Torpedo NN vs HC Sochi. What will the car manufacturers show in a game against an outsider?

Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo will play a home match against HC Sochi on February 9. The meeting will take place on the ice of the Nizhny Novgorod KRK Nagorny.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Torpedo NN vs HC Sochi

Torpedo NN

The automakers did not play out the championship period in the best way at the turn of late January - early February, managing to set their own anti-record for the current season, collecting a series of five defeats. It is worth noting that in each of the lost matches the opponent’s advantage was only one goal, so there is no need to talk about a serious gaming crisis for the Nizhny Novgorod club.

The series of defeats was interrupted on February 6, when the Torpedo team hosted Chelyabinsk Traktor at home. The game was not replete with scoring chances, so the audience saw only four goals scored. The Nizhny Novgorod defense, led by Slovakian goalkeeper Adam Guska, was almost flawless, conceding only one goal. In the attack, Torpedo scored three goals (Vinogradov, Belevich, Voronin), and the last one was thrown into the already empty goal of the visiting team. Despite the rather modest results of late, Torpedo continues to retain fifth position in the standings, with virtually no chance of moving higher. Now Igor Larionov’s team has 71 points; fourth place Spartak is already 7 points ahead.

HC Sochi

The Sochi team continues to demonstrate amazing stability with a minus sign, failing for the fifth season in a row. The management, coaching staff, and hockey players change, but the result is the same - the Sochi hockey club once again finds itself without the playoffs, ending the season in February. At the same time, the Sochi team is quite combat-ready, which was confirmed by the results of the initial period of the championship, following which the team was even among the leaders of the Western Conference at one time. By mid-October, everything had returned to normal and the southerners began their traditional path to the depths of the tournament table.

At the finish of the championship, Dmitry Kokarev's team significantly improved, starting to collect points, but they will not be able to radically change their position. In the last ten matches, the Sochi team has six victories, including a home victory in the game against Kazan Ak Bars 3-1 and an away victory 2-1 over Yaroslavl Lokomotiv. Such a breakthrough allowed the team to leave the last line of the standings, sending Vityaz near Moscow there. Now HC Sochi has 47 points and is currently in tenth place. The closest landmark, Chinese Kunlun, is only one point ahead of the southerners, so the Sochi team has a chance to move up a spot.

Torpedo NN vs HC Sochi


In seven of the last ten games played in Nizhny Novgorod, HC Sochi has consistently scored one goal against the hosts. individual total 2 under(1.5) 2.4. At the same time, the only meeting between these rivals in the current championship, which took place in Nizhny Novgorod, ended with a sensational 5-2 victory for the Sochi team. The upcoming match will be the 32nd face-to-face game played in the KHL. So far Torpedo hockey players have a noticeable advantage, having won 19 games. The Sochi club has 12 victories. Eight matches, that is, every fourth game, ended outside of regulation time, requiring either overtime or a series of shootouts to determine the winner.

Odds from download 1xbet

The line of quotes for the outcome of the upcoming match does not contain any surprises. Torpedo is the clear favorite of the match, the odds for the hosts to win in regular time are 1.43, while HC Sochi can bet on a win with odds of 5.6. A draw cannot be ruled out; 1xbet offers a similar development of events with odds of 5.4. Also, the bookmaker has virtually no doubts about the effective outcome of the match: total over (4.5) – 1.35, total under (4.5) – 3.05. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It would seem that the automakers are the obvious favorite and should not experience any special problems in the game against an outsider on home ice. But here we need to take into account the current form of the teams. Torpedo has serious problems in creation in recent matches; the team’s average performance after the New Year exceeds two goals per match, while the Sochi team noticeably improved at the finish line, winning a number of significant victories. Despite the difference in class, it won't be easy for the automakers; the Sochi team is quite capable of giving the match a fight to the hosts. Our prediction is the victory of HC Sochi with a handicap (+1.5) with odds of 2.03.

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