Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod vs Neftekhimik. Will automakers extend their winning streak?

Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo will finish the series of home games with a match against Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik. The meeting will take place on December 24 on the ice of the Nagorny KRC.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod vs Neftekhimik

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod surprised many during the summer off-season by entrusting the coaching chair to Igor Larionov, for whom work with Torpedo was his debut as a club coach. The risk was justified, Larionov made a bet on the attacking style of play and did not lose. Possessing one of the youngest rosters in the League, the car manufacturers were not afraid of more titled rivals, having already won a number of significant victories at the start of the championship. From time to time, the defense failed, but by November, the coaching staff of Igor Larionov managed to deal with this problem.

Thus, the Avtozavodtsy came up to the break in the championship among the best teams in the Western Conference, beating the capital's army team at the same time with a score of 4-2. The break did not cool the ardor of the Nizhny Novgorod hockey players, and the team continued to win, this time scoring two victories in a row on home ice. In turn, Severstal was beaten 3-2 and Vityaz near Moscow 4-0. Now the torpedo team is already the fourth in the West, with 53 points scored, second only to two army teams and the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.


Against the backdrop of the rise of the Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo, Neftekhimik's game looks absolutely gray and dull. If the Nizhny Novgorod youth managed to shoot at the adult level, then such a rate of the leadership of Neftekhimik is absolutely not working yet. Problems began already at the start of the season, when Neftekhimik managed to lose ten matches in a row. Nevertheless, in the future, Oleg Leontiev's wards were able to return to the cup fight, getting as close as possible to the coveted eighth place.

Before the pause in the championship, Neftekhimik gave a decent playing segment, having won three victories in five matches played. Among the defeated was Metallurg Magnitogorsk, one of the leaders of the Eastern Conference. A week and a half break went to the detriment of Neftekhimik, after a pause, Oleg Leontyev's wards lost two matches in a row, and Neftekhimik played both meetings on home ice. First, the Nizhnekamsk team lost 1-3 to Barys, and then unexpectedly lost to Kunlun 2-3, which significantly reduced their own chances of getting into the playoffs. Now Neftekhimik closes the standings of the Eastern Conference, with 36 points scored four points behind the coveted eighth place.

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod vs Neftekhimik


Avtozavodtsy quite successfully hold home matches against Neftekhimik, having won 8 victories in the last 10 matches. The last victory of Neftekhimik in Nizhny Novgorod dates back to February 2019, when the guests won in overtime with a score of 3-2. The only meeting in the current season was held on September 12 in Nizhnekamsk, and then the Torpedo team won in a bitter struggle, beating Neftekhimik with a score of 3-2. In total, the teams met 36 times in the KHL, Torpedo scored 19 wins, and Neftekhimik won 17 matches.

Odds from download 1xbet

According to the bookmaker, the chances of the hosts winning are much higher, Torpedo's net winnings in regular time can be taken as 1.9. For comparison, the victory of Neftekhimik is set with a coefficient of 3.65, a draw is 4.0. As for the expected performance, here 1xbet this time offers the following quotes: Total over (4.5) - 1.59, Total under (4.5) - 2.31. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The pause in the championship affected the teams in different ways. Torpedo players won two home victories in a row, while Neftekhimik also lost twice at home. As these matches have shown, the opponents approach the head-to-head game in a completely different playing state. Torpedo's game in defense stabilized, while Neftekhimik again began to resemble himself in September, when everything literally fell out of his hands. Our prediction is Torpedo to win in regular time with odds of 1.9.

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