Siberia vs Avangard. Who will be stronger in the Siberian confrontation?

Neighbors in the standings of the Eastern Conference, Novosibirsk Siberia and Omsk Avangard, will determine the strongest in a face-to-face confrontation on January 5th. The game will be held in Novosibirsk, on the ice of the local Sibir Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Siberia vs Avangard


Siberians can take the first part of the championship to their credit, in terms of their playing qualities, they are quite consistent with the level of the conference leaders. First of all, this is a traditionally reliable game in defense, Siberia's mentor Andrey Martemyanov did not invent something new, making a serious emphasis on defensive formations. So far, such a bet works quite well, Siberia has 107 missed goals, which is the third most among all teams in the Eastern Conference.

A certain game decline in the Novosibirsk club was outlined in the first part of December, when the team failed miserably in two home matches against the Chelyabinsk Tractor 2-4 and Ufa Salavat Yulaev 3-6. The team came to the aid of a week and a half pause in the championship, after which Sibir won three victories in five matches, twice beating the Avtomobilist conference leader 4-0 and 1-0, and also defeating Metallurg Magnitogorsk with a score of 3-2 on the road. Such a shock segment allowed Siberia to get close to the top three of the Eastern Conference, having settled down with 57 points scored in fourth place. Andrey Martemyanov's wards are separated from the leading Avtomobilist by only five points.


Omsk Avangard closes the top three in the Eastern Conference, ahead of Siberia by only one point. Omsk has 58 points and a great prospect to challenge Avtomobilist and Metallurg in the fight for the final championship in the East. There are all the prerequisites for this, it is Avangard that is the most progressive club in the course of the regular season. This is confirmed by the figures - the Omsk club has passed the segment of the last 25 matches with the absolutely best result in the League, gaining 42 points out of 50 possible in this tournament interval. For comparison, having the second indicator Yaroslavl Lokomotiv for the same 25 matches took only 36 points. Omsk continues another winning streak, numbering six games in a row to this minute.

In addition to an excellent game, the Omsk players managed to make a mark on the transfer market, having carried out an exchange with CSKA Moscow that was quite loud for domestic hockey. Forward Vladimir Bryukvin, who scored 7 goals for Avangard in the current championship, and Slovak defender Kristian Jarosh went to Moscow. An experienced defender Bogdan Kiselevich, who has experience playing for the national team, and his young colleague Dmitry Alekseev followed in the opposite direction.

Siberia vs Avangard


In the current championship, the rivals met three times, and so far each game ended in victory for the hosts. At the start of the championship, in September, Siberia at home in overtime crushed the Omsk team, winning with a score of 3-2. Vanguard responded to this with two of their home victories, 2-1 in October and 3-2 in November. In total, the history of the relationship between these two clubs in the KHL has 57 matches, of which Siberia won 18, while Avangard was stronger in 39 games.

Odds from download 1xbet

Home ice does not make Siberia a favorite for the upcoming match, according to 1xbet, Omsk has more chances to win, as evidenced by the quotes for the outcome of the match: Siberia wins - 2.55, a draw - 3.75, Avangard wins - 2.55. As for performance, here the borderline for the KHL total of 4.5 is set with the following coefficients: Total over (4.5) - 1.97, Total under (4.5) - 1.84. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The level of rivals is comparable, the higher individual skill of Avangard hockey players is leveled by the factor of Siberians' home ice. Therefore, in this case, we suggest paying attention to the performance of one of the teams, namely Avangard. Omsk players will have to play against one of the best defensive lines in the League, on average Siberia concedes a little more than two goals per game. The indicators of personal meetings this season only confirm these data, in each of the three matches played, Avangard in regular time never scored more than two goals against Siberia. Our prediction is Avangard's Individual Total under 2.5 with odds of 1.66.

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