At the end of 2021, Neftekhimik had an almost perfect six-match away streak. Not a single defeat in regulation time and four wins. Someone will say that the team’s opponents were the weak Amur, Admiral, Siberia and Barys. And we say: “Ask any KHL club, is it easy to fly to the Far East?” The answer will be one: “No!”
In terms of class, Torpedo had stronger opponents, so the team did not manage to end the year positively. Four defeats in five meetings – the last one from the Rigans (3: 4OT), who are in the last place in the West.
With a small margin of error, the bookmakers bet on “Torpedo”. The odds for the victory of the guests in the match – 1.87. The hosts are 1.97.
With almost 100% result, we can say that in the upcoming match Torpedo strikers Kenny Agostino (18 + 20) and Damir Zhafyarov (16 + 28) will score points, since there has not been a meeting yet when at least one of them left the ice without effective action. In most cases, both end up in the final protocol. Bookmakers also know about this and give small odds on such an outcome.
Therefore, we recommend that you consider the lines with total on these hockey players. Usually, if one scores, the other gives up. Moreover, these forwards throw the puck, as a rule, in series. In the last three matches, Agostino has always distinguished himself, and Damir was “silent”. Prior to that, Zhafyarov had scored in four games in a row, while Kenny was only assisting.
Total over 0.5 Agostino goes with odds of 2.73.
Total over 0.5 Zhafyarov is quoted at 2.41.
Since Kenny shot enough at the end of the year, it’s time to uncover Damir’s stick. We believe that three matches without goals is a long time for him and we bet on Zhafyarov’s goal with a coefficient of 2.41.