Jokerit vs CSKA. How will the meeting of the neighbors in the standings end?

The capital army team will play their first match after a pause in the championship on the road against Jokerit. The meeting will take place on December 20 in Helsinki.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Jokerit vs CSKA


The Finnish club has once again found itself in an unpleasant situation related to the coronavirus. Before the pause in the championship, four hockey players of the Finnish club (Joensuu, Bjorninen, Grant and Untilla) passed a positive test for coronavirus, as a result of which the whole team quarantined, canceling the trains to the national teams of the hockey players called to the training camp. So now the big question is in what lineup the Jokers will appear before their fans in a principled battle against CSKA.

Another problem for the Finns will be not the best game form of the team. If Jokerit spent two starting months of the championship excellently, for a long time single-handedly leading in the West, then starting from mid-November the Jokers noticeably slowed down. In the last five matches, the team suffered three defeats, losing, including away, to a direct competitor in the struggle for first place to St. Petersburg SKA 1-3. Thus, Jokerit now has 54 points, which corresponds to the current third place in the Western Conference. The Moscow Dynamo and SKA, located higher up, scored the same number of points, but are ahead of the Finnish club in terms of additional indicators.


Like Jokerit, the capital army team went on hiatus, having two defeats in a row as a liability. First, there was a major home defeat from the Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo 2-5, and then there was an unsuccessful trip to Yaroslavl, where the local Lokomotiv beat the capital club due to an abandoned puck in overtime. But, even in spite of these two defeats, the army team can add to their assets in the last month. Sergei Fedorov is beginning to develop that game pattern, which was much talked about before the start of the season. If in the first months of the championship the army team experienced serious problems with implementation, scoring at the level of outsiders in the championship, but now the team's performance has increased significantly.

Similar changes affected CSKA's standings as well. CSKA got close to the group of leaders, seriously hoping to once again win the regular season in the West. Now CSKA has 53 points, which is only one point less than the leading trio. During a pause in the championship, the army team made an interesting castling in their defensive formations. Swedish defender Viktor Svedberg, who played 33 matches this season, was sold to Omsk Avangard, and Darren Dietz, one of the highest paid hockey players in the KHL, was purchased to replace him from Barys.

Jokerit vs CSKA


The general statistics of the relationship between Jokerita and CSKA totals 34 meetings by this minute, of which the army team were stronger in 22 cases, leaving 12 victories to the Finnish club. In the current championship, the rivals have already met once, and that match was also held in Helsinki. The main time ended with a score of 2-2, and the victory for the army team was brought by an accurate shot of Anton Slepyshev in the fifth minute of overtime.

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The bookmaker does not see a favorite in this confrontation, setting almost identical odds for each team to win: Jokerit's victory - 2.55, CSKA's victory - 2.47. The variant with a draw at the end of regular time can be taken for 4. In terms of the total effectiveness of the teams, everything is quite expected, Total over (4.5) is offered with a coefficient of 1.77, Total under (4.5) - 2.02. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Both teams left for a break in the championship not in the best mood, having lost two matches in a row, so the desire to rehabilitate will be great. Jokerit does not understand the situation with the main squad, a number of players have been quarantined and their participation in the upcoming game is in question. In this regard, the army team is much more stable, which should help the wards of Sergei Fedorov to take points from Helsinki. Our prediction is that CSKA will win, taking into account overtime and shootout with odds of 1.88.

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