Ak Bars vs Spartak. Will Barca extend their winning streak?

By the will of the calendar, Ak Bars and Spartak will play their second full-time duel in just a few days. This time the game will be held in Kazan on September 21.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Ak Bars vs Spartak

Ak Bars

The most stellar named KHL team is gradually starting to gain the expected momentum. Having gathered a whole scattering of venerable domestic hockey players under their banners and inviting Oleg Znark to the coaching bridge, Kazan immediately became the main favorites of the championship, from whom they expected confident victories already at the start of the championship. However, the starting segment of the championship Kazan are with certain problems, which has resulted in a point loss. To some extent, this is expected, the team game of Ak Bars is still in its infancy, so Kazan often take their toll due to the higher individual skill of the leading hockey players.

Barsov had two defeats at the start of the season, both from Dynamo teams - 0:2 from Moscow and 2:3 from Minsk. There are more winning matches - five, but only in the games against the capital's CSKA and Spartak Kazan's advantage was tangible. Admiral, Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo and Minsk Dynamo were beaten by a margin of only one puck. Despite not the most spectacular game, after a series of three victories in a row, Znarka's wards broke into the top three in the East, taking third place in their conference with 11 points scored.


If Ak Bars began to improve in recent matches, then the red-whites have a reverse story. Having given one of the best starting segments in its modern history (four wins in five matches), Spartak fell further, losing three games in a row before visiting Kazan. The game in attack becomes a serious problem for the red-whites, at the moment the average performance of Spartak does not even reach two goals per match. For the time being, the defense led by the Slovak goalkeeper Patrik Rybar, who caught the courage, rescued him, but in the last games this trump card of the capital team stopped working. Four goals each from Ak Bars and Avtomobilist, two from Torpedo, while the attack in these matches steadily accumulated only one abandoned puck.

However, the points reserve gained at the start of the season allows the red-whites to cling to the group of leaders in the Western Conference. At the moment, Spartak has ten points scored and the current fourth place, and the gap from the leading St. Petersburg SKA is quite serious and is already six points.

Ak Bars vs Spartak


Literally four days ago, the rivals have already met each other in Moscow. Home ice did not help Spartak, 0-2 at the end of the first period, 0-4 by the middle of the third eloquently characterize the serious advantage of the Kazan club. The maximum that Spartak was honored with was an abandoned puck 17 seconds before the final siren, which allowed the hosts to avoid a dry defeat. The general statistics of the confrontation between Ak Bars and Spartak in the KHL is also not in favor of the capital club. Bars won in 19 matches out of 27, leaving Spartak with only 8 victories.

Odds from download 1xbet

1xbet considers the Kazan club as the favorite of the upcoming match, having put up a coefficient of 1.54 for the victory of Ak Bars. The chances of success for Spartak, according to the bookmaker, are much lower - the odds for winning the guests are 5.4. The option with a draw in regular time can be taken for 4.6. As for the overall performance of the teams, everything is quite expected here: Total over (4.5) - 1.73, Total under (4.5) - 2.07. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

There are no particular doubts about the victory of Ak Bars, Spartak, after a good starting segment, frankly fell down. The main problem of Spartak at this stage of the championship is the game in attack and, accordingly, implementation. Each abandoned puck is given with great difficulty, so that all hope is for a reliable game in defense. Spartak will be able to avoid defeat, but it is unlikely that the red-whites will be able to cling to points in Kazan. Our prediction is Ak Bars to win + Total goals scored under 5.5 with odds of 2.09.

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