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USA U20 vs Finland U20 Predictions & Betting Odds - IIHF QF Preview

The USA and Finland meet at the quarter-final stage of the IIHF 2020 World Junior Championship at the Werk Arena in Třinec on Thursday evening (local time).
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USA U20 vs Finland U20
January 02,2020
5.30pm (local time)

USA Recent Form

The game is a rematch of last year’s gold medal game in Vancouver, with the USA looking to exact revenge after losing out to Kaapo Kakko’s golden goal at the Rogers Arena.

The USA finished as runners-up in Group B, after winning their final group game 4-3 in OT in a against the host nation Czech Republic on Monday.

An entertaining encounter saw Shane Pinto, Arthur Kaliyev and Jack Drury score the USA goals in regulation, with Cole Caufield scoring the winner 3:14 into overtime. Spencer Knight saved 26 shots for the USA.

Betting Odds - Winner

Finland Recent Form

Finland only finished third in Group A after a surprise 5-2 loss to Switzerland in their final game on New Year’s Eve.

The Finnish goals came from Anttoni Honka and Joonas Oden, while Justus Annunen made 17 saves. Finland had led after the first period and outshot the Swiss 38-22.

USA U20 vs Finland U20 Betting Lines & Tip

The USA has all the momentum coming into this game, but Finland are unlikely to give up their title without putting up a strong defence.

The USA are the bookmakers hot favourites on the Money Line at IIHF betting odds of -333 (1.30) with 888Sport, with Finland available at top price of +280 (3.80) with Betway Sports.

The USA might just prevail here, but we’ll take Finland on the Puck Line +1.5 as our tips at +110 (2.10) with 888Sport as the bet.

IIHF 2020 Tips: Puck Line – Finland +1.5 @ +110 (2.10) with 888Sport

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