Ottawa vs Toronto: prediction for the NHL fixture
The Ottawa Senators bought Nick Holden from Vegas in the offseason as well as tried to strengthen their defensive line. However, the Senators did not make any big transfers. One of the main stars of Ottawa is Tim Stützle. Last season this young striker scored 29 points (goals and assists).
Ottawa played 7 preseason games and celebrated success only in 3 of them. Three of the games they lost to their upcoming opponents Toronto. After defeating Montreal (5:4 B), the Senators lost to the Maple Leafs with a score of 1:4.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs have already played one game at home in the regular season. The team got a tough win against Montreal with a score of 2:1. The Leafs were much more active and created multiple interesting attacks and scoring chances.
Pierre Engvall and William Nylander brought their team season-opening victory with their goals. Toronto's goaltender Jack Campbell stopped a total of 31 shots.
Toronto scored at least 3 goals against Ottawa in the last 5 head-to-head games.
In 3 of the last 5 games against Ottawa, the Leafs scored in the first period.
Toronto always play confidently against Ottawa and almost never have any problems against this opponent, even away from home. Moreover, the Leafs had a great start to the season and defeated Montreal. We suggest betting on the visitors.
Our prediction - Toronto to win
The opponents scored more than 6 goals in just 1 head-to-head game out of 5. Toronto defended well in the previous fixture, and we don't expect a lot of goals in the upcoming game.
Second bet - total under 6.5 goals