Spartak vs Dinamo Riga: prediction for the KHL match
Spartak looked good in the first games and managed to earn eight points. Now the team is on the fifth line of the Western Conference standings. But in the matches with SKA (0:2) and CSKA (3:5), the Red-and-Whites yielded, despite showing character and excellent play.
The Muscovites are still waiting for Jake Virtanen to join them: he will diversify their attacking performance. In general, Spartak are doing really well and lost only to the leaders, scoring two points in all other matches.
Dinamo Riga are the underdogs in their conference and will probably not get into the playoffs this season. They were crushed by Lokomotiv (0:4) and Traktor (1:6) at home but managed to win over Torpedo (2:1) and Barys (3:2).
The residents of Riga have difficulties with attacking performance and often cannot score more than two goals. They do not recover if they concede three times, as the players simply lack skill and class for that. Dinamo are at their best on counterattacks.
Dinamo scored less than 3 goals in 3 out of 4 games.
In 3 out of 4 games against Dinamo Riga, Spartak scored in the first period.
Spartak are in good shape, even though they lost the games against SKA and CSKA. Dinamo Riga have always played poorly away and struggled to score. Spartak will probably have more scoring chances, and they should use them. We think they are a stronger team and have a bigger chance to win.
Our prediction - Spartak to win.
Spartak are ready to deliver good performance this season. Dinamo Riga have problems on the defensive, so we believe that the hosts will be able to score more than three goals.
Second bet - Spartak IT over 3 goals.