IIHF - Ice Hockey World Championship Betting Odds 2019


World Cup Ice Hockey 2019 Betting Odds

The 2019 Ice Hockey World Championship will feature 16 hockey teams split into two groups…

Group A:

Canada; USA; Finland; Germany; Slovakia; Denmark; France and Great Britain.

Group B:

Sweden; Russia; Czech Republic; Switzerland; Norway; Latvia; Austria and Italy.

These are the current outright betting odds (as available at 888 Sports):

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IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Betting Tips

In a closely contested betting market, Canada is the marginal favourites with the bookies to win the IIHF World Championship 2019 and will be regarded as the team to beat by many observers.

Sweden will be looking for their third consecutive World Championship, so they certainly have the requisite pedigree.

The Russians and Finland should both among the main contenders, while the Czech Republic should have a strong roster and benefit from playing in nearby Slovakia.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 Schedule

The 2019 IIHF World Championship will run from 10th May through to 26th May 2019 inclusive.

10 May (16:15) – Finland v Canada – Steel Arena, Kosice
10 May (16:15) – Russia v Norway – Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
10 May (20:15) – USA v Slovakia – Steel Arena
10 May (20:15) – Czech Republic v Sweden – Ondrej Nepela Arena

11 May (12:15) – Denmark v France – Steel Arena
11 May (12:15) – Switzerland v Italy – Ondrej Nepela Arena
11 May (16:15) – Germany v Great Britain – Steel Arena
11 May (16:15) – Latvia v Austria – Ondrej Nepela Arena
11 May (20:15) – Slovakia v Finland – Steel Arena
11 May (20:15) – Norway v Czech Republic – Ondrej Nepela Arena

12 May (12:15) – USA v France – Steel Arena
12 May (12:15) – Russia v Austria – Ondrej Nepela Arena
12 May (16:15) – Denmark v Germany – Steel Arena
12 May (16:15) – Italy v Sweden – Ondrej Nepela Arena
12 May (20:15) – Great Britain v Canada – Steel Arena
12 May (20:15) – Latvia v Switzerland – Ondrej Nepela Arena

13 May (16:15) – USA v Finland – Steel Arena
13 May (16:15) – Russia v Czech Republic – Ondrej Nepela Arena
13 May (20:15) – Slovakia v Canada – Steel Arena
13 May (20:15) – Norway v Sweden – Ondrej Nepela Arena

14 May (16:15) – Great Britain v Denmark – Steel Arena
14 May (16:15) – Italy v Latvia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
14 May (20:15) – Germany v France – Steel Arena
14 May (20:15) – Switzerland v Austria – Ondrej Nepela Arena

15 May (16:15) – USA v Great Britain – Steel Arena
15 May (16:15) – Switzerland v Norway – Ondrej Nepela Arena
15 May (20:15) – Germany v Slovakia – Steel Arena
15 May (20:15) – Russia v Italy – Ondrej Nepela Arena

16 May (16:15) – Canada v France – Steel Arena
16 May (16:15) – Sweden v Austria – Ondrej Nepela Arena
16 May (20:15) – Finland v Denmark – Steel Arena
16 May (20:15) – Czech Republic v Latvia – Ondrej Nepela Arena

17 May (16:15) – France v Slovakia – Steel Arena
17 May (16:15) – Austria v Norway – Ondrej Nepela Arena
17 May (20:15) – Finland v Great Britain – Steel Arena
17 May (20:15) – Czech Republic v Italy – Ondrej Nepela Arena

18 May (12:15) – Denmark v USA – Steel Arena
18 May (12:15) – Latvia v Russia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
18 May (16:15) – Canada v Germany – Steel Arena
18 May (16:15) – Italy v Norway – Ondrej Nepela Arena
18 May (20:15) – Great Britain v Slovakia – Steel Arena
18 May (20:15) – Sweden v Switzerland – Ondrej Nepela Arena

19 May (16:15) – Germany v USA – Steel Arena
19 May (16:15) – Austria v Czech Republic – Ondrej Nepela Arena
19 May (20:15) – France v Finland – Steel Arena
19 May (20:15) – Switzerland v Russia – Ondrej Nepela Arena

20 May (16:15) – France v Great Britain – Steel Arena
20 May (16:15) – Sweden v Latvia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
20 May (20:15) – Canada v Denmark – Steel Arena
20 May (20:15) – Austria v Italy – Ondrej Nepela Arena

21 May (12:15) – Finland v Germany – Steel Arena
21 May (12:15) – Czech Republic v Switzerland – Ondrej Nepela Arena
21 May (16:15) – Slovakia v Denmark – Steel Arena
21 May (16:15) – Norway v Latvia – Ondrej Nepela Arena
21 May (20:15) – Canada v USA – Steel Arena
21 May (20:15) – Sweden v Russia – Ondrej Nepela Arena

