HC Traktor Chelyabinsk - HK Avangard Omsk predictions and free betting tips [21/11/2023]
Continental Hockey League regular tournament 2023/2024. Second match of the game day and a battle between two clubs that are currently in terrific form and climbing the tournament table. Traktor in Chelyabinsk will be hosting Avangard from Omsk.
Alexey Zavaruhin's team looks absolutely splendid at the moment. While there were doubts during their first series of victories, those have now dissipated. Traktor put on a spectacular performance against CSKA, battled with SKA and only lost in overtime. Their match against Avtomobilist is arguably the most telling so far.
Despite struggling in the second period, Traktor managed to turn the tide before dominating the third. They look serious power at the moment. With 39 points from 32 matches, Traktor remains seventh despite 13 usual time victories, five beyond time and three overtime losses. They are second in the East for conceded goals with 70, and their goal situation is slightly worse, ranking sixth with 85 goals.
Currently, the team from Omsk is the best team in the KHL. They are on a nine-game winning streak. Their first line crumbles every opponent they come across. Their top three forwards are all within the championship's top-5 scorers. It appears that everyone has forgotten about Mikhail Kravets's potential departure, especially as Avangard keeps rising in the table. At present, they are second in the Eastern conference. After 32 matches, they have procured 45 points despite losing eight matchups without additional points. They only rank eighth for conceded goals with 87, but they are second for scored goals with 97.
Traktor and Avangard have played 56 matches against each other. Traktor has won 27, while Avangard has triumphed in 29. In this season, Traktor managed a 4:1 victory.
Betting offices similarly recognise Traktor's good form. Betsiti even sees Traktor as the match favourite, offering 2.20 odds for their victory, while Avangard's odds stand at 3.00. This could be a match where Traktor wins, as Avangard seem to be tiring, and have been having problems in recent matches. Plus, Traktor has learnt how to fare well against Avangard in previous seasons.
However, to avoid risking the outcome of the winners, I would suggest going for a Total Over (5.5) at odds of 2.40. Both teams have been scoring plenty in recent matches, and Avangard concedes a decent number of goals as well. Thus, they could potentially score six or more goals between them.