Washington vs Montreal. Prediction for the NHL match

Washington on January 1 will try to return to a series of victories and beat Montreal on home ice. Will the support of the fans of the Capitals help get two points?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Washington vs Montreal


Washington entered the playoff zone, although they were outside the top eight for most of the season. The team has gained optimal form and began to earn points literally in every match. Recall that in five previous meetings out of six, she celebrated success and lost only in the last confrontation with Ottawa with a score of 3:4 in overtime.

Prior to this, the Capitals confidently beat the Winnipeg (4:1) and the Rangers (4:0). It is worth mentioning that the Capitals have not been inferior in two matches in a row on their ice for a long period of time, so it is highly likely that in the upcoming meeting they will pull themselves together and win.


Montreal remains one of the underdogs in the Eastern Conference with a combined 33 points. At the moment, the club is 11 points behind the eighth place. In addition, the team is almost always on a losing streak and wins, usually in matches with outsiders.

In the previous three meetings on the road, the Canadians lost to Dallas (2:4), Tampa (1:4) and Florida with a score of 2:7 and missed at least four goals in each case. The most failed in the performance of the "tricolor" are the second and third periods, when they allow too much to the opponent.

Washington vs Montreal


  • IT "Montreal" under 2.5 goals - Canadians have scored less than three goals in their last five matches;
  • 1st period: total under 1.5 goals - in the last three fights with the participation of the hosts, the first period turned out to be ineffective.

Game Totals Prediction

In our opinion, "Washington" will get two points in regular time. “Montreal” is now too weak to impose a tight fight “capitals” on the road. In addition, past matches between the clubs usually ended in favor of the hosts with a difference of several goals. We think that this time the Capitals will confidently deal with the outsider.

Our bet is the victory of "Lice" with an Asian handicap (-1.5) on pucks with odds of 1.82 in 1xbet. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

"Montreal" in recent matches showed poor performance and usually did not differ by more than two goals. "Washington" in three fights out of four did not allow opponents to score three goals. Based on this, we bet on the individual total of guests.

We take Montreal's individual total of less than 2.5 goals with odds of 1.70 in 1xbet bookmaker.

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