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Finland vs Slovakia Preview & Picks – Finland To Book World Championship Semi-Final Spot

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  • Finland vs Slovakia picks for Thursday, May 26
  • Matchup gets underway at 13:20 ET at Nokia Arena
  • Preview, stats & form guide
    Finland vs Slovakia Preview & Picks
  • Finland vs Slovakia Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Finland Form 
  • Slovakia Form
  • Finland vs Slovakia FAQs

Finland vs Slovakia Preview & Picks

Finland are backed to march on at the World Championship.

The tournament hosts have been in good form and are tipped to be too strong for the Slovakians.

  • Finland have won 6 of their 7 World Championship games
  • Finland have outscored their opponents 25-5 so far
  • 5 of Finland’s 6 wins have been by at least three goals

Head To Head

  • Finland lead the series 20-4 since 2002

Finland Form 

Finland won six games and lost one shootout as they finished top of their World Championship group.

The Finns opened with a 5-0 rout of Norway and backed it up with a 2-1 win over Latvia.

They then downed fellow quarter-finalists, the United States, 4-1, before dropping a shootout to Sweden for their only loss.

Their response was a one-sided 6-0 blowout of Great Britain followed by a 3-0 success against Austriia.

Finland then concluded the group stage with another 3-0 victory, this time against the Czech Republic.

Slovakia Form

Slovakia progressed from the group stage by winning four of their seven games.

The Slovakians kicked off the tournament with a 4-2 win against France, but then lost their next three games.

They were beaten 2-1 by Germany before suffering a 5-1 blowout defeat to Canada and 5-3 loss to Switzerland.

Slovakia were able to stop the rot with a 4-3 victory over Kazakhstan and then built on that with a 3-1 win against Italy.

They then completed their group campaign with a 7-1 blowout of Denmark that sealed a quarter-final berth.

Finland vs Slovakia FAQs

Where can I watch the Finland vs Slovakia live stream?

You can watch the Finland vs Slovakia stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Finland vs Slovakia start time?

The Finland vs Slovakia game at the Ice Hockey World Championship is set start at 13:20 ET on Thursday, May 26.


Finland are the favorites to win it all and are backed to power past Slovakia in the quarter-finals.

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