The game Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights is about to begin! With all the excitement, we have made a preview and a prediction for the match. See now!
Best greeting to all the hockey and NHL fans! On this Saturday – at 1:00 PM EDT August 8, 2020, a matchup between two rivals Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights will be held! Both these two teams are the last 2 unbeaten teams in the Western Division. And at the end of today, we will know which one gets the top seed.
Which team will be the winner in your opinion? If you have not made the guess yet, then you can refer to our preview and prediction below!
Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights odds
Of course, many hockey fans will say that the top place in the western division is now just a bonus. Because both teams still have the Playoffs to play ahead, what they need to do now is to protect their strategy and to avoid injury as much as possible.
However, that does not mean that this match will be less interesting, especially while this 2019/2020 league is super unpredictable. In our opinion, both Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights will want to have the best advantages. So that they will put this game as the most important match of the league. On the other hand, this game is also a good condition for each team to test their new squads. Thus, there will be a lot of new cool things this afternoon that we can not expect.
The Vegas Golden Knights are looking for the third continuous winning
The Vegas Golden Knights have made a great performance after defeating the Dallas Stars (5:3) on August 3 and St. Louis Blues (4:6) on August 6. In total, this team has broken its rivals’ net 11 times and conceded 7 times.
One of the best players who has contributed to this success is the player at the right-wing Mark Stone. This big man has led the whole Vegas team by scoring 2 times and giving 2 beautiful assists. On the other hand, we can not forget the support of the defender Nate Schmidt and the winger Alex Tuch. These two players have scored a total of 6 points for the Vegas.
With all the excitement after these 2 games, the Vegas Golden Knights are looking for the third victory! Therefore, they will give no mercy on this Saturday match.
About the lineup, it is such a miss that the key piece player Max Pacioretty can not join the match. But luckily, the team can still depend on the role of M.A. Fleury. This man is now in his best form in this 2019/2020 league. In the match against St. Louis (6:4), M.A. Fleury has prevented 17 out of 21 shots from the opponents. This result is enough to show that he will have the highest spirit to play the following game.
The Colorado Avalanche will try their best to beat Vegas!
The Colorado Avalanche is now having the biggest chance to reach the top place of the Western Division. All they have to do now is to beat their opponent – Vegas Golden Knights on this Saturday afternoon. The mission seems not to be difficult, as they have defeated this Vegas team two times on October 25, 2019 (7:3), and on December 23, 2019 (6:1).
In the last two games, the Colorado Avalanche has been very spectacular by scoring 5 goals and only conceding 2 times. Especially, at the match against Dallas, this team has made a superb victory with 4 scores and 0 goal-lost!
The man who has given benefit to the Avalanche in the last two games is the Finnish player Joonas Donskie with 1 score and the Canadian center forward Nazem Kadri with 2 points. Hopefully, these players will keep up the good work at the next game.
Before the Saturday match starts, the Colorado Avalanche has received the good news that no player belongs to the injury list. Therefore, the team will be able to appear on this Saturday with the strongest lineup.
If nothing goes wrong, the player Philipp Grubauer of the team will be manning the blue circle in this afternoon game. This is quite understandable because Grubauer has performed quite well in the last match against St. Louis Blues. In detail, the player has contributed to the (2:1) victory by stopping 31 out of 32 shots from the enemies. Also, this German player has met Vegas once in the league. At that time, he has prevented 25 out of 26 shots that he faced.
Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights prediction
Both teams have made great results recently. Therefore, they will begin this match with the highest confidence. Especially, this afternoon game will decide which team is the top 1 of the Western Conference, so that we can expect an interesting game.
Although the Vegas Golden Knights are a strong hockey team, we still rate them lower than the other. Remember that this team has been defeated by the Colorado Avalanche two times in this 2019/2020 league. Plus, Vegas does not have the contribution of Max Pacioretty in the following game. Thus, they will have less chance to beat Colorado.
However, this is a sport match. And nothing is impossible in sport! With good preparation and enough luck, the Vegas Golden Knights probably will reach the top place of the position!
To summarize, both Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights are now in good form after completing successfully the two last games. And now, they are ready to fight for the top 1 position of the Western Conference.
When it comes to betting, the Colorado Avalanche will have our bet. Overall, this team has more advantages than its rival Vegas, as it is able to get into the Saturday match with the strongest squad.
And here is the end of our preview and prediction. Many thanks for reading!