Salavat Yulaev and Avtomobilist will play fourth match in Ufa: predictions
UFA, 20 March 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Today, the fourth match of the Salavat Yulaev vs Avtomobilist series will take place on the ice of Ufa-Arena. At the moment, the Ufa team is closer to reaching the final of the Eastern Conference of the KHL. The players of Nikolay Tsulygin in the third meeting won the opponent from Yekaterinburg in overtime (2: 1).
According to experts, the role of goalkeepers in this series is important: Juha Metsola and Jakub Kovář often end their opponent’s attacks with incredible saves. According to statistics, Finnish goalkeeper in the playoffs increased the percentage of saved throws from 93.4 to 96.4%. The Czech goalkeeper was a little behind in the above figure — 95.5%.
The forecasts for today's ice confrontation in the capital of Bashkiria differ. Nevertheless, the experts agreed on one thing: Avtomobilist needs a victory, as it is risky to return home with the score 3: 1, and there will be fewer chances to win back. Salavat Yulaev will not concede either.
The Salavat Yulaev — Avtomobilist match starts at 7.00 p.m. Ufa time.