Salavat Yulaev vs Avtomobilist. How will the visit of the conference leader to Ufa turn out?

On Monday, December 26, Salavat Yulaev from Ufa will host the leader of the Eastern Conference, Avtomobilist from Yekaterinburg, on home ice.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Salavat Yulaev vs Avtomobilist

Salavat Yulaev

Salavat Yulaev in his current state is one of the most unpredictable clubs in the KHL, capable of delivering both a series of great matches and failing miserably in a certain segment of the championship. The team already had a disastrous start, then an almost perfect October, another failure with six defeats in a row followed in mid-November, from which Viktor Kozlov's wards safely got out only closer to the pause in the championship. Confident victories in Omsk over Avangard 3-1 and in Novosibirsk over Siberia 6-3, it would seem, should have given the team an additional impetus, but in reality this did not happen.

The calendar favored the Ufa team, allowing Salavat to play four games in a row at home after a pause. The result is still quite modest - three points out of six possible. In the game against the Omsk Avangard, the Ufa team managed to grab one point, losing 1-2 in overtime. This was followed by a crushing defeat 1-5 from Amur, and Salavat has not yet lost so big at home this season. They managed to partially rehabilitate themselves in front of their fans in the next match, in which the Ufa team beat Admiral with a score of 5-3. After this victory, Salavat Yulaev returned to fifth place again, beating the same Admiral in the Eastern Conference standings.


The pause in the championship did not help the Urals either, knocking the team off the winning rhythm. Only one defeat in the last thirteen matches before a pause in the championship, and after the break, two defeats in a row at once. Moreover, like Salavat Yulaev, Avtomobilist lost in home matches, although Nikolai Zavarukhin's wards look great this season in Yekaterinburg. The matches against Siberia turned out to be unsuccessful, defeat 0-4, and Admiral, whom Avtomobilist lost with a score of 2-3.

Two misfires in a row did not particularly affect Avtomobilist's standings, the team from Yekaterinburg continues to be at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, having a certain point reserve in front of its closest pursuers. Avtomobilist now has 59 points in 41 matches played, while Metallurg, who is in second place, has played one match more, scoring 57 points.

Salavat Yulaev vs Avtomobilist


Despite Avtomobilist's leadership in the East, the games with Salavat have become a real stumbling block for the Urals this season. The teams met twice, and both times the Ufa club turned out to be stronger. In October, Salavat Yulaev won away with a dry score of 4-0, and then added a home victory, beating Avtomobilist 3-2 in late November in front of his own fans. As for the general statistics of head-to-head meetings in the KHL, there is a slight advantage in the number of victories won by Salavat, who won in 22 matches. Avtomobilist has 19 victories, and in Ufa the Urals have not been able to win for four matches already.

Odds from download 1xbet

Quite unexpectedly, but the favorite of the upcoming match, according to 1xbet, is the Ufa club. The coefficient for the victory of Salavat Yulaev in regular time is 2.28, while the coefficient for a possible victory for Avtomobilist is 2.90. Of the last 10 matches of these teams with each other, 5 ended with the identification of the strongest in overtime, you can bet on another draw with a coefficient of 3.7. In terms of quotes for overall performance, there is a noticeable bias towards a large number of abandoned goals: Total over (4.5) - 1.68, Total under (4.5) - 2.16. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Both teams did not enter the championship in the best way after a week and a half pause, but if Salavat has the points scored, Avtomobilist is only losing so far. The attack stopped working for the Urals, the star strikers are silent, having scored only two goals in two lost matches. It can't go on like this all the time, so Meisek, Da Costa, Golyshev should expect a scoring breakthrough in the next matches. Our prediction is the Individual Total of the Motorist over 2.5 with odds of 2.37.

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