Islanders vs Philadelphia: prediction for the NHL game
The Islanders are set to play the Flyers in the National Hockey League on January 26. What to expect from this game? Look out for our prediction in the article below.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have recently pulled themselves together and started earning points. They even have mounted two winning streaks in the last month, but on Sunday, after a confident victory over Arizona (4:0), lost to Toronto (3:1) at home.
Barry Trotz's side always struggle against the league leaders, and often score no more than two goals due to their defensive style of hockey. This season, the Islanders are one of the least-scoring teams in the NHL.
Philadelphia are on a string of 12 defeats. The team sits bottom of the Capital Division table and is 13th in the East. The Flyers really need to get their confidence back.
In the last three matches, they lost to Columbus (1:2), Buffalo (3:6) and Dallas (1:3). Philadelphia have problems at the back and on the offensive, on average, they concede 3 to 4 goals per game. Many of the Flyers' key players remain in the protocol, which makes their situation even more desperate.
Philadelphia scored under 3 goals in 4 out of 5 games.
In 3 out of 5 games between the clubs, no more than one goal was scored in the first period.
This season, the Islanders have defeated Philadelphia twice. Recently, the hosts found their game, while the Flyers continue to sink deeper and deeper. We believe that New York have a better chance to win this game.
Our prediction - Islanders to win
Philadelphia do not score a lot of late, and neither do the Islanders. We think that the teams won't score more than five goals in the upcoming fixture.
Second wager - total under 5.5 goals