CSKA vs Traktor. Who will be stronger on the capital's ice?

On November 7, the capital's army team will play a home match against Chelyabinsk Traktor at the arena of the same name.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Traktor


Amazing instability haunts the current winner of the Gagarin Cup at the start of the current championship. So far, the army team cannot win more than three matches in a row, which is frankly not an impressive result for the current champion. Moreover, not for the first time, a failure occurs precisely at the moment when it begins to seem that the army team has finally found its game and is ready to pursue the leaders.

This was the case in early October, when after three confident victories over HC Sochi 7-1, Vityaz 9-1 and Barys 4-0, two defeats followed from SKA and Spartak. In mid-October, this story repeated itself again - again a series of three victories, which was interrupted in Kazan, by a defeat from the local Ak Bars 1-4. And finally, the most recent example. Two away victories over Amur and Siberia, a perfect game in Moscow against Spartak, but the notorious fourth match again becomes fatal for the CSKA hockey players. It would seem that at home the army team should deal with Lada without any problems, but by the middle of the second period the score was 4-0 in favor of the Togliatti team. With heroic efforts, the army team reduced the score to a minimum, but were unable to score at least one point. The defeat was 3-4, and the army team with 30 points remained fifth in the West.


The main news of recent days from the camp of the Chelyabinsk club is the official entry of Alexey Zavarukhin into the position of head coach of the team. For exactly a month, Zavarukhin was the acting head coach, replacing Anvar Gatiyatulin, who had failed the start of the season. During this month, Traktor and his new coach seriously added, which served as a strong argument for the club’s management in favor of Zavarukhin’s appointment.

After Gatiyatulin’s resignation, Traktor played 12 matches, managing to win eight of them. The last period of the game performed by the Chelyabinsk team was especially impressive, during which Traktor managed to win five victories in a row. To some extent, the calendar played into Traktor’s hands; among serious rivals, the Chelyabinsk team beat Metallurg, Kunlun and Admiral twice – currently outsiders in the championship. Such a winning streak allowed Traktor to gain a foothold in the top eight of the Eastern Conference. With 32 points, the Chelyabinsk team is now seventh, but only one point separates the team from fourth place.

CSKA vs Traktor


First of all, Traktor's successful results are due to their excellent defensive play. For the last seven games, the Chelyabinskers have not conceded more than two goals Individual Total 1 under (2.5) 2.06. The teams met twice last season, and both games went to the Army team. CSKA got their first win in Moscow, winning 5-2, and then took two points in Chelyabinsk, this time winning 2-1. Another interesting detail from this rivalry - in the last 8 games played in Moscow, 5 times Traktor left the ice without scoring Both goals scored (No) 4.2. In total, the rivals have met each other 30 times in the KHL, a slight advantage in victories on the side of CSKA - 18, against 12 Chelyabinsk club.

Odds from download 1xbet

According to specialists from 1xbet, the Chelyabinsk team has very little chance of winning the upcoming match. The odds for CSKA's victory in regular time are 1.65, while the bookmaker offers Traktor's possible success with odds of 4.7. The option with a draw and further overtime can be taken as 4.3. As for the expected performance, the bookmaker set the following quotes: total over (4.5) – 1.9, total under (4.5) – 1.87. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The defeat of the army team in the last home match from Lada can hardly be called natural. CSKA almost doubled its opponent, but a banal underestimation of the enemy led to 0-4 in the middle of the second period. Subsequently, the army team completely dominated on the ice, but managed to win back only three goals. It is unlikely that Sergei Fedorov will allow his players to start the game carelessly for the second time in a row, stepping on the same rake again. Our prediction is CSKA victory in regular time with odds of 1.65.

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