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Hockey is a famous kind of sports and has a lot of fans in many countries. Although it is not as popular sport for betting as football or tennis in the bookmakers’ facilities, it does not mean at all that you need to give up the opportunity to make money on forecasting the results of hockey matches. Moreover, if you are a fan of this sport and are well versed in it, you simply have to get your profit on it. How to bet on hockey cost-effectively? We tell everything in detail.

Hockey Betting Features

Hockey matches are held several times a week, which allows doing a qualitative statistical analysis and always be aware of the physical form of the players. The game is characterized by frequent comebacks, that is, when the team becomes the winner being an outsider in the previous period; this also gives many opportunities for a successful bet. However, the concept of a draw is absent here, because in case of the end of regular time with an equal number of goals scored, overtime starts, and after it the penalty shootout begins until the difference in the score appears.

The number of tournaments whereon the bets could be made is limited in this sport. Therefore, only NHL, SHL, KHL leagues and several European championships are offered to bets makers. Betting on NHL is considered the most profitable today, as bookmakers give high limits and low margins for them. However, if you intend to make live bets, you can catch high coefficients in all leagues thanks to the rapid development of events on the ice. Other features are the acceptance of bets by the bookmakers without taking into account the extra time and the unpredictability of the game due to a very large final score.

What are the Hockey Bets and Their Strategies

The bets action line will depend on the bookmaker’s facility, since not every bookmaker pays enough attention to hockey. Thus, there are traditional options in the standard line as follows: 

  • Bets on outcome: on the winner of the match;
  • Bets on total: on less or more goals scored;
  • Bets on handicap: on a certain handicap;
  • Bets on periods: whether the puck will be thrown into the opposing goal in a certain period.

Bookmakers may also offer betting on various additional events. For example, you can predict the exact score in normal time, put simultaneously on two of three possible results, as well as enjoy a host of other interesting options.

You can bet using a wide variety of strategies, the most popular of which are bets for a draw in a period, bets for a total under for KHL matches and bets for a productive period. You will find more about each strategy in a special section on the website.

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How to Analyze Hockey Matches

In order to successfully bet on hockey today, you need a pre-match analysis, otherwise your forecast will be just a matter of luck. If you monitor over the events in the world of this sport, watch broadcasts and already know the potential of the teams, it will not be absolutely difficult to analyze the upcoming match. The main thing is to take into account a number of factors before the game that will affect hockey players themselves and the outcome of the match as a whole. The more various nuances you take into account, the better and more accurate your forecast will be, and if you intend to bet during the broadcast, this will allow you adjusting your assumptions as the game progresses. For example, you can almost certainly know which team will win if you study the motivation and tournament goals, as well as the statistics of the previous several games.

Players Physical Form

The analysis should be started with an assessment of the current physical form of team roster. Examine the physical condition of the favorite, because everyone knows that the underdog will have a chance to win only in case of unforeseen injuries or disqualifications in the leading team. For example, in the absence of the main player or when the substitute goalkeeper enters the ice, you can bet on an outsider team or use a plus handicap. If there is no serious difference in the strengths of the teams, making live bets you need to be guided already in the course of events. Besides, inquire if the team had difficult matches the day before and whether it was too tired before the game, otherwise even the leading team will lose to the underdog if the players are exhausted by the previous difficult match. The venue of the tournament will also play an important role, because the support of fans and the home ice always gives confidence to the players.

Statistics and Motivation

The best hockey bets are made taking into account the level of team motivation and statistics of the current series. After all, it often happens that a well-motivated underdog manages to play better than the favorite who relaxed after passing to the next round. In order to analyze statistics, it will be enough to evaluate the last five matches which will give an idea of ​​the team’s current mood, its physical form and in general: who really needs points and who plays without much interest. Even if the team was the first in the standings, it is worth refraining from betting on its victory, if it showed poor results at the last games. However, if the whole series was victorious, then the hockey players are in great shape and in the right mood, which practically guarantees a successful outcome.

