Islanders vs Nashville: prediction for the NHL fixture
New York Islanders
The Islanders are 14th in the Eastern Conference standings and may not get a playoff spot this season. They were on a devastating losing streak of 11 games, but in the last four fixtures picked 5 points as they lost 3 games outside regulation and finally celebrated success over Ottawa (5:3).
The victory over the Senators should help the Islanders get their confidence back. The team has quality players in the roster and amazings goaltenders, so they should be able to improve their results.
Nashville climbed to 8th place in the Western Conference table. Recently, the Predators lost to Boston with a score of 0:2, but bounced back in the following games and defeated Montreal (4:3 OT) and Detroit (5:2).
The Predators collected points in half of their away games, and five times suffered defeats in regulation. Nashville concede at least three goals per game, mostly because they play open hockey away from home. The top scorer for the team is Matt Duchene, who has netted 13 goals this season.
On average, Nashville concede 3 goals in away games.
In the last 5 head-to-head games, more than one goal was scored in the second period.
We hope that after a long-awaited victory, the Islanders will be able to put the past behind them and improve the quality of their performance. Earlier this season, the hosts almost got a win against Nashville, but yielded in a shootout. Today they should avenge that defeat.
Our prediction - Islanders to win
Away from their home court, Nashville concede at least three goals in each game. The Islanders have quality performers who can take advantage of the Preds' problems on the defensive.
Second bet - Islanders IT over 2.5 goals