What an eventful first day! We saw two upsets to go along with the United States’ close call against Latvia. As for Sweden…that was too easy.
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DAY TWO PICKS
Finland (0-0-1) vs Slovakia (0-0-0) – Finland finds themselves in a bit of a hole after the disappointing loss on Monday. Meanwhile Slovakia will have fresh legs and a boost of confidence from the positive results from Czechia and Switzerland. Me too has been known to inspire folks on occasion. If Finland drops this one, they are doomed.
My Pick: Finland
Germany (0-0-0) vs Sweden (1-0-0) – Germany finds themselves in a similar position as Slovakia. If they are not careful in this one, the game will end much like Austria’s. Sweden looks like a well oiled, and very intimidating, machine.
My Pick: Sweden
Switzerland (1-0-0) vs Latvia (0-1-0) – Switzerland stunned Finland on Monday and will be looking for a similar result against Latvia. Latvia looked goof for the first two periods against USA before falling apart.
My Pick: Switzerland
Austria (0-0-1) vs Czechia (1-0-0) – This will not be fun to watch. Austria is deflated after the embarrassing loss to Sweden. Czechia is full of confidence after stunning Canada, and the world, on Monday.
My Pick: Czechia
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