Sweden vs. Austria – Betting Odds and Predictions
In game 16 of the World Hockey Championships, Sweden will take on Austria. Both of these teams are out of Pool C with the United States and Norway. This game will be the final game of the day; Monday May 2nd, 2011. The start time is slated for 20:15, and Kosice will be the home country for this affair.
Team Sweden picked up a single point in the overtime loss to Norway. The first period was the best for the Swedish team, who saw Erikkson and Patrik Berglund record goals. Sweden was unable to slow down Norway in the final two periods. In overtime, the Swedish team dogged several bullets, as Finland had prime opportunities to score. In the shoot-out, Finland scored both goals. Sweden will look to bounce back in this game against Austria.
Team Austria was unable to slow down a tough American team in their opening game. Marco Pewal found the left corner of the net for the lone goal against USA in the 5-1 loss. Austria came into the tournament ranked 14th in the world, but were expected to play a closer game with the Americans. Team Austria will have to improve to have a chance in their second round affair with USA.
Sweden is a very good hockey team. Austria will have to play the game of their life to come away with a win in this game. Sweden is favored by four goals, and we feel they can win this game by more than that. We love Team Sweden -4 in this game. Betting them -4 would garner positive money; at +105.