The second KHL match of November 20 will be played between the Podolsk Vityaz and Cherepovets Severstal hockey clubs. Let’s see how these teams are performing in the current season and make a forecast for the outcome of this match.
Vityaz closes the top eight in the Western Conference. The Podolsk club lost in the last four matches. If there is one more defeat, the team will leave the playoff zone with a high probability. They need to pull themselves together and interrupt the big losing series, especially when the opponent is quite suitable to do so.
Severstal is one line higher than its upcoming rival. The guests have two more points and, at the same time, two games in reserve. So in case of defeat, Severstal will not give up seventh place in the Western Conference. But the team does not want to lose for sure, and that’s enough already because twice this season, they already suffered a defeat from Vityaz. It must be interrupted sometime.
Vityaz – Severstal prediction
35 head-to-head confrontations were registered between these clubs – 19 victories by Vityaz and 16 wins by Severstal. The teams have already played against each other twice this season. Vityaz won in both matches, 2-1 at home and 3-0 away.
Bookmakers consider Vityaz the favorite of the match and for a good reason. Already twice this year, the Podolsk guys have taken the upper hand over the Cherepovets squad. The long-drawn-out series of defeats of the home team suggests that it would be time to interrupt it.