Spartak vs CSKA. Will the army team take revenge for the recent defeat in the derby?

The third full-time match in the current championship between Spartak and CSKA will be held on November 18 in Moscow, on the ice of the Megasport Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Spartak vs CSKA


The Red-Whites became the third club in the League to change their coach during the season. With Boris Mironov, Spartak started the championship well, but the October game decline, which resulted in six defeats in a row, became fatal for the mentor. The main complaint against Mironov was an extremely weak game in attack, only Amur scored less than Spartak in the KHL, while the Far East played two matches less. Igor Grishin, who started the season at the Spartak farm club Khimik, was called to correct the defeat.

After the resignation of Mironov, Spartak played two games, leaving an ambiguous impression. The attack is still not impressive, but due to the defense and the maximum dedication of the hockey players in these matches, they managed to take the maximum possible points. In turn, two capital clubs were beaten, meetings with which are of fundamental nature for the red-whites. The army team was beaten in regular time with a score of 2-1, and in the game against Dynamo, the Spartacists missed an advantage of two goals, allowing the opponent to put the game into overtime. In the shootout, luck was on the side of Spartak - Khokhlachov, Vishnevsky, Tsyplakov, Starchenko realized their attempts, and Patrick Rybar managed to repel two shots. These two victories allowed Spartak to return to the top eight in the West, now the red-whites with 31 points scored just occupy the eighth place.


The army team also fell into a small functional hole in early November, having managed to lose three matches in a row to not the most titled rivals (Neftekhimik 3-4, Lokomotiv 2-3 and Spartak 1-2). The black streak was interrupted on November 13, when Dynamo Minsk turned up under the hot hand of the army. The army team played ugly on defense, conceding five goals, but more than compensated for these problems with their own implementation, sending eight goals at once into the Minsk goal. Work on the mistakes was carried out and already in the next match the army team played to zero in defense, while throwing two unanswered goals into the Admiral's gate.

After these two victories, the wards of Sergei Fedorov again returned to the race for another army club - SKA from St. Petersburg, leading the championship by a significant margin. CSKA is now second in the West, with 43 points behind teammates from St. Petersburg by 11 points.

Spartak vs CSKA


The teams have already played each other twice during the current championship, and both fights turned out to be extremely stubborn. On September 26, in regular time, the winner was not revealed, and only in overtime an accurate throw by Sergei Plotnikov brought the army team a victory with a score of 3-2. Spartak took revenge a week ago, in spite of all his own problems, beating the army team with a score of 2-1. The upcoming match will be for 49 teams in the KHL, while a serious advantage is on the side of the army team, who won in 32 games.

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmaker does not believe in Spartak's second success in a row in the capital derby, having set odds of 1.68 for CSKA's victory, while the red-whites' chances of success are estimated at 4.5. In the last three matches between these rivals, the main time ended in a draw twice, you can bet on another peaceful outcome with a coefficient of 4.3. At the same time, 1xbet believes that the opponents will demonstrate effective hockey: Total over (4.5) - 1.76, Total under (4.5) - 2.04. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It is difficult to assume that CSKA will step on the same rake twice. The skill level of army hockey players is noticeably higher and only a banal underestimation of the opponent can prevent CSKA from taking revenge for the recent defeat. The motivation of the army team is outrageous, Spartak traditionally belongs to the category of principled rivals. Our prediction is for CSKA to win in regular time with odds of 1.78.

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