HOT GAMES – 5/14/2018
English League Championship
Fulham vs. Derby
The first of a few big games today, Fulham plays host to Derby for the second leg in the English League Championship playoff. The first game saw Fulham fall to defeat 1-0 to Derby. Derby played a very good defensive game and seemed to have figured out the Fulham offense when they dropped back after scoring that leading goal. Fulham is known for flopping in the playoffs, and Derby will want that trend to continue, but it is easier said than done. Expect Fulham to charge on the attack and Derby will sit back to hope they can hold off a full Fulham onslaught for 90 minutes. Expect Fulham to score and change the pace of the game.
Prediction: Fulham wins 2-1
Las Vegas Golden Knights @ Winnipeg Jets: Game 2
Winnipeg dominated from when the puck dropped in Game 1 as we saw early goals push the Knights’ confidence way down. Hats off to the Knights as they fought hard to match the physicality of the Jets, but when you play at the MTS Bell Center, it is tough to match that. At this point, the Knights should just want to get back in their own arena to start figuring out how they can use their home crowd advantage to get back in the series. The Jets will want to dominate once again, so goals will probably come at a high rate.
Prediction: Winnipeg Jets win 5-3