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Canada vs Czech Republic Preview & Picks – Canada To Get Back on Track At Ice Hockey World Championship

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22 May 2023
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Leigh Copson 22 May 2023
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  • Canada vs Czech Republic tips for Tuesday, May 23
  • Matchup gets underway at 09:20 ET at Arena Riga
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    Canada vs Czech Republic Preview & Picks
  • Canada vs Czech Republic Preview & Picks
  • Canada vs Czech Republic Live Stream Available Now
  • Head To Head
  • Canada Form
  • Czech Republic Form

Canada vs Czech Republic Preview & Picks

Canada are tipped to conclude the group stage with a victory.

The Maple Leafs are already through, but they will be keen to get back to winning ways before the knockout stage begins.

  • Canada have won 4 of their 6 games so far
  • 3 of Canada's 4 victories have come in regulation time
  • Both of the Czech Republic's defeats came in regulation
  • 3 of Canada's last 4 games produced under 5.5 total goals

Canada vs Czech Republic Live Stream Available Now

You can watch Canada vs Czech Republic live in the IIHF World Championships today (09:20 ET).

Head To Head

  • Canada lead the series 18-7 since 2005
  • Canada won 6-1 when the teams last met in May 2022

Canada Form

Canada have already secured a place in the quarter-finals despite suffering multiple defeats.

The Maple Leafs got off to a strong start as they shut out Latvia in a 6-0 win and then downed Slovenia 5-2.

They were made to work for a shootout win against Slovakia, but quickly got back to winning convincingly as they downed Kazakhstan 5-1 in their fourth outing.

Canada failed to make it five-in-a-row though, as they were beaten 3-2 by group leaders Switzerland over the weekend.

That was followed by a shootout defeat when they face already-eliminated Norway on Monday.

Czech Republic Form

The Czech Republic go into their final group game with a quarter-final spot already secured.

The Czechs opened the tournament with a 3-2 victory, and then eased past Kazakhstan, winning 5-1.

Their unbeaten start was halted by a 4-3 overtime loss to Latvia, but they rebounded quickly to beat Slovenia 6-2 in their next outing.

The Czech Republic then shut out Norway in a 2-0 win, only for another winning sequence to end at two games.

They were beaten 4-2 by group leaders Switzerland when the teams met on Sunday.

Verdict

Canada are the better team and, with the quarter-finals on the horizon, they will be keen to bounce back from their loss last time out.

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