Spartak vs Siberia. The best attack of the League against the Siberian defense

Spartak completes its home series with a match against Novosibirsk Siberia. The meeting against the Siberians will take place on October 4 and will be held on the ice of the capital's Megasport Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Spartak vs Siberia


Alexei Zhamnov, who took charge of Spartak during the summer off-season, received a fairly clear goal from the club’s management - at a minimum, getting into the playoffs, and at maximum, fighting for the title. To solve such problems, the red and white worked actively in the transfer market, managing to sign a number of iconic hockey players for the KHL. This is how Nikolai Goldobin, Pavel Poryadin, Ivan Morozov ended up on the team, who are now the main attacking force of the team. Nikolay Goldobin showed himself especially brightly at the start of the season, he managed to score three goals in one of the matches, and in the game against Barys he recorded five assists. It is Goldobin who is currently the most productive Spartak hockey player, having scored 17 points (9+8) in the starting month of the championship.

As for team play specifically, Spartak is still far from the necessary stability. The red-whites cannot win more than two matches in a row, and periodically lose points out of the blue. This was the case in the last away match against Chelyabinsk Traktor, when Spartak took the lead until the middle of the third period, but in the end was unable to maintain the minimal advantage, missing the decisive goal in overtime. The defeat threw Spartak into fifth place in the Western Conference, with a three-point gap from the leading Torpedo.


Like Spartak, the Siberians went through a coach change in the off-season, inviting David Nemirovsky, who returned to the League after a year-long absence, to replace Andrei Martemyanov. Before this, Nemirovski led Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo for four seasons, which at that time played romantic hockey, with a noticeable emphasis on attacking actions. Siberia, on the contrary, over the past few seasons has been playing frankly pragmatic hockey with a bias towards defensive actions.

Nemirovski was unable to radically change the game concept of his new players right away; Siberia is still among the best in the East in defensive play, but at the same time they score catastrophically few goals - on average, a little more than two goals per match. The Siberians were also crippled by the injury of the best defensive player, Canadian defender Trevor Murphy. However, even in the absence of Murphy, the Siberians have recently seriously improved, losing only one of their last six matches - at home to SKA St. Petersburg. Like Spartak, Siberia is in fifth place in its conference, with 15 points scored.

Spartak vs Siberia


In the last ten head-to-head matches between these rivals, five times one of the teams kept its goal intact (Both will score (No) – 5). Last season, the home team won both matches played. To Spartak's victory in Moscow 1-0, the Siberians responded with their win in Novosibirsk 4-3. In total, the rivalry between Spartak and Siberia in the KHL totals 28 matches, and while the rivals are equal in terms of victories, each team has 14 matches won. At the same time, the goal difference in favor of the capital club is 68 to 60.

Odds from download 1xbet

According to specialists from 1xbet, Spartak’s victory in this match is more likely than the success of the Siberians: Spartak’s victory is 1.93, Siberia’s victory is 3.55. An option with a draw in the main time of the match is offered by the bookmaker with odds of 4.3. As for the expected performance of the teams in this match, the bookmaker set the following quotes: total over (4.5) – 1.74, total under (4.5) – 2.08. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Both teams are now on the move, winning much more often in recent matches than losing. But we’ll still give preference to the Spartak hockey players, who lose points at home extremely rarely this season. The schedule of the last games does not speak in favor of the Siberians; the team arrives in Moscow after the most difficult flight in terms of logistics Novosibirsk - Astana - Chelyabinsk - Moscow. All these factors make Spartak the favorite of the match, which should take its two points. Our forecast is Spartak's victory in regular time with odds of 1.93.

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