The german player Kohlschreiber has something great going on and showed some prowess last week when playing in Rome. He managed to take a set off of Djokovic and took a convincing victory over Gabashvili. Although he is not quite at the top, he is a favorite to be able to take the trophy at home now and are looking to start off well against Delic.
Mate Delic has played good on gravel so far and he obliterated Dustin Brown the round before this. Brown seemed to be completely out of his game though to be fair to him, but Delic played good as well. He is gonna face far tougher opposition this time around when going up against Kohlschreiber.
This is the first time the croatian Delic has reached the third round of an ATP tournament and he is up against competition that far exceeds his skill level. Kohlschreiber should take this quite handsomely so we believe a handicap bet is warranted.
Our Predictions: Philipp Kohlschreiber (-4.5) to win (Odds are 1.80 @ Pinnacle Sports)
Both of the teams surprised us in the first game. New York Rangers played out of their minds and exploited every chance of power play to the fullest. Rick Nash also started to play like he used to and showed prowess by scoring.
The Canadiens also surprised us – by just how bad they actually could play. And this was in all parts of their game. Nothing seemed to click and they lost 2-7, which was well deserved.
We believe that we will witness a totally different hockey game tonight. As for what goalies are concerned Montreal looks like they have to be without their starting goalie Carey Price who got injured in last game. He has played well up untill the last game so maybe it might be good to make a change? Lundqvist on the other hand has played even better than his usual self and is ready to protect the goal this game as well.
This game is must wing for the Canadiens. If they start out 0-2 at home they are just about out of the playoffs. This should spark a huge boost in motivation and we will see them trigger on all cylinders. Even with their starting goalie out we believe that the Canadiens will prevail and take back a game in this series.
Our Predictions: Montreal Canadiens to win (Odds are 2.54 @ Bet365)