USA vs Germany. Which of the rivals will continue the campaign for gold?

The second semi-final pair will play their match on May 27 in Tampere, Finland. Teams USA and Germany will take to the ice of the Tampere Dec arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on USA vs Germany


The American team remains the only one in this tournament who has not suffered a single defeat. Seven victories in the group stage were continued in the playoffs, where the Americans confidently dealt with the Czech team. Before the quarterfinal match, experts assessed the chances of both teams for the final success as approximately equal, but the game itself did not cast any doubt on the superiority of the US team. Eloquently about the advantage of the Americans says the statistics of shots on target, 34-15, that is, the Americans more than doubled their opponent. Coronato, Perbeeks and Gauthier scored each to give the Americans a landslide 3-0 victory.

This is the third game of the Americans in this tournament to "zero", at the group stage, the national teams of Denmark 3-0 and France 9-0 were also beaten with a dry score. Carter Gauthier, who scored the last goal in the quarterfinals, came close to the list of the best scorers to the Czech Kubalik, with seven goals behind Kubalik, who completed the tournament, by only one puck. The best assistant of the championship is Gotye's partner on the link, who plays in the AHL, TJ Tainen.


After the first three rounds of the group stage, the German national team closed the standings in group A, having zero points scored in its assets. To a certain extent, the championship calendar is to blame for this, which determined the Germans already at the start as rivals of all the favorites. As a result, with a fairly equal game, the Germans alternately lost to the Swedish team 0-1, Finland 3-4 and the USA 2-3. It would seem that disaster cannot be avoided, but the German hockey players did not break down psychologically, having ideally passed the second part of the group stage.

With opponents of a lower level, the Germans did not allow misfires, taking the maximum possible points in the four remaining matches. Victories over Denmark 6-4, Austria 4-2, Hungary 7-2 and France 5-0 sent the German national team to the final fourth place in the group, which automatically meant getting into the quarterfinals for the best team in group B. In the game against the powerful Swiss squad, the Germans made a bet on counterattacking hockey and in the end did not lose. The key in that match was the second period, when, with the score 1-1, Peterka first brought the Germans forward, and then another NHL representative, Niko Sturm, put a winning point in the match, despite the fact that the Germans at that moment played in the minority.

USA vs Germany


The American team is the highest-scoring in this tournament, scoring three goals in each of their eight matches (Totals 1 over (2.5) - 1.56 ). The German national team, after an ineffective start against the Swedes, considerably improved its performance on the offensive end, going up to 3.5 goals per game (individual total of 2 goals over (2.5) = 2.89 ). The teams had already played each other in the group stage and in that game the success was on the American side winning 3-2. Germany's last success against the USA in World Cups dates back to 2017, and the teams have met five times since then, and the USA have invariably won.

Odds from download 1xbet

According to the bookmaker, there is a clear favorite in this pair, and this is quite expected from the US team. The success of American hockey players in regular time has a coefficient of 1.55, while the possible victory of the German team is set at a coefficient of 4.6. We will not rule out a possible overtime, the option with a draw in the main time of the match in 1xbet bookmaker is presented with a coefficient of 5.2. In terms of expected performance, the base total of 5.5 is offered with the following quotes: Over (5.5) - 2.21, Under (5.5) - 1.67. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It is natural that the chances of success for the American team are much higher, but at the same time, the German team should not be underestimated. The team improved during the tournament and already in the quarterfinals showed excellent hockey, having managed to knock out the Swiss national team, the best team in group B, from the tournament. And now, when the Germans have nothing to lose, they are quite capable of fighting the US team, which outplayed the German team in the group stage with great difficulty. Our prediction is the victory of the German national team with a handicap (+1.5) with a coefficient of 1.82.

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