23 October 2014, Thursday, 16:03

Salavat Yulaev will have quite a difficult match on the banks of the Neva River


UFA, 23 October 2014. /Bashinform News Agency, Dmitry Slezin/. On Thursday, October 23, a central match of the championship of Kontinental Hockey League will be held between local SKA and Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) in St. Petersburg.

Ufa players won Jokerit 4:2 at the first game of their north-west travel to Helsinki, but then lost in Riga — 1:2. SKA so far have only one defeat – to Atlant (3: 4), they gained the greatest number of points — 56 and goals — 91.

The honoured coach of the USSR, the former coach of the Ukrainian national team, as well as many clubs in the KHL Anatoly Bogdanov gave his forecast  for this fight.

“Ufa players still lack stability, especially in the goalkeeper's line of the team. I think that SKA will win 4-2”, Anatoly Bogdanov summed up.

The match starts in St. Petersburg at 19.30 Moscow time.