Dallas - Tampa Bay: what to bet on this time?


24/09/2020, at 00:00 GMT

Odds: 4.5

Tampa Bay

In the series there was a draw - 1:1. In the first match the puck was scored in the fifth minute. Past two meetings out of four between teams ended in a draw in regulation time.


Dallas were gaining form during this playoffs and it was no coincidence that they beat Vegas in the last series. Even now, being in the final, they make it clear that they are ready to compete with their rival. In the first match, the Stars managed to deal with the Lightning with a score of 4:1, but in the second meeting they were still defeated - 2:3.

Note that “Sheriffs” completely failed the starting period and conceded three unanswered goals, putting themselves in a very difficult position. They almost managed to get out and equalize the score, but they did not have enough time for that. The team had five chances to excel in the majority, but it was able to take advantage of only the one.

Rick Bowness wrote off the failure of his players in the second game to send off, since he thinks that because of them they failed the starting segment. By the way, Dallas conceded twice in that match in 4x5 format. If not for the first twenty minutes, it is likely that the team was celebrating success again.

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Tampa Bay

Compared to the first match “Tampa Bay” significantly changed the pattern of their game and began to act easier in the opponent's zone. The team waited for the puck to rebound, fought on the opponent's patch and this hockey bore fruit. We would like to emphasize that Braden Point scored a goal, which was lacking for "Lightning" earlier and Nikita Kucherov scored two assists.

John Cooper believes that his team needs to "make the game uncomfortable for the opponent" and "go into dirty zones." Indeed, Khudobin catches all throws from pure ice, so the Bolts have to come up with something right on the ice in order to hit the goal. By the way, before that, “Tampa” had to meet with defensive clubs in the Stanley Cup and they coped with these tests, albeit not without problems.

Of course, if Stamkos appears in the squad, he will significantly strengthen the attack, but this cannot be counted on, since he is still recovering from an injury. It is quite possible that the "Lightning" will try to act as primitive as in the previous meeting and will try to do the same, but to win they need to score again in the majority.


Matches between teams are held in a stubborn and equal struggle and with each fight this intensity will only grow. In the previous meeting “Dallas” was close to putting the game into overtime and in head-to-head matches between teams the winner was often determined outside of regular time, so we suggest taking a chance and betting on a draw.

In addition, we will bet on the fact that the first goal will be scored in the first nine minutes, as Tampa will rush into the attack from the first seconds to secure the goal and comfortably finish the remaining time, as it was in the previous game.

Our prediction is a draw for 4.50 at BC 1xBet.

We also bet on a goal from 1-9 minutes with a coefficient of 1.98

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