Ak Bars vs Avtomobilist. How will the battle of the leaders of the Eastern Conference end?

Kazan Ak Bars and Avtomobilist from Yekaterinburg on October 4 will compete for an intermediate first place in the East in a full-time duel. The game will take place on the ice of the Kazan Tatneft Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Ak Bars vs Avtomobilist

Ak Bars

The Kazan club under the leadership of Oleg Znark is gradually starting to gain momentum, justifying the advances that hockey specialists gave the club before the start of the championship. An impressive selection of players, where there was a place for both the Olympic champions and the repeated winners of the World Championships, as it turned out, did not guarantee Bars an easy walk through the tournament distance of the regular season. While points are obtained with great difficulty, even in games against noteworthy outsiders, star Ak Bars is experiencing serious game problems.

A typical example - the last home game against the outsider of the Eastern Conference Amur Khabarovsk, it would seem, did not promise any problems, but in fact Barca were one step away from defeat. By the 25th minute, Ak Bars was 0-2 behind, and only accurate shots from Radulov and Dynyak allowed the game to go into overtime. An additional five-minute time was left for the Kazan team, who, thanks to the efforts of Kagarlitsky, in the majority managed to crush the unyielding Amur. After this victory, Ak Bars had 17 points, which corresponds to the third place in the Eastern Conference.


The Urals became a real revelation at the start of the championship, having managed to transform after a disastrous last season. First of all, it is worth noting the attacking potential of Avtomobilist. 47 goals scored in 12 matches played - along with SKA St. Petersburg, this is the best result in the League, despite the fact that the army team played one match more. Shirokov is experiencing a second youth, who at 37 has already scored 17 points (9 + 8), being one of the most productive hockey players in the championship according to this indicator. Another factor in the successful performance at the start of the season was a fantastic powerplay, where Avtomobilist is absolutely the best in the League. 19 goals scored in the power play, the percentage of sales in the region of 30 - none of the direct competitors can even get close to these figures.

Avtomobilist has only three defeats, and all three Urals suffered on the road (3-4 from Traktor, 3-7 from Torpedo and 0-2 from Barys). There are much more victories - nine, which allowed the team to score 19 points. Avtomobilist is leading in the East, one point ahead of Magnitogorsk Metallurg and two points ahead of Kazan's Ak Bars.

Ak Bars vs Avtomobilist


Literally a few days ago, the rivals met in Yekaterinburg and that match was completely dictated by the owners of the ice. Already by the middle of the second period, thanks to the efforts of Cormier, Golyshev and Neuchev, the score became 3-0 in favor of Avtomobilist, to which Barca was able to respond with accurate shots by Galiyev and Shipachyov, who reduced the gap to a minimum. Ak Bars could not achieve more, in the third period Meisek and Khripunov finished off the Kazan team, setting the final score 5-2 on the scoreboard. This victory was only 15 for Avtomobilist in the rivalry with Ak Bars, while Kazan has 33 won matches.

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmaker believes that Ak Bars is quite capable of taking revenge for the recent defeat, as evidenced by the coefficient for the victory of the Kazan team - 1.86, while the coefficient for Avtomobilist's victory is 3.7. We will not exclude the option with a draw in regular time, such a development of events is proposed with a coefficient of 4.1. As for the performance of the teams, here, according to 1xbet, there is a high probability of seeing a lot of abandoned goals: Total over (4.5) - 1.59, Total under (4.5) - 2.33. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

We suggest paying attention to the performance of the Motorist. This season, the Urals team scores an average of four goals per match, in away matches this figure is slightly lower. Only in one match on the road Avtomobilist's hockey players scored less than three goals, in the rest the performance bar is confidently kept at a high level. Ak Bars usually plays open hockey at home, so Avtomobilist's fast forwards will definitely have chances to excel. Our forecast is the Individual Total of the Avtomobilist over 2.5 with odds of 2.45.

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