Florida vs Philadelphia: prediction for the NHL game
The Florida Panthers are one of the leaders in the East. The Panthers had a dip in form recently and lost four games in a row, but they've overcome their problems and won the last three fixtures.
The Panthers crushed the Islanders (6:1) and New Jersey (4:1), and then had a thrilling barn-burner against Minnesota, where they managed to gain the upper hand (5:4). After the game against the Wild, Evason's men got a few days of rest and are coming into this match fresh. The Panthers haven't lost a single game at home this season.
The Philadelphia Flyersare currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings with 19 points in the asset. At the moment the Flyers are on a losing streak of three games. They lost at home to the Lightning (3:4 SO) and the Bruins (2:5), and then suffered a crushing defeat at Tampa Bay in the return match against the Lightning (0:4).
The Flyers struggle to convert their chances away from home, where they average under 2 goals per game. Individual skills of the Flyers are very high, but they do not demonstrate very solid teamplay and often look weaker than their opponents.
In 3 out of 5 games, Philadelphia conceded more than 3 goals.
In 3 out of 5 head-to-head games, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
Florida are on top form and had a few days of rest, while Philadelphia are tired after a game against Tampa. Moreover, the Panthers haven't yet lost at home, and we don't believe their first defeat will happen today.
Our prediction - Florida to win
In 3 out of 10 head-to-head games, the teams scored more than 6 goals. Florida do not usually concede more than 2 goals in home games, and Philadelphia struggle to score away from home. We suggest playing the total under.
Second wager - total under 6.5 goals