Vityaz vs Admiral. How will the home series of games of the Moscow Region club end?

Vityaz near Moscow completes a three-match series of home games with a meeting with the representative of the Far East - Admiral. The game will be held in Balashikha on September 6.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Vityaz vs Admiral


Last season was the best in the history of Vityaz, the more unexpected the decision of the club's management not to renew the contract with Vyacheslav Butsaev, the main creator of last year's success, looks like. Another surprise was the appointment of Alexander Zavyalov as head coach, who, at the age of 53, did not rise above an assistant. Another problem for the Moscow Region club may be quite serious changes in the line of attack. The team left Starkov, Zinchenko, Graovac, Rasskazov, who scored a third of all the goals of the club last season.

Problems in the attack were clearly manifested already in the course of the August test matches. The team's performance dropped to an average of 1.5 goals per match, although even during last season this figure was at the level of three goals. The first official match of the season only confirmed these fears. Vityaz scored two goals, Galuzin and Yaremchuk scored, but the Moscow Region team conceded 4 goals. Moreover, by the middle of the second period, Vityaz led 2-0, but then Amur became more active and sent 4 unanswered goals into the hosts' gates.


The Mariners were last season's big hit on a relatively modest budget, traditional geographic challenges, finishing seventh in the East in the regular season and making it to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in their history. Salavat Yulaev, a much more titled team of our championship, was beaten in the cup. Now the Admiral is expected to take the next step forward, but it will be very difficult to do so. In the off-season, the club lost its leader, the Czech defender Libor Szulak, who simply does not have a full-fledged replacement in the team.

The Admiral started his summer camp with a victory at the prestigious Sochi Cup, during which the sailors beat SKA 3-2, the Russian youth team 2-1 and the hosts from HC Sochi 5-0. Stylistically, the team has not changed. Leonid Tambiev does not deviate from his playing principles, focusing on playing defensive hockey. Last season, Admiral became the second in the League in terms of the number of missed goals; at the Sochi tournament, the Far East again became the best in defensive play.

Vityaz vs Admiral


In the last three matches of these opponents, the teams did not have enough 60 minutes to determine the winner, and the game went into overtime Overtime Yes 3.6. It is also worth noting that the Admiral plays quite well in Balashikha, having managed to win four out of 9 away matches. Last season, both matches ended with the same score 3-2, Vityaz won with such a score in Balashikha, to which the Admiral responded with exactly the same victory in Vladivostok. The general statistics of meetings in the KHL between Vityaz and Admiral is as follows - 18 games played, 7 victories for Vityaz, 11 victories for Admiral, the goal difference is 52-41 in favor of the Far East.

Odds from download 1xbet

It is a rare case when the bookmaker evaluates the chances of winning in regular time for each of the teams with exactly the same odds - 2.55. Given the relative equality of the teams, there is a high probability of a draw, 1xbet offers a similar scenario with a coefficient of 3.85. The KHL borderline total of 4.5 goals this time is presented with the following quotes: total over (4.5) - 2.06, total under (4.5) - 1.75. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

There are two teams, the game pattern of which is largely similar. Both Vityaz and especially Admiral prefer to play as the second number, focusing on the game on the defensive. Last season, both teams were among the most "grassroots" teams in the League, extremely rarely delighting fans with an abundance of abandoned goals. In the current season, no major changes have been observed so far. Our prediction is Total Under 4.5 with odds of 1.75.

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