CSKA vs Amur. What will be the next test for the charges of Sergei Fedorov?

On Wednesday, October 13, the capital's army team will play their next home match of the regular KHL championship. In the rivals, one of the championship outsiders is the Khabarovsk Amur. The meeting will take place on the ice of the capital's CSKA Arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Amur


CSKA continues to fever. The arrival on the coaching bridge of Sergei Fedorov has not yet justified the hopes that were pinned on a star striker with an army past. Hockey Igor Nikitin seemed overly pragmatic to the army bosses and the bet was made on Fedorov, as the carrier of the attacking army style. But, either the level of the performers does not correspond to the stated tasks, or the lack of coaching experience of Sergei Fedorov affects the results of the team, but so far the army team has noticeably surrendered in comparison with the sample of the last season. The stability in the results has disappeared, which has always been characteristic of CSKA.

The victory on October 6 in the capital derby over fellow countrymen from Dynamo seemed to have inspired the army team to new achievements, but already in the next match, Sergei Fedorov's wards lost 1-2 to one of the outsiders of the championship - the Chinese Kunlun. Moreover, this same Kunlun was beaten 4-1 just a week ago. The results of the transfer campaign are not impressive; of the newcomers, only Sergei Plotnikov stably maintains his level, gaining 14 points for performance at the start of the season. There is no need to talk about the traditional championship in the West in recent years, at the moment the army team with 20 points scored are stuck in the middle of the standings, taking only fifth place.


Khabarovsk people from year to year enter the championship with the same problems. Poor funding, geographic remoteness - these factors affect the ability to carry out full-fledged breeding work, and therefore Amur is often completed on a residual basis. Not without a scandal. Vladimir Vorobyov, who headed the club in the summer off-season, worked only until September 20 and was suspended from working with the team. Cupid was headed by Mikhail Kravets, who worked in Vityaz last season. It would be naive to wait for lightning-fast changes, so the team continues to live in its schedule, where single victories are replaced by a series of defeats.

In late September - early October, Amur was able to win three victories in a row (over Torpedo 4-3, Riga Dynamo 3-2 and Vityaz 2-1), but then habitually lost two matches in a row at home to Traktor 0-2 and 4-5. Now Cupid occupies the penultimate, 11th place in the East, with 11 points scored ahead of only the Chinese Kunlun in the standings.

CSKA vs Amur


The last time Amur defeated the army in Moscow was in 2016, due to a more confident execution of post-match shootouts. For the next four seasons, CSKA won on their own ice, with a total goal difference of 16-3. In total, during the existence of the KHL, the rivals met 25 times, the capital team was 17 times stronger, 8 matches remained for the Amur hockey players.

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There are no special surprises in the bookmaker's quotes for the upcoming match. CSKA are expectedly favorites, with odds to win 1.40, while the possible success of Cupid is presented with a value of 6.60. The variant with a draw after the regular time of the match can be taken for 5.0. The borderline total of goals scored 4.5 is presented with almost equal coefficients: TO (4.5) - 1.79, TU (4.5) - 1.99. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Suddenly losing in the last match to the hopeless Kunlun, the army team themselves drove themselves into a corner. The patience of CSKA fans is already overflowing and for the second consecutive misfires in the game with an outsider Sergei Fedorov may not be forgiven. A rival of Cupid's level is a great opportunity to at least partially rehabilitate for a series of defeats, especially since the Khabarovsk team won away only once this season. Our prediction is that CSKA will win with a handicap (-1.5) with odds of 1.75.

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