Dynamo Moscow vs CSKA. Who will be stronger in the next metropolitan derby?

The next game week of the KHL regular championship ends with the oldest metropolitan derby, in which Dynamo and CSKA hockey players come face to face. The meeting of irreconcilable rivals will be held on February 12 on the ice of the capital's VTB Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Dynamo Moscow vs CSKA

Dynamo Moscow

Literally a week ago, the blue-and-whites officially guaranteed their participation in the playoffs, having beaten Kazakh Barys on home ice with a score of 3-2. To be fair, it is worth noting that there were no particular doubts about Dynamo's entry into the cup stage for a long time. The Blue-and-Whites are spending quite a substantial season, being in the group of leaders of the Western Conference throughout all six months of the championship. The current fifth place of Dynamo should not confuse anyone, if we leave out the confidently leading St. Petersburg SKA, the rest of the teams from the group of leaders are quite capable of getting around the blue and white.

Now, only five points separate Kudashov's wards from the second place in the standings of the Western Conference, which, by the way, is occupied by CSKA, while the Dynamo team played one match less. To some extent, the calendar of the remaining matches plays into the hands of Dynamo, with the exception of Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo, Dynamo will have to face each of their direct competitors in a face-to-face match. Adds optimism to the return of Canadian striker Eric O'Dell, who missed more than two months due to injury. In the last game of the championship against Sochi, which the Dynamo team won 4-1, the Canadian striker scored twice, once again showing high individual skill.


Like Dynamo, the army club also guaranteed itself a place in the cup stage of the championship, and they did it even earlier than their fellow countrymen. Due to a crumpled start in the championship, the army team could not compete with St. Petersburg SKA, in fact, limiting themselves to the fight for silver. So far, the wards of Sergei Fedorov are successfully coping with the task. The inexpressive autumn segment was left behind, after the New Year holidays, the army team seriously added, first catching up with the leading group, and then leaving for a clear second place. Now CSKA has 84 points scored, teammates from St. Petersburg are already practically inaccessible, but in the fight for the second position, the army team will have to repel serious attacks from three teams at once, including the opponent in the upcoming match - Dynamo Moscow.

In the last games of the championship, the army club again became in a fever. The capital club managed to lose at home to Barys 5-6, leading 4-2 during the match. There was also a disappointing 1-2 defeat in Ufa, where local Salavat Yulaev was able to take two points due to the winning goal in overtime. At the same time, a beautiful victory was won in Omsk over Vanguard, and the same Salavat Yulaev was confidently beaten at home.


The upcoming meeting will be the fifth face-to-face match for the rivals this season. So far, absolute equality in terms of the number of victories won - two victories for the army team (3-1 and 3-2), two for Dynamo (both times with the same score of 2-1). It is worth paying attention to the rather low performance in this rivalry. Not once in four matches did the teams jointly score more than four goals in regulation time, the army victory 3-2 was won by a goal in overtime.

Odds from download 1xbet

Judging by the betting quotes, the army team still has more chances to win in the upcoming match. The odds for CSKA to win in regular time are 2.44, while the Dynamo victory is offered by the bookmaker with odds of 2.7. The last two games between Dynamo and CSKA ended in overtime, you can bet on another draw with odds of 3.75. As for the expected performance, 1xbet offers the following quotes here: Total over (4.5) - 1.87, Total under (4.5) - 1.94. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

All previous face-to-face matches of these teams this season were held in a bitter struggle, not full of goals. And now, when a place in the top three is at stake, it is not necessary to expect any experiments from the teams. It is highly likely that the fifth match of these rivals will be held according to the scenario of previous games, that is, the defense will once again be stronger than the attack. Our prediction is Total Under 4.5 with odds of 1.94.

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