On December 6, 2019, at the Nagorny arena, a KHL championship match will be held where Torpedo will play against the Ak Bars. Let’s study how teams played in the recent events and try to make a prediction for this game.
Nizhny Novgorod squad manages to maintain high positions in the Western Conference. Wards of David Nemirovsky in recent matches confidently outplayed Dynamo Minsk 3-2, Sibir 4-1, Avtomobilist 4-3. It is noteworthy that Torpedo hockey players do not slow down and continue using the scoring chances they create. Torpedo manages to score on average 2-3 goals per match; this is one of the best results in the entire KHL championship. Torpedo leaders Zhafyarov, Varnakov, Schroeder and Genoway continue to show phenomenal results, thanks to these hockey players the Torpedo team holds high positions in the standings.
It is also worth noting that in the Torpedo team, all the links show excellent performance. Thanks to discipline and well-coordinated game, David Nemirovsky’s men can surprise everyone with their results this season.
Hockey club Ak Bars this season is the absolute leader of the KHL regular season. The Kazan club has already played 33 matches, of which Dmitry Kvartalnov’s wards lost only seven games. This season Ak Bars Club did not lose more than two games in a row, after each defeat the Kazan team instantly tried to correct their mistakes. In past rounds, Ak Bars won the team Barys, Salavat Yulaev, Sibir, Moscow Dynamo. Also at home, the Ak Bars club unexpectedly lost to Sochi with a minimum score of 0-1. In the Eastern Conference, Ak Bars sits at the 1st place, and for sure no one will move the Kazan team.
Ak Bars team is the only club in the KHL championship, which has already scored more than 100 goals. At the same time, the defence of the Kazan team makes the least mistakes, on average, they concede no more than two goals per game.
Torpedo vs Ak Bars prediction
Bookmakers give a slight betting preference to Ak Bars. Both teams are in good shape for this fight. The leader of the Eastern Conference is the favourite of this match, the Torpedo team in the past five face-to-face meetings could not outplay the Kazan team in regular time. It is also worth waiting for a spectacular game with goals scored; in rare cases, these teams finish their duel with a small number of goals.
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