Pittsburgh vs Arizona: prediction for the NHL game
The Penguins host the Coyotes in the National Hockey League on January 26. What to expect from this game? Look out for our prediction in the article below.
Pittsburgh are on a five-game winning streak. The Penguins experienced some problems against San Jose and Winnipeg, who they failed to beat in regulation, but they managed to crush Columbus with a score of 5:2. In that game, forward Crosby delivered a brilliant performance - he scored a hat-trick and gave an assist.
Now the Penguins are back to the home court, where they usually put their best foot forward. They have earned points in seven home games in a row.
Arizona strated their away series by defeating New Jersey (4:1). This victory was made possible by goalie Vejmelka, who saved 97% of the shots. But the Coyotes failed to build on that success and suffered a crushing defeat from the Islanders (0:4) in the following match. Wedgewood wasn't as reliable as his teammate.
After that, the Coyotes lost to the Rangers with a score of 3:7.
In 4 head-to-head games out of 6, the teams didn't score in each period.
In 4 head-to-head games out of 5, Pittsburgh scored the first goal.
Bookmakers give very low odds for Pittburgh's victory, however, Arizona are in such terrible shape that we wouldn't risk backing them in the upcoming fixture.
Our prediction -Pittsburgh to win with a handicap (-2)
We do not expect a barn-burner here. The teams rarely score a lot in head-to-head games, plus Arizona really struggle to create attacking chances.
Second bet - total under 6 goals