CSKA vs Siberia. Will home ice play into the hands of the army team?

On Thursday, September 29, the capital's CSKA Arena will be the venue for the next match of the KHL regular championship. Hockey players from Novosibirsk Siberia will visit CSKA Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Siberia


The metropolitan team is still far from being a sample of last year. It is already clear that the coaching staff of the army team, headed by Sergei Fedorov, did not speed up the preparation of the team for the season, preferring to gain game form already during official matches. This tactic brought success to the army team last season, when the army team peaked in form in the playoffs, as a result of which CSKA won the Gagarin Cup.

Now the army team is not particularly impressive with their game, alternating successful matches with frankly disastrous ones. So, just a week ago, CSKA managed to lose to the Chinese Kunlun, who is considered by many to be one of the weakest clubs in the KHL. If last season the army team experienced serious problems in attack, then this year the defense periodically fails, which is affected by the absence of the main goalkeeper of the championship season, Ivan Fedorov. In the last match of the championship, the army team met with fellow countrymen from Spartak and managed to win a labor victory in overtime over their principal rival. This victory was only the sixth in the current championship for the capital club, and now CSKA hockey players with 13 points scored are only seventh in the Western Conference.


But Siberia, unlike its rivals in the upcoming match, the start of the season can bring itself into an asset. The Siberians no longer look like a purely defensive team, increasingly acting on their own, not adjusting to the opponent. As a result, the performance of the team has noticeably improved, now Siberia scores an average of three goals per match. At the same time, Siberia can still be called a home team; on their native ice, the Siberians lost only once in regular time in the current championship.

If you single out anyone personally, then here you should pay attention to forward Alexander Sharov, who has already scored 11 points for performance (7 + 4). Sharov became the first hockey player in the history of Siberia to score poker in one game. The forward sent four goals to the gates of Vityaz near Moscow, which allowed the Siberians to win with a score of 5-4. This win propelled Siberia to fourth place in the Eastern Conference, five points behind leaders Metallurg with 13 points.

CSKA vs Siberia


Tellingly, last season both matches of these rivals ended with an extremely rare 1-0 score for hockey. CSKA won with such a score in Moscow, and Siberia took revenge in Novosibirsk. In general, low performance becomes the hallmark of this confrontation. So, in the last 10 matches of CSKA and Siberia, only three times the rivals were able to score more than four goals together. In total, in the KHL, these teams met each other 27 times, 19 victories in the assets of the army team, 8 times the Siberians won.

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmaker has little doubt that the hosts will win, offering 1.46 odds for CSKA to win. A draw option can be taken for 4.8, the victory of Siberia is offered with an even higher coefficient of 6.4. As for the expected performance, here 1xbet offers the following quotes: Total over (4.5) - 1.97, Total under (4.5) - 1.81. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

As mentioned above, Siberia in the current championship plays quite boldly, not sitting on the defensive. But it is unlikely that in Moscow, in a game against the current owner of the Gagarin Cup, the Siberians will take risks by getting involved in open hockey. The army team is individually stronger, which should allow them to win, but one should not expect defeat. We are waiting for a viscous game, where everything can be decided by one accurate throw. Our prediction is CSKA to win + Total under 5.5 with odds of 1.96.

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