The Swiss national team will draw first blood against Canada this afternoon. It is the first game of the weekend for the Swiss and will have to face Germany and Slovakia on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. How good are the chances for the Swiss national team to win the “Deutschland Cup” and who is actually elected to play for Switzerland? We have analysed these three games and know what to expect.
Canada – Switzerland, Friday 16:00:
With a young and more technically skilled team, the Swiss team is meeting up with the Canadian selection of players playing in Europe at the moment. Even though the name Canada seems impressive, it is only half as impressive than usual. The Canadian players, who are currently playing in Europe are normally a rather older and less agile team, but still very experienced. This makes it more than just possible for the Swiss to beat the Canadians in Germany. The numbers also support that, as the Swiss national team won the last three games against Canada at the “Deutschland Cup”.
Our result prediction: Canada 2:3 Switzerland
Switzerland – Germany, Saturday 19.30 (on Sport1):
The most difficult opponent for the Swiss national team and the host of the tournament, will be playing on home ice and this always indicates a close and unpredictable match up for the Swiss. Even though the Swiss are playing with a strong and talented roster, it seems difficult to pick a clear winner for this match up. The Swiss have won the last four games against Germany, but three of those games where tight and ended up with only a one goal difference. While checking on the “Deutschland Cup” results between this two countries, we notice that Germany has won four out of six meetings and clearly can make a difference on home ice. Nevertheless we believe in the Swiss roster!
Our result prediction: Switzerland 2:1 Germany after OT
Switzerland – Slovakia, Sunday 13:00:
Slovakia seems like an easy opponent, but the numbers indicate something different! Even though Switzerland has won the majority of all the games against Slovakia, they also lost in a number of occasions and this usually with a rather clear result for Slovakia. But still the Swiss team remains favourite for the victory on Sunday and should be able pick the win with a good effort!
Our result prediction: Switzerland 3:1 Slovakia
The Swiss will have good chances to win the “Deutschland Cup” in Augsburg this weekend and it should be realistic goal with a good and consequent effort against these three teams.