The Ice Hockey 2019 World Championship, also known as the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will take place between the 10th and 26th May in Slovakia. This will be the second time Slovakia have hosted the tournament as an independent nation, having done so in 2011.
Unlike many other major sport world championship events, such as football, rugby and cricket, the Ice Hockey World Championship takes place annually. So, you only have to go back to 2018 to find the previous event which was won by Sweden in Denmark.
You can trace the history of the Ice Hockey World Championships back to 1920 but who will come out on top in 2019? Read on for our Ice Hockey 2019 World Championship predictions and Ice Hockey 2019 World Championship odds.
1. IIHF 2019 World Championship Betting Tips
A look back over the past four Ice Hockey World Championships reveals Canada have reached the final in three of them. Two of those, in 2015 and 2016 they went on to win the event and you have been able to rely on the Canadians to reach the latter stages of the tournament.
Once the NHL Regular Season has concluded, we will have a better idea of just how strong the Canadian team is going to be at the 2019 Ice Hockey World Championship. Nonetheless, Canada top the IIHF World Championship odds at 2/1 with Bet365.
The defending champions, Sweden, also feature highly in the IIHF World Championship betting tips and they are the second favourites to win the Ice Hockey World cup 2019 at 3/1 with Bet365.
Sweden have won each of the last two Ice Hockey World Championships and three of the last six. The Swedes, along with Canada, have accounted for each of the last four Ice Hockey World Championship winners and it would not be a surprise to see one of them come out on top again in 2019.
Continue below for more IIHF World Championship odds and 2019 Ice Hockey World Championship betting tips.
2. Hockey World Championship Predictions
You must go back to 2014 to find the last time Russia won the Ice Hockey World Championship but that does not mean they have fallen out of contention completely. The Russians have reached the final twice since then and finished third in both 2016 and 2017.
Russia should reach at least the semi-final again this year and can be backed at 4/1 to win the tournament with Bet365.
The Ice Hockey 2019 World Championship odds begin to stretch out from here with Finland coming in next at 7/1.
Other nations who believe they have a genuine chance of winning the tournament include Czech Republic at 10/1 and USA at 12/1 but everyone outside of these two have little chance of success at the Ice Hockey World cup 2019.
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3. Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 Live Streaming
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