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FC Smolevichi v Shakhter Soligorsk Preview, prediction and odds

FC Smolevichi v Shakhter Soligorsk Preview, prediction and odds

Prediction and odds for the game: FC Smolevichi (5/1) v Shakhter Soligorsk (3/5)

We are backing the draw at odds of 27/10

When: Sunday 12th April 2020, Kick-off 3 PM

Where: The Stadyen FLC Oktyabrsky

On Sunday afternoon, Smolevichi host Shakhter Soligorsk in the Belarus Premier League, as the home side looks for their first league win of the season.

FC Smolevichi

The home side has made a terrible start to the new Belarus Premier League campaign. In fact, they have picked up just a point from a possible nine this season. They kicked off the campaign with a respectable 1-1 draw at reigning champions Dinamo Brest, before defeats against Isloch and Vitebsk.

The poor results this season are just a continuation of what was a poor end to their last spell in the top flight back in 2018. In fact, the home side has now failed to win in 11 Premier League games stretching over two spells in the top-flight. Their recent matches in the top-flight have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in their last seven outings.

A poor recent home record in the Premier League has been a factor in their poor results. The home side has failed to win in six matches on home soil, suffering five defeats in the process. A failure to score in four of their last five home league games have played a big part in their poor recent results.

Smolevichi have never beaten the visitors in the Premier League, losing all three encounters in the top-flight of Belarussian football against the visitors.

Shakhter Soligorsk

The visitors have made a highly inconsistent start to their league campaign, picking up four points from a possible nine so far. Shakhter kicked off the campaign with a 1-0 home defeat against Torpedo Zhodino, before a 2-0 win at Gorodeya was followed up by a 0-0 draw at Neman Grodno last time out.

The early games of this season are following a similar low-scoring pattern to the matches at the end of the last campaign. Their last five league games have now produced under 2.5 goals.

The visitors recent away record is rather like their recent league record in general, in that it is inconsistent. A record of two wins in their last seven away games is not exactly a stellar one though. Their recent away matches in the Premier League have been low-scoring, with seven of their last eight matches on their travels producing under 2.5 goals.

Not only have Shakhtar won the last three meetings with the home side, but they have also kept clean sheets in all three victories too. All three games have produced under 2.5 goals.


The home side has not exactly made a great start to the new campaign. However, the visitors are so unpredictable. For those reasons, we are backing this game to finish all square. The other bet we recommend is the under 2.5 goals scored. The home side has struggled for goals on home soil, while the visitors most recent away games have been low-scoring.

Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 27/10 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/13. (All odds are taken from Bet365).

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