After the break for the Eurotour, Kazan defeated Traktor (5: 1) and Barys (5: 3). The team has scored five or more goals in two consecutive games for the first time this season. So we can definitely say that the pause was good for Dmitry Kvartalnov’s charges.
The same cannot be said about Severstal, which continues to fall. Five defeats in a row. Moreover, in each match the team of Cherepovets conceded at least three goals, and in the last meeting with Traktor the score was 6: 1.
Ak Bars is a clear favorite. The odds for the home win in the match are 1.3, for the guests – 3.46.
Thanks to the latest games, Ak Bars has improved the statistics on goals scored – an average of 2.54 goals per match. Severstal also “pulled up” the number of goals conceded – 2.34 goals per meeting. This season, the teams have already met at the end of November. Then the Kazan club won with a score of 5: 2. Severstal is showing very volatile hockey that is difficult to predict. But the fact that the team is not in order can be seen with the naked eye. Ak Bars has created at least two striking teams that are consistently gaining points.
It is difficult to predict how Severstal will play, but Kazan should score 2-3 goals anyway. Therefore, we bet on total over 3 hosts with odds of two.