19:45 Ambri-Piotta -Bern 2 (2.10) ice hockey

Ambri-Piotta is in obvious upswing lately, as the hosts come into the game on the back of a 3-2 shootout win in the visit to Servette on Saturday, third for Ambri-Piotta in the last four rounds (1-2-0-1  12/11).

However, there are two things that should be taken into account here: at first place, Ambri-Piotta is among the teams with the lowest potential in this league, as the hosts are still on the last spot in the standings, with the worst record at home in the Swiss hockey league (2-4-1-6  29/39).In addition to that, two of the last four games were against opponents from the lower half of the standings like Biel (3-2 OT/home) and Servette (3-2 SO/away), while this team won just four of its previous fourteen games against teams from Top 6.

Bern continues its impressive performance, as the guests are coming off a 3-1 win in the visit to Biel last Saturday, sixth for this team in seven games in November (5-1-0-1  18/16).

Bern is currently on 2nd place in the standings (one point behind Zurich, but with two games in hand), as the guests own the best defense in the Swiss hockey league, conceding a total of 57 goals in twenty-five rounds (2.28 per game) and two or fewer goals in eight of their last ten games in the league.

In addition to that, the guests have recorded six consecutive victories in their last six away games against Ambri-Piotta (4-1), Zurich (3-2 SO), Lausanne (4-1), Zug (3-0), Servette (4-3) and Biel (3-1).

I think that Bern will manage to win that game.