Washington vs Philadelphia: prediction for the NHL preseason match
Washington play host to Philadelphia in the NHL preseason match on October 9. What to expect from this fixture? Our answer is in the prediction below.
The Washington Capitals suffered four defeats in a row, but in the last game, they finally managed to break the losing streak and outplayed Boston in overtime (4:3). Vitek Vanecek tended the goal and stopped 33 shots in that game. However, the Capitals used their man advantage only once out of six times.
Alexander Ovechkin is yet to score a goal in the preseason. The Capitals are heading into their last preseason game, and in a few days, they will open the regular season with a match against the Rangers.
The Philadelphia Flyers didn't score a lot in their preseason; they lit the lamp three times just in one game out of five. At home, the Flyers defeated Boston in a close game (2:1 ОТ) but were crushed by the Islanders away from home (0:3). The Flyers conceded twice while shorthanded.
Alain Vigneault has been faithful to defensive strategy. The Flyers usually do not concede more than two goals per game.
In 4 out of 5 games against the Flyers, Washington scored in the first period.
The Flyers scored under 3 goals in 4 out of 5 games.
Washington had a solid away game against Boston. Philadelphia, on the other hand, haven't been convincing in the opponents' zone and didn't create enough scoring chances. We believe that the Capitals' forwards will find the way to break through the Flyers' defense and get a victory here.
Our first bet - Washington to win
Prediction: Washington to win
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Philadelphia scored over two goals in one game out of five. They rarely score more than that against the Capitals. This is a good opportunity to bet on the individual total of the Flyers.
Second bet - Philadelphia IT under 3 goals