Chicago vs Montreal: prediction for the NHL game
The Blackhawks take on the Canadiens in the National Hockey League on January 14. We made predictions for this game, which you can find in the article below.
Chicago ended their six-game losing streak when they recorded a victory over Vegas (2:1) away. Goalie Fleury was excellent and saved 96% of the Knights' shots on his goal.
In the following game, the Blackhawks defeated Columbus with a score of 4:2. The Hawks' forward DeBrincat scored two goals against the Blue Jackets. Chicago will be looking to extend their winning streak at the home court.
Montreal are in a downturn, mostly due to their problems with the line-up. 17 players have been ruled out of the upcoming game due to illness. Such devastating losses obviously affected Montreal's performance - the Canadiens are on a string of four defeats.
The Canadiens were crushed by Boston (1:5), Florida (2:5), and Carolina (0:4). In the visitors' defense, those are all very powerful opponets who are currently on top form.
In 3 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams failed to score in each period.
In 3 head-to-head games in a row, Chicago scored first.
Chicago have gained momentum in previous ficxtures and will be looking to capitalize on their home advantage and record another victory in the upcoming game. Montreal are weakened by the pandemic and probably won't be able to put up a fight.
Our prediction - Chicago to win
We do not expect a barn-burner here. The teams rarely score a large number of goals in head-to-head games, so we suggest taking the total under here.
Second wager - total under 5.5 goals