Anaheim vs Arizona: prediction for the NHL fixture
The Ducks go against the Coyotes in the NHL on Saturday. What to expect from the teams? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Anaheim had a long road trip. They started it by losing two straight games, but then they pulled themselves together and got three wins in four matches. The Ducks beat Columbus (5:3) confidently, but then suffered a defeat to Buffalo (3:6). Goalie Gibson saved only 84% of the shots he faced. In the following two matches, Anaheim celebrated success over Arizona (5:2) and Colorado (5:3).
Arizona played the last three games at home, where they usually demonstrate their best hockey. After a victory over Vegas (4:1), the Coyotes lost to Anaheim (2:5). They allowed the Ducks too much freedom in the zone. But the Coyotes bounced right back and got a high-scoring win against St. Louis in the last game (5:0). Vejmelka performed a shutout.
Ставка 1st goal: Anaheim
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, Anaheim scored first.
Ставка 1st period: total over 1.5 goals
In 4 out of 6 head-to-head games, the teams scored more than one goal in the first period.
Anaheim have gained momentum and now will hope to get a win at their home arena. Arizona are terrible on road trips and haven't won in the last 15 away games. We will be backing the home team here.
Our prediction - Anaheim to win
We expect a high-scoring game since both sides are unreliable on defense and concede a lot. Take the over.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals