CSKA vs Amur. Will the army team be able to stop their own series of unsuccessful games?

On the ice of the capital's CSKA Arena on January 27, the next match of the regular KHL championship will be held. The hosts, hockey players of Moscow CSKA, will receive guests from Khabarovsk - the Amur hockey club.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Amur


The Army Men from Moscow had an impressive run of games between December and January, losing only once in nine games played, losing 2-4 in Ekaterinburg to local Avtomobilisti. Here it is worth paying attention to the level of the opponents, in matches with whom these victories were obtained. The Army team managed to beat the sole championship leader SKA from Petersburg 3-1 and 4-2 twice, they also beat Lokomotiv 2-1, Sochi 2-0, Severstal 4-2, Traktor 2-1, Dynamo from Moscow 3-2, Barys 5-2. Sergey Fedorov's team soared to second place in the Western Conference standings, seemingly sealing their case for silverware in the West.

In the end, the Army Men themselves put the intrigue back into the tournament twists and turns, unexpectedly losing two games this week. A tight game against fellow Dinamo failed to produce a winner in regulation time, with the Army team leading for most of the game, but Dinamo answered Nesterov's only goal with an accurate shot four minutes before the final siren. In the penalty shootout, skill and luck were on the side of the White and Blue, with Dinamo executing two shootouts, to which the Army team could only respond once. The next misfire came in Nizhny Novgorod, where the Army team again managed only one shot on goal, to which the Torpedo team responded with three accurate shots. After losing two games in a row, the Army team slipped back into third place in the conference, 74 points behind second-place Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in additional points.


Amur blew up the hockey information space with his game in Novosibirsk, where he managed to win a strong-willed victory over the leader of the Eastern Conference - Siberia. The away victory over the leader is not a trivial event in itself, but in our case, the drama of the situation is added by the fact that Amur twice lost 0-3 and 1-4 in the course of the game, but in the end managed to win with a score of 6-4, scoring five goals in a row in 26 minutes. The victory in Novosibirsk was the third in a row for the Khabarovsk team, before that Admiral had been beaten twice, 3-1 at home and 1-0 away, which significantly increased Amur's chances of getting into the playoffs.

If before this winning streak, the Khabarovsk club vegetated without options at the bottom of the standings, occupying the last place in the East, then 6 points scored allowed the team to fly up three positions at once. Now Amur occupies the much coveted 8th place, giving a pass to the cup stage of the championship. The tournament situation in the East is such that, in fact, only the eighth place is left in the draw, which, apart from Amur, is also claimed by Barys, Traktor and Neftekhimik. All four teams are in the two-point range, so the end of the regular season is expected to be hot.

CSKA vs Amur


Last year, Amur managed to create a certain sensation, during the regular season, not just beating the army in Moscow, but scoring a big victory with a score of 5-1. This result is rather an exception in the history of rivalry between CSKA and Amur, the army team won much more often, out of 29 matches played, winning 20. Amur won in nine games, and four victories were obtained on Moscow ice.

Odds from download 1xbet

The army team is a definite favorite in the eyes of the bookmaker, who put up a fairly low odds of 1.45 for CSKA to win. The bookmaker estimated the chances of Amur to win at 6.4, the odds for a draw in regular time - 4.9. At the same time, there is a high probability of seeing a productive game, this is evidenced by the quotes of 1xbet for the basic total of performance: Total over (4.5) - 1.73, Total under (4.5) - 2.09. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

A series of failures hurt the pride of the army club, so the upcoming game in front of their own fans is a great opportunity to at least partially rehabilitate for offensive misfires on the road. Amur, despite three victories in a row, is significantly inferior in skill to the capital club and is unlikely to be able to claim a successful outcome. Our prediction is for CSKA to win with a handicap (-1.5) with a coefficient of 1.77.

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