Metallurg vs CSKA is an intriguing match of the next game day of the regular season of the Kontinental Hockey League. Our sports portal gives a forecast for the game.
This season, the club from Magnitogorsk played 35 matches in the regular season and scored 50 points. With such an indicator, Ilya Vorobyov's team ranks second in the Eastern Conference table. At the same time, the "foxes" are only one point behind the leading "Motorist". Metallurg held the previous meeting in the regular season on November 29 and beat Kunlun Red Star on the road — 6:1. As part of the winners, Brenden Laipsik and Mikhail Fisenko scored two points each. Now the winning streak of "Magnitogorsk" has four matches.
The Army team also ranks second in the conference, but only in the West. Sergey Fedorov's team played 35 matches in the "regular season" and scored 51 points. At the same time, the gap from the leading SKA is an impressive 10 points. CSKA held the previous match in Moscow and lost to Avangard with a score of 2:3. Maxim Sorkin and Maxim Mamin scored accurate shots as part of the capital club. The decisive puck flew into the goal of CSKA at the beginning of the third period. The Army team will play the next two games on the road — first in Magnitogorsk, and then they will meet with HC Sochi.
Statistics and figures:
- Metallurg is the favorite of the match according to the bookmakers.
- In the last face—to-face meetings, Magnitogorsk won 23 victories, the army - 22.
- The previous game ended with a score of 6:2 in favor of CSKA.
I will give preference to the Urals. In my opinion, they will justify the status of the favorite, but I will be a little bit safe and put on zero odds.