Lokomotiv Yaroslavl vs. Dinamo Riga: a major victory for the hosts?

Lokomotiv vs. Dinamo Riga: Prediction for the KHL match (February 18, 2021)

17/02/2021

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

W L L L W
18/02/21 17:00 CET
Dinamo Riga

Dinamo Riga

L L L L L
Tournament Russia, KHL
Place Arena-2000 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl vs. Dinamo Riga KHL hockey match on February 18

On February 18, "Lokomotiv" will host "Dinamo Riga" in Yaroslavl. Is a major victory expected for the hosts of this meeting? You will learn from our prediction.

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

Before the pause, the club from Yaroslavl played a series of unsuccessful matches, taking just one point in three games. After disastrous failures guesting at "Avangard" and "Severstal" (2:4), "Lokomotiv" lost to SKA in St. Petersburg (2:3 OT).

Andrei Skabelka's wards were able to return to the winning streak on February 16 in Cherepovets, when revenge against "Severstal" was won back (3:2). In the East standings, "Lokomotiv" dropped to fourth place, lagging behind "Dynamo Moscow" and SKA by two points. 

For the upcoming match, the ice hosts are coming up with an optimal squad.

Dinamo Riga

The losing streak of the Latvian team reached nine matches. The last time "Dinamo" took two points was on January 19 in Kazan, when "Ak Bars" was sensationally beaten (5:4 OT).

Since then, Peteris Skudra's wards have got hold of only two points, losing to CSKA (3:4 OT) and "Salavat Yulaev" (4:5) away. On February 15, "Dinamo" lost at home to "Ak Bars" (3:4), and before that, they lost to "Avangard" (1:5).

Goaltender Stanislav Galimov and forward Danila Larionovs were injured and will not play in this match.

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Statistics

  • "Lokomotiv" won five previous matches against "Dinamo".
  • "Dinamo" have lost eight out of 10 last away matches.
  • In the last two home matches against an opponent, "Lokomotiv" won confidently - 3:1 and 4:0
  • "Lokomotiv's" winning streak on home ice lasts 11 matches in a row.

Our Prediction

Three defeats in a row threw the "Railwaymen" to the fourth position. The club from Yaroslavl intends to correct this situation before the end of the KHL regular season.

"Dinamo" very rarely takes points at the ice of "Railwaymen". Taking into account the motivation of the hosts, we suggest taking a bet on their victory with a negative handicap.

Our prediction is that "Lokomotiv" will win with a handicap (-2.5) at odds of 2.07 on 1xbet.


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