On Thursday, January 28, Avtomobilist will host Ak Bars in the next match of the regular KHL championship. Our analysts prepared the prediction for this contest. Let’s review the teams.
In the last two matches, Avtomobilist lost to SKA and Severstal. Due to this defeat, the team dropped one line, and now they are in sixth place in the conference. They will not be able to leave the playoffs zone this year, even if they win one match out of four, as in the main part of the season, they have accumulated a decent amount of points, and they have gained a decent lead over the last four teams.
Kazan also lost two matches but did it in overtime, so they were able to take points, and in general, the lead over the Avangard is still 10 points. The conference leader cannot be stopped this season, even defeats bring them points, and given that they win most matches, Avangard and Salavat cannot catch up with them.
Avtomobilist – Ak Bars prediction
The history of the teams’ meetings has 38 matches. The hosts of the meeting won 11 times, Ak Bars became stronger in 27 games. In four games last year, Kazan won three times, confirming their superiority here.
The Avtomobilist could get nine wins less than Ak Bars, which is quite significant within one season. Six lines separate the teams, and with all the desire to bet on the hosts is not worth it. The probability that Ak Bars will win is very high.