Lokomotiv vs Vityaz. Which of the opponents will take two points?

Yaroslavl Lokomotiv, as part of the KHL regular championship, will play a home game with Vityaz on January 24. The meeting with the Moscow Region team will take place on the ice of the Yaroslavl Arena 2000 Lokomotiv.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv vs Vityaz


Railway workers are going through hard times, having got into an obvious gaming crisis in January. Only two victories in eight matches played, absolutely not the result that a team should be guided by, claiming to be in the top three in the regular season. Moreover, victories were won over Severstal and Kunlun, that is, those teams that have been at the bottom of the standings throughout the championship. At the same time, in the lost matches, the railway workers did not look doomed, losing four times with a difference of one puck, twice more - by two.

The unsuccessful series also affected the standings of Igor Nikitin's wards. If at the end of 2022 Lokomotiv finished in second place in the Western Conference, second only to St. Petersburg SKA in terms of points scored, now Yaroslavl is already fourth in the West, leaving Moscow CSKA and Dynamo ahead of them. However, Lokomotiv still has a chance to finish the regular season in the top three. Now the railroad workers have 70 points, while CSKA and Dynamo, who are in second or third place, have 74 and 72 points, respectively. Now the team has to play four matches on home ice, which in the end can become decisive in terms of fighting for prizes in the West.


The Moscow Region club is sixth in the Western Conference, but the team does not have to dream of moving up the tournament ladder. A kind of watershed between the top five and sixth place, which Vityaz takes, at the moment is already 12 points, which is almost impossible to win back for the remaining month of the regular season. Thus, the main task of the Vityaz for the rest of the regular season is to maintain a place in the top eight, which gives subsequent participation in the Gagarin Cup playoffs. In this regard, everything is quite optimistic for the Vityaz, the team has 58 points, while the ninth Severstal has 52 points in its asset.

As for the current form of the Moscow Region team, everything is pretty good here. In January, Vityaz confidently collects his points, taking 10 points out of 14 possible. To some extent, Vityaz's successful performance became possible thanks to the calendar, which gave the Moscow Region team a convenient schedule in January. Of the truly serious rivals, there was only Ak Bars, to whom Vityaz eventually lost with a score of 0-2.

Lokomotiv vs Vityaz


For the entire existence of the KHL, Vityaz won only twice in Yaroslavl, while losing 17 matches. The visit to Yaroslavl ended in failure and this season, an extremely rare goalless draw for hockey at the end of regular time was transformed by Lokomotiv into a victory at the end of a series of post-match shootouts. That match took place on September 17, and four days later the teams met in Balashikha, at the home arena of Vityaz. Success was again on the side of the railway workers, who won that match with a score of 2-1. The general statistics of personal meetings between Lokomotiv and Vityaz at the moment is as follows: 39 meetings were held, 30 victories for Lokomotiv, 9 victories for Vityaz. The goal difference is 142-72 in favor of the Yaroslavl team.

Odds from download 1xbet

There were no surprises in the betting quotes for the upcoming match. Lokomotiv is expectedly the favorite of the match, with odds of 1.66 to win. Vityaz's chances of success are much lower and are estimated at 4.7 odds, a similar odds - 4.3 and a draw at the end of regular time. As for the expected performance, 1xbet offers the following quotes here: Total over (4.5) - 1.75, Total under (4.5) - 2.06. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Lokomotiv risks dropping out of the quartet of the strongest in the West, thereby depriving itself of the advantage of home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Despite certain game problems, Lokomotiv is able to beat any opponent at home, especially since Vityaz can hardly be attributed to the leading teams in our championship. By itself, the option suggests itself with a pragmatic victory for Lokomotiv with a minimum number of goals. Our prediction is Lokomotiv to win + Total Under 5.5 with odds of 2.25.

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