Kazan residents are in perfect order, play for fun and achieve results with a smile on their face. Five wins in the last six meetings and no losses in regulation time. At the same time, the opponents were teams from the top 8 of their conferences + Avtomobilist, which in terms of composition should fight at least for the six strongest in the East.
Amur, after five defeats in a row, finished the goal with a victory over SKA (3: 2). Perhaps it was this defeat that forced the Petersburgers to detonate an information bomb, appointing Roman Rotenberg as head coach. After that, in January, the Khabarovsk team beat their neighbors “Admiral” with a score of 5: 3.
It is clear that the forces in this confrontation are not equal. The victory of the Kazan team in the match is quoted at 1.46. Hosts – 2.8.
Despite the difference in the level of the teams, we recall that the last two head-to-head games in Khabarovsk ended with a crushing victory for the hosts (7: 1) and a shootout. Moreover, at Ak Bars, four main hockey players will not take part in the match: Burmistrov, Voronkov, Panyukov, Yudin. It is clear that the Kazan roster is one of the strongest in the KHL, but even for them, these losses are significant. Especially when you have to go out on the ice at 9:30 am Kazan time.
You can take a line that the hosts will not lose in regulation time with a coefficient of 2.05.
But we nevertheless decided to leave the path to retreat and put 1 “Amur” at 1.8 odds.