Salavat Yulaev vs Avtomobilist: predictions for first match of KHL playoffs second round
UFA, 14 March 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Today, Salavat Yulaev is starting the second round of the playoffs with the local Avtomobilist in Yekaterinburg. Hockey experts named the powerplay among the advantages of the home team. In the series with Traktor, Avtomobilist capitalized on six powerplay situations out of 13 and had only one miss shorthanded. Do not forget that the team of Andrei Martemyanov won the regular KHL championship in the Eastern Conference.
Salavat Yulaev demonstrated a success rate shorthanded in the first round with Metallurg, but the powerplay did not go well — three goals out of 23 attempts.
As reported by the Bashinform News Agency, experts, including the famous coach Vyacheslav Bykov, believe that the Avtomobilist — Salavat Yulaev series will be the most unpredictable. Opponents will not risk in the first confrontation, so today fans will not see many goals.
Kick-off is at 7.00 p.m. Ufa time. Live broadcast on the BST channel.