CSKA vs Avtomobilist. Will the army team continue their winning streak?

On October 21, the capital's CSKA, which has gained a decent pace, will examine the best team of the Eastern Conference - Avtomobilist from Yekaterinburg. The meeting will be held at the home arena of the army team.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Avtomobilist


The army team faced the traditional “post-champion syndrome” that has already become for our teams, when, after winning the Gagarin Cup, the current champion fails at the beginning of the next season. A certain decline was expected, but the army team rolled into the championship so hard that at some point the team was outside the cup eight, which has not happened to CSKA for the last five years. Two matches of the army team with Kunlun, the main outsider of the League in recent years, are indicative. Two defeats 1-2 and 4-5 are the best way to characterize the game of the army team in September.

It was clear that this could not go on forever, the playing potential of CSKA hockey players is quite large. Positive developments appeared in October, and the army team began to win during the away series to the Far East and Siberia, where Siberia 3-0, Admiral 4-1 and Amur 3-2 were beaten in turn. The next two victories were won in conditional guest matches, with a score of 2-1, Vityaz near Moscow was beaten, and then fellow countrymen from Dynamo were defeated 3-1. A series of five victories in a row had a positive effect on the standings of CSKA, the army team climbed to fourth place, while lagging behind the leading SKA by 10 points.


Being one of the most financially prosperous clubs in the League, Avtomobilist, nevertheless, managed to fail miserably in the last championship, following the results of the regular championship without even getting into the cup eight in the East. The results of the current championship look all the more surprising, where after the starting month and a half it is Avtomobilist who leads the standings of the Eastern Conference. The wards of Nikolai Zavarukhin have 29 points, which is one point more than that of Metallurg Magnitogorsk, breathing in the back.

A serious problem for the Ural club may be a large number of injured hockey players, which at some point may affect the results of the team. Now, for the most difficult away series, during which Avtomobilist will play with both army teams, Metallurg and HC Sochi, the team went without six leading players. The list of injured includes Shirokov, Volk, Makeev, Sitnikov, Khripunov, Blaker.

CSKA vs Avtomobilist


Last season, the army team were stronger in both matches of the regular season, first beating Avtomobilist 3-2 away and then 1-0 at home. At the same time, it cannot be said that away matches against CSKA are a big problem for Avtomobilist. Of the last five trips to Moscow, Avtomobilist left twice with a victory, and lost in two more matches with a difference of only one puck. In total, in the KHL, the rivals met 25 times, the advantage of the army team in terms of victories won is huge - 19 matches won by CSKA against 6 Avtomobilist.

Odds from download 1xbet

According to the bookmaker, the army club has more chances for success in the upcoming game. The coefficient for the victory of CSKA is 2.11, while the possible success of the Avtomobilist is estimated by 1xbet bookmaker with a coefficient of 3.15. In the last five matches, the opponents went beyond the regular time three times, the option with a draw can be taken for 3.9. Quotes on the total effectiveness of teams look interesting: Total over (4.5) - 1.75, Total under (4.5) - 2.05. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Despite the fact that Avtomobilist is currently higher in the standings, the army team should be considered the favorite of the upcoming match. The Urals have been playing in a truncated line-up for more than a week, so at some point this will begin to affect the physical condition of the players. Moreover, you will have to play against CSKA a day after the match in St. Petersburg, where no one has an easy time in the current championship. Fresher army men, especially those playing on home ice, should win by continuing their winning streak. Our prediction is for CSKA to win in regular time with odds of 1.84.

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