Islanders vs Philadelphia: what to expect from the third fight?
29/08/2020, at 23:00 GTM
The Islanders have won the last five of their six games against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia have played the previous two matches out of three with a total of 5.5 less.
In the series there was a draw - 1:1.
The Islanders are disciplined in the playoffs and usually do not concede more than two goals per game, but in the previous match, the team's goal was hit four times for the first time. True, the "Islanders" were very close to a full-fledged comeback, because they lost during the match with a score of 0:3 and then bounced back and brought the matter to overtime.
But already in the third minute of extra time Semyon Varlamov could not cope with the long-range throw. If it were not for the disastrous starting period, it is likely that Barry Trotz's men have achieved success again. Literally a few defensive mistakes cost the team three goals conceded, so it should play even more accurately in the upcoming meeting.
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“Philadelphia” brought itself back to the komfort score largely thanks to the active actions in the opponent's zone of Kevin Hayes and Sean Couturier, who perfectly took advantage of their chances, and Kevin scored a double. It is also worth noting the actions of goalkeeper Carter Hart, who, despite conceding three goals, still managed to reflect 31 shots.
It can be seen that it is much more difficult for the Pilots to hold the defense in the series with the Islanders than it was against Montreal. The squad of Alain Vigno allows the opponent to come too close to their goal and as a result of this, the goalkeeper simply cannot physically react to the throws. As a rule, Fila herself scores only thanks to individual passes or 2-in-1 exits.
We consider the Islanders to be the favorite in this confrontation because it will be much easier for them to correct mistakes than Philadelphia. Plus, the "Islanders" were again close to victory and, most likely, in the upcoming meeting will achieve their goal. We also think that in the third match we will have a newly closed hockey with a minimum number of pucks, since both teams do not particularly like to take risks.
Our prediction is a victory for the Islanders with an Asian handicap (0) for 2.07 at BC 1xBet.
We also bet less than 5 goals on total for 1.70
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