On January 13, Avangard is hosting a match against Torpedo. Will the hosts extend their winning streak to four games, or will the guests have a chance of success? You will find the answer is in our prediction.
Avangard won the last three matches – Salavat Yulaev (6-5 OT), Severstal (4-3), and Metallurg Magnitogorsk (4-2). These triumphs allowed them to rise to second place in the East. The gap from the leader Ak Bars is six points. Most of Bob Hartley’s sportsmen have worked well in recent meetings, but the defense is frankly not impressive.
Torpedo managed to interrupt the streak of two defeats in a row, beating Traktor (3-2). Nikita Serebryakov showed himself very well in that game. This victory allowed the team to move up to fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Anton Volchenkov and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev are in the club’s infirmary. The team from Nizhny Novgorod may well claim a place in the Top 3 in the East.
Avangard – Torpedo prediction
We believe that Avangard is not in the best shape right now. This can be seen in the defensive play. The team concedes a lot. So far, Avangard managed to compensate for this with their skillful actions in the attack and powerplay.
Torpedo is shining at the moment. The team may impose a fight in the upcoming confrontation. We offer to bet on the victory of the guests taking into account the handicap of +2 goals.