Torpedo vs SKA. Will homemade ice play into the hands of car manufacturers?

The quarter-final series between Torpedo and SKA moves to Nizhny Novgorod. The third match of the series will take place on March 20, on the ice of the Nizhny Novgorod sports complex "Nagorny". At the moment, the score in the series is 2-0 in favor of SKA.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Torpedo vs SKA


No matter how the quarter-final series against the St. Petersburg club ends, car manufacturers can now take the current season into their asset. After finishing ninth in the 2021/22 season, the Nizhny Novgorod team burst into the ranks of the KHL leaders, playing bold high-scoring hockey. Torpedo's average performance at the end of the regular season is 3 goals per game, which is the third result in the League, after two army teams.

Fears that car manufacturers would play more cautiously in knockout games were not confirmed. In a six-match series against the capital's Dynamo, Torpedo scored 17 goals, that is, almost all the same three goals per game. In the quarter-finals, the Nizhny Novgorod team got into SKA St. Petersburg, the best team in the KHL in the regular season. Igor Larionov's wards lost both away matches, while managing to put up decent resistance in each of the matches. The fate of the first match was decided by a missed goal in overtime, and in the second game, the car factory team managed to score four goals against SKA, but conceded five. Now Torpedo will have two home matches, where the support of the stands can be a key factor.


The St. Petersburg army team slightly ruffled the nerves of their own fans, allowing Dynamo Minsk to take two matches in the first round series. In the end, the St. Petersburg club, quite expectedly, killed the intrigue in the series, confidently winning the fifth and sixth matches, but the fans still had certain concerns. The defense of SKA did not look the best, allowing the Minskers to score seventeen goals in six matches. So far, everything is compensated by the excellent game of the attacking line of the St. Petersburg club, where Yashkin, Gusev, Khairullin are the usual soloists.

All the more surprising is the result of the first quarter-final match with Torpedo, where both opponents unexpectedly played cautious hockey, relying on defense. The main time of the first match ended with a score of 1-1, and the victory for the Petrograders was brought by an accurate throw by Dmitry Yashkin in the 6th minute of overtime. The second match was fundamentally different from the first game, the two teams scored 9 goals. More successful were the Petersburgers, who distinguished themselves 5 times (abandoned washers on account of Glotov, Vorobyov, Kamalov, Gusev and Galimov). The victory of the St. Petersburg team was overshadowed by the injury of their captain Dmitry Yashkin, who, due to injury, could not finish this match.

Torpedo vs SKA


Since December 2015, for ten games in a row, in Nizhny Novgorod, Torpedo and SKA have been giving high-scoring matches, regularly scoring at least five goals per game - total over (4.5) 1.6. The teams have met six times this season, four in the regular season and twice in the current cup series. The army club has five victories, while the car factory won only once. Overall statistics during the existence of the KHL is also on the side of SKA hockey players, the St. Petersburg club won 26 victories, Torpedo hockey players won 15 matches.

Odds from download 1xbet

The move of the series to Nizhny Novgorod did not have much effect on the opinion of the bookmaker, the army team is still the favorite, the odds for SKA to win in regular time are 1.9. Torpedo's chances of success are estimated much lower - 3.75, a similar odds for a draw - 3.85. But as for the overall performance of the teams, everything here first speaks of a large number of goals scored: total over (4.5) - 1.6, total under (4.5) - 2.3. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

For Torpedo, a kind of X hour is coming. You can’t lose, a possible 0-3 in the series will be the verdict for the original Nizhny Novgorod team. Home stands, support of 6,000 fans - all this will be an additional incentive for Torpedo hockey players, who are quite capable of presenting a sensation by beating the army team on their native ice. Our prediction is Torpedo's victory, taking into account overtime, with a coefficient of 2.4.

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