nepela Arena
12 May (20:15) – Great Britain v Canada – Steel Arena
12 May (20:15) – Latvia v Switzerland – Ondrej Nepela Arena
13 May (16:15) – USA v Finland – Steel Arena
13 May (16:15) – Russia v Czech Republic – Ondrej Nepela Arena
13 May (20:15) – Slovakia v Canada – Steel Arena
13 May (20:15) – Norway v Sweden – Ondrej Nepela Arena
14 May (16:15) – Great Britain v Denmark – Steel Arena
14 May (16:15) – Italy v Latvia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
14 May (20:15) – Germany v France – Steel Arena
14 May (20:15) – Switzerland v Austria – Ondrej Nepela Arena
15 May (16:15) – USA v Great Britain – Steel Arena
15 May (16:15) – Switzerland v Norway – Ondrej Nepela Arena
15 May (20:15) – Germany v Slovakia – Steel Arena
15 May (20:15) – Russia v Italy – Ondrej Nepela Arena
16 May (16:15) – Canada v France – Steel Arena
16 May (16:15) – Sweden v Austria – Ondrej Nepela Arena
16 May (20:15) – Finland v Denmark – Steel Arena
16 May (20:15) – Czech Republic v Latvia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
17 May (16:15) – France v Slovakia – Steel Arena
17 May (16:15) – Austria v Norway – Ondrej Nepela Arena
17 May (20:15) – Finland v Great Britain – Steel Arena
17 May (20:15) – Czech Republic v Italy – Ondrej Nepela Arena
18 May (12:15) – Denmark v USA – Steel Arena
18 May (12:15) – Latvia v Russia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
18 May (16:15) – Canada v Germany – Steel Arena
18 May (16:15) – Italy v Norway – Ondrej Nepela Arena
18 May (20:15) – Great Britain v Slovakia – Steel Arena
18 May (20:15) – Sweden v Switzerland – Ondrej Nepela Arena
19 May (16:15) – Germany v USA – Steel Arena
19 May (16:15) – Austria v Czech Republic – Ondrej Nepela Arena
19 May (20:15) – France v Finland – Steel Arena
19 May (20:15) – Switzerland v Russia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
20 May (16:15) – France v Great Britain – Steel Arena
20 May (16:15) – Sweden v Latvia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
20 May (20:15) – Canada v Denmark – Steel Arena
20 May (20:15) – Austria v Italy – Ondrej Nepela Arena
21 May (12:15) – Finland v Germany – Steel Arena
21 May (12:15) – Czech Republic v Switzerland – Ondrej Nepela Arena
21 May (16:15) – Slovakia v Denmark – Steel Arena
21 May (16:15) – Norway v Latvia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
21 May (20:15) – Canada v USA – Steel Arena
21 May (20:15) – Sweden v Russia – Ondrej Nepela Arena

Quarter-finals

23 May (16:15) – Winner Group A v 4th Group B – Steel Arena
23 May (16:15) – 2nd Group B v 3rd Group A – Ondrej Nepela Arena
23 May (20:15) – 2nd Group A v 3rd Group B – Steel Arena
23 May (20:15) – Winner Group B v 4th Group A – Ondrej Nepela Arena

Semi-finals

25 May (15:15) – WQF1 v WQF2 – Ondrej Nepela Arena
25 May (19:15) – WQF3 v WQF2 – Ondrej Nepela Arena

3rd Place Play-off game
26 May (15:45) – LSF1 v LSF2 – Ondrej Nepela Arena

The Final

26 May (20:15) – WSF1 v WSF2 – Ondrej Nepela Arena

n.b. all dates & times are local

IIHF World Championship FAQ

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) was founded in 1908 and is a federation of member national hockey associations governing the sport of ice and inline hockey for both men & women.
The 2019 Ice Hockey World Championship is to be held in Slovakia this time, with games taking place in the major cities of Bratislava and Kosice. The next Ice Hockey World Championship will be held in Switzerland in 2020, with games taking place in the cities of Lausanne and Zurich between 08 and 24 May.
Sweden won the IIHF World Championship 2018 by beating Switzerland 3-2 in OT in the final in Denmark.
Russia/ Soviet Union have won the World Championships on 27 occasions (5 and 22 titles respectively). Canada, having won 26 World Championships, are just one adrift of the Russians. The Czech Republic have won on 12 occasions (six times as Czechoslovakia) and Sweden have 11 wins.

IIHF World Championship 2019 – Canada team

The initial Canadian roster is likely to be confirmed following the close of the NHL regular season. Last year’s Canadian roster included six players who featured in at least one of the medal-winning teams in the three years prior to that.

The Stanley Cup playoffs will certainly be a factor in the availability of some players.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 Live Streaming

The IIHF World Championship 2018 saw TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, carrying 64 and 31 games respectively.  All of Canada’s games were also broadcast on TSN radio. Details of live streaming via bookmaker sites of the IIHF World Championship 2019 will be available nearer the time.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 Ticket Prices

For those who have the time and money, there are a variety of ticket options available at the IIHF World Championship 2019.

Day packages for preliminary-round games in Bratislava cost from €45 to €115 (2nd category) or from €70 to €155 (1st category). Prices of preliminary-round day packages in Kosice vary from €45 to €135 (2nd category) or from €60 to €175 (1st category).

The price of the day package for the quarter-finals is €125 (2nd category) or €180 (1st category). For the semi-final day package it is €290 or €360, and the day package for the bronze medal game and the gold-medal game costs €400 or €475.

Fans who want to buy tickets for either city must fill in the registration form on the official ticket seller website. You will need to fill in their first name, surname, e-mail address and phone number to which they will receive a verification code in an SMS text message. Only after the verification is complete is it possible to buy IIHF World Cup tickets. This step is a preventive measure against resellers.

The measures in place for the Ticketportal stores are still in place as well. Tickets can be bought or booked only online on 2019.iihfworlds.com. There are 2 options available. The first is to buy so-called home tickets – tickets which can be printed off at home after your purchase.

The second option is to generate an online booking code. In this case fans can buy the so-called hard ticket in one of the Ticketportal stores.
The last stage of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship ticket sale will start in February 2019 when single-game tickets will be released for games that are not already sell outs.

NHL Players at the World Cup 2019

The NHL is sue to be well represented among the majority of the 16 finalists at the IIHF World Championship 2019. More details will follow after the NHL betting regular season ends.