CSKA vs Lada. Reigning champion vs cocky newcomer

On Sunday, November 5, the capital's army team will welcome guests from Tolyatti, the Lada hockey club, at their home CSKA Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Lada


Judging by the results of the latest matches, the army car is slowly starting to start up and is becoming more and more reminiscent of its own champion model of last season. The sluggish start of the championship is behind us, the army's leading hockey players are already close to their optimal condition, so in the near future we can expect CSKA to appear in the group of leaders in the Western Conference. First of all, you should pay attention to the positive changes in defensive actions. Ivan Fedotov, who missed last season, finally secured his place in goal, having already played three games to zero this season.

The last match against fellow countrymen from Spartak looked especially indicative in this regard. The red and white are currently the most productive in the championship, but they were unable to break through Fedotov. The goalkeeper had 44 saved shots, while the army team's attack managed to score three goals. The victory in the derby 3-0 became the third win in a row for the army team; before that they beat Amur 3-2 and Sibir 6-3 on the road. Now the army team is already fifth in the West, with 30 points scored, seven points behind the leading Dynamo Moscow.


But Lada continues to amaze, after two months of the championship remaining the main discovery of the tournament. Even the club’s management, before the start of the championship, rather cautiously announced plans for the season, after a long absence from the KHL, devoting the first season to adaptation. The results of the Volga team are even more surprising by the fact that even at the VHL level the team did not shine, having not won a single title in 6 years. Competent selection work, coupled with the coaching abilities of Oleg Bratash, allow Lada not only to be competitive against the background of KHL teams, but even to be the leader of the conference.

This became possible after a bright October period of the championship, during which Lada took 13 points out of a possible 16 in eight matches played. Moreover, in this tournament segment, the Tolyatti team were able to beat Metallurg, Ak Bars, Avangard, that is, those teams that are significantly superior to Lada both in financial terms and in terms of roster composition. Now Lada continues to retain first place in the East, with 35 points scored, one point ahead of Metallurg and Ak Bars.

CSKA vs Lada


As mentioned above, the Army Men have recently improved their defence. This is especially evident in home games, where in the last five games the team has played three times to zero, and in one game conceded only one goal Individual Total 2 under(1.5) 1.79. Lada is a typical home team this season, picking up the lion's share of points in Togliatti. Thus, in the last five away games, Lada has only one win and four losses. The rivals met in Togliatti in September, and in that game the home team won sensationally enough, beating the Army Men 3-1. The rivals have met 17 times in the KHL, with the Army club winning 13 times and Lada winning 4 times.

Odds from download 1xbet

The army team are the clear favorites of the upcoming match, for whose victory in regular time 1xbet gives odds of 1.43. For comparison, the possible success of Lada is considered a sensation, as eloquently evidenced by the quotes for the guests' victory - 6.2. There are also not particularly great chances of seeing overtime in this game; a draw in regular time is offered with odds of 5.2. In terms of expected performance, everything is quite predictable: total over (4.5) – 1.8, total under (4.5) – 1.98. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The Army team is on a roll, as evidenced by a solid win over Spartak, the highest scoring team in the league at the start. Their near-perfect defensive play leaves their opponents no chance, and their star attack is sure to score a few goals. The Army Men's pragmatic hockey will bring them success once again, so we can only sympathise with Lada's attack right now. Our prediction is CSKA win + Total Under 5.5 with odds of 2.15.

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