CSKA vs. SKA: how will CSKA start the series at home?

CSKA Moscow vs. SKA St. Petersburg: Forecast and bets for the KHL playoff match on April 2, 2021


CSKA Moscow

CSKA Moscow

02/04/21 18:30 CET
SKA St. Petersburg

SKA St. Petersburg

Tournament Russia, KHL
Place CSKA Arena
CSKA Moscow vs. SKA St. Petersburg hockey match of KHL tournament

In the West's final match, CSKA Moscow will host SKA St. Petersburg. The match will take place at CSKA Arena on April 2.

CSKA Moscow

In the quarterfinals of the West, CSKA easily dealt with Znarok’s team, gaining four victories in a row (1:0 OT; 5:1; 3:0; 3:1). But the 1/2 finals CSKA started with a defeat to "Lokomotiv" (0:2). In the next couple of matches, Igor Nikitin's guys prevailed over "Loko" (4:1; 2:1), but on March 23 the capital club was again weaker than rivals from "Yaroslavl" (0:3). 

In the fifth match, which took place in Moscow, CSKA won again (3:2), and then "Lokomotiv" once again regained the victory (2:1 OT). In the seventh match of the series, "Red Army" won (2:0) with a dry score.

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SKA St. Petersburg

At the quarterfinals of the West, SKA fought with "Dinamo Minsk". In the first three matches, "CSKA" won (4:2; 6:4; 4:3 OT). But the defeat on March 8 (1:2) prevented the opportunity to end the series "dry".

The decisive duel with the Belarusian team took place on the 10th of this month. At the "Ice Palace", the hosts achieved the desired result in overtime (4:3 OT).

The semifinal of the conference began for SKA with a defeat to "Dynamo Moscow" (1:4). However, in four other matches against the capital club, Valeri Bragin's team won (1:0; 3:2 OT; 3:1; 4:0).

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  • In the regular season, CSKA Moscow earned 91 points and became the leader of the Western Conference. The first rival of the "Red-blues" in the playoffs was "Spartak".
  • In 60 matches of the regular season, SKA St. Petersburg earned 82 points, taking the second position in the Western Conference standings.

Our Prediction

In three matches out of four, Igor Nikitin's team threw 3 goals into the SKA net. Therefore, the finals of the "West", which will begin for the "Red-blues" in their native walls, the capital's guys will hold confidently. 

Our bet is the individual Total over 1.5 of CSKA with odds of 1.76 on 1xbet.

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