Lokomotiv vs Dynamo Moscow. Who will be stronger on the Yaroslavl ice?

Yaroslavl Lokomotiv will end the calendar year with a home match against the capital's Dynamo. The game will take place on December 30 on the ice of Arena 2000 Lokomotiv.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv vs Dynamo Moscow


The Yaroslavl railway workers have every chance to go on a short New Year's holiday, taking a place in the top three teams in the Western Conference. The pragmatic hockey that Igor Nikitin plays for his players has borne fruit in CSKA and continues to work quite effectively in Yaroslavl. Lokomotiv once again retains the unofficial title of the team with the least conceded goals, with an average of less than two goals conceded per match. Now Lokomotiv is in third place in the West, under certain circumstances having a chance in the remaining days of the outgoing year to either move up one place or drop to fourth place.

After the December break in the championship caused by the games of national teams, Lokomotiv played four matches, taking six points out of a possible eight in these games. The only defeat turned out to be quite unexpected; the home match against Severstal initially did not promise any difficulties, but in the end it ended in a dry defeat 0-1. Already in the following games, Lokomotiv fully rehabilitated itself in front of its fans, winning two home victories - over Vityaz 5-2 and CSKA 2-1. Then, in their usual style, Lokomotiv beat Kunlun on the road with a score of 2-1.

Dynamo Moscow

The blue and white, along with their fellow countrymen from Spartak, are Lokomotiv’s direct competitors in the fight for the championship in the West. Unlike the Yaroslavl team, Dynamo plays in a more attacking style, having currently scored 30 goals more than the railway workers. At the same time, the defense of the capital team is less effective, with an average of 2.5 goals conceded per match.

Dynamo took advantage of the pause in the championship just as effectively as Lokomotiv, taking 6 points out of a possible 8 after the break. Alexey Kudashev's team confidently beat CSKA at home 4-1, then put the squeeze on Chelyabinsk Traktor 4-3 in the shootout and Neftekhimik 3-2 in overtime. The only setback came in the home match against St. Petersburg SKA, where the guests responded to two Dynamo goals with three of their own. This defeat did not allow the blue and white team to single-handedly lead the standings in the West; Dynamo now has 62 points and is one point behind the leader Spartak.

Lokomotiv vs Dynamo Moscow


An interesting fact: in the last three matches of these rivals in Yaroslavl, only one team scored goals - twice it was Dynamo, winning with a score of 3-0 and 2-0, one dry victory with a score of 3-0 was scored by Lokomotiv. Both will score – No for 4.8. This season, the rivals met each other twice during the regular season and in both cases the visiting team won. At the beginning of October, Lokomotiv unexpectedly beat Dynamo in Moscow 5-2, to which the blue and white responded with their own away victory with a score of 3-0. The upcoming match will be the team's 75th victory during the existence of the KHL, 40 victories for Lokomotiv, 34 for the capital's Dynamo.

Odds from download 1xbet

The favorite of this match is Lokomotiv, for whose victory in regular time the experts of 1xbet set odds of 2.26. You can bet on Dynamo's victory with odds of 2.7, and the option with a draw in regulation time is 4.0. Traditionally, high performance is not expected from matches involving Lokomotiv: total over (4.5) – 1.88, total under (4.5) – 1.86. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The level of the teams is comparable, but if Lokomotiv relies more on its defensive formations, the blue and white rely more on its attacking potential. And here Lokomotiv finds itself in a more advantageous position, which is almost ideal in destruction, while traditionally dangerous in counterattacking hockey. Another important argument in favor of Lokomotiv is the support of the home stands; the November failure in the home game with Dynamo has not yet been forgotten, so now there is an excellent chance to rehabilitate themselves in front of their fans. Our prediction is Lokomotiv's victory in regular time with odds of 2.26.

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