Islanders vs Toronto: prediction for the NHL fixture
The New York Islanders go against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League on November 22. We made predictions for this game, which you can find below.
New York Islanders
The Islanders are one of the main outsiders in the East, sitting in 14th place in the standings. They are currently on a string of five defeats, having conceded at least 4 goals in each of those games.
After losing to Philadelphia with a crushing score of 1:6, the Islanders finally got to play at home for the first time this season, where they lost to Calgary (2:5). Moreover, several players will miss the upcoming games due to COVID-19 protocol.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto, on the other hand, are doing great. The Maple Leafs are fourth in the Eastern Conference with a total of 25 points. The team recently had a winning streak of five games, which was unexpectedly interrupted in the last game against Pittsburgh (0:2).
Before that, the Leafs crushed Nashville (3:0) and outplayed the Rangers (2:1). Sheldon Keefe's men are demonstrating solid play on the defensive and rarely allow their opponents to score more than two goals.
The hosts conceded more than 3 goals in the last 5 games.
In 3 games out of 4, Toronto scored in the first period.
Toronto are in good shape, despite losing to Pittsburgh in the last match. The Islanders, on the contrary, are on a losing streak and struggle to find their game. The things are even more complecated for them now that several of their players are sidelined through COVID-19 protocol. We predict a confident victory for Toronto.
Our prediction - Toronto to win
Toronto conceded few goals this season and usually do not give their opponents many opportunities to score. The Islanders are struggling to convert their chances and average under 3 goals per game.
Second bet - the Islanders IT under 2.5 goals