The last matches of “Ak Bars” can hardly be called stable and confident: three defeats in five meetings, and everything from equal teams and rivals for a high place in the East table. Defeats to Salavat Yulaev (2: 4), Barys (1: 2) and Dynamo Moscow (1: 4), as well as the frantic search for a legionnaire-defender on the free agent market speaks of problems.
Traktor is not perfect now: yes, three wins in five meetings, but two of them were obtained over weaker Spartak (4: 1) and Kunlun (3: 2OT), but the defeats turned out to be more painful. From Amur (0: 2) and SKA (1: 4). This season the Chelyabinsk team played against the Kazan team once, and then Traktor defeated the rival 5: 0.
Bookmakers consider Ak Bars a favorite and give a coefficient of 2.06 for his victory in regular time, and for Traktor – 3.13.
The last matches of the teams ended quite effectively: Kazan in three meetings out of five together with an opponent showed a total total of five or more goals. “Traktor” has four such games, plus we recall their full-time battle, also effective, albeit in one wicket.
Ak Bars has scored an average of 2.4 goals in the last five matches, while Traktor has this figure of 2.2.
It is worth noting the Kazan forward Dmitry Voronkov, who had a very impactful segment before the break for the national teams’ matches: he scored three goals in the last three meetings. On his puck in the goal of “Traktor” they give a coefficient of 2.85.
Total total is over 4.5 with odds of 1.95.