HC Khimik Voskresensk - Izhstal Izhevsk predictions and free betting tips [13/11/2023]
A match of the regular VHL championship is commencing, involving teams from different halves of the tournament table. Fans of Russian hockey are in for a showdown between "Khimik" and "Izhstal".
"Khimik" ice hockey team from Voskresensk have played 24 official games in the regular VHL season of 2023-2024. "Khimik"'s tally stands at 24 official matches and 33 points earned, which allows the yellow-blues to occupy the 8th position in the championship leaderboard. The reigning Petrov Cup holders, during the course of the current season, have seen a dip in their performance pushing them closer to the 10th spot.
At present, "Khimik" has collected 33 points, lagging 7 points behind "Rubin" from Tyumen who are sitting comfortably in the leader's position. The performance of "Khimik" has been inconsistent lately, prompting a slide down the championship table. Particularly distressing are "Khimik"'s results in recent matches, losing in three out of the last five games.
The hockey team from Izhevsk participated in 24 official championship matches of VHL season 2023-2024. In these 24 matches, "Izhstal" managed to gather only 16 points, relegating the Izhevsk team to the 27th place on the table. Throughout the current season, "Izhstal" claimed just 6 victories over "Southern Ural", HC "Norilsk", HC "Rostov", HC "Chelny", "Toros", and HC "Ryazan". In the rest of the matches, the Izhevsk outfit fell short, with many losses including two standout defeats where "Izhstal" conceded 9 goals against "Neftyanik" and 7 against "CSKA VVS". In the last 10 games, "Izhstal" claimed only 3 victories.
"Khimik" and "Izhstal" have squared off in 15 official matches. "Khimik" claims 8 victories, with "Izhstal" emerging victorious in 7 encounters.
"Khimik" is expected to win in regulation time. The yellow-blues have a stronger lineup, which will be the determining factor in individual battles. "Izhstal" will move into a defensive mode and will only concede to "Khimik"'s creative force.