HC Salavat Yulaev starts another home series with Avangard - forecast
UFA, 22 October 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
On October 22, the next home series of HC Salavat Yulaev will start on the ice of Ufa-Arena. The team of Nikolai Tsulygin will meet with Avangard (Omsk).
At the moment, despite two defeats in the last three games (with Avtomobilist and Ak Bars), HC Salavat Yulaev is still among the six best clubs in the KHL. Zakhar Arzamastsev, Sergey Tereshchenko, Stanislav Gareev, and Anton Burdasov will not take part in the match with Omsk.
Yesterday Avangard was defeated by Traktor (1: 2). It was the second defeat in a row for the Omsk ice squad. Now Bob Hartley’s players occupy the second line of the East, but they are already 10 points behind the leaders (Avtomobilist from Yekaterinburg). Avangard has not the best indicator in the powerplay — 18.6%. The goalkeeper Kari Ramo, defenders Maxim Berezin and Nikita Pivtsakin, forward Alexander Yaremchuk still undergo medical treatment.
Bookmakers prefer Omsk, but there are suggestions that the match in the capital of Bashkiria will end in a draw during the regular time. The Salavat Yulaev – Avangard match kicks off at 7.a.m. local time.