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Russia Listed As Olympic Ice Hockey Favourite Pt 2

The United States made the final last year and very nearly won the entire thing - which would have ensured some serious bragging rights over their Northern neighbours. The bookmakers have the United States available at 7.5 and that may be an interesting bet for some. 


Finland can be backed at a 10.0 price tag and they are usually up there in the mix. The Czech Republic usually outperform expectations and you’ll find them available at 17.0. The odds then take a pretty considerable jump to Switzerland at a 34.0 listing while Slovakia trade at a 51.0 price. 

Norway is a real long shot at 251.0 while Latvia remains the most unlikely to win the tournament with a 751.0 listing available right now with most major bookmakers. 

There are a few other interesting markets on this one and an open wager is available on the highest goalscorer in the men’s hockey tournament. This type of selection involves you not just picking a player who is going to take their chances well and see lots of ice-time, you also want to see their side playing Latvia or Norway and hopefully running up an embarrassing score. 

Alex Ovechkin can be backed at a 6.0 listing while Sidney Crosby is his next biggest rival with an 8.0 listing. Ilya Kovalchuk is a solid 10.0 option while Evgeni Malkin and Patrick Kane trade aongside John Tavares at 13.0. 

A Russia/Canada final is the shortest price for the final match-up and punters can lock in a 4.0 price on that right now. It would be an exciting finish and would surely be another exciting chapter in a hockey rivalry that has spanned decades. Russia vs Sweden is 5.5 while Russia vs the USA is a 10.0 shot. 

A rematch of Canada vs the USA would pay out at 11.0. 

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