France – Austria. World Championship
May 11, one of the first matches will be the confrontation between the French national team and Austria. The Austrians failed to win a single match at this tournament, but what can they surprise in this fight?
France currently has three points and is located on the sixth line of the table. Wards Dave Henderson managed to gain the upper hand in the meeting with the Belarusians, and they distinguished themselves by six abandoned pucks. However, they lost to Sweden and Russia with a total score of 0:11. The last match with the Slovaks was very tense for both teams. The French began to lose in the course of the match 0: 2 because of the washers, abandoned by David Bondra and David Butz. Then Valentine Cler managed to reduce the gap in the account to a minimum, but this was clearly not enough to win. The team still had the opportunity to play a minute before the end of the third period in the 6×4 format, but this did not take advantage of the hockey players.
The Austrians still can not show anything at this World Cup. The team under the leadership of Roger Bader is inferior in the fourth match in a row. If in the opening meeting with Switzerland there was still a fight (2:3) and in a duel with the Slovaks the Austrians tried their best to catch up with their opponent, then in the confrontation with Russia and Sweden they expected a rout with the same result – 0:7. The team has problems both in defense and in the attack, because often the defenders leave the forwards one on one with the goalkeeper, and those without special difficulties drive the shell into an empty corner.
- The last two meetings between the three teams ended with a total of 4.5 more
- In the last four matches with the participation of France, more than four goals were thrown
- The Austrians made a good result in this tournament
France likes to play attacking hockey, and Austrians often forget about defense. Based on this, we believe that this match will be open, and we will see a large number of goals.