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Switzerland U20 vs Russia U20 Predictions & Betting Odds - IIHF 2020 Tips

The first quarter-final of the IIHF 2020 World Junior Championship sees Switzerland taking on Russia at the Werk Arena in Třinec on Thursday afternoon (local time).
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12.30pm (local time)

Switzerland Stats

Switzerland finished second behind Sweden in Group A after beating the defending champions Finland 5-2 in their final game on New Year’s Eve.

It was a particularly impressive performance as they were missing key players in the injured duo of defenceman Nico Gross (upper body injury) and forward Joel Salzgeber (lower-body injury), while first-choice goaltender Luca Hollenstein was rested. All three players should return to face Russia.

There were two goals from Fabian Berri against Finland, with Gaetan Jobin, Simon Knak, and Valentin Nussbaumer also getting a goal apiece for Switzerland. David Aebischer and Sandro Schmid each provided two assists, while Stephane Charlin made 36 stops.

Betting Odds - Winner

Russia Stats

Russia could have faced a relegation series against Kazakhstan had they lost against Germany, but they secured a place in the last eight with a dominant 6-1 win over Germany in their final Group B game on New Year’s Eve.

Kirill Marchenko was the star of the show with two goals and three assists for the Russians in just 13:01 on the ice. Pavel Dorofeyev also scored twice, with additional goals from Grigori Denisenko and Dmitri Voronkov. Yaroslav Askarov stopped 22 shots.

Switzerland vs Russia IIHF Betting Lines & Tip

Looking at our IIHF 2020 tips for this game, the Russians have been inconsistent in the tournament to date, but if they are anywhere near their best they should have too much for Switzerland.

The Money Line IIHF 2020 betting lines sees Switzerland at +500 (6.00) with 888Sport, with Russia at -800 (1.12) also with 888Sport.

We’ll go to the Puck Line for our tips though, with Switzerland +2.5 at +115 (2.15) at bet365.

IIHF 2020 Tips: Puck Line - Switzerland +2.5 @ +115 (2.15) with bet365

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