Vancouver vs. Edmonton: can the Canucks end a losing streak?
Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers: NHL prediction and betting options (May 5, 2021)
Vancouver will face Edmonton again on May 5. Who will be stronger this time? You will find this out in our prediction below.
Vancouver's losing streak reached five matches, four of which the team played away. The Canucks did not manage to deal with Ottawa (1:2 and 3:6), and also suffered two devastating defeats from Toronto (1:4 and 1:5). Goaltenders Braden Holtby and Thatcher Demko could not cope with their task, which is why they had to lose points.
Back at home, the Canucks suffered another defeat at Edmonton (3:5). Again, the defense could not stop the opponent's pressure. Due to a large number of lost points, the team is only in the last position in the Northern Division standings.
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The Edmonton Oilers continue to be in great shape, thanks to which they consistently earn points. In five matches, the team has only one defeat to Calgary (1:3). In the return leg, the Oilers managed to take revenge by beating the Flames 4:1. They also managed to beat Winnipeg twice (6:1 and 3:1).
The Oilers are not embarrassed by playing away matches at all. The winning streak reached four meetings, in which, besides beating the Jets, the team also managed to defeat Vancouver (3:1 and 5:3). Edmonton are the second club in the Northern Division to qualify for the playoffs.
The Edmonton Oilers look significantly stronger than their opponent. Vancouver have been in terrible shape for a long time, which is why they continue to lose points. The Oilers won the first leg without any problems, so nothing prevents the team from repeating the result.
In head-to-head matches, teams periodically show a productive game. In just two meetings out of seven, the clubs have failed to score more than five goals. It is also worth considering the failures in the Canucks' defense, which affects the number of scored goals.
Our prediction is the handicap (-1.5) of the Edmonton Oilers for 2.25 in BC 1XBET.