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1 Kepa Goalkeeper 26 186cm
1 Hugo Lloris Goalkeeper 34 188cm
1 David de Gea Goalkeeper 30 192cm
1 Alisson Goalkeeper 28 191cm
2 Matt Doherty Defender 29 185cm
2 Héctor Bellerín Defender 25 178cm
2 Antonio Rüdiger Defender 27 190cm
2 Victor Lindelöf Defender 26 187cm
3 Eric Bailly Defender 26 187cm
3 Sergio Reguilón Defender 24 178cm
3 Marcos Alonso Defender 30 188cm
3 Kieran Tierney Defender 23 180cm
3 Fabinho Midfielder 27 188cm
4 Phil Jones Defender 28 185cm
4 William Saliba Defender 19 193cm
4 Andreas Christensen Defender 24 188cm
4 Toby Alderweireld Defender 31 186cm
4 Virgil van Dijk Defender 29 193cm
5 Sokratis Defender 32 186cm
5 Georginio Wijnaldum Midfielder 30 175cm
5 Jorginho Midfielder 29 180cm
5 Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg Midfielder 25 185cm
5 Harry Maguire Defender 27 194cm
6 Paul Pogba Midfielder 27 191cm
6 Gabriel Defender 23 190cm
6 Davinson Sánchez Defender 24 187cm
6 Thiago Silva Defender 26 183cm
6 Thiago Midfielder 29 174cm
7 Edinson Cavani Forward 33 184cm
7 Son Heung-min Forward 28 184cm
7 Bukayo Saka Midfielder 19 178cm
7 N’Golo Kanté Midfielder 29 168cm
7 James Milner Midfielder 35 174cm
8 Naby Keïta Midfielder 25 172cm
8 Juan Mata Midfielder 32 170cm
8 Harry Winks Midfielder 24 178cm
8 Dani Ceballos Midfielder 24 179cm
9 Roberto Firmino Forward 29 181cm
9 Gareth Bale Forward 31 185cm
9 Tammy Abraham Forward 23 191cm
9 Anthony Martial Forward 25 181cm
9 Alexandre Lacazette Forward 29 176cm
10 Christian Pulisic Forward 22 172cm
10 Mesut Özil Midfielder 32 180cm
10 Marcus Rashford Forward 23 185cm
10 Sadio Mané Forward 28 174cm
10 Harry Kane Forward 27 188cm
11 Timo Werner Forward 24 181cm
11 Erik Lamela Forward 28 184cm
11 Mason Greenwood Forward 19 181cm
11 Mohamed Salah Forward 28 175cm
12 Joe Gomez Defender 23 188cm
12 Joe Hart Goalkeeper 33 196cm
12 Willian Forward 32 175cm
13 Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson Goalkeeper 25 186cm
13 Willy Caballero Goalkeeper 39 186cm
13 Adrián Goalkeeper 34 190cm
13 Lee Grant Goalkeeper 37 193cm
14 Jordan Henderson Midfielder 30 187cm
14 Jesse Lingard Midfielder 28 174cm
14 Fikayo Tomori Defender 23 184cm
14 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Forward 31 187cm
14 Joe Rodon Defender 23 193cm
15 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Midfielder 23 180cm
15 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Midfielder 27 175cm
15 Kurt Zouma Defender 26 190cm
15 Eric Dier Defender 27 188cm
16 Edouard Mendy Goalkeeper 28 196cm
16 Marcos Rojo Defender 30 187cm
16 Rob Holding Defender 25 189cm
17 Fred Midfielder 27 169cm
17 Curtis Jones Midfielder 19 185cm
17 Cédric Soares Defender 29 171cm
17 Mateo Kovačić Midfielder 26 177cm
17 Moussa Sissoko Midfielder 31 187cm
18 Bruno Fernandes Midfielder 26 179cm
18 Olivier Giroud Forward 24 193cm
18 Thomas Partey Midfielder 27 185cm
18 Giovani Lo Celso Midfielder 24 177cm
18 Takumi Minamino Forward 26 174cm
19 Nicolas Pépé Forward 25 183cm
19 Mason Mount Midfielder 22 178cm
20 Dele Alli Midfielder 24 188cm
20 Callum Hudson-Odoi Forward 20 177cm
20 Diogo Jota Forward 24 178cm
20 Shkodran Mustafi Defender 28 184cm
21 Konstantinos Tsimikas Defender 24 179cm
21 Daniel James Midfielder 23 170cm
21 Calum Chambers Defender 26 182cm
21 Ben Chilwell Defender 24 178cm
22 Hakim Ziyech Forward 27 181cm
22 Paulo Gazzaniga Goalkeeper 29 195cm
22 Sergio Romero Goalkeeper 33 192cm
22 Pablo Marí Defender 27 193cm
23 David Luiz Defender 33 189cm
23 Steven Bergwijn Forward 23 178cm
23 Luke Shaw Defender 25 185cm
23 Billy Gilmour Midfielder 19 170cm
23 Xherdan Shaqiri Forward 29 169cm
24 Reece James Defender 21 182cm
24 Serge Aurier Defender 28 176cm
24 Reiss Nelson Forward 21 175cm
24 Timothy Fosu-Mensah Defender 23 190cm
25 Japhet Tanganga Defender 21 184cm
25 Odion Ighalo Forward 31 181cm
25 Mohamed Elneny Midfielder 28 179cm
26 Andrew Robertson Defender 26 178cm
26 Dean Henderson Goalkeeper 23 188cm
27 Divock Origi Forward 25 185cm
27 Lucas Moura Forward 28 172cm
27 Alex Telles Defender 28 181cm
28 César Azpilicueta Defender 31 178cm
28 Tanguy Ndombélé Midfielder 24 181cm
28 Facundo Pellistri Midfielder 19 174cm
28 Joe Willock Midfielder 21 186cm
29 Aaron Wan-Bissaka Defender 23 183cm
29 Kai Havertz Midfielder 21 189cm
30 Eddie Nketiah Forward 21 180cm
30 Gedson Fernandes Midfielder 22 184cm
31 Sead Kolasinac Defender 27 183cm
31 Nemanja Matić Midfielder 32 194cm
32 Joel Matip Defender 29 195cm
32 Emile Smith Rowe Midfielder 20 182cm
33 Emerson Defender 26 181cm
33 Ben Davies Defender 27 181cm
33 Matt Macey Goalkeeper 26 202cm
33 Brandon Williams Defender 20 172cm
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34 Donny van de Beek Midfielder 23 184cm
35 Gabriel Martinelli Forward 19 180cm
37 Danny Drinkwater Midfielder 30 177cm
38 Axel Tuanzebe Defender 23 186cm
39 Scott McTominay Midfielder 24 190cm
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45 Carlos Vinícius Forward 25 190cm
46 Rhys Williams Defender 19 195cm
47 Nathaniel Phillips Defender 23 190cm
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66 Trent Alexander-Arnold Defender 22 180cm
72 Sepp van den Berg Defender 19 189cm
76 Neco Williams Defender 19 183cm