With the beginning of the academic year, the KHL starts. Last season's finalists Avangard and CSKA will meet in the first match. Matches among teams are characterized by a lot of struggle. This affects performance. Both teams were preparing for the season, taking part in tournaments of various levels.
Vanguard left a more positive impression before the season. The team is being rebuilt. Young hockey players got a place on the ice. Ligaments are not broken. The leaders of both teams continue to reach their optimal playing level.
Avangard vs CSKA: analysis and statistics
The hosts are now showing aggressive hockey. At the same time, they achieve the desired result. In the last 5 games, Avangard has won 3 victories and lost 2 meetings. In 4 out of 5 matches, 5 or more goals were scored. In total, the future owners have scored 16 goals. Have conceded 15 times.
CSKA have lost 4 of their last 5 meetings. The team, only once, in regulation time, played in a draw with Spartak. 5 goals were scored and 10 goals conceded.
In the final, Avangard was stronger: 2 - 4. Both teams played more defensive hockey. In the last 6 head-to-head meetings, the teams have broken through TB4.5 only once. In the upcoming meeting, CSKA will try to dry up the match. They will act tightly on the defensive and rely on quick counterattacking actions. But you need to take into account the effectiveness of the Vanguard in recent matches.