Torpedo NN vs Metallurg. The championship leader is visiting the Nizhny Novgorod club.

Magnitogorsk Metallurg will continue its away series with an away match in Nizhny Novgorod. The meeting with local Torpedo will take place on January 16.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Torpedo NN vs Metallurg

Torpedo NN

Something broke in the automakers' game in the first half of January. After an excellent game in the first part of the championship, Torpedo found itself in a serious gaming crisis, losing match after match. It was already clear from the very beginning that the kind of hockey that Igor Larionov plays for his players requires almost ideal physical shape. Any decline in physical condition immediately affects the game of Torpedo, which traditionally plays energy-intensive hockey. Another problem for the Nizhny Novgorod club was the large number of injured hockey players. Even at the moment, the team’s coaching staff cannot count on Atanasov and Kovalenko, key players in Torpedo’s attacking formations.

In January, the automakers scored four points, managing to beat Kunlun 3-2 at home and Dynamo Minsk 3-0 away. There were three defeats, but they turned out to be much more painful. At home 2-5 from Dynamo Minsk, away 2-7 from CSKA and 2-6 from Dynamo Moscow. The defense does not look the best, if before the New Year the team conceded on average about 2.5 goals per match, then in the January matches this figure reached four goals. In the Western Conference standings, the automakers have already fallen to fifth place, with 61 points scored, already 11 points behind the leading Moscow Dynamo.


Magnitogorsk Metallurg is currently the most stable club in the League, confidently leading not only in the East, but also in the summary standings of the entire regular season. Individual failures are so sporadic that they have absolutely no impact on the overall picture of Metallurg’s performance this season. We can already say that the club’s management made the right choice in the off-season by inviting Andrei Razin to the coaching bridge.

In the last ten matches, Metallurg has only two failures, and Magnitka lost to Neftekhimik already outside the main time of the match, taking one point in that match. The clear defeat came on a visit to Tolyatti, where the Urals lost 1-5 to the local Lada. Before the visit to Nizhny Novgorod, Metallurg successfully flew to Moscow, defeating the recent leader of the Western Conference with a score of 6-2. Spartak was unable to oppose anything to the power of the Ural club, holding out on equal terms only for the first period. In the second and third periods, Magnitka completely dominated, scoring three goals in each of these periods. Thus, Metallurg now has 74 points and sole leadership in the championship.

Torpedo NN vs Metallurg


Over the last six seasons, Metallurg has played quite effectively in Nizhny Novgorod, scoring at least three goals in each game. Individual Total 2 over (2.5) 1.71. During this time, the teams have played six games on Torpedo's home ice and Metallurg has won every game, and it has always happened in regulation time. Torpedo's last home win dates back to the 18/19 season. But the only face-to-face meeting of these teams in the current season, held in Magnitogorsk, remained for hockey players Torpedo, the Avtozavodtsy won away with a score of 3-2.

Odds from download 1xbet

According to bookmakers, there is no clear favorite in the upcoming match. Torpedo's chances of success in regular time are estimated at 2.65, while Metallurg's victory can be bet at 2.31. There have been no draws in this rivalry for the last six matches; the option with possible overtime can be taken for 3.95. Also, according to specialists from 1xbet, there is practically no doubt about the effective outcome of the match: total over (4.5) – 1.45, total under (4.5) – 2.65. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The teams are approaching the head-to-head match in diametrically opposite moods. Metallurg played excellently in Moscow, confidently defeating Spartak, while the automakers, also playing in Moscow, conceded six goals from Dynamo. In addition, let's not forget about the personnel problems of the automakers, who will be forced to play without two leading forwards. In such situations, it is the guests who have the best chance of success. Our prediction is Metallurg's victory in regular time with odds of 2.31.

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