Metallurg vs Amur. How will the Khabarovsk residents’ visit to the conference leader turn out?

Metallurg comes out of a two-week vacation with a home game against Khabarovsk Amur. The game will take place on the ice of the Magnitogorsk Metallurg Arena on December 22.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Metallurg vs Amur


The two-week break in the championship could not have come at a better time for Andrei Razin’s team. After a great start in the championship, when Metallurg immediately took the lead in the East, the Urals team noticeably weakened physically by December, which, as expected, resulted in a series of completely unnecessary defeats. The energy-consuming style of play that Andrei Razin sets for his players, for all its advantages, has one significant disadvantage - over a long tournament distance, a game crisis is inevitable. A similar thing happened with Metallurg, who, before the break in the championship, lost four matches in a row, three of them on home ice.

And if the defeats from two army teams (2-3 from SKA and 0-3 from CSKA) can to some extent be attributed to the high level of the opponent, then the fiasco in the game with the worst team in the East Barys and the home failure in the match against Nizhny Novgorod, drained by injuries Torpedo speaks directly about Metallurg's gaming crisis. The points reserve accumulated over the first three months of the championship is still enough to maintain leadership in the Eastern Conference, but the competitors are already close. The leading five in the East fit into the range of five points, and if Metallurg continues to lose, then they will have to say goodbye to the leading position in the near future.


Serious financial investments, a high-profile transfer campaign, ambitious plans for the current season - this is what the Khabarovsk club looked like before the start of the current championship. In fact, Amur continues to remain a typical middle peasant, with all its lofty ambitions it once again risks being left without the playoffs. Amur's two most high-profile acquisitions, forwards Broadhurst and Khokhlachev, have not yet even partially worked out their advances. But if the American forward was hampered by an injury received in early September, then Khokhlachev’s regression was an unpleasant surprise. The leading forward of Spartak has been completely lost in Khabarovsk over the past few seasons, scoring only five goals in forty matches played.

Amur has already managed to play one match after the break in the championship, taking two points in the match against Admiral in a bitter struggle. The hero of the match was Egor Korshkov, who first sent the game into overtime with his puck, where he scored again, bringing victory to Amur with a score of 2-1. Despite the two points scored, Amur continues to be outside the cup eight. The Khabarovsk team has 41 points and a four-point gap from the eighth-placed Novosibirsk Siberia.

Metallurg vs Amur


In the last ten matches between their rivals in Magnitogorsk, Metallurg won seven times with a difference of two or more goals. Metallurg win with handicap (-1.5) 1.95. This trend continued last season, when Metallurg beat Amur at home with a score of 3-1. The general statistics of personal meetings of these teams in the KHL is as follows: 32 matches played, 25 victories for Metallurg, 7 for Amur. The goal difference is 114 to 50 in favor of Magnitogorsk. The small number of drawn matches is surprising; only three times did it go to overtime, and in each of these matches Amur invariably won.

Odds from download 1xbet

There were no surprises in the bookmaker's quotes for the outcome of the match; Metallurg is a clear favorite, with the odds for victory in regular time being 1.68. Amur's victory will be a sensation, as eloquently evidenced by the quotes for the Khabarovsk team's win - 4.4. You can bet on a draw, so rare in this rivalry, with odds of 4.2. As for the total performance of the teams, here the specialists of 1xbet offer the following odds: total over (4.5) – 1.65, total under (4.5) – 2.2. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The Metallurg hockey players received a much-needed break, which allowed them to simply recuperate, so now we can again expect aggressive hockey from Andrei Razin’s players. All factors play into the hands of Metallurg - a completely passable opponent from the bottom of the standings, support from the home stands, with such introductory factors Magnitka is simply obliged to win. Our prediction is Metallurg's victory in regular time with odds of 1.68.

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