Detroit vs Tampa: prediction for the NHL fixture
Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings have always been one of the outsiders in recent years and mostly sit bottom of the table in their division. The main goal of the team in the new season is getting into the playoffs, and if they can pull that off, they will be satisfied. But that is an incredibly hard task for the Red Wings. Their roster is not strong enough, especially on the defensive.
Blashill's charges lost 4 out of 5 preseason games. In the last match, they were defeated by Buffalo (1:3).
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning look much stronger than Detroit in terms of their lineup. However, the current Stanley Cup winner failed to start the season with a victory. The Lightning were defeated by Pittsburgh with a score of 2:6. They managed to score the two goals only while having man advantage.
John Cooper's charges gave the opponent too much space in their zone and couldn't create enough dangerous attacking chances. Perhaps, Tampa can bounce back in the game against a weaker opponent.
Detroit scored fewer than 3 goals in 3 out of 5 games.
In 3 games out of 5, Tampa won the second period.
Tampa have a tremendous class advantage and should defeat Detroit without any problems. The Red Wings are still experiencing difficulties both in attack and in defense, and they have a bad record against Tampa. Everything points to a victory for the Lightning.
Our prediction - Tampa to win
After the disastrous match against Pittsburgh, Tampa will probably focus on their own zone and try to make as few mistakes as possible. The matches between the teams have rarely been spectacular before, so we suggest playing the total under.
Second bet - total under 6 goals