Former captain of HC Salavat Yulaev Vladimir Antipov believes in victory of Ufa team in Riga
UFA, 14 October 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Dmitry Slezin/.
On Wednesday, October 14, HC Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) will hold another match in the framework of the eighth championship of the Kontinental Hockey League. In Riga the Ufa team will compete with HC Dinamo.
The expert of "Bookmakers Rating", the five-fold Russian champion and World Championship silver medalist 2002, former forward of the clubs — Lokomotiv (Torpedo), Salavat Yulaev, Tractor, Severstal and the national team of Russia Vladimir Antipov gave his forecast for this match: "Change of coaches seems to be fruitful for Salavat Yulaev. The Ufa team led by Igor Zakharkin plays successfully in general. Yes, there was a failure in the home match against HC Medveščak lost with the score of 2: 5, but in other matches Salavat Yulaev won. The team improves its standings.
Riga players in the last matches were not so good. They have difficulties in hitting the net. In the last four games only five goals were scored in the regular time. It is difficult to count on victory with such a result. In this match Salavat Yulaev is a favourite. I think that the Ufa players will take another three points. At least, I wish them this".
The match HC Dinamo (Riga) – HC Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) will start at 19.30 MSK.