In the next match of the KHL regular season, Dinamo Riga will host Torpedo. The game will take place at the “Arena Riga” on December 15. Will Dinamo be able to get a victory to please their upset fans? Let’s find out.
Latvia representatives have already played in 34 matches of the regular championship but gained only 15 points. In the Western Conference and the entire championship standings, the team is hopelessly last.
After winning one of the final matches of November over Kunlun Red Star in extra time (4-3), Dinamo Riga suffered five more defeats.
Unfortunately, the Latvian team lost to Sibir (2-3), Sochi (2-3), Vityaz (1-4), Traktor (3-4) and Severstal in overtime (3-4). And on December 7, there was a sensation. In St. Petersburg, a club from Riga defeated SKA in shootouts (2-2, 3-2).
However, after the game with SKA, Peteris Skudra’s team lost to Severstal in Cherepovets (2-4). And in the next match with SKA, Dinamo Riga got a response (1-4).
Representatives of Nizhny Novgorod earned 38 points in 36 regular season matches, thanks to which this team was able to gain a foothold in seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings.
This month, Torpedo has managed to go on the ice six times. In these games, they won 4 times, three of which were in regular time.
At the beginning of December, Torpedo at home shut out Traktor (2-0), after which David Nemirovsky’s team defeated Vityaz (3-2) and Kunlun Red Star (5-4 OT). After the game in Mytishchi, Nizhny Novgorod turned out to be weaker than CSKA Moscow (1-2), and then they beat Barys (3-2). In their last match, Torpedo lost to Severstal (0-3).
Dinamo Riga – Torpedo prediction
In their last games, Nizhny Novgorod is in good shape. Despite the setbacks in some of the matches, Nemirovsky’s team finally gained stability. Therefore, it will be difficult for the upcoming meeting hosts to count on a positive result: our prediction is a Torpedo’s confident victory in this match.