Prediction and odds for the game: Slavia Mozyr (Evens) v Minsk (5/2)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday 25th April 2020, Kick-off 1 PM
Where: The Stadyen Junatsva
On Saturday afternoon, Slavia Mozyr host Minsk, with both teams looking to kick-start their campaigns in the Belarus top-flight.
The home side has made a highly inconsistent start to their campaign in the Belarus Premier League. They currently sit tenth place in a congested area of the top-flight table. However, they are just three points off top spot, as no one team has made a fantastic start to the new campaign.
Slavia head into this clash on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Isloch last time out. The result means that the home side has won two of their last five league matches dating back to last season. It also means that there have been over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five Premier League games.
They have a relatively strong recent record on home soil in the Belarus top-flight, as they are unbeaten in five matches on home soil, having recorded three wins and two draws. Slavia’s recent home league matches have been low-scoring, though, with under 2.5 goals scored in six of their last eight outings.
The visitors league campaign has slumped in recent games after a highly promising start to the new season. The club from the capital won their first three matches in the Belarus top-flight. However, they are now on a run of three straight losses in the league.
Last time out, they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Ruh Brest. The result means that Minsk have failed to score in their last three matches in the Premier League. Minsk lack of attacking threat has contributed to seven of their last ten league games producing under 2.5 goals.
The visitors have a poor recent away record in the Belarus Premier League dating back to last season. In fact, they have won just once in their last six matches in the top-flight, while suffering four defeats in the process. Minsk’s most recent away games in the top-flight have not been great for goals, as five of their last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals. The fact that Minsk have failed to score in four of those six games has certainly been a factor in the low-scoring games.
It seems pretty cut and dry this game. It is a team who are decent at home against poor travellers. With that in mind, we are backing the home win. We are also backing over 2.5 goals scored, as Minsk have failed to keep a clean sheet in 13 away games, while Slavia have scored at least twice in three of their last four home matches in the league.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at evens and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 13/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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