The Polish national team will face Kazakhstan in a decisive match at the Ostawar Arena in Ostrava. The game will start at 21:20 on Monday, 20 May.

Kazakhstan national ice hockey team

The Kazakh national ice hockey team is a direct competitor of Poland. In their first game, they unexpectedly defeated France 3-1, but have not won a single game since. Kazakhstan lost to Slovakia (2:6), Latvia (0:2), Sweden (1-3) and suffered a crushing defeat against Germany (2:8).

On Sunday, 19 May, Kazakhstan’s hockey team played against the United States, losing the game 10-1. The total number of goals conceded was 30, the highest in the tournament. The final game against Poland will determine who will be relegated to the lower division and who will remain in the elite.

Polish national ice hockey team

For the Eagles (nicknamed Poland), this game will be the last of the tournament. Poland has not won a single game in six matches. In their first game, Robert Calabrese’s team lost in overtime to Latvia. This match gave them the first and only point.

Subsequently, Poland suffered defeats against Sweden (1:5), France (2:4), Slovakia (1:4), the USA (1:4) and Germany (2:4). Thus, one game before the end of the group stage of the World Cup, the Eagles are two points behind the seventh place that allows them to stay at the World Cup.

Moreover, their direct competitor is Kazakhstan. A victory would allow the Polish national team to get ahead of their opponents and stay in the elite division of the World Cup.

Kazakhstan – Poland forecast

This is a crucial match for both Kazakhstan and Poland. The game is expected to be tense and tough. Obviously, fans will not see a lot of goals.

Kazakhstan vs Poland betting tip: Under 5.5 with odds of 1.75

It will be recalled that on 20 May, the match between the national teams of Sweden and France will also take place in Group B.


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