Ak Bars vs Sibir. Will Barça take revenge for the recent defeat in Novosibirsk?

On the last autumn day, Ak Bars, coming to its senses, will play with Novosibirsk Siberia. The game of direct competitors in the Eastern Conference will be held in Kazan, on the ice of the local Tatneft Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Ak Bars vs Sibir

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Increasingly, from the camp of the Kazan club, news is heard about the possible resignation of head coach Oleg Znark. The global purchase of stars during the summer off-season assumed a corresponding result, but so far the team has not even partially worked out the finances that were allocated for the formation of the roster. In fact, already now we can say that Ak Bars failed the regular season, we are not talking about the first place in the standings of the Eastern Conference, getting into the playoffs is in question.

The last five-match segment of the championship, the Kazan club went well, taking seven points out of ten possible. It is especially worth noting the home victory with a score of 5-2 over the sole leader of the championship - St. Petersburg SKA. Barys were also beaten 2-1 and HC Sochi 6-2. The away matches ended in failure in Omsk and Novosibirsk, where Oleg Znarka's wards lost to Avangard 1-2 and Siberia 2-4 respectively. Thus, Ak Bars managed to gain a foothold in the cup eight of the Eastern Conference, taking seventh place with 36 points scored.


If Ak Bars was expected to fight for the championship in the current championship, then the Siberians, at best, were assigned the role of one of the contenders for getting into the playoffs. In fact, the opposite is true so far. Sibir almost perfectly passed the autumn segment of the championship, steadily gaining points. Andrey Martemyanov puts pragmatic hockey, with a clear emphasis on defense, to his wards. Sibir doesn't score that much - an average of 2.5 goals per game, but fully compensates for this with a great game in defense, conceding an average of around two goals per game, which is the second highest result in the East.

In the last five matches of the regular season, the Siberians won four, gaining 8 points in this segment. The only defeat was in an away match in Yaroslavl, where the Siberians lost to Lokomotiv with a dry score of 0-3. Dynamo Minsk and Ufa Salavat Yulaev were beaten with the same score 1-2 on the road, Ak Bars 4-2 and Amur 4-1 at home. Now Siberia is in a desperate fight for a place in the top three teams in the Eastern Conference, with 45 points scored by now taking fourth place. At the same time, the gap from Avtomobilist, the leader in the conference, is only four points, so the team from Novosibirsk, in certain scenarios, is quite capable of taking the first place.

Ak Bars vs Sibir


The upcoming match will be 43 for opponents, held as part of the KHL draw. In terms of the number of victories won, Ak Bars had a noticeable advantage, Kazan were stronger in 27 matches, losing 15 meetings to Siberia. Of the last 10 matches of these teams played in Kazan, Ak Bars won seven, while the advantage of Kazan has never exceeded two goals. Literally a week ago, the rivals met in Novosibirsk, and the hosts managed to win a strong-willed victory 4-2, losing 0-2 during the match.

Odds from download 1xbet

In the upcoming match, the bookmaker is on the side of Ak Bars, setting the odds of 1.84 for the hosts to win in regular time. Almost equal quotes for a draw and the victory of the guests, a draw - 3.9, the victory of Siberia - 4.0. But as for the expected performance, here the bookmaker's opinion is as follows - both the total under 4.5 and the total over 4.5 are offered with the same odds of 1.9. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Despite the fact that Siberia is higher in the standings, Ak Bars should still be considered the favorite of the upcoming match. Barça are gradually gaining the necessary condition, recently winning much more often than losing. In addition, Siberia, by and large, is a home team that performs much more successfully on its native ice in Novosibirsk. Our prediction is Ak Bars to win in regular time with odds of 1.84.

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