CSKA vs Torpedo NN. Who will be stronger in the coaching duel between Sergei Fedorov and Igor Larionov?

Neighbors in the standings, CSKA and Torpedo, will play a head-to-head match on January 9. The meeting of direct competitors of the Western Conference will take place on the ice of the capital's CSKA Arena next Tuesday.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Torpedo NN


The Army club is again beginning to show signs of recovery, having managed to win two victories in a row in the last two matches. Taking into account the fact that before this the army team managed to lose four matches in a row, this cannot but please the army fans. Both won matches followed the same scenario, ending with the same score of 3-1. Both in the game against Severstal and in the capital derby against Spartak, the army team was the first to open the scoring, which later allowed them to play as number two, betting on counterattacking hockey. The team leaders are starting to wake up, Grigorenko and Kamenev scored two goals each in these matches, Mamin and Provolnev scored once each, that is, those hockey players who were the main characters in the cup success of the last two seasons.

The four points scored did not particularly affect the army club’s tournament position. Sergei Fedorov's team has let the leadership group go too far, so now the team is only in sixth position in the Western Conference standings. There is no need to talk about getting into the top three yet; CSKA currently has 52 points, while their countrymen from Dynamo, who are in third place, already have 64 points.

Torpedo NN

The Nizhny Novgorod club is located one line above the army club, while its gap from the group of leaders is not so great. Now the automakers have 59 points and, under certain circumstances, several successful matches may well return the Nizhny Novgorod team to the top three.

In 2024, Torpedo played one match, beating Chinese Kunlun at home with great difficulty. Twice losing in the score during the match, 0-1 and 1-2, the automakers twice, through the efforts of American forward Dennis Yan, equalized the score, thus reaching overtime. In the additional five minutes, the higher individual skill of the Nizhny Novgorod team was reflected, and already in the second minute, the best scorer of Torpedo this season, Maxim Letunov, put the winning point in the match. The joy of victory was overshadowed by the serious injury of young forward Vasily Atanasov. The main discovery of the current championship, the team's second scorer, Atanasov, was injured at the beginning of the first period and now risks missing the rest of the season.

CSKA vs Torpedo NN


As statistics show, the automakers have recently looked quite confident in away matches against CSKA, having managed to win three victories, one of them in overtime, in the last five away matches against the army team. X2 for 1.85. In the current championship, the rivals have not yet met each other, but a year ago, in the four matches played, each team won two victories - CSKA won with a score of 4-0 and 8-3, Torpedo 4-2 and 3-1. The general statistics of personal meetings of these teams in the KHL is as follows: 44 matches were played, the army club had 30 victories, the automakers were stronger in 14 matches.

Odds from download 1xbet

Despite the fact that Torpedo is higher in the standings, the bookmaker considers the army club to be the favorite for the upcoming match. The odds for CSKA's victory in regular time are 1.82, while the possible success of Torpedo can be taken as 3.7. The option with a draw and subsequent overtime can be taken as 4.2. As for the total performance of the teams, 1xbet offers the following quotes: total over (4.5) – 1.73, total under (4.5) – 2.1. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Judging by the latest matches, the army team is starting to gradually improve, having managed to confidently, in their favorite style, beat Spartak, the leader in the championship. The Nizhny Novgorod team had great difficulty winning the home match against one of the championship outsiders, Chinese Kunlun, losing their key forward Vasily Atanasov. Taking into account the injury of another attacking player, Nikolai Kovalenko, the Torpedo coaching staff will be forced to make further changes in the lineup, which will noticeably reduce the attacking potential of the guests. Our prediction is CSKA victory in regular time with odds of 1.82.

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