Ak Bars vs Siberia. Will Ak Bars continue their winning streak?

Kazan Ak Bars on January 14 will hold a home match of the regular championship of the KHL against Novosibirsk Siberia. The meeting with a direct competitor in the Eastern Conference will be held on the ice of the Tatneft Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Ak Bars vs Siberia

Ak Bars

Ak Bars have finally caught the right game rhythm, having won five victories in a row, which is a kind of club record this season. Bilyaletdinov's invitation to the post of head coach almost immediately began to bear fruit, without much brilliance, pragmatically, playing defensive hockey, but Ak Bars began to gain his points. From the moment Bilyaletdinov was officially announced as the head coach of the Kazan club, Barca lost only once, losing in their first match to Metallurg 2-4.

Then Ak Bars for the first time in the season gave a series of five victories, and in none of the matches did not score more than three goals. Finally, the stellar Kazan defense began to work in full, having conceded only five goals in these five matches. The attack is not so bright, but now the main task of the Ak Bars coaching staff is to collect points to the maximum, securing a more profitable seeding before the Gagarin Cup playoffs starting on March 1. At the moment, Ak Bars is sixth in the East with 59 points. The backlog from the leading Avtomobilist has been reduced to six points, so that in certain scenarios, Barca can aim for the final first place in the conference.


Siberians go through the distance of the regular season quite stably, avoiding protracted failed streaks. The team does not claim the championship, but almost the entire championship is kept in the leading group of the Eastern Conference, having excellent chances to finish in the top four. The style of the Siberians' game has not changed for several seasons in a row, the team is traditionally strong in defensive actions, often to the detriment of attack. Siberia does not score so much, but in terms of goals conceded, it is among the top three teams in the Eastern Conference.

Sibir has played three matches in 2023, with all three games being at home. Of the six possible points, the Siberians took five, losing once in a series of post-match shootouts just to Kazan's Ak Bars. Andrey Martemyanov's wards defeated Avangard 3-1 and Dynamo Minsk 3-2. A successful home series allowed the Siberians to gain a foothold in the top four teams in the Eastern Conference, now Siberia with 62 points scored closes the quartet of the strongest. At the same time, the density in the standings is such that in just a few games, the team can either rise a few lines up or drop to seventh place.

Ak Bars vs Siberia


Sibir has beaten Ak Bars twice in November, 4-2 at home and 6-3 away, but the last match between these opponents still went to Ak Bars. Just a few days ago, on January 9, Barca, losing 0-2, managed to level the score, and then win in the shootout series. This victory was 28 for Kazan during the entire time of the confrontation with Siberia in the KHL, Siberians currently have 16 such victories.

Odds from download 1xbet

The winning streak of Ak Bars of five matches in a row did not pass by the attention of the bookmaker, so it is the Kazan club, judging by the quotes, that is the favorite of the upcoming match. Odds for Ak Bars to win - 1.87, Siberia to win - 3.90, draw in regular time - 3.85. In terms of expected performance, 1xbet offers the following quotes: Total over (4.5) - 1.95, Total under (4.5) - 1.86. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

We are waiting for a meeting of two typically "grassroots" teams that primarily rely on defense. In the last five meetings with the participation of Ak Bars, no more than 4 goals were scored, in Siberia this figure is even more impressive - the last six matches were held with a betting “bottom”. At the same time, Ak Bars has been looking more convincing lately, so taking into account the support of the home stands, Kazan should win their next minimal victory. Our prediction is Ak Bars to win + Total Under 5.5 with odds of 2.55.

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