SKA vs Lada. Will the St. Petersburg club take another step towards the championship?

The newest SKA Arena will host the next match of the KHL regular championship on February 13. St. Petersburg SKA, striving for the championship, will play on home ice with the newcomer to the League, Tolyatti Lada.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on SKA vs Lada


The St. Petersburg club has an excellent chance of repeating the achievement of last season, when the team became the best in the regular championship, winning the third Continental Cup in its history. Having spent the first half of the championship rather mediocrely, at some point the St. Petersburg club was even outside the cup eight, the army team made serious improvements in November, easily eliminating the points handicap from the leading group. Injured hockey players returned to action, newcomers fit into the team game and at the moment it is the St. Petersburg club that looks like the main favorite in the fight for the championship.

The excellent playing form of the St. Petersburg club is eloquently evidenced by the fact that in the last ten matches Roman Rotenberg’s team lost only twice. The fiasco in Omsk was painful, where the opponents were Avangard, one of the main competitors of the St. Petersburg club in the fight for the Continental Cup. The rivals played open hockey, giving the fans 14 goals. In this scoring shootout, Omsk turned out to be stronger, winning with a score of 9-5. Now SKA has 85 points, which allows the team to lead in the West. In the KHL summary standings, the St. Petersburg team is still third, losing one point to the two best teams in the Eastern Conference – Metallurg and Avangard.


The Tolyatti team can already take advantage of this season by securing a ticket to the playoffs long before the end of the regular season. After a six-year absence from the elite of domestic hockey, Lada got down to business without hesitation, having already won a number of significant victories at the start of the season. At some point, the Togliatti team even took the lead in the East, ahead of such giants as Metallurg, Avangard and Ak Bars.

Having resolved the issue of getting into the cup stage, Lada slowed down somewhat, recently losing more often than gaining points. The Tolyatti team lost their last four games in the championship, taking only one point in the away match against Neftekhimik, which they eventually lost to in overtime. Lada is unlikely to fall below seventh place; the gap between eighth-placed Neftekhimik is ten points, but the Tolyatti team can still rise higher. Only two points separate Lada from fourth place, so there is still something to fight for in the remaining matches.

SKA vs Lada


Not once in the KHL has the Togliatti club scored more than one goal against SKA on St. Petersburg ice. Individual Total 2 under (1.5) 2.07. In the last two head-to-head games, Lada left the ice without scoring, losing 0-5 and 0-3. The head-to-head statistics look terrible for Lada fans, as the Togliatti club has lost all 12 of its face-to-face games, and the most it has achieved is two overtime games. Accordingly, the puck difference is also in favour of the St. Petersburg club - 39 to 10.

Odds from download 1xbet

There were no surprises in the quotes for the final result of the match - the St. Petersburg club is the clear favorite of the upcoming match, the odds for the hosts to win in regular time are 1.55. The option with Lada winning can be taken at 4.9, a similar coefficient for a draw in regulation time is 4.7. In terms of expected performance, there is a noticeable bias in favor of a large number of goals scored: total over (4.5) – 1.67, total under (4.5) – 2.12. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Judging by the results of the latest matches, Lada is already finishing out the regular season, having begun to purposefully prepare for the playoffs. The situation is different for the army team, the team is seriously counting on winning the Continental Cup again, and to do this it is necessary to prevent the loss of points. A home game in a new arena is a great opportunity not only to win, but to do it quite convincingly. Our prediction is SKA victory + Total Over 5.5 with odds of 3.15.

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