Avtomobilist was stuck in a black strip: the team had already lost five matches in a row and were eliminated from the playoff zone. The brightest event in this segment was the defeat against Barys in the shootout 2: 3. This is the only match when the team was able to score at least a point.
Ak Bars have won three victories in the last five meetings and one of the most important results in recent years has been the success with the championship leader Metallurg (4: 3OT). At the same time, in the last five matches, Kazan did not score points only once (against Salavat Yulaev – 2: 4).
Kazan played against Avtomobilist twice this season and won both times – 3: 2 and 5: 4.
Bookmakers see Ak Bars as a favorite and give 2.11 odds for his victory in regular time, and 2.96 for Avtomobilist.
Avtomobilist is really very bad now: the team misses a lot and rarely creates serious resistance to the enemy. In the last five meetings, the club from Yekaterinburg conceded an average of four goals in regulation time.
In the last five meetings, the team has conceded more than three goals per game three times. And against Ak Bars, which has gained a move, such statistics can lead to another failure. Kazan are now good at attacking – they score 3.6 goals per match, and in the last meeting against Yekaterinburg they scored five goals at once.
Individual total over three Ak Bars with odds 2.3.