Avangard lost three matches out of the last five, and all three – to equal strengths to clubs: Ak Bars (1: 3), Lokomotiv (2: 3) and Metallurg (2: 3). So far, only weaker opponents have been able to win against Omsk: Dynamo Riga (4: 1) and Severstal (3: 2).
Torpedo now has three victories in a row, and among the defeated in this series there is also a powerful leader of the West – CSKA (5: 2). To the credit of Nizhny Novgorod, they failed to score points only once in the last five meetings (defeat to Metallurg 1: 3).
The teams have already met this season, and then Avangard beat the rival with a score of 1: 0.
Bookmakers consider Avangard a clear favorite and give a coefficient of 1.71 for its victory in regular time, and 4.08 for Torpedo.
Betting on the result
And yet, there is no confidence in such an advantage of the Omsk people. The team does not show outstanding performance and has problems in matches with almost everyone. “Torpedo” is one of the most unexpected teams in the championship and is able to bring the meeting to the scored points (only one defeat in regulation time in the last five meetings). The fact that “Torpedo” will not lose in regulation time is given a coefficient of 2.15.
It is also worth noting the high-spirited play of Nizhny Novgorod at the beginning of the match: three times in the last five meetings Nizhny Novgorod scored first, including in the match against the leader of the East, Metallurg. Avangard is simply terrible in this regard: four times in the last five games Omsk have conceded first.
Torpedo will open an account with the odds of 2.39.