SKA St. Petersburg vs. Avangard Omsk Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 07, 2022 18:30 CET
Despite many key departures, SKA opened their season with two straight victories. Ufa managed to win a point and lost in overtime, while Barys left St. Petersburg empty-handed.
This Wednesday, the hosts will be looking for a third consecutive win at home. However, their streak could be in danger against a desperate Avangard team that started off the season on the wrong foot.
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SKA St. Petersburg vs Avangard Omsk Odds
Moneyline Odds: 1.51/2.55
Total Over/Under (5.25): 2.01/1.80
SKA St. Petersburg Team News
SKA went through a lot of changes this preseason. Even before the last season ended, their imports and key players started leaving. It all culminated this summer when all of the remaining foreigners left, which meant their board had to rely on the domestic pool of players to strengthen the roster.
They managed to sign some experienced and proven domestic names but also secured the services of two new imports. By far their biggest signing was Dmitrij Jaskin who is supposed to be their new leader and main offensive provider.
Avangard Omsk Team News
Avangard´s new era without their legendary coach Bob Hartley got off to a very rough start. After winning the 2021 Gagarin Cup title they started making changes in their roster, but still had a solid last season relying on their powerplay and very physical style of hockey.
Their new coach Dmitry Ryabykin has more than a decent squad to work with with players like Corban Knight, but only time will tell if he will be able to adapt and keep this new-look Avangard team at the top.
SKA St. Petersburg vs. Avangard Omsk Prediction
SKA does not possess the same firepower as before but their defense has remained at a very high level. On the other hand, Avangard are struggling and conceded nine goals in the opening two games.
If they want to reverse the trend and get something out of this match, they have to tighten up defensively. Even though they don´t play as physical as before, we believe they are much better defensively than their stats suggest.
That´s why we decided to back the Asian Total Under for very solid 1.80 odds.
Date and time: 07.09.2022 18:30 CET
Prediction: Asian Total Total Under 5.25