Neftekhimik vs Yekaterinburg by Sors
Nizhnekamsk comes from a 2-1 win in Yaroslavl on Thursday, third for this team in ten games over the past four weeks (3-0-3-4 24/34).The hosts are going through a difficult period after a promising start to the season and the main reason for this is obviously in their shaky defense, as Nizhnekamsk conceded a total of 34 goals in the last ten games (compared to 26 goals in the first thirteen rounds of the season) and three or more goals in each of the last four games at SCC Arena against Barys Astana (0-3), Avangard Omsk (5-4), Yugra (4-5 OT) and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (1-3).
Yekaterinburg began its four-game road trip with a 3-5 loss in the visit to Salavat Ufa on Friday, but it doesn't change the fact that the guests show enviable consistency in their performance this season (haven't lost more than two consecutive games), which helps them to stay among the first eight teams in the Eastern Conference.
Anatoly Golyshev (rw /13 5+2), Taylor Beck (rw /20 3+4) and Alexander Kucheryavenko (c /16 5+5) will miss that game for Yekaterinburg, but even without them this team owns considerable potential in offense in Ilya Krikunov (rw /21 2+15), Francis Pare (rw /22 6+4), Artyom Gareyev (lw /22 5+5), Yevgeni Chesalin (lw /23 7+6), Alexei Mikhnov (lw /20 6+6) and Alexander Torchenyuk (c /21 2+7), as the guests have scored a total of 67 goals in twenty-three games (2.91 per game) and three or more goals in five of their previous eight games in October (3-1-1-3 26/24).At the same time, Yekateringburg conceded three or more goals in six of its last ten games, compared to just two times in the first thirteen rounds of the season.
I expect more than four goals in that game.
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|over 4.50||Pinnacle||1.81||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.