In the opening match of the KHL game day, we are waiting for a game between Neftekhimik and Metallurg. The start of the game of these teams is scheduled for September 30 at 17:00 Moscow time at the Arena Metallurg stadium. Our portal has prepared its forecast for this confrontation for you.
In the offseason, the composition did not undergo major changes, the foxes managed to keep the main backbone, pinpointing the clip with experienced performers. Metallurg failed at the start of the championship, but recently the leaders have started to get in shape. They gave out a series of victories both at home and away to the "foxes", and in the last match for themselves they easily defeated the Minsk "Dynamo" with a score of 4:1.
In the summer, almost all the key performers left the team, who were immediately replaced by new legionnaires, but they need time to play and feel each other. While the team looks weak, it gave out a terrible series of defeats from the start, which was interrupted only in the last match by a home victory over Siberia following the results of overtime.
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended with the victory of Metallurg with a score of 1:4.
- Metallurg has an excellent series of seven consecutive victories.
- Neftekhimik has won only once in its last five matches.
Metallurg looks like a big favorite in this confrontation. The team had a good last meeting, showing a bright game in attack. Neftekhimik rarely wins on the road, and the squad is an order of magnitude weaker. I think the hosts will be able to win without any problems.