HC Traktor Chelyabinsk - Amur Khabarovsk predictions and free betting tips [17/10/2023]
Continental Hockey League regular tournament 2023/2024. A brief Tuesday gameplay begins and ends with matches at 17:00 GMT. The Traktor Chelyabinsk team will compete against Amur Khabarovsk in one of these matches.
Discussing certain clubs at this stage, it's worth considering the teams' performance after a coaching change rather than their past performance. Traktor has played four matches since Aleksey Zavarukhin replaced Anvar Gatiyatulin, collecting four points out of eight possible. One regulation time victory over Avangard scoring 4:1, two losses to Barys and Avtomobilist both at 1:2, and a shootout victory over Sibir scoring 5:4. Traktor is presently playing from match to match, with an excellent game against Avangard and a superb finish against Sibir. Now, Traktor is back home; this is Aleksey Zavarukhin's first game as head coach of his home team. With the full arena cheering, the team's motivation will be off the charts. Importantly, Traktor should not play the hockey that Amur offers.
If external factors are disregarded in the prediction, any meaningful forecast wouldn't be possible. Amur hasn't impressed its fans with its play and results this season, to say nothing of the recent scandal. After their last game, Alexander Khokhlachev and other Amur players decided to stroll across a parked car. This video circulated rapidly online. The club has announced that Khokhlachev will be fined a month's salary, but playing in the upcoming games could redeem him and reduce the fine. Consequently, Khokhlachev would likely be highly motivated for this match. Amur currently ranks ninth with 17 matches played and 17 points earned.
Head to Head
Traktor and Amur have faced off 38 times. Traktor came out stronger 26 times, while Amur claimed victory in 12 encounters. They haven't met each other in this season yet.
The bookmakers lean strongly towards Traktor; Pinnacle offers 1.6 on their victory, while the odds for an Amur win stand at 2.41. One could comfortably take Traktor's victory, considering it’s Aleksey Zavarukhin's first-home match as the head coach, the team is expected to rise to the occasion.