HC Sochi vs Spartak. What will the red-white attack show this time?

The Sochi hockey club will play a home match against the capital's Spartak next Wednesday, October 18. The venue of the match is the Bolshoi Sports Palace.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on HC Sochi vs Spartak

HC Sochi

The Sochi team slowed down somewhat their winning momentum, which the team gained in the second half of September. To some extent, this is due to the club’s transfer policy, which did not allow them to retain their top scorer, Croatian forward Borna Rendulic. As an older brother, he was taken in by St. Petersburg SKA, which, after Yashkin left for Kazan, was in dire need of hockey players of this kind. Marat Khusnutdinov followed in the opposite direction, frankly bored in St. Petersburg. Another newcomer in recent days is Canadian forward Jeremy Bracco, who had a brilliant last season for Barys, and in the current championship dropped out of the main team of the club from Astana.

Dmitry Kokarev, the coach of the Sochi team, needs time to integrate newcomers into the club’s playing schemes. Khusnutdinov has already scored a goal in the lost match against CSKA, Bracco has not yet appeared on the ice, but it is likely that he will make his debut for the new club in the game against Spartak. Another problem was the injury of Matvey Michkov, the third most productive Sochi player this season. His appearance on the ice in the coming matches is questionable, which seriously weakens the attacking potential of the southerners. Now HC Sochi continues to be at the top of the standings, with 24 points scored, occupying fourth place in the West.


The red and white continue to delight their fans, bringing their own winning streak to five matches. An important detail is that Spartak’s victories are not forced, the team continues to demonstrate super-effective hockey, continuing to remain the leader of the championship in the number of goals scored. Now the team scores on average about four goals per match, although last season this figure barely exceeded two goals. And here it is worth noting the play of the first three of the attack, made up entirely of team newcomers. Morozov, Goldobin, and Poryadin, who joined the team in the summer, are simply tearing up the League, having already scored 29 goals between them. Goldobin leads the championship scoring race, having already scored 30 points (14+16).

What is typical is that Spartak, the current champion, plays equally well both on home ice and away, gaining 14 and 12 points, respectively. All this allows the red and white to confidently be among the best teams in the Western Conference; with 26 points scored, Spartak is now in second place, losing three points to the leading Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.

HC Sochi vs Spartak


Over the last five games, Spartak has consistently scored at least 4 goals per game Individual Total 2 over (3.5) 2.09. At the same time, the Sochi defence has not shined in home games either, conceding an average of four goals per game. Last season, Spartak managed to take two points away from Sochi, beating the hosts 3-2. In September, the story turned 180 degrees, and the Sochi team won in Moscow with the same 3-2 score. In total, the rivals met 29 times in the KHL, 14 wins for the Sochi hockey players, 15 times Spartak was stronger. The puck difference is 72-65 in favour of the capital team.

Odds from download 1xbet

Despite the fact that Spartak will have to play away, it is the capital club, according to the bookmaker, that has a great chance of success - the odds for Spartak's victory in regular time are 2.11, while the victory of HC Sochi can be taken for 3.05. This rivalry does not go to overtime very often, so the following odds are offered for a draw in regular time - 4.4. As for the performance, the bookmaker has little doubt that the match will be rich in goals: total over (4.5) – 1.36, total under (4.5) – 2.98. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Spartak is on a roll, and in its current state it is quite capable of beating any team in the League. More recently, both the capital’s army team and Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo were convinced of this. Stylistically, the Sochi team is a perfect match for the red and white. The southerners do not play defensively, preferring to act as number one, which gives Spartak an excellent opportunity to attack on the move. In this component, the capital's club looks noticeably stronger than the hosts, so Spartak is quite capable of taking two points from Sochi. Our forecast is Spartak's victory in regular time with odds of 2.11.

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