The game day of the KHL regular season will continue with a bright and interesting confrontation, in which AK Bars will take on Vityaz. The game will be held on September 20 at 19: 00 Moscow time at Tatneft Arena. Our portal has prepared a forecast for this game for you.
In the summer off-season, the team's composition has undergone major changes, and not for the better. Many leaders left the team, especially the defensive plan. Reideborn also preferred to continue his career in CSKA, it is also worth noting the departure of Yarullin. This all clearly hit the defensive potential of the team. So far, Kazan residents do not have stability. In the last game, we managed to beat Sochi 1-0 at home with only a minimal score.
Since the new season, the team has been headed by Yuri Babenko. The roster of the team has also changed noticeably, several significant performers went abroad or to other KHL clubs, and Vityaz was habitually replenished with SKA youth and several experienced "fighters". Vityaz was able to start the championship with a victory. After that, the team only loses, having huge problems in defense. In the last meeting, there was a crushing defeat from the not-so-famous "Neftekhimik" with a score of 5:2.
Injuries and disqualifications:
AK Bars-Golubev (injury), Valiev (injury).
Vityaz - Golovkov (injury unknown), Semin (injury unknown).
Statistics and figures:
- The last match between these teams ended with the victory of AK Bars 1:2.
- "Vityaz" has a bad series of six consecutive defeats.
- AK Bars has lost only twice in their last five meetings.
AK Bars looks like a clear favorite, which has a strong squad, although it is not in the best shape right now. Recently, the teams played against each other, and Kazan turned out to be stronger in Podolsk, but only in overtime. I think the meeting will be persistent and productive.