In the regular season of the National Hockey League, the Montreal Canadiens will host the Ottawa Senators. In the Canadian rivalry, the Habs look stronger, but the Sens are encouraged by the recent victory over the leader and may surprise again. We will try to determine a reliable bet for this match.
Until recently, the Reds confidently went to the bottom, moving away from the playoff zone in every match. But, having lost eight meetings in a row, the decline stopped. The team woke up and began to surprise. First, one of the leaders, the Islanders, was defeated at home. The defeat from the Colorado did not bother but charged for further away victories over the strong Rangers and Pittsburgh with a total score of 6: 2. At home against Ottawa, Montreal will be the favourites and try to take revenge. But do not wait for their great advantage. The opponents are well acquainted, and a very stubborn duel awaits us.
The team is still trailing at the end of the standings, and it is not surprising that it is among the worst in playing away teams. In the previous away series, Ottawa lost four out of five matches. But, having returned home, they sensationally dealt with one of the leaders – Boston (5: 2).
In a good mood, Sens went to Montreal, where they won 2: 1 (OT) less than a month ago. But then the local team was in crisis, and now it has risen and looks much more dangerous. Defeating them again will be difficult — however, these teams historically don’t like each other. Ottawa will cling to every chance to stay in the playoff race.
Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators prediction
There will be a lot of struggle in the Canadian rivalry. It is difficult to predict the effectiveness of the game: usually, teams do not entertain with goals, but this season Montreal often hosts a “show” at home. This time they can please the fans and win; however, they don’t seem to have a significant advantage over the guests.
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