SKA vs Severstal. Will the victorious gait of the St. Petersburg club continue?

The St. Petersburg army team will open the next game week of the regular KHL championship with a home match against Severstal. The match against the citizens of Cherepovets will be held at the Ice Palace of St. Petersburg on November 29.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on SKA vs Severstal


Judging by the results of the last matches, the protracted gaming crisis has been overcome and now the army team is again ready to fight for the leading positions in the West. The black streak dragged on for three weeks, during which time the army team managed to update their anti-record, having managed to lose in six matches in a row. This result was also surprising by the fact that the St. Petersburg club had already greatly strengthened in the course of the championship, adding a number of serious hockey players with experience in the NHL to its own squad. On emotions, the army team won several victories, but then, as expected, there were problems with game combinations and the team was in a fever.

The turning point was the away game on November 23 in Nizhnekamsk. A number of young hockey players came out against Neftekhimik as part of SKA, who largely made the result of this match. Bardakov and Marchenko scored three points each, Matvey Michkov scored two assists. The first link also worked convincingly, which ultimately ensured a convincing victory with a score of 8-2. On positive emotions, the team flew to Kazan, where in overtime the army team finished off the local Ak Bars. Two victories in a row returned the St. Petersburg club to the leaders of the Western Conference, with 43 points scored SKA is in fourth position, only three points behind the leading Jokerit.


If the St. Petersburg club managed to set their own anti-record in the first part of the season, then Severstal worked with a plus sign, scoring nine victories in a row, which is also the club's record during its performance in the KHL. With a relatively modest budget, Severstal managed to form a fairly serious brigade of legionnaires, where two Swedish defenders stand out - Jakob Stenqvist and Robin Press, who play equally well both in equal and unequal compositions. At the same time, Severstal is still a typical coaching team, where the main share of success lies with Andrei Razin, who painstakingly created this team for more than one season.

The pause in the championship did not knock Severstal out of the game schedule, after a week's vacation, Razin's wards were able to win games against Dynamo Minsk 4-3, Vityaz 2-1 and, most importantly, against CSKA Moscow, beating the championship favorite with a dry score of 3-0. Thus, Severstal is only one point behind SKA St. Petersburg, being in the fifth position in the Western Conference standings.

SKA vs Severstal


In the current championship, the teams started with a face-to-face duel, which took place in Cherepovets. The hosts were leading in the course of the match 2-1, but in the third period the St. Petersburg club, through the efforts of Hendmark and Wei, managed to bring the victory to SKA. Neither Hendmark nor Vey is already in SKA, but the newcomers who came made the team only stronger. Historically, SKA is the most uncomfortable opponent for Severstal in the KHL. The Cherepovets have only five wins in head-to-head matches, while the army team have won 36 times. In St. Petersburg, Severstal last won in 2021; since then, every visit to the banks of the Neva has ended in defeat.

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The bookmaker has practically no doubts about the victory of the hosts, put the odds of 1.48 on SKA's success, while the victory of Severstal is offered with the odds of 5.8. The variant with a tie is 4.9. The total performance of the teams is offered with the following quotes: Total Over (4.5) - 1.75, Total Under (4.5) - 2.05. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

SKA played an excellent away streak, but so far the army team can hardly be called a perfectly balanced team. The individual skill of the St. Petersburg hockey players is, of course, higher, but Severstal of the current season just takes its toll with team play. SKA is stronger, but as it has been more than once in this championship, in matches with an organized opponent, St. Petersburg residents often experienced problems. Our prediction is that Severstal will win with a handicap (+2.5) with a coefficient of 1.42.

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