Both clubs played poorly in the last matches: they lost two meetings, with the only difference that CSKA was able to score at least one point even in these defeats. The army team has three wins in the last five matches and only one in regulation time (6: 4 over Metallurg). The Red-Blues have played Jokerit once this season and won 3-2 (OT).
The Finns have lost three matches in the last five meetings, and the victories were won over the outsider Amur (2: 0) and the middle peasant Severstal (4: 3OT), while CSKA won over the stronger teams (Lokomotiv – 1: 0OT and Dynamo Moscow – 3: 2OT).
Bookmakers consider CSKA a little more favorite and give a coefficient of 2.43 for his victory in regulation time, and 2.53 for Jokerit.
Total bet and result
Both teams did not show high-quality and effective play in attack in recent meetings. Jokerit have scored an average of just 1.8 goals in their last five games, while CSKA has a slightly higher 2.6 – but only thanks to six goals against Metallurg two weeks ago.
Despite the low performance, CSKA has a higher chance of winning due to the more powerful roster and the work of the coaching staff. The team is actively gaining points even in lost matches, three times out of the last five matches it brought things to overtime.
Double outcome: CSKA will not lose in regulation time, and the total total will be less than 5.5 with odds of 2.38.