Prediction and odds for the game: Smolevichi (11/4) v Dinamo Minsk (19/20)
We are backing the away win
When: Friday 24th April 2020, Kick-off 4 PM
Where: Stadyen FLC Oktyabrsky
On Friday afternoon, Smolevichi host Dinamo Minsk in the Belarus Premier League, as the home side look for their first league win of the season.
The home side has collected just three points from their league campaign so far in the Belarus Premier League. However, they yet to pick up their first league win of the campaign. A 1-1 draw at Belshina Bobruisk last time out means that Smolevichi have drawn their two league games.
Their league matches have been low-scoring this season, as all five have produced under 2.5 goals. The lack of goals in Smolevichi’s games is not a new trend, as eight of their last nine matches in the Premier League have now produced under 2.5 goals dating back to their last spell in the top-flight in 2018.
For Smolevichi playing at their home ground has proven little advantage. In fact, the top-flight new boys have now failed to win in their last seven matches on home soil in the top-flight, suffering five defeats in the process. A lack of goals has been a major factor in poor home results. The home side has scored just once in their last six matches on home soil in the Belarus Premier League.
To make matters worse, Smolevichi has a poor recent record against Dinamo Minsk, losing the last four meetings with the team from the capital. However, they have only met twice in the Belarus Premier League.
The visitors have made an inconsistent start to their season in the Belarus Premier League. A 2-0 home win over Neman Grodno last time out means that Dinamo have won just two of their first five league matches this season. In fact, they have won just three of their last 14 matches in the Belarus top-flight. Like the home side, their recent league matches this season have been low-scoring, with four of their five games producing under 2.5 goals.
Dinamo Minsk have been poor travellers dating back to last season. They head into this game on the back of a seven-game winless run away from home. They have also suffered defeat in their last four matches on their travels. A leaky defence has been the main cause of Dinamo’s problems on their travels, as they have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six away games in the Belarus Premier League, including three of their last four matches.
When it comes to form and respective home and away records, neither teams have been great. However, we are side with Dinamo to end their losing away run and record a narrow in a low-scoring contest.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 19/20 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/9. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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