The KHL regular season continues, we are waiting for an intriguing confrontation between the teams, Neftekhimik and Sochi. The start of the game of these teams is scheduled for September 20 at 19: 00 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared a forecast for the outcome of this meeting for you.
Neftekhimik managed to pull off several good signings in the summer, for example, the return of Sexton should add creativity to the team in attack, and the signing of Tuohimaa-reliability in goal. After a confident series of home victories, the team's game sank a little, the attack did not look so confident on the road, which led to two consecutive defeats. Upon returning home, the confidence of the Nizhnekamsk team returned, who beat Vityaz 5: 2 at home.
In the off-season, many promising leaders left the team, and they were replaced by not the best quality foreign players, young people and unnecessary SKA players who are unlikely to be able to strengthen the team. "Sochi" started confidently in the championship and got several victories, but after that the team has a terrible series of defeats and demonstrates a weak level of hockey. In the last meeting, the Sochi team lost 1-0 on the road to AK Bars in a hard struggle.
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended with the victory of Sochi with a score of 1: 4.
- Sochi has a terrible series of six defeats in a row.
- Neftekhimik has won only twice in its last five matches.
It is difficult to single out a favorite in this game, because both teams do not have a margin of safety. Nizhnekamsk began to slow down after the home series and lost all their confrontations on the road, but at home they began to gain points again. Sochi has also not won for a long time, having problems in defense. I think the meeting will end with a victory for the hosts.