Quarter-finals

23 May (16:15) – Winner Group A v 4th Group B – Steel Arena
23 May (16:15) – 2nd Group B v 3rd Group A – Ondrej Nepela Arena
23 May (20:15) – 2nd Group A v 3rd Group B – Steel Arena
23 May (20:15) – Winner Group B v 4th Group A – Ondrej Nepela Arena

Semi-finals

25 May (15:15) – WQF1 v WQF2 – Ondrej Nepela Arena
25 May (19:15) – WQF3 v WQF2 – Ondrej Nepela Arena

3rd Place Play-off

26 May (15:45) – LSF1 v LSF2 – Ondrej Nepela Arena

Final

26 May (20:15) – WSF1 v WSF2 – Ondrej Nepela Arena

n.b. all dates & times are local

IIHF World Championship 2019 - Outrights

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 – Canada team

The initial Canadian roster is likely to be confirmed following the close of the National Hockey League regular season, although the Stanley Cup Playoffs will probably be a factor in the availability of some players thereafter. Last year’s Canadian team roster included 6 players who featured in at least one of the medal-winning teams in the 3 years before that.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 Live Streaming

Details of any live streaming via bookmaker sites of the IIHF World Championship 2019 will be known closer to the start of the tournament.

Last year, the IIHF World Championship 2018 saw TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, carrying 64 and 31 games respectively. All of Canada’s games were also broadcast on TSN radio station.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 Ticket Prices

There are a variety of IIHF ticket options available at the 2019 IIHF World Championship for those who can travel to Slovakia.

Day packages for the preliminary-round games in Bratislava cost from €45 to €115 (2nd category tickets) or from €70 to €155 (1st category). Prices for preliminary-round day packages in Kosice vary from €45 to €135 (2nd category) or from €60 to €175 (1st category).

The price of the package for the quarter-finals day is €125 (2nd category) or €180 (1st category). For the semi-final day package it’s €290 or €360, and the day package for the bronze medal game (3rd place playoff) and the gold-medal game costs €400 or €475.

Any fans who want to purchase tickets for either host city must first fill in the registration form on the official ticket sellers website. You will need to fill in their name, surname, e-mail address and mobile phone number to which you will receive a verification code in a text message. Only after this security verification is it possible to get tickets. This step was established as a preventive measure against ticket touts.

The measures for the Ticketportal stores are also still in place. Tickets can be bought or booked only online on 2019.iihfworlds.com. There are two options available. The first is to buy so-called home tickets – these are tickets that can be printed off at home after purchase. The second option is to create an online booking code. In this scenario fans can buy the so-called hard ticket in one of the Ticketportal stores.

The last stage of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 tickets sale will start in February 2019 when single-game tickets are released for games not already sold out.

NHL Players at the World Cup 2019

The 16 participating teams must submit a minimum of 15 skaters and two goalkeepers for their rosters at the first Directorate meeting held at the start of the Championship. Players can then be added throughout the tournament, up to the maximum of 25 players (22 skaters and 3 goalies), until the roster is complete.

With the tournament overlapping with the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs, many NHL players only become available once their team has been eliminated from the NHL showpiece. As a result, some NHL players only join the World Championship with the tournament is already in progress.

Canada has appointed Alain Vigneault as their head coach for the 2019 World Championship, with Dave Hakstol, Kirk Muller and Lindy Ruff as his assistant coaches.

Jeff Blashill has been named as USA head coach, with Dan Bylsma, John Hynes and Kevin Reiter as his assistants. It’s the third straight year at the helm for Blashill, who has already guided the USA to a combined 14 wins in 18 World Championship games. The Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane has been appointed Team USA captain for the second straight World Championship finals.

There are still various volunteer positions available for the tournament in Slovakia, including helping in arenas, supporting journalists, teams and visitors.

FAQ

Founded way back in 1908, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is a collection of the member national hockey associations governing ice hockey for both men and women around the world.
The Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 will be held in Slovakia, with all games taking place in the two host cities of Bratislava and Kosice. Next year, the Ice Hockey World Championship 2020 will be held in Switzerland, with games taking place in the cities of Lausanne and Zurich between 08 and 24 May 2020.
The 2018 IIHF World Championship was won by Sweden, who beat Switzerland 3-2 in OT in the final gold medal game in Denmark.
Russia / Soviet Union are the top dogs having won the IIHF World Championships on no less than 27 occasions (five and 22 titles respectively), which puts them one ahead of Canada. The Czech Republic have won on 12 occasions (six times as Czechoslovakia) and Sweden have recorded 11 wins to date.