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Germany U20 vs Canada U20 Predictions & Betting Odds - IIHF 2020 Picks

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Germany U20 vs Canada U20
December 30,2019

Canada look to get their title hopes back on track when they meet Germany in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship at the Ostravar Arena on Monday afternoon (Dec 30) (local time).

Team Germany

Group B has already seen several unlikely results in this tournament, with both of these teams involved in such games on Saturday.

Germany, who were only promoted back to main tournament this year after four years away, pulled off a surprise 4-3 win against host nation the Czech Republic, who had themselves  previously beaten the much-fancied Russians.

The Germany victory against the Czechs came with goals from Lukas Reichel, John Peterka and two from Dominik Bokk. Hendrik Hane made 27 saves.

Team Canada

Canada looked to be well on course to top Group B after a come from behind 6-4 win over the USA in their opening game, but little went right for them in their second game as they were trounced 6-0 by Russia in what was their worst ever defeat in World Junior Championship history.

Betting Odds - Winner

Canada did register 28 shots against Russia, but they rarely looked like troubling their opponents who were far superior throughout. At the other end, Nicolas Daws made 14 stops and conceded two goals for Canada, before being replaced by Joel Hofer, who made 20 stops and allowed two goals. 

Germany vs Canada IIHF Betting Lines & Pick

After such a routing, this is clearly a big test of character for the Canadians, who certainly need to start games faster than they have done in the two to date. 

With regards to IIHF predictions, it would be a major shock were they not to beat Germany, but they could really do with a statement win to show that they are capable of going all the way in winning this tournament.

Germany are available at odds of +2900 (30.0) at bet365 on the Money Line, with Canada at -2000 (1.05) with 888Sport.

For a better value tip, we prefer the Puck Line market, with Canada -4.5 on offer at -102 (1.98) with 888Sport.

IIHF 2020 Picks: Puck Line – Canada -4.5 @ -102 (1.98) with 888Sport

IIHF 2020 Picks: Puck Line - Canada -4.5 @ -102 (1.98) with 888Sport

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