Salavat Yulaev Ufa - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg predictions and free betting tips [10/10/2023]
Continental Hockey League regular tournament 2023/2024. The final match of the game day is a clash between two potential leaders of the East. Salavat Yulaev hosts Avtomobilist from Yekaterinburg.
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Salavat Yulaev's performance this season is bewildering; they can deliver a terrific match with a great result and then, after a beautiful game, produce a simply horrific one. This has been the case in their last three matches. First, a confident victory over Tractor 4:0, then a disastrous defeat from Metallurg 3:6, and then another match with Metallurg and a 6:2 win. Salavat is unpredictable. This is precisely why they are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, with 16 points after 15 matches. They rarely play outside the regular game time, with just one win in this segment, while the number of victories and defeats are the same – seven each. The main characteristic of the Ufa club is their solid defence, conceding only 32 goals, fewer than Avtomobilist, and they also score well – 40 goals. This is the third-best performance in the conference.
Currently, the team from Yekaterinburg is in excellent form. After a minor restructuring and strengthening of several positions, they appear as one of the main contenders for the conference. It's no surprise that they currently sit in second place, with 22 points from 16 matches. The superb result was achieved due to seven wins in normal time, three more wins in overtime, and two more losses in overtime. Avtomobilist conceded the fewest goals in the East, only 26, making them the top team in this regard. They're also third in scoring, making their difference in goals (+14) the best in the East.
Salavat Yulaev and Avtomobilist have played 51 matches against each other. Ufa's club has come out on top 28 times versus 23 victories for Avtomobilist. However, in this season, Avtomobilist defeated Salavat Yulaev twice, with scores of 2:1 and 1:0.
Interestingly, bookmakers do not highlight a clear favourite for this meeting, with identical odds of 2.60 for both teams. Here, I suggest selecting Avtomobilist as they are clearly on the rise and Ufa is due for a downturn match.