Severstal vs Metallurg. Who will be stronger in the upcoming match?

On the last day of January, Severstal, as part of the KHL regular championship draw, will play a home match against Metallurg Magnitogorsk. The game will be held in Cherepovets.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Severstal vs Metallurg


For Andrei Razin's wards, a kind of X hour is coming, when in the remaining 11 matches of the regular season the team must answer the main question of the season - will it get into the Gagarin Cup playoffs. In fact, the playoffs for Severstal begin now. The situation in the Western Conference at the moment is developing in such a way that two vouchers remain vacant in terms of getting into the playoffs, which are equally claimed by three teams. So far, it is Severstal that is in a less favorable position, occupying the current ninth place. Severstal has 56 points, Dynamo Minsk has 57, Spartak has 58. Taking into account the game against Metallurg, Severstal will have to play six games in a row at home at once, these matches will largely determine the future tournament prospects of the Cherepovites.

As for the current form of Severstal, there are certain problems here. In January, the team played 11 matches, managing to take only 10 points in these games. The attack has absolutely stopped working, only four abandoned goals in the last five matches. To some extent, a reliable game in defense helps out, but here Severstal periodically fails, only in January having managed to miss 6 goals from Lokomotiv, 5 from Kunlun and 4 each from Neftekhimik, CSKA, Torpedo, Salavat Yulaev.


Magnitogorsk continues its slow fall into the middle of the Eastern Conference standings. Back in mid-December, Metallurg fought with Avtomobilist for leadership in the conference, confidently outperforming other competitors in points scored. Since then, the wards of Ilya Vorobyov have lost more often, having managed to take only 19 points in the last 20 matches of the regular season. Worse in the East, this tournament segment was only Admiral, who took 17 points. In the last game of the championship, Magnitogorsk lost at home to its principal rivals from Kazan, Ak Bars hockey players. The main time of the match ended with a score of 2-2, Akolzin and Kurran scored against Metallurg, but already at 24 seconds of overtime, Kazan scored the decisive goal, eventually winning with a score of 3-2.

This defeat pushed Metallurg back to fourth place and there is a high probability that the downward trend may continue. Now Magnitogorsk has 69 points, while Avangard and Salavat Yulaev literally breathe in the back, having 68 and 67 points respectively. Metallurg is almost guaranteed to get into the playoffs, but if the team continues to play just as badly, then there is a high risk of hitting one of the favorites already in the first round of the Gagarin Cup.

Severstal vs Metallurg


In the current season, the teams met only once, it happened at the start of the championship, on September 6th. That game in Magnitogorsk ended with a rather unexpected victory for the guests. Severstal managed to save the match, trailing 0-3 after two periods. The decisive goal in overtime was scored by Alexander Petunin, who continues to be the team's best sniper. Despite that defeat, the overall statistics of the confrontation between these two teams is still in favor of Metallurg. Of the 28 matches held, Magnitka won 18, while Severstal had 10 wins.

Odds from download 1xbet

In the upcoming match, the bookmaker does not single out a clear favorite, leaving each of the rivals approximately equal chances of two points. Thus, the coefficient for the victory of Severstal is 2.55, while you can take the victory of Metallurg with a similar coefficient of 2.55. In the last two face-to-face matches between Severstal and Metallurg, the winner was out of regular time, you can bet on another draw with odds of 3.80. As for the expected total performance of the teams, 1xbet offers the following quotes: Total over (4.5) - 1.52, Total under (4.5) - 2.46. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Both teams are going through hard times now, and first of all it concerns the game in attack. The average performance of Metallurg in the last five matches is at the level of two goals per game, Severstal has an even lower figure - 0.8 goals per game. At the same time, both one and the other need glasses. We are waiting for a cautious game for the result, with the maximum exclusion of any risk from our actions. Our prediction is Total Under 5.5 with odds of 1.59.

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