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Ice Hockey World Championship Betting Tips and Predictions

Get ready for the newest IIHF World Championship, which will be held in Finland (Tampere) and Riga (Latvia) this year. The World Hockey Cup is an annual competition which attracts many punters from all over the world. If you are interested in ice hockey betting, our page should provide you with everything that you need.

IIHF Predictions and Betting Tips

To provide you with support before and during the tournament, our site and our community members will do their utmost to offer you a lot of ice hockey betting tips. This page should cover you in terms of match predictions and also offer you some prime betting tips so you don’t have to look for them at some unreliable sources.

Our community members are those that provide all the free hockey picks that you need. The fleet of tipsters that are registered at the site are experts in ice hockey betting and will share their knowledge and expertise with all the visitors of this page. All you have to do is to check some hockey bets today or view the upcoming ones in the schedule.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

You will also notice the three main tips placed on the very top of the page, making it easier for visitors of the page to find what they need. Visit the page at any time, without registering, and find all the ice hockey betting tips that you need.

IIHF Expert Picks

The way things work here is that our community members are the ones making the tips. They are proven professionals and expert punters that have been doing it for years. They follow ice hockey religiously and can’t wait for the day of the hockey World Cup to come.

Our tipsters will provide you with all the ice hockey betting tips, for each matchup during the tournament, and offer explanations for doing so. You will be able to read about their choices, study why they decided to do it, and ultimately determine whether to follow it.

Most importantly, all the IIHF picks here are free. So you don’t have to register or pay for any of them. We feel that it is not okay to pay for something that is completely uncertain and can ultimately go either way. For that reason, we make all the tipster profiles as transparent as possible.

You will be able to see all the hockey picks that a tipster has made, study their form, profit, yield, and determine if they are good enough to follow their advice. The choice is yours, and we merely provide you with all the ice hockey betting tools you need.

However, if you think that you are good enough, you can become a tipster yourself. Join up with us by creating an account (look for the Sign Up button in the upper right corner of the page) and start placing your own tips. If you are good enough, you may be able to earn lots of interesting monthly prizes that are given out.

Ice Hockey World Championship Groups

The 2023 IIHF World Championship is set to start on 12 May and will conclude on 28 May. The tournament features 16 nations divided into two groups. The top four teams from each group will advance further into the quarterfinals of the tournament, with the rest being eliminated.

One of the host nations, Finland, is also the current champion, as the Lions won only their fourth title last year.

Group A Group B
Austria Canada
Denmark Czechia
Finland Kazakhstan
France Latvia
Germany Norway
Hungary Slovakia
Sweden Slovenia
USA Switzerland


IIHF Past Winners

In order to be as successful as possible in ice hockey betting, you also have to possess a lot of knowledge about the teams and the history of the competition. The first official hockey World Cup was held at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The tournament held at the Olympics was regarded as the Hockey World Championship and has remained so from 1920 till 1968.

However, the first championship that was held away from the Olympic tournament was the 1930 iteration. Since then, the tournament is held annually. When it coincides with the Olympics, the winner of the Olympics competition is at the same time considered the hockey World Cup champion.

Not surprisingly to most, the most successful nation is Canada, with 27 gold medals. Russia, alongside the Soviet Union, has won the same number of first places. However, the Red Machine has won five on its own, but 22 as the Soviet Union.

The third place goes to the Czech Republic, which have six as Chezchia and six as Czechoslovakia, totalling 12 titles altogether.

Here is the list of the most recent tournaments and their title holders.

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2022 Finland Canada Czechia
2021 Canada Finland USA
2019 Finland Canada Russia
2018 Sweden Switzerland USA
2017 Sweden Canada Russia

Top Players to Watch

You simply can’t go through any ice hockey betting without knowing who are the best players. Whenever you are making your hockey bets today, you have to be aware of all the players that are participating in the matchup, what their form is and how they might fare against a certain opponent. At the same time, it is also very interesting to wager on player performances. Sometimes, a player may perform individually much better than one thinks, especially at an event like the ice hockey World Cup.

As far as past tournaments go, here are some notable points leaders that marked those championships.

Year Points Leader Scoring Leader Assist Leader
2022 Roman Cervenka (CZE) David Pastrnak (CZE) Roman Cervenka (CZE)
2021 Connor Brown (CAN) Liam Kirk (GBD) Connor Brown (CAN)
2019 William Nylander (SWE) Mark Stone (CAN) Willian Nylander (SWE)
2018 Patrick Kane (USA) Sebastian Aho (FIN) Patrick Kane (USA)

How to Bet on Ice Hockey Championship?

Ice hockey betting becomes immensely easier if you have all the necessary elements. Firstly, and most importantly, is being able to find a good bookie to wager with. There are many elements that come into making your final choice.

One of them is checking out the welcome offer that the operator has. Some fo them are specifically aimed at sports bets, so a new user can use them to start wagering on ice hockey as well. It is also necessary to check the odds that the site has. Bookies with competitive odds and that do not change so often are much more favourable for users.

Next come the site features. The more conveniences you have as a user, the more you will be able to enjoy wagering. It also helps when the operator offers a variety of markets and allows you to not only bet on different sports but also can place many bet types on a single sport. Finally, there is the safety factor. It is necessary for you to choose a brand that has a licensing agreement and advanced levels of safety so you don’t have to worry about data theft.

Once you find a suitable betting site, you can consult our page and find the most appropriate ice hockey betting tips for you. Check all the free hockey picks that are available and then create your bet slip with ease.

IIHF Top Tips

Before one starts thinking about ice hockey betting, they need to be aware of some IIHF trends. Namely, some players tend to perform much better than when playing for their clubs. Defending the honour of your nation might motivate a player and will get them to perform a lot better compared to club performances.

This also might result in more goals and we might get to witness more action than in regular games. You have to understand that the IIHF World Championship is the pinnacle of the season for some. They want to showcase their skills as best as they can and make their nation proud.

More so, the World Cup is played in a tournament-style system. This means that almost anything can happen. A string of a few bad games might mean elimination as early as the group stage. At the same time, one mistake during the elimination stage might spell doom for your team.

You also can’t forget the fact that hosting the tournament does not necessarily mean winning it. The only two nations that have done so recently are Sweden in 2013 and Finland last year.

We also can’t forget the history of the tournament. Canada has historically been the best nation. With 27 titles to their name, they won three of them in the last 10 tournaments. Team Canada won their last title in 2021 and appeared in the last three finals. On the other hand, history does not serve Russia so much, as its most recent title came in 2014. At the same time, we have witnessed the rise of teams like Finland and Sweden, with the Lions winning two and the Three Crowns three trophies in the last 10 years.

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