Very unfortunate loss for HC Yugra last night and another wrong prediction for us, but we are not going to be so upset now about that game and we are going to predict another game from the KHL today.
The game we chose is between Medvescak Zagreb and Nizhny Novgorod. Actually we did some predictions of those teams in their past games. The team from Zagreb are playing incredible season so far as they have 3 wins from 3 games and they are on the second place in the KHL. This is something which no one expected because Medvescak is not a team which is dangerous or serious. But now it looks like that the team is with a huge potential and they have powers to make something significant this year.
Anyway, our prediction will go for Nizhny Novgorod, because they look solid team as well. It is true that they have lost their last game away from home with 7-4 from Slovan Bratislava, but they won against Jokerit and Dinamo Riga at home as well. The team is dangerous and serious and they can take this game in our opinion.
We are going back in Russia with another tip from the KHL. After the not that successful KHL weekend for us, today we are going to predict the game between HC Yugra and Salavat Ufa. The guests are making incredible beginning of the season so far.
HC Yugra did one amazing game against Metallurg Novokuznetsk and they won with 7-1 away from home but in their two other games, they did losses with 2-0 and 1-0 against not that good opponents. Now in their first home game for the new season they are going to face Salavat Ufa which is a very serious team this year. They lost with 7-1 against SKA St. Petersburg but they are not that weak team. They won against the tough team of Cherepovets with 3-2 in the opening round and they did a very good pre-season preparation as well.
The game must be matched and interesting as both teams are playing incredible and they should be the nice surprises in the KHL. Salavat Ufa may be the better team, but away from home, they are not presenting very good and we expect Yugra to resist a lot and possibly take this game.
Another friendly game for the upcoming Olympic Games Qualifications. This time we are going to predict the game between Italy and Slovenia. Italy played a few friendly games so far as we predicted one of them against Metallurg Magnitogorsk, which finished 2-0 for the Russians.
Now against Slovenia it will not be an easier game. Actually we think that now it will be more difficult and Slovenia will take this game easily. Italy are having not that bad team but they are very far from the teams like Slovenia, Slovakia, Belarus etc. Because these teams are having 2-3 good teams in their league which are even playing in the KHL and are making serious games. This is always an advantage for the national team and we can see this pretty easy.
Just like our last prediction about Italy we are going to bet on under 5.5 goals. We have not watched recently any games of Slovenia, but we know very good how Italy and playing and we know that they are not going to score many goals. In our opinion, we are going to see no more than 4-5 goals.
Lada started the season with unsurprising lost from the Croatian Medvescak Zagreb. Now in front of them is another very tough team which did the surprise against Bars Kazan in the last round. They won with 2-1 away from home in one breathtaking game.
It is very arguable to say which team is favourite for winning this game but we think that with better chances is the away team of Niznekamsk. After the win against Bars Kazan they will try to continue with the good games and will try to write down another good game and possibly a win. The game will be tough, maybe it will be tougher than the game against Bars Kazan, because Lada lost their first game as well and now Lada will be more than confident to achieve the first win for the new season. Moreover, they are playing at home and this is always boosting the confidence of the players.
The odds are completely equal. The matched odds means that the bookmakers cannot decide which team is the better one. If we follow the logic and the current stature of the clubs Niznekamsk must take the win. Head to head games are with split advantage. Everything looks so balanced, but we will choose win for Niznekamsk.
In the Russian KHL we have already saw some great games, some of them we predicted, but today we are going to make another good prediction - Nizhny Novgorod against Jokerit from Finland.
The game must be very interesting because both teams are very serious and they will be looking for the win no matter it will cost them. At the moment Jokerit looks as the team in better condition but Nizhny Novgorod have one advantage here and it is that they will be relying on their own fans to support them. Also they did not play in the first round and they will be one idea more fresh than their opponents tonight.
Nizhny Novgorod did great preparation for the new season as they played against tough teams and they did lots of wins in their pre-season friendly games. Also when Nizhny are playing at home they are having incredible advantage as they won the past 4 games against this opponent. For us, there is a great value to try Nizhny Novgorod to win the game including overtime.
