Avtomobilist vs Admiral. What will the teams show after the break in the championship?

After a week and a half pause, the KHL regular championship will resume on December 19 with a match in Yekaterinburg, where the local Avtomobilist will host Admiral from Vladivostok.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Avtomobilist vs Admiral


For the Ural club, a ten-day pause in the championship was inopportune. Avtomobilist scored an excellent move, losing only twice in the last 15 matches. Such a qualitative breakthrough in the tournament distance allowed the wards of Nikolai Zavarukhin not only to go on a break as the leader of the Eastern Conference, but also to create a fairly serious scoring ground, leaving direct competitors far behind. Avtomobilist confidently leads in the East, with 59 points ahead of Magnitogorsk Metallurg, which occupies the second place, by 7 points. Another landmark for the Urals is SKA St. Petersburg, which is leading in the KHL championship summary table, ahead of Avtomobilist by 10 points.

Initially, only one hockey player from Avtomobilist, forward Anatoly Golyshev, was called up to the national team to participate in the traditional Channel One Cup. But just a few days before the start of the tournament, it became known about the injury of the hockey player, so Golyshev remained at the disposal of the club and, in all likelihood, will miss the upcoming match against Admiral. The rest of the leaders of the club, including the top scorers of the championship Brooks Maysek and Stefan Da Costa, are in the ranks, so Avtomobilist is determined to continue his winning streak.


The Far East became one of the main surprises of the first part of the championship, with limited opportunities, showing a fairly high-quality hockey. At the moment, Admiral is the best defensive team in the League, having conceded only 75 goals in 40 games. Superb game shows goalkeeper Nikita Serebryakov, who has a percentage of reflected shots of 94.9, which is the best indicator of all goalkeepers in the League in the current championship. Confident game Serebryakov attracted the attention of the coaching staff of the Russian national team. For the first time in his career, the 27-year-old goalkeeper received a call-up to the national team for the Channel One Cup.

Before leaving for a pause in the championship, Admiral played three times with his geographical neighbors from Khabarovsk - the Amur hockey club. Of the six possible points, Leonid Tambiev's wards took three, once winning 3-1, and losing twice 0-2 and 2-3 in overtime. At the moment, Admiral confidently falls into the cup eight of the Eastern Conference, with 49 points scored, ranking fifth. From the ninth place there is a decent margin of 12 points, and if the Admiral does not fail the second part of the regular season, then the dream of the playoffs will become a reality.

Avtomobilist vs Admiral


For the entire time of the Admiral's performance in the KHL, the team only left Yekaterinburg twice as a winner, and one of the victories was won this season. On October 30, in his usual manner, the Admiral pinned the Avtomobilist attack, achieving a minimal victory with a score of 2-1. At the same time, the overall statistics of personal meetings with a large margin in favor of Avtomobilist, out of 17 meetings, the Urals won 13, leaving the Far East only four matches.

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmaker does not really believe in the repeated success of Admiral in Yekaterinburg, offering Avtomobilist odds of 1.62 in regular time. For comparison, the bookmaker estimates the chances of Admiral's success at 4.8. The option with a draw at the end of regular time can be taken as 4.4. The quotes for the basic total for the KHL 4.5 this time are as follows: Total over (4.5) - 1.78, Total under (4.5) - 2.03. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It is unlikely that this pause in the championship will knock Avtomobilist out of the winning rut, the Urals scored a great move, defeating more venerable rivals both at home and away. Admiral will not reinvent the wheel by choosing the game model that brought them success in the first part of the championship. The most strict play in defense, with rare attempts to run away to the counterattack. This will allow the Admiral to avoid a major defeat, but the higher class of hosts should take their toll and Avtomobilist will take his next two points. Our prediction is Avtomobilist win + Total under 5.5 with odds of 2.38.

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