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Russian Kontinental Hockey League

Russian Kontinental Hockey League betting guide

Kontinental Hockey League Betting Tips

The Kontinental Hockey League, more commonly known as the KHL, is one of the world’s leading ice hockey leagues. With a number of top teams and great players, bettors will always be able to find great odds on a number of markets. KHL Betting is an exciting and compelling prospect for any online bettor.

KHL Background And Format

The KHL is considered to be the strongest ice hockey league in all of Europe, and behind only the NHL in terms of quality and intrigue. Founded in 2008, the competition has grown exponentially in stature over the last 12 years.

Running from September to April, it has a combination of teams from both Easten Europe and Asia. While the majority of the teams in the league are from Russia (19) there are also sides from countries such as Latvia, China, Finland, Belarus and Kazakhstan. It is unusual to have so many different nations represented in one sports league, so this means there are a great variety of sides for online bettors to choose from.

KHL Best Performing Teams

Historically the most successful sides in the KHL have tended to be from Russia. The side with the most championships are AK Bars Kazan. A popular side with online bettors, they have won three out of the eleven tournaments, with their most recent win coming in the 2017/18 campaign.

Another of the sides who have tasted victory on a number of occasions are SKA Saint Petersburg. Always likely to receive enticing odds, the side from Russia’s second city have lifted the majestic Gagarin Cup (the trophy awarded the playoff/overall winner of the KHL) on two occasions, 2016/17 season being their most recent success, where they overcame Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the playoff final.

In the most recent fully completed KHL campaign, it was another all Russian final between CSKA Moscow and Avangard Omsk. Both sides had been losing finalists in previous seasons, but were both looking for their first victory in the competition.

With both sides having good odds going into the final, it was always going to be especially intriguing for online bettors to see who was going to come out on top in the final. In the end, it was CSKA Moscow who triumphed with a 4-1 victory. The side from the capital will certainly be eager to retain their title when the 2019/20 season gets back under way.

Why You Should Bet On The KHL

The KHL has the highest total attendance in Europe with 5.32 million spectators in the regular season. This demonstrates what a popular league it has become, with fans attending games as far east as Beijing and as far west as Riga. While it is Russian sides who have dominated since the inception of the league, an unfancied side could always surprise the betting odds and go on a winning run.

EagleBet offers its visitors great betting tips and score predictions on the most important KHL matches that take place across the season.

You can use our betting tips today before betting on the ice hockey competition. EagleBet makes KHL betting easy and enjoyable for all their customers.

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