Podolsk vs SKA Petersburg by Sors
Podolsk continues its four-game home stand Wednesday night against SKA Saint Petersburg.
The hosts come into the game on the back of a 4-0 win against Dinamo Minsk on Monday, but suffered six consecutive defeats prior to that game and fell to 10th place in the Western Conference, seven points behind the eighth team in the standings (Cherepovets).It's obvious that Podolsk' defense is the team's Achilles' heel, as the hosts conceded a total of 73 goals in twenty-six games (2.81 per game) and three or more goals in five of their previous nine games in October (3-0-1-5 21/24).
SKA Saint Petersburg continues to impress, as the guests have recorded 24 wins in the previous twenty-six rounds (20-4-2-0 114-40) and seek their thirteenth consecutive victory on the road (11-1-0-0 59/13).SKA Saint Petersburg is a team with outstanding offensive potential in Ilya Kovalchuk (rw /26 20+13), Sergei Shirokov (rw /26 12+15), Nikita Gusev (lw /26 15+20), Sergei Plotnikov (lw /26 6+11), Sergei Kalinin (c /24 9+5) and Pavel Datsyuk (c /24 7+20), thanks to whose efforts the guests have scored a total of 114 goals so far this season (4.38 per game) and five or more goals in half of their previous twelve away games.
Stanislav Romanov (d /14 3+1) will miss that game for the home team, while SKA Saint Petersburg continues without Anton Belov (d /6 1+2) and Yegor Yakovlev (d /7 0+2).
I expect more than five goals in that game and SKA Saint Petersburg to win.
|SKA Saint Petersburg & over 5.50 goals||Marathonbet||2.41||8||2-4 WON (+11.28 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.