Salavat vs Ak Bars Kazan by Katska41
Salavat Ufa is playing second match against Ak Bars Kazan at home in the opening round of KHL playoffs. Teams are playing in Eastern Conference and they finished their season on 4th and 5th place. Salavat Ufa finished Chernyshev Division on 3th place with 101 points, and mainly they played too good in regular season. Bars played in Kharlamov division and they finished on the second place but only had 96 points.
First game of playoffs series between these teams finished 4:1 Salavat Ufa won. I have watched this match and their were plenty of goal scoring chances, but there was a little fortune that game finished over 4.5 because 3 goals was scored in last minute. But still i think that their was plenty of chances in first game to finish over 4.5 goals. Last 3 games between Ufa and Bars finished over 4.5.( 4:1; 4:2; 3:2) .
Salavat UFA also played over 4.5 in their last 3 matches, against bars, nizhnekamsk and Metallurg Novokuznetsk ( 4:1; 4:2; 3:4). Ufa also won CSKA Moscow 1-0, but against CSKA in 90 percent matches every team plays under 4.5. We can see that Ufa offence is in a good form right now, and i think its crucial for this teams to score goals today, to try become score in playoff series 2-0
Ak Bars Kazan is also in a good form. They lost first game against Ufa, but it is always hard to play against Ufa on road. Before start of playoff series Ak bars had an winning streak. they won 4 consecutive matches. goals score in their last five matches was 4:1(L); 3:1(W); 5:2(W); 3:1(W); 2:1(W). As we can see Ak bars scored minimum 2 goals in a match in last 4 regular season games. Today is very important match for Ak bars because if they still lost today against Ufa it would be tough to win series
So i think both teams need to win today match, and both teams try to impress with their offence, because this teams don't have defence like CSKA, or Avangard. So i think today will be over 4,5 goals and it has normal odd 1.68
|Over 4.5||Bet365||1.68||1||5-2 WON (+0.68 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.