CSKA vs Metallurg. Will the army team be able to rehabilitate for the defeat in the first game of the championship?

In the only match, scheduled for September 5, the capital's army team and Metallurg Magnitogorsk will meet. The meeting will take place on the ice of the capital's CSKA Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Metallurg


For the third consecutive season, the army club enters the season as the current owner of the Gagarin Cup. Under the leadership of Sergei Fedorov, who headed CSKA two years ago, the army team has not lost a single cup series. The victory in the Gagarin Cup and, accordingly, the late end of the season, left its mark on the preseason. The army team was the last to come out of the summer vacation, so there is no need to expect optimal form from the hockey team of the capital team at the start of the season. Another problem for CSKA was the confusing situation with goalkeeper Ivan Fedotov, who returned to the army club after a year-long pause.

As a result, the disgraced goalkeeper from the first minutes took a place at the gates of CSKA in the opening match against Kazan's Ak Bars. The return turned out to be crumpled, Fedotov missed five goals in his own net, which can hardly be called an acceptable result. The attack of the army club could not compensate for the problems of defense, having worked out only two abandoned washers. Unexpectedly weak wards of Sergei Fedorov played in the majority. Ak Bars had 11 deletions, none of which were converted by the army team. As a result, a 2-5 defeat, the current champion starts the season with a home misfire.


For the past few seasons, Metallurg has managed without personnel shocks, but this summer off-season was an exception. Change of coaching staff, new legionnaires, betting on youth - Metallurg enters the new season as a kind of mystery team. During the control fights, Andrei Razin experimented more, so you should not be surprised at such different results. There was a big victory over Moscow Dynamo 7-2, and no less devastating defeats from Minsk Dynamo 3-6, Ufa Salavat 2-5 and Kazan Ak Bars 2-5. Metallurg's rather weak play on the defensive is striking, in eight control matches Magnitka conceded 32 goals, that is, an average of 4 goals per match.

Nevertheless, in the opening game of the championship against Avtomobilist Magnitka was close to a guest victory, only five minutes short. Having conceded first, Metallurg, through the efforts of Mukhametov and Mikhailis, at the start of the third period, turned the tide of the match, but, having conceded in the 56th minute, was forced to play overtime. Already at 18 seconds into the extra five-minute period, Avtomobilist scored the winning goal, allowing Metallurg to take only one point in the first game of the championship.

CSKA vs Metallurg


Over the last six games, Metallurg has failed to score more than two goals against the Army Men, and the total is 2 over (2.5) 1.57. At the same time in Moscow against CSKA, Metallurg plays quite successfully, having managed to outscore the capital club four times in the last 10 games. CSKA and Metallurg have a history of 46 games in the KHL and, curiously enough, the number of victories is absolutely equal, each team has won 23 times.

Odds from download 1xbet

In the upcoming match, the bookmaker favors the home team, putting the odds of 2.04 on CSKA's victory in regulation time. The option with Metallurg's victory is offered at odds of 3.1, the draw after the main time of the match - 4. As for the total performance of the teams, 1xbet offers the following quotes: total more (4.5) - 1.71, total less (4.5) - 2.12. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It's not the first season that the Army Men have been getting in shape as the championship progresses, without forcing preparations for the beginning of September. In the opening game against Ak Bars, it was evident that the Army team was seriously lacking in defense, which led to five missed goals. Metallurg has its own problems, too, as they are essentially a new team with unproven schemes. Everything goes to the point that the attack will be stronger than the defense, so our prediction is Total Over 4.5 with odds of 1.71.

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