Canada vs France Prediction & Betting Odds - IIHF 2019

Canada meets France on Thursday afternoon (local time) at the Steel Arena in Kosice in what will be the fourth group game for both teams in the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

Going into the current round of games, Canada currently lies in the third position in Group A with six points. The opening day 3-1 loss to Finland having been followed by a predictable 8-0 routing of Great Britain and a thrilling confidence-building 6-5 win against the host nation, Slovakia.

Team Canada showed some great resilience in the win against Slovakia, with them rallying from 2-0 and 4-2 deficits before a vociferous crowd backing the home team to finally win the game with a Mark Stone goal on the power play with only 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation time.

Unsurprisingly France has found the IIHF World Championship 2019 somewhat more difficult in their three games to date, having gone down to three consecutive losses to Denmark (taking the Danes to overtime before losing 5-4 in the shootout), then a 7-1 defeat to the USA and a 4-1 loss to Germany.

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It was a promising start to the World Championship for France, with them leading 4-2 against Denmark well into the second period before eventually falling to defeat. They’ve struggled to IIHF World Championship maintain that initial first game adrenalin rush though and now seem destined to face a relegation head-to-head with Great Britain.

Canada vs France Betting Odds & Predictions

Few if any IIHF 2019 predictions for this game will envisage anything other than a fairly comprehensive win for the Canadians. The odds on the Money Line betting certainly suggest as much, with a Canada win at -5556 with bet365, and the line on a France victory set at +2200, also with bet365.

Putting your dollars on Canada at those betting odds isn’t going to make anyone rich so, for anyone wanting to back Canada, the Puck Line is the market to go for in terms of tips, with Canada -4.5 being -133 with bet365.  

Canada also top the tournament standings to date for ‘Scoring Efficiency’ and ‘Power Play Efficiency’ and they have shown that they can score heavily against Great Britain and, more impressively, Slovakia. Therefore they should certainly be able to do likewise against a France team that has conceded 16 goals in three games at this tournament already.

Pick: Puck Line – Canada -4.5 @ -133 (bet365)

Pick: Puck Line – Canada -4.5 @ -133 (bet365)

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