Sochi vs Vladivostok (By: Frantik)
Last season, Sochi team can take an asset, as they finished it at the stage of the playoffs. The club led by Sergey Zubov lost in the 1/8 finals of the playoffs to the Finnish guys from Jokerit four matches and only once was able to win. Overall, the team proved game status combative "middle"team.
In the past transfer window Sochi lost its key players: Casey Wellman and Pavel Padakin. But a replacement for the "leopards got" a few young talented players, of which stand out Zbarsky Sergey and Alexander Polunin.
In the offseason, Sergey Zubov's wards held 10 meetings, 8 of which ended in defeats.
Admiral is one of the weakest teams in the League. The previous season "sailors" finished on the 11th place in the Eastern conference. The reason for this failure was financial problems. Therefore, during the season the management of the club was mostly engaged in the sale of players and the change of the coaching staff.
Last season, the Admiral invited Sergey Svetlov to the coaching bridge. He, in turn, acquired hockey players from the VHL and left the KHL Lada. But for the major League level, these players are weak. During the summer break, the sailors played 9 matches and won 5 of them. I especially remember two away victories over CSKA, but in the last three matches the team lost.
In preparation for the season, Sochi have never been able to leave their gates dry. Defense was the weak link Sochi: last year the club was in seventh place in the Western conference on missed washers. Therefore, the game is expected to be productive.
Last season, the average performance of the opponents was 4.5 goals per match. Given the poor performance of the Admiral on the road, the team's lack of play and the huge distance between Sochi and Vladivostok, the confident victory of the club Sergey Zubov, as well as the overall total seem more logical.
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Sochi vs Vladivostok prediction
|Over 4||Pinnacle||1.55||8||4-4 WON (+4.4 units)|