Latvia vs Austria Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 20, 2022 19:20 CET

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Latvia vs. Austria

A very important clash awaits Latvia and Austria this Friday in the 2022 IIHF World Championship. Both teams have had ups and downs so far so this game will make or break one of them and provide vital points in the fight for the quarter-finals.

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Latvia

Even though their roster has certain weaknesses, Latvia has all the potential to become the surprise of the tournament. They weren´t expected to win any points against the heavyweights Finland and the US but they got the job done when it mattered the most. Against their direct quarter-final rivals Norway they came away with a huge 3:2 win which left them in contention for the knockout stage.

Their best-ever result was reaching the quarter-finals back in 2009. They are hoping for a repeat of that success as reaching the same stage in a group with USA, Sweden and Finland would be a major achievement and also a statement. They have always hung around close to the top teams but were never able to make that breakthrough that might happen this year.

Austria

Austrians almost produced the biggest upset of the tournament in round 2 when they drew against the United States. They fought valiantly but lost the game in overtime and then notched their first win of the tournament in the following round against the Czech Republic. It was another major upset in just two days so their last round´s defeat to Norway doesn´t come as a surprise as they seemed gassed out and exposed defensively in that game.

It was a wild ride from start to finish with Norwegians claiming a crucial 5:3 win and placing the Austrians in an uncomfortable position despite their heroics against the main favourites of the group.

Latvia vs Austria Prediction

Today´s game couldn´t be more important for both of these teams. Both still have to face the weakest team in the group Great Britain, which most likely means easy points for both of them, so this head-to-head is basically deciding who will stay in the fight for the fourth place with Norway.  Since Latvia has some NHL quality and also a better overall roster we decided to back them to win in regulation for very solid 1.64 odds.

Prediction: 1×2 – Latvia

Odds: 1.64

Bookmaker: 22Bet

Date and time: 20.05.2022 19:20 CET

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