SCL Tigers vs Zug by Sors
Langnau is on eleventh position in the Swiss Hockey League, with only theoretical chances for a place at top 8, given the fact that the gap between the home team and the eighth team in the standings is ten points and there are only five rounds until the end of the regular season.
The hosts began 2016 in a good shape, having recorded six wins in the first seven games (4-2-0-1 19/18), but lost five of the last six, including two of their three home games in this period against Davos (3-7), Lausanne (2-1 SO) and Zug on Feb. 5 (3-4).
The defense seems to be Achilles’ heel of this team, as the hosts conceded a total of 154 goals in the previous 45 rounds (more than any other team in the league with the exception of Biel) and at least four goals in four of the last five games against Davos (3-7/home), Lugano (2-6/away), Lausanne (2-1 SO/home), Zug (3-4/home) and Biel (1-4/away).
Zug is a well-balanced team, with a solid defense and a powerful offense, as the guests have scored a total of 147 goals so far this season (3.34 per game) and three or more goals in five of their last seven games (4-1-0-2 25/24).
11-1-2-7 69-63 for Zug from the previous twenty one away games this season, as the guests lost only twice in eight away games against opponents outside top 8 (6-0-1-1 27/18).
Lukas Sieber (winger / 1+1) and Marc Marchon (centre / 0+2) are out for Zug, but I doubt that the absence of these two players will be a big problem for the guests.
It’s obvious that Zug is better team than Langnau, the guests are in the race for the second place (in fact, they still have chances to finish the regular season atop of the standings) and I think that Zug will manage to win that game, most probably in the regular time.
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|Zug||Pinnacle||1.86||8||3-2 LOST (-8 units)|
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