Those concerned with their betting outcomes for the 2020 World Juniors have come to the right place. We have compiled extensive research to provide our readers with the best insight towards this upcoming competition. It’s anticipated that Canada is most likely to win the Gold Medal, with the United States and Russia coming in 2nd to 3rd. This is because the Canadian National Team is entering this tournament with formidable players, several of them were first-round picks in the 2020 NHL Draft.
This doesn’t mean that Canada won’t have their competition. Russia has reformed its organization, leading with a new forward that is slated to provide significant opposition for Canada’s defence. When it applies to the American’s, their 2020 World Juniors selections haven’t been strong. Subsequently, it’s anticipated that they’ll take gold going into this matchup. However, the Wisconsin-Combination of Cole Caufield and Alex Turcotte could see an unexpected shift into the competition. Yet, the Americans aren’t maintaining a formidable defence-unit on the blue line. This will allow for Russia’s and Canada’s sharp defence lines to position the Americans for a third-place position.
The Russians are the only team in the 2020 World Juniors that can oppose Canada. Their defence lineup comprises of Alexander Romanov, the Montreal Canadian prospect. He is capable of stopping any forward from attacking the net but will have to compete against some of the strongest forwards displayed in Canadian history. The assistance of Daniil Zhuravlyoy could allow Romanov the chance the defend in these critical moments. However, the outcome of their matches won’t be known until displayed in a few months.
With the Canadians Defensive and Offensive lineups, they will find themselves in the top placement. They maintain players like Spencer Knight and Oliver Rodriguez, which numerous other trophy-winning athletes competing for the gold medal. The biggest question facing sports analysts is who will be on the starting lineup, considering that all these players are key members in their respective organizations.
The only aspect where the Canadians could fail is with their goaltending capabilities. Though Rodriguez has competed as a significant goalie in various hockey leagues, he’s never experienced this level of hockey. Most of the Canadian and Russian players are returning from the 2018 World Juniors. This means he will be out of place, unable to compete against future legends of the NHL.