SKA vs Siberia. How will the visit of Siberians to St. Petersburg turn out?

The main ice arena of St. Petersburg on February 16 will be the venue for the next match of the KHL regular championship. The local SKA will receive guests from Novosibirsk - the Siberia Hockey Club.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on SKA vs Siberia


It is in this match that the St. Petersburg club can officially close all questions about the championship in the League following the results of the regular championship. In principle, even now no one doubts the final victory of the army team, but purely theoretically, the capital's CSKA still has the opportunity to catch up with the St. Petersburg club. SKA has four games left in the regular season and even two points scored make them out of reach for all competitors. Now SKA has 97 points scored, 11 points less than Yaroslavl Lokomotiv and CSKA Moscow, and the capital's army team played two matches less.

A serious advantage in points scored to some extent dampens the St. Petersburg SKA hockey players and the recent results of the army team are not so impressive compared to the start of the championship. First of all, the defensive orders of St. Petersburg began to look noticeably weaker. So, in the last five matches of the regular championship, the army team managed to concede 18 goals (an average of 3.6 per match), while in the course of the entire championship, the St. Petersburg team conceded on average around two goals per match. As usual, the attack helps out, which the army club currently has the strongest in the League. 225 goals scored in 64 games, while CSKA, which ranks second in terms of performance, scored 187 goals, that is, almost 40 goals less.


Siberians, after several unsuccessful seasons, when the team finished just one step away from the playoffs, solved all the tournament tasks long before the regular championship finished. Siberia has already guaranteed itself a place in the cup stage of the championship, having scored 78 points in 62 matches. Now the Siberians are second in the standings of the Eastern Conference, still maintaining some chances for the first line. Siberians are separated from the leading Ak Bars by three points, so Siberia may well intervene in the fight for the championship in the East. At the same time, a serious fall down the standings cannot be ruled out. The second place, which is currently occupied by Siberia, is only one point away from sixth-placed Salavat Yulaev, so each point scored at the end of the season can directly affect the distribution of places.

In recent games, the Siberians slowed down somewhat, allowing a number of offensive misfires. Wards of Andrey Martemyanov lost twice in a row at home (1-4 to Metallurg and 4-5 to Traktor), and before that they had not rolled into the Far East in the best way, losing 4-5 to Admiral and 0-3 to Amur. It is likely that a slight decline in terms of the team's game form is planned, there are two weeks left before the start of the playoffs and it is quite possible to gain the necessary conditions.

SKA vs Siberia


An interesting detail, the last two seasons Siberia has always won in St. Petersburg, beating SKA in 2020 with a score of 4-1, and in 2021 2-1. This is despite the fact that during the entire existence of the KHL, the Siberians left St. Petersburg with a victory only three times, in addition to the above seasons, another victory was won in 2013. However, the overall statistics of winning matches with a significant margin in favor of the army team. SKA has won 19 matches, while Siberia has only 9 wins.

Odds from download 1xbet

The St. Petersburg club is the unequivocal favorite of the upcoming match, which is eloquently evidenced by the odds for its victory in regular time - 1.65. Judging by the betting quotes, the chances of Siberia winning are minimal, the coefficient is 5.2, the probability of a draw is also low, such a development of events can be taken as 4.8. But as for the overall performance of the teams, everything is quite expected here - Total over (4.5) can be taken for 1.76, Total under (4.5) - 2.05. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

For SKA hockey players, it is extremely important to become regular season champions in front of their own fans, so the mood for the upcoming match will be appropriate. The current state of the Siberians will also play into the hands of the army team, Andrei Martemyanov's wards have lost five of the last eight matches played. Everything suggests that the St. Petersburg team will win a landslide victory, once again playing brilliantly in attack. Our prediction is SKA to win + Total Over 5.5 with odds of 3.20.

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