For KMH it would even be the first loss this whole season as in Supercup they needed to go to overtime 3 times, but were never defeated finally. By the way there was already one direct duel between these two teams from Budapest and KMH won on Oct 5, 2019, with a 2-0 shutout. So last year’s Champion is also the big favourite in this game, especially as they have the far best power play (31,7%), the best penalty killing and the best scoring efficiency in the league. Additionally both of their goalies are on second and third place in save percentage - only behind Darya Dmitriyeva from Aisulu Almaty. But however – it is well known that derbies often have own rules and MAC can for sure play these games without any pressure.
In Vienna the Sabres will play two games against Team Poland / Silesia Brackens and they need at least two points if they want to be among the Top 4 again. And on Sunday evening the KEHV Lakers will face the Salzburg Eagles and here also both teams urgently need points – Salzburg to keep the hopes for a top 4 qualification alive, the Lakers to close the gap to 8th place.
The next games:
Saturday, January 11, 2020:
18.40 / 06.40 p.m.: MAC Budapest (HUN) – KMH Budapest (HUN)
Kisstadion Budapest; Referees: Haszonits Miklos; Holzer Bernadett, Paulheim Adrienn
19.25 / 07.25 p.m.: EHV Sabres Vienna (AUT) – Team Poland / Silesia Brackens (POL)
Erste Bank Arena 3 Vienna; Referees: Winklmayr Ulrike; Rebisant Georg, Voican Christian
Sunday, January 12, 2020:
14.25 / 02.25 p.m.: EHV Sabres Vienna (AUT) – Team Poland / Silesia Brackens (POL)*
Erste Bank Arena 3 Vienna; Referees: Leitl Michael; Tischler Bernhard, Voican Christian
*) Team Poland is officially the home team
17.00 / 05.00 p.m.: KEHV Lakers (AUT) – DEC Salzburg Eagles (AUT)
Stadthalle Villach; Referees: Orel Stephan; Telesklav Fabio, Unterköfler Norbert