Salavat Yulaev vs Spartak. Will the Ufimians manage to win a third victory in a row?

Ufa Salavat Yulaev opens the third game week of the KHL regular championship with a home match against the capital Spartak. The game will take place on September 12 on the ice of the Ufa Arena and will start.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Salavat Yulaev vs Spartak

Salavat Yulaev

The Ufa club has been noticeably updated in the summer off-season, first of all, this has affected the legionnaires' brigade. The bet on the Finns last season did not justify itself, in the playoffs the Ufa team were forced to fight without leading legionnaires, which significantly affected the result. Now the bet is made on North American hockey players. In defense, this is Canadian Ryan Murphy, in attack his compatriot Josh Ho-Sang and American Alexander Khmielevsky. Unfortunately for the Ufimians, Ho-Sang was seriously injured in the first official game and the striker will miss the next couple of months. In the absence of Ho-Sang, Khmelevsky became the main attacking force in Salavat's attack, in four opening matches he scored four goals and one assist.

As for team results, everything is not so clear-cut here. If the away defeat 2-3 in overtime from St. Petersburg SKA was to some extent expected, then the misfire in the game against Vityaz was an unpleasant surprise for Salavat fans. Salavat Yulaev won his first victory on the road in Minsk, beating the local Dynamo with a score of 4-2. The Ufa team scored two more points already in the home game with the Tractor, which was beaten with a score of 3-2. Thus, now Salavat has 5 points and the current third place in the East.


The red-and-whites have already traditionally significantly updated their line-up, this time relying on promising youth. This was facilitated by the transfer of defender Alexander Nikishin to St. Petersburg SKA, five young hockey players from St. Petersburg followed in the opposite direction at once. However, while the game of Spartak is being played by more experienced hockey players, among whom the trio of Alexander Khokhlacheva stands out.

To some extent, the red and white were lucky with the calendar, thanks to which Spartak began the championship with three home matches against the middle peasants of the Eastern Conference. Without much brilliance, having scored only six goals in three matches, Spartak beat Amur 3-2, Siberia 1-0 and Admiral 2-1 in succession. Spartak suffered his first defeat in Magnitogorsk, losing in overtime to the local Metallurgist 1-2. Now Spartak has seven points scored, which corresponds to the third position in the Western Conference.

Salavat Yulaev vs Spartak


The Red-and-Whites have been playing quite well in Ufa lately, having managed to win four away victories in the last eight meetings. In the last championship, the rivals met twice and both times the hosts were stronger, Salavat won 2-1 in Ufa, to which Spartak responded with his own home victory 3-2. As for the general statistics of personal meetings, Salavat has a rather serious advantage here, having 18 wins in 28 matches played.

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It is quite expected that Salavat Yulaev, according to the bookmaker, has more chances to win this game. The coefficient for the victory of Salavat is 2.1, while the option with the victory of Spartak in the Liga Stavok bookmaker is offered with a coefficient of 3.2. A draw in regular time can be taken with a coefficient of 3.8. In terms of performance, the bookmaker offered the following quotes: Total over (4.5) - 1.74, Total under (4.5) - 2.07. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Spartak at the start of the championship is the most closed team, in matches with which the average performance is only three goals per match. This was enough in home matches against the middle peasants of the championship, but already the first trip ended in defeat. It won't be easier in Ufa, Salavat scored an excellent move, plus the support of his native stands makes the Ufa club the favorite of the match. Our prediction is Salavat Yulaev to win plus Total Under 5.5 with odds of 2.8.

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