In the next game of the KHL regular season, SKA will host Sibir. Let’s evaluate the teams and try to predict the outcome of this game.
In the last game, St. Petersburg head coach Valery Bragin was absent due to illness, but this did not prevent his team from winning over Torpedo with a score of 2-1, and Vladimir Tkachev and Lukas Bengtsson from continuing their scoring series. SKA is confidently leading in the table of the West, having 13 points and most goals scored (26).
Since 2016, the team from Novosibirsk has lost 8 out of 9 face-to-face confrontations against SKA and conceded 66 goals in 23 games. It is worth noting that forward Yegor Milovzorov is one of the leaders of the confrontation in terms of points scored among Sibir’s players, with 4 points (2 + 2) in his games against SKA. In the new season, he is the top scorer of his team – 6 points (2 + 4) in 7 games. Despite his good chances to shine in the upcoming match, bookmakers have little faith in the victory of Vladimir Zavarukhin’s squad.
SKA vs Sibir prediction
Bookmakers are considering SKA to be a clear favorite for this upcoming match. We suggest betting on SKA to win within the regulation. In the last eight head-to-head meetings in the KHL, less than two goals were scored in the starting period. We also propose to bet on the small totals within the first period.