CSKA vs Vityaz. Will there be another victory for the army club?

On Monday, November 28, the next match of the KHL regular championship will take place on the ice of the capital's CSKA Arena. The current holder of the Gagarin Cup - CSKA, will host the Vityaz near Moscow at home.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Vityaz


The capital's army team continues their pursuit of the eternal competitor in the Western Conference, another army team - SKA from St. Petersburg. CSKA gave their opponent too much head start at the start of the season, rolling into the current championship for too long, while St. Petersburg won victory after victory. CSKA had a strong stretch in October, scoring 11 wins in a row. Due to this winning streak, Sergei Fedorov's wards returned to the championship race, taking second place in the Western Conference standings and seriously reducing the gap to SKA St. Petersburg.

In the light of this struggle, the match of two army teams on November 22 in St. Petersburg acquired great importance. In the event of a victory, CSKA reduced the gap from the leader almost to a minimum, but it was not possible to get a much-needed victory. The capital's army team failed in defense, allowing the St. Petersburg team to score six goals at once, responding to this with only two of their own. Such a failure in one particular match did not affect the mood of the army team, two days later CSKA played perfectly in Nizhny Novgorod, beating the local Torpedo with a dry score 4-0. In the standings, CSKA is still second, with 49 points behind the leading SKA by 8 points.


The Moscow region team lost a little compared to the starting month of the championship. While the points reserve is enough to stay in the playoff zone, but the recent trend is alarming, Vityaz's direct competitors have noticeably added, so there is a serious risk of being out of the cup eight in the near future. At the same time, Vityaz's hockey players cannot be blamed for insufficient dedication, Vyacheslav Butsaev's wards cling to every point, imposing a fight on the championship favorites.

In the last five matches of the championship, the Moscow Region team took five points. With the same score 2-1, Vityaz beat Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod at home, and Dynamo Minsk away. All three lost matches ended with a difference of one puck, and Vityaz lost to the capital's army team in overtime, having managed to take one point in the match against one of the leaders of the championship. Now Vityaz has 37 points and the current eighth place in the West. Dynamo Minsk, which is seventh, has the same number of points, but Minskers are higher in additional indicators.

CSKA vs Vityaz


Already in the course of the current championship, the rivals met three times. The results of these matches do not add optimism to the fans of the Moscow Region club, Vityaz lost all three matches. The army team won at home with a score of 4:2, and then twice away - 2:1 and 4:3, and in the last match everything was decided by an abandoned puck by Vladislav Provolnev in the last minute of overtime. It should be borne in mind that Vityaz plays quite successfully against CSKA in Moscow. So, over the past three seasons, the Moscow Region team has twice beaten the army team away, 2-1 in the 2019/20 season and 4-3 in the 2021/22 season.

Odds from download 1xbet

In bookmaker quotes for the outcome of the match, everything is quite expected. The army team are clear favorites for the upcoming game, the odds for CSKA to win in regular time are 1.42. For comparison, the bookmaker estimates the chances of Vityaz's success at 6.6, slightly less than the quote for a draw - 5.2. Also, the bookmaker is inclined towards the effective course of the fight, which is eloquently evidenced by the quotes for the base effectiveness for the KHL: Total over (4.5) - 1.66, Total under (4.5) - 2.19. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It is unlikely that Vityaz in his current state is able to beat CSKA. The defense of the Moscow Region team has been noticeably failing lately, even in matches with much less status teams, Vityaz missed quite a lot. Now we have to play against one of the most powerful attacking lines in the League, so the Vityaz defense will have a hard time. Our prediction is CSKA Individual Total over 3.5 with odds of 2.03.

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