Dinamo Riga vs Avangard Omsk by Sors
Dinamo Riga continues to struggle mightily, as the hosts have recorded just two wins in eight games under interim coach Girts Ankipans and remain the worst-performing team in the KHL, with just eleven points after twenty-four rounds (1-3-2-18 37/78).
It's obvious that Dinamo Riga is a team with various problems, as the hosts have scored just 37 goals in their previous twenty-four rounds (1.54 per game) and were limited to one or fewer goals in seven of their ten games at Arena Riga (0-1-1-8 13/34), even though the club signed with four very experienced players during the offseason in Danny Kristo (lw /23 6 goals and 7 assists), Nikolay Zherdev (rw /9 3+2), Lucas Lessio (lw /13 2+1) and Brandon McMillan (lw /21 2+4).In the matter of fact, Lucas Lessio will miss that game due to injury, as well as Nikita Jevpalovs (lw /22 3+2) and Colton Gillies (c /6 0+0).
In addition to that, Dinamo Riga owns the league's third-worst defense, as the hosts conceded a total of 78 goals (3.25 per game) and three or more goals in eleven of their previous seventeen games against opponents that are currently in the top 8 in their conferences.
Unlike their opponents, the guests enjoy a good first half to the season, as Avangard Omsk sits atop of the standings in the Chernyshev Division, with seventeen wins after twenty-five games (13-4-0-8 71/43).Avangard Omsk is one of the most balanced teams in the KHL, as the guests own the league's third-best defense (1.72 per game), while at the same time, they've scored three or more goals in seven of their previous ten games in October (6-0-0-4 29/18).Johan Sundstrom (c /3 0+1) is out due to injury, while Valentin Pyanov (lw /22 5+5), Nikolai Lemtyugov (lw /11 0+3) and Mikhail Fisenko (c /15 0+4) remain doubtful.
Avangard Omsk is a team with more quality in the roster compared to Dinamo Riga, the guests are obviously in a better form in this moment and I think that they will manage to win that game in regulation time.
|Omsk||William Hill||1.67||8||1-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.