In the KHL regular season match, Sibir will host CSKA. Sibir lost in all three games they had this season. Will they be able to get the first victory against the strong rival? Let’s find out.
The team, based in Novosibirsk, has failed the start of the season. In three games, they were left without points and took 10th position in the East so far. Sibir played the first away match in Balashikha against Avangard, whose Reid Boucher’s goal was decisive in that meeting (1-0). Then Nikolay Zavarukhin’s team played with Torpedo in Nizhny Novgorod. The productive match ended with the defeat of the Siberians (3-4). In the third match, Sibir played against Severstal. This contest also was unsuccessful for Sibir (1-2).
The Moscow club has earned 5 points in three regular-season matches. In the Western Conference table, the team is in the first place. CSKA spent the start of the season at home, where they hosted Ak Bars. On their own ice, CSKA, leading in the score, was eventually defeated in overtime (2-3). On September 4 CSKA met with Sochi. In the second period, Sochi took the lead, but Igor Nikitin’s team won a strong-willed victory (3-1). A few days later, CSKA played with Barys at home. In this match, CSKA efficiently dealt with an opponent from Kazakhstan (3-1).
Sibir – CSKA prediction
Playing at home, Sibir will try to break the losing streak, but it will not be easy to do this in the game against CSKA. We emphasize that Sibir lost eight out of their ten previous games against CSKA. Given the fact that Sibir is in poor shape, and CSKA, on the other hand, won two out of three previous matches, we suggest betting on CSKA to win.