Severstal vs Vityaz. Will supporting the home stands help Severstal hockey players?

Severstal, which claims to be the main opening of the season, will play against Podolsk Vityaz on December 28. The game will take place at the Ice Palace of Cherepovets.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Severstal vs Vityaz


Andrei Razin's wards continue to amaze the hockey community, with a relatively modest composition, confidently located in the eight strongest teams in the Western Conference. In December, the team ended up in a functional pit, as a result of which they lost five matches in a row, but still managed to interrupt the sad streak, winning in Kazan. The guest duel against Ak Bars, who had picked up the move, did not bode well, but Severstal made a good start already in the first period, leading the score 2-0. In the future, the more skilled Bars were able to turn the tide of the fight, bringing the game to overtime, but David Dumbadze brought Severstal a victory with his throw.

After this victory, Severstal gained 54 points, which allowed the team to retain its sixth position in the Western Conference standings. The threat of falling out of the top eight is minimal, the Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo, which is in ninth place, is 8 points behind Severstal, and if the Cherepovets do not fail the end of the regular championship, then Andrei Razin's wards will not have to worry about a place in the playoffs.


If the Cherepovets club should be considered one of the discoveries of the championship, then Vityaz, on the contrary, staked out the title of the main disappointment of the season by a large margin. Stable funding, a decent squad by the standards of the League, everything spoke of Vityaz as a strong middle peasant, quite capable of getting into the top eight in the West. The figure of the head coach was somewhat embarrassing. Yuri Babenko had no experience of independent work with clubs of the KHL level, but he had experience of work in the coaching staff of Valery Bragin.

The Moscow Region team fell down immediately from the start of the championship, immediately settling down at the bottom of the standings. The only bright spot is the play of the first three, which is made up entirely of legionnaires. Odette - Aaltonen - Oyamäki pull Vityaz all season, but their efforts are not enough. Everything goes to the fact that in the near future the Moscow Region team will lose even the theoretical chances of getting into the playoffs, turning the rest of the season into an empty formality. Now Vityaz occupies the penultimate place in the West, ahead of only Riga Dynamo in terms of points scored.

Severstal vs Vityaz


Severstal won the last three matches between these rivals, including twice defeating the Moscow Region team during the current season (2-1 at the end of November in Podolsk and 3-1 in early December at home). If we consider the rivalry of these two teams in the entire history of the KHL, then here, in terms of the number of victories won, there is an approximate equality - Severstal won 26 matches, Vityaz has 25 victories.

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In bookmaker quotes for the outcome of the match, everything is quite predictable. Severstal is the favorite of the match, as evidenced by the coefficient for the home win - 1.69. The possible success of Vityaz's hockey players is estimated at 4.2. The option with a draw cannot be ruled out, in this case the bookmaker offers odds of 4.5. In terms of the total performance of the teams, the following quotes are proposed: Total over (4.5) - 1.70, Total under (4.5) - 2.12. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

In this pair, everything is clear enough. There is Severstal, which is confidently among the eight strongest in the West and wins the powerful Ak Bars in the last away game, and there is Vityaz, who has practically lost all chances for the playoffs and, in fact, is already finishing the championship now. In addition, they will play in Cherepovets, which only increases Severstal's chances of winning. Our prediction is that Severstal will win in regulation time with odds of 1.69.

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