Vityaz vs CSKA. Will the army team extend their winning streak?

On Sunday, November 20, the Moscow Region Vityaz will play with the best team of the last season - the capital's CSKA. The game will be held at Vityaz's home arena in Balashikha.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Vityaz vs CSKA


The Moscow Region team slowed down somewhat compared to the start of the season. While this is not critical, the created points reserve allows Vityaz to be among the eight strongest teams in the Western Conference, but there is a certain risk of leaving the playoff zone in the near future. Now Vityaz has 34 points and sixth place in the West. Three teams breathe in the back at once - Spartak, Dynamo Minsk and Severstal, having 32, 31 and 30 points respectively.

In the last five matches of the championship, the Moscow Region team managed to take only four points, having won two. Vityaz' victims were Barys, beaten on the road with a score of 3-2, and Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo. With Avtozavodtsev, the main time of the match ended in a draw 1-1, luck smiled on Vityaz in overtime, when already in the second minute Vladimir Galuzin put the winning point in the match. There were more failures in this segment of the championship, Vityaz lost three matches, conceding 12 goals in them at once. The matches against Avangard 1-3, Avtomobilist 1-4 and Neftekhimik 4-5 ended in failure. Moreover, the wards of Vyacheslav Butsaev lost to Avtomobilist and Vityaz on home ice in Balashikha.


The army team gradually, during the season, gets in shape, approaching last year's model, which allowed the team to win the Gagarin Cup. October turned out to be almost perfect for CSKA, when the army team went on an 11-match winning streak, seriously skyrocketing up the standings. There was a slight decline in results in early November, when Sergei Fedorov's wards lost in three matches in a row (Neftekhimik 3-4, Lokomotiv 2-3 and Spartak 1-2), but already in the next matches they confirmed their high class. Dynamo Minsk fell under the hot hand, into the gates of which the army team shipped 8 goals at once. At the same time, it is worth noting the far from sinful game of CSKA on the defensive - five missed goals and a victory 8-5. Already in the next game, the capital's hockey players played much stricter, having managed to keep their gates intact in the match against the Admiral. As a result,

Now the teams in the standings of the Western Conference share 11 points, but at the same time, CSKA played three games less, so the gap could potentially be reduced to five points. In addition, SKA is experiencing a noticeable crisis in the game, in the last five matches the team from St. Petersburg has lost four times, so the whole fight for the championship in the West is still ahead.

Vityaz 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

1xbet offers the following odds for the outcome of the regular time of this match: Vityaz win - 4.3, draw - 4.1, CSKA win - 1.75. It is also worth paying attention to the total performance of the teams, the base total for the KHL 4.5 this time is offered with the following quotes: Total over (4.5) - 1.76, Total under (4.5) - 2.03. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It makes no sense to compare the level of performance of the hockey players of these teams. Vityaz takes his maximum dedication and optimal physical form, with which there are obvious problems in recent matches. The army team, after a series of unsuccessful matches, shook themselves up and now they are entering another serious series of matches without defeat. The favorite is obvious - CSKA should take their next two points this season. Our prediction is for CSKA to win in regular time with odds of 1.75.

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