Salavat Yulaev will play with Barys: points distribution in KHL table
UFA, 17 January 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
On January 17, Ufa hockey players will play away match with Kazakhstan’s Barys. The neighbors in the table (the hosts are fifth, Salavat Yulaev are the sixth in the East) will compete for points on the ice of Barys Arena.
The club from Astana lost to Spartak in the last home game (4: 5). In this match, hockey experts noted a poor game of goalkeeper Henrik Karlsson, whose replacement in the course of the meeting did not help to win the red and white team. The Ufa players should play with the Kazakhstan team more carefully and try not to earn penalties since Barys is in the Top-3 of the KHL in terms of the power-play success rate.
After a four-match series of home victories, Salavat Yulaev suffered two defeats (Sibir 4: 2 and Avangard 5:4 in shootouts). The players of Nikolai Tsulygin are still in the top ten of the league regarding specialty teams: 86.1% reliability shorthanded (4th place) and 24.5% of the power-play success rate (5th place).
Bookmakers assume that this season Salavat Yulaev has twice won Barys (3: 0 — on the road and 7: 3 — at home). The Kazakhstan club shows an unbalanced game with direct competitors, so the bets on Salavat wins are popular.
The beginning of the match "Barys" — "Salavat Yulaev" starts at 6.30 p.m Ufa time. It will be broadcasted on the BST and KHL TV.