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Finland vs United States Preview & Picks – USA To Lose World Championship Semi-Final

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  • Finland vs United States picks for Saturday, May 28
  • Matchup gets underway at 07:20 ET at Nokia Arena
  • Preview, stats & form guide
    Finland vs United States Preview & Picks
  • Finland vs United States Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Finland Form 
  • United States Form
  • Finland vs United States FAQs

Finland vs United States Preview & Picks


Finland are tipped to beat the United States and cover for the second time.

The Finns eased past the USA in the group stage and are worthy favorites to win the tournament.

  • Finland are 7-1 at the World Championship
  • Finland have won 6 of their 8 games by 2+ goals
  • Finland have won 4 of the last 5 games vs United States

Head To Head


  • Finland beat United States 4-1 during the group stage
  • Finland lead the series 17-9 (1 draw) since 2003

Finland Form 


Finland have won seven games and lost one by shootout on their way to the semi-finals.

The Finns began the World Championship with a three-game win streak that included a victory over Saturday’s opponents.

Having beaten Norway 5-0 and Latvia 2-0 to get off to a strong start, they then eased to a 4-1 win against the United States.

That victory was followed by their sole loss of the tournament so far – a shootout a defeat to Sweden.
Finland have not lost a game since then, however.

They bounced back with a 6-0 demolition of Great Britain, before running out 3-0 winners against both Austria and the Czech Republic to wrap up the group stage.

The Finns then booked a place in the semi-finals with a 4-2 victory over Slovakia in the quarter-finals.

United States Form


The United States have underwhelmed so far, but they are through to the World Championship semi-finals.

The USA made a good start with a 4-1 win against Latvia, but that was as good as it got early on.

They needed overtime to beat Austria 3-2 and then suffered a 4-1 blowout defeat to the United States.

The Americans avoided back-to-back losses with a 3-0 victory over Great Britain, and then turned in their best result so far with a surprise 3-2 overtime win against Sweden.

They failed to build on that though, losing 1-0 to the Czech Republic in their penultimate group game.

The United States were able to wrap up the group stage with a victory, beating Norway 4-2.

They then secured a place in the final four of this tournament with a 3-0 quarter-final win over Switzerland.

Finland vs United States FAQs

Where can I watch the Finland vs United States live stream?

You can watch the Finland vs United States live stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Finland vs United States start time?

The Finland vs United States game at the Ice Hockey World Championship is set start at 07:20 ET on Saturday, May 28.

Verdict

Finland are the cream of the crop in this tournament and are tipped to down the USA yet again.

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