Avtomobilist vs CSKA. Will the Urals be able to break the losing streak?

Avtomobilist in distress on January 10 will hold a home match against CSKA Moscow. The meeting will take place on the ice of the Yekaterinburg Uralets Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Avtomobilist vs CSKA


Avtomobilist is one of the few League clubs for which the December pause in the championship went frankly to the detriment. Up to this point, Avtomobilist had been spending an almost perfect season, having managed not only to take the lead in the Eastern Conference, but also to create a fairly serious spectacle reserve from the second-placed Magnitogorsk Metallurgist. To some extent, the team was crippled by the injuries of Da Costa and Golyshev, forwards, on whom the game of the first two links of the team was tied. The defense also crumbled synchronously, if before that Avtomobilist missed an average of no more than two goals per match, then the last segment of the championship was already passed by the Urals with an indicator of four missed goals per match.

Paradoxically, having lost 8 matches in a row, Avtomobilist, nevertheless, managed to maintain leadership in the East. To some extent, not the best performance of Metallurg played into the hands of the Urals, who managed to get close, but Avtomobilist could not get around. At the same time, a number of teams immediately pulled themselves up to the duo of leaders, and now Avtomobilist, Metallurg, Avangard, Sibir and Salavat Yulaev equally claim the first place in the Eastern Conference. The gap between the first and fifth line in the East is only 4 points, and if Avtomobilist continues his sad streak, the Urals will soon be at risk of being out of the quartet of the strongest.


The capital's army team in their usual style - without much brilliance, but pragmatic enough, hold the regular season. In the army camp, they understand that the main task is to fight for the Gagarin Cup, which CSKA hockey players currently own. The high potential of Sergei Fedorov's wards is evidenced by the results of matches against direct competitors, and only recently the capital's army team beat fellow countrymen from Dynamo 3-2, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2-1, twice SKA St. Petersburg 3-1 and 2-1. At the same time, the army team made a number of incomprehensible misfires, losing to teams that are noticeably inferior in class.

It is precisely the lack of stability that prevents the army team from imposing a fight on SKA in the rivalry for the championship in the West. Now the two army teams share 11 points, while the St. Petersburg team is rushing at full speed to the final first place in the conference, the capital club is at risk of finishing the championship outside the top three, getting stuck in the fight against Yaroslavl Lokomotiv and Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo.

Avtomobilist vs CSKA


In the current championship, the rivals met once, the October match in Moscow was confidently won by the army team, having achieved a convincing victory with a score of 4-1. Disturbing for the Avtomobilist is the fact that the statistics of matches in Yekaterinburg are also not in favor of the hosts. So, in the last 10 matches of these teams in Yekaterinburg, Avtomobilist won only twice, giving the army team eight games. The general statistics of Avtomobilist and CSKA confrontation in the KHL at the moment is as follows: 26 matches have been played, Avtomobilist has 6 wins, CSKA has 20, the goal difference is 66-35 in favor of the army club.

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmaker does not single out an unequivocal favorite in the upcoming confrontation, leaving each of the teams approximately equal chances for final success: Avtomobilist wins - 2.75, CSKA wins - 2.38. We can not exclude the option with a draw at the end of regular time, such a development of events in the 1xbet bookmaker is presented with a coefficient of 3.9. As for the expected performance, here the bookmaker offered the following quotes for the base KHL total of 4.5: Total under (4.5) - 1.61, Total over (4.5) - 2.27. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Despite a series of 9 defeats in a row, Avtomobilist shows certain signs of revival in recent matches. The Urals lost twice outside of regular time, in the last match in Omsk the team lost 1-2, giving an absolutely equal duel against the powerful Avangard. Each series has properties to end, why not Avtomobilist do it in front of his own fans. Our prediction is Avtomobilist's victory, taking into account overtime and a shootout with a coefficient of 1.98.

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