The Champions Hockey League is not as popular as its football counterpart. This is due to the fact that representatives of the strongest tournament in the Old World, the Continental Hockey League, do not take part in it. For this reason, a large number of fans of this sport pay attention to the competition only in terms of bets.
The fact is that the tournament has a very important feature, some patterns very often work in it. For example, clubs from stronger leagues have an obvious advantage. In addition, it is quite easy to predict the final performance of the matches based on the latest matches of the teams. What you need to pay attention to first of all so that bets on the matches of the Champions Hockey League bring success.
- Winning bets
- Total bets
- Handicap betting
- Champion betting
In the hockey Champions League, it is very important which championship representatives meet on the court. There is a tendency that there are several leading competitions in Europe, which are higher than the rest in terms of the level of teams. Therefore, when they meet with representatives of other countries, they should calmly gain a landslide victory. At the moment, five tournaments stand out seriously, the teams of which in the Champions League look an order of magnitude stronger than the rest – these are the championships of Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland. And when they face teams from other leagues, you can confidently bet on them to win.
As for the performances in the playoffs of the tournament, it should be borne in mind that each round, except for the final, consists of two meetings. This means that after the first game, you need to carefully analyze the situation. For example, if a team won the first match very large and is the favorite of the second, then it can experiment with the composition, put up hockey players who do not get the necessary game practice. The outsider team has the motivation, if not to advance to the next round, then at least save its face. Therefore, in such cases, it is quite possible to flirt with a double outcome to an outsider. You can also choose to win, but this option is quite risky and can fail.
The total can also be associated with the championship, whose representatives go on the ice. The fact is that in different countries the style and manner of play differ significantly. For example, the Swedish and Finnish teams, regardless of the rival, focus on the defense of their own possessions. And even if they win, they rarely hit 5.5 total goals. But representatives of Belarus, Austria, Slovakia and Great Britain are much more likely to try to hit the opponent's goal. At the same time, they often expose their own rear, which can be used by the rival. In fights between teams from these countries, you can confidently bet on the fact that a decent number of pucks will be scored, as a rule, at least 5.
You should also pay attention to at what stage of the tournament the duel is held. During the group stage, the teams are not particularly worried about the safety of their possessions, so the fights turn out to be quite effective. But a completely different situation takes place in the playoffs. This is especially true for the semi-finals and finals. The teams are afraid of mistakes, they try to act as confidently and orderly as possible when defending the goal. Therefore, very few washers are hammered. In addition, the semi-finals are held in two fights and at the end of the first it makes no sense to shoot the goalkeeper, since an extra missed puck can have a stronger effect. All this affects the final performance of the fights.
In the group stage, all the favorites – and these are teams from Sweden and the Czech Republic – are trying to show everyone their power, as well as gain a good move. Therefore, they try to win as convincingly as possible, crush their opponents. In such fights, you can safely take a minus head start in a couple of pucks for the favorite. In addition, in the group stage quite often the teams at the very end of the meeting remove the goalkeeper in order to have an opportunity to try to recoup. Therefore, the favorite has an excellent opportunity to carry out one or more pucks, which help to finally remove the questions about the winner. Therefore, at the group stage, you can safely flirt with a minus handicap to win the favorite.
The same applies to the first fights of the 1/8 finals stage, where the favorites are trying to create a comfortable advantage for themselves, with the help of which it will then be easier to arrange the final victory. Even teams from Finland and Sweden show themselves very well in such meetings, which usually try to defend themselves more. They make an effort to play the first match well and provide themselves with a 4-5 point head start. In this case, it will be possible not to waste a lot of energy and emotions during the return match. Therefore, at this stage, it is imperative to try to play the victory of the favorite with a large negative handicap in the first match.
Many players like to bet in advance on the final winner of the entire tournament, so they try to predict his name almost from the start. And in the hockey Champions League, there is also a certain trend in this regard. Let's start with the fact that teams from Sweden have taken part in absolutely all the final fights, starting from the year the League was founded. This must be taken into account, the representatives of this country really almost always look an order of magnitude higher than all other teams. And out of the five final meetings, the representatives of the Swedish championship turned out to be four times stronger than their rivals, which allows us to speak of a serious advantage of the teams from this championship.
Frelund always attracts special attention to her performances, who at the moment is the absolute record holder. Of the five draws of the tournament, she recorded three in her asset. Once again, it has the greatest chances of ultimate success. But this season she has a lot of serious competitors, so a number of teams have formed, the odds for which are also quite pleasant. Therefore, you need to carefully analyze the situation during the group stage and draw your own conclusions. At this point, Frelunda really looks good and has an excellent chance of defending his title.
The Champions Hockey League may not be so attractive in terms of teams and intrigue, but it is pleasant to bet on. It traces a number of trends that are fair and affect the bottom line. For example, you can predict the total and the final handicap with great confidence in advance, and name the winner. In addition, bookmakers offer to predict the name of the winner. And if you look at the history of the tournament, the spread here is not particularly large. You need to keep in mind the difference between the group stage and the playoffs in order to always make the right bets on the Champions League. Good luck on the margins of bookmakers!