SKA vs CSKA. Who will be stronger in the army derby?

The second army derby this season will be held this time in St. Petersburg. On Tuesday, November 22, the St. Petersburg Ice Palace will be the venue for the match between the leaders of the Western Conference - local SKA and CSKA Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on SKA vs CSKA


The St. Petersburg club gave an impressive start to the season, having managed to win 25 victories in 27 first matches. None of the competitors could support such a starting spurt, so at some point the gap between SKA and the nearest pursuer exceeded ten points. It was clear that it was unrealistic to maintain a similar pace throughout the entire tournament distance, so a certain decline in the game of the army club was expected. The army team's problems began during a visit to the Far East, when in the matches against Admiral and Amur, Roman Rotenberg's wards took only a point, having managed to catch a draw in the game against the Khabarovsk team. This was followed by a 2-3 defeat in Novosibirsk from local Siberia.

Having stopped for one match in St. Petersburg, the army team, it would seem, interrupted the black streak, defeating Dynamo Minsk with a score of 7-2, but the next two away matches ended again not in favor of the St. Petersburg team. First, there was a 2-5 defeat in Kazan from Ak Bars, and then the second team of Tatarstan, Neftekhimik, also beat the army team with a score of 2-1. A series of defeats did not particularly affect the standings of SKA, the St. Petersburg team is still leading the championship standings, with 52 points scored ahead of the nearest pursuer by 9 points.


And the main competitor of SKA in the West is precisely the second army club - Moscow CSKA. At first glance, the gap is serious - 9 points, but here you need to take into account the fact that the capital's hockey players played three matches less in the championship and, under certain scenarios, the gap can be reduced to only three points. It is curious that if SKA gave a powerful start to the championship, having noticeably slowed down in the current segment, then Sergei Fedorov's wards, on the contrary, had an inexpressive September, adding seriously in October.

The army team is shooting in series, after 11 wins in October, CSKA lost three games in a row in early November. Now the capital's hockey players are planning another protracted winning streak. At the moment, three victories have been won in a row - 8:5 over Dynamo Minsk, 2:0 over Admiral and 4:2 in the capital derby over Spartak. The main landmark in the standings is SKA, but do not forget about the pursuers. Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo and Yaroslavl Lokomotiv are breathing in the back, lagging behind by three points.



The number of face-to-face fights between the two army clubs is inexorably approaching the jubilee number of 100, stopping at the current level of 98. 51 to 47, the minimum advantage is still on the side of SKA. What is curious, judging by the statistics, home ice does not give much advantage to SKA hockey players. Of the last 10 matches that took place in St. Petersburg, the hosts won five, giving exactly the same number of matches to CSKA hockey players. The only meeting in the current season, held on October 3 in Moscow, ended with the victory of the St. Petersburg team with a score of 3-2, and the winning goal was already thrown in overtime.

Odds from download 1xbet

In its quotes, the bookmaker gives a slight advantage to the hosts of the match, putting up a coefficient of 2.27 for SKA to win in regular time. The option with the victory of CSKA can be taken for 3.1, the next overtime after a draw in regular time this time is offered with a coefficient of 4. As for the total performance of the teams in this game, this time 1xbet offers the following quotes: Total over (4.5) - 1.76, Total under (4.5) - 2.05. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It is extremely rare that an army derby pleases fans with an abundance of abandoned pucks. Usually this is a tough game, where the defensive play comes to the fore, with the maximum opportunity to eliminate any risk from one's actions. So, in the last ten matches, the average performance of the army derby is at the level of four goals per game, and only three times the opponents have scored more than 4.5 goals. There is a high probability that there will not be many goals scored in the upcoming match. Our prediction is Total Under 4.5 with odds of 2.05.

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