We stroke again with a great prediction about Cherepovets and Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Today we will did again a game from the Russian KHL as this time the game we are going to predict is between Bars Kazan and Medvescak Zagreb.
Last season the team from Zagreb represented pretty well in the KHL as they were very close to reach the playoffs. If they were not the last 4-5 losses at the end of the regular season, they could be in the top 8 of Russia. Anyway, it was in the past season, let’s write what happened so far. Bars Kazan had one tough game against Niznekamsk in the last round. They lost after over time while in their first game they won with 2-1 against Slovan Bratislava. Medvescak Zagreb did a 3-2 win against Lada away from home and now they are dreaming for another win.
But we think that they are not going to get it because Bars Kazan at home are one of the most dangerous teams, which can potentially stop anyone. The odds are not very high but they are still good to try this game on single. At home Bars Kazan do not have a loss from this opponent and in our opinion this winning streak will continue today.
There are lots of games from the Russian KHL today and we decided to choose the game between Cherepovets and Metallurg Magnitogorsk for our daily free betting prediction.
Metallurg is the better team and there is no doubt in this. They are the last season winners and their team is very serious. Normally, they are favourites for winning this game, but we think that they might lose it because Cherepovets did very good pre-season preparation. They will be looking also for a first win for the new season, because in the last round they were guests on Salavat Ufa and they have lost with 3-2.
Now at home, they must perform better and win this game eventually. The team from Magnitogorsk put a lot of powers in their first win for the season against CSKA Moscow and now they will be not playing that much, we think on these odds, it has a big value to go for Cherepovets.
Yesterday, we did finally one very good and successful prediction from the Russian KHL, but unfortunately today the KHL games started too early and we were not prepared to write for them. Instead of that, we saw the friendly international game between Austria and Slovakia and we decided to write a small preview about this game.
Both teams are going to play a friendly game as a preparation for their next challenge - the Third stage of the OIympic Games. The qualifications for the Winter Olympic Games are starting the first week of September, so the teams are having no time, if they want to prepare good for it .Austria and Slovakia has a class and they are very quality opponents but there are very serious teams in the qualifications so they need to be very precise when they start playing. This will force them to play close and not trying to attack from the first minute.
We think we will just exactly see this in the first friendly game for the season. They will try everything not to concede goals and the team with better defence is going to win this game. This makes us believe that we are going to see under 5 goals here and the odds looks pretty nice too.
We are not in the best shape of hockey, but it is normal, we have a good days and bad days. We hope that our bad streak will finish soon and if there is a chance lets finish today, with the game between Sibir Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg.
Yesterday, we did a prediction between the teams of Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the winner of the KHL last season and the runners-up CSKA Moscow. Unfortunately for us, we were very close to the success but we did not win it by just 1 goal. Now the game which we started predicting is between two very matched teams. Sibir and Yekaterinburg are very similar as skills and the game will be very tough for winning. Maybe the winner will win the game with no more than 1 goal difference.
It is very hard to say which team is more prepared for the game but we know that it will be one interesting game for watching. The goal line is also not a bad option here. It is 4.5 goals and we think we might see 5+ goals here. But we will try to risk a little and will pick Yekaterinburg to win this game. After all the odds are big and the game is going to be matched.
Ice Hockey Champions League last week was not very successful, but the good news is that the Russian KHL is starting today with the most epic game from the last season between the teams of Metallurg Magnitogorsk and CSKA Moscow.
Metallurg Magnitogorsk and CSKA Moscow played the final playoff for winning the KHL last season as the team from Magnitogorsk won the playoff series and triumph with the title. It was a huge surprise, because CSKA Moscow were pointed as favourites but somehow Metallurg managed to surprise them and steal the win in the last game. Now the new season is starting and these two teams are going to play again. CSKA are again favourites, but we think that Metallurg should not be underestimated one more time.
So we are not going to go for final result here, we decided to go for under 4.5 goals, which is the over/under line. It looks risky, but as a first game, we hardly believe we are going to see more than 3-4 goals.