Tampa vs Montreal: one step away from the victory
On 8 July, Tampa attempt to finish the final series against Montreal. Will the Lightning be able to get their fourth victory? You can find the answer in our prediction below.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa came very close to winning the final series as they were leading 3-0. But in the second away game, the Lightning could not outplay the opponent. In that game, the usually strong defense of the Lightning made a few mistakes, and the goalie Vasilevsky didn't have a good game either.
During the final series, Tampa has played brilliantly, and they were successful in everything they tried to do. Even in the game that they lost the Lightning were a better team, but luck was not on their side. But now Peter De Boer's charges have another chance to end the series.
Montreal finally won home, making their fans really happy. It looked like the series were over, but with this long-awaited victory, the Canadiens are back in the game. It required a lot of effort, though. The main hero of the game was the striker Anderson, who opened the scoring and scored the decisive goal in overtime.
Goalie Price finally managed to give a great performance, stopping 94% of the shots. For a long time, the team suffered devastating defeats because of Price's mediocre game. It is difficult to say whether the Canadiens will be able to impose a fight in the upcoming game, as they will play away, which they haven't done so well this season.
In three out of four head-to-head games, the teams have scored in each period.
In three out of four head-to-head games, the teams didn't score more than one goal in the first period.
Bookmakers' odds for Tampa's victory are too low, however, Montreal haven't given up just yet. It is possible that the Lightning will be able to finish the series at home, but this victory will not be easy. So we suggest opting for the outsider.
Our prediction - Montreal to win with a handicap (+1)
Prediction: Handicap (+1) to Montreal
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We believe that this game can turn into a real barn-burner, as a lot is at stake, but there is no reason for Tampa to sit back. They were a bit unlucky in the last game but will try to make up for it today.
Second wager - total over 4.5 goals