Lokomotiv vs Admiral. Will the railroads be able to extend their winning streak?

Yaroslavl "Arena 2000 - Lokomotiv" on September 24 will be the venue for the next match of the regular KHL championship. A representative of the Far East, Admiral from Vladivostok, will visit the local Lokomotiv. 

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv vs Admiral


The railway workers again started in the championship not in the best way, having managed to lose four times in the first six meetings. A similar start last year cost its place to Andrei Skabelka, who was replaced by Igor Nikitin. This time, the club's management did not make hasty decisions and Nikitin remained at the head of the Lokomotiv coaching staff. So far, such a decision has justified itself - in the last three matches, Lokomotiv took the maximum possible points, beating Vityaz twice 1-0 and 2-1, as well as Dynamo Moscow 3-1.

It is worth paying attention to the style of Lokomotiv's game. The railroads are among the best teams in the League in terms of defensive play, but at the same time they score catastrophically little. At the moment, the Yaroslavl team scored 23 goals in 9 matches played, that is, an average of two and a half goals per game. However, three wins in a row had a noticeable effect on the standings of the railroad workers, who, with 11 points scored, managed to rise to fifth position in the Western Conference.


Compared to last off-season, when the Admiral formed his squad on a leftover basis, collecting crumbs from the transfer table, this summer the Far East have already worked pointwise, strengthening problematic positions. So the Czech defender Libor Šulak returned to the team, having proven himself well in the first part of the last championship. By the way, it is Shulak who is currently the most productive in the Admiral, having scored four goals and given six assists. In the attack, another newcomer to the club lights up, the Czech striker Michal Krishtof, who scored seven points for performance in the opening matches.

The Admiral has traditionally had a good home series of games for himself, taking six points out of ten possible. Salavat Yulaev was beaten twice 2-0 and 2-1, another victory was obtained in the confrontation with Kunlun 3-1. On the road, the Admiral is less successful, in four meetings held there was only one victory over HC Sochi with a score of 4-1. Thus, the Admiral is still confidently clinging to the cup eight in the East, with nine points scored, occupying the seventh position.

Locomotive vs Admiral


An interesting fact is that in the last four matches of these rivals in Yaroslavl, the hosts won only once, while the Admiral left with a victory three times. This was also the case last season, when Admiral won 3-1 away, but then lost 3-0 at home. In total, Lokomotiv and Admiral met 16 times in the KHL, 10 wins on the account of the railway workers, Admiral 6.

Odds from download 1xbet

In the upcoming match, the bookmaker is on the side of the ice hosts, offering a coefficient of 1.49 for Lokomotiv to win. For comparison, Admiral's victory can be taken as 5.8, and the option with a draw is set at 4.8. The base KHL total of 4.5 goals this time offered with the following quotes: Total over (4.5) – 1.93, Total under (4.5) – 1.85. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

After a series of unsuccessful matches at the start of the season, Lokomotiv managed to find its game, first of all, it affected the defensive game. In the last three matches, the railroad conceded only two goals, and it is likely that the successful streak will last. Admiral is less aggressive on the road than in home matches, so the Yaroslavl defense will not have much work to do. Our prediction is Lokomotiv's victory + Total goals scored under 5.5 with odds of 2.04.

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