Prediction and odds for the game: Shakhter Soligorsk (5/6) v Dinamo Brest (3/1)
We are backing the draw at odds of 23/10
When: Wednesday, April 29th 2020, Kick-off 4 PM
Where: The Stadyen Budaunik
On Wednesday afternoon, Shakhter Soligorsk and Dinamo Brest take a break from the new Belarus Premier League campaign for this cup semi-final second leg.
The home side will be high on confidence having recorded a 2-0 win in Brest against Dinamo on Saturday. The win ended a four-game winless run, including a 2-0 defeat in this competition at Dinamo. The result may just give the home side a slight psychological advantage heading into this cup tie.
Although Shakhter have endured an underwhelming start to the current campaign, the home side has a good recent record in the cup, as they are holders of the competition. The defeat against Dinamo earlier this season ended an unbeaten run of 11 games in the cup for Shakhter, nine of which they had won in 90 minutes.
They have been prolific in Belarus cup of late, scoring at least two goals in six of their last eight matches. The home side has also kept four clean sheets in six matches in this competition. Shakhter are also unbeaten in 17 cup matches on home soil in 90 minutes, having recorded 11 victories in normal time.
The reigning Belarussian champions have endured an inconsistent start to the new campaign. They head into this match on the back of two straight league defeats against Vitebsk and of course that weekend defeat by Shakhter.
The visitors have a decent record in the Belarus cup of late, winning the competition in two of the last three seasons. However, Shakhter’s victory last season ended a run of two straight triumphs in the cup for the Dinamo.
The visitors are unbeaten in 15 cup games over 90 minutes while recording four wins in their last five outings in the competition. A key to those stellar recent good results has been their solid defensive displays, as Dinamo have conceded just once in their last five matches in the cup, keeping four clean sheets in the process.
The visitors are unbeaten in eight away games in the Belarus Cup over 90 minutes, having recorded five victories in normal time. Their last three away games in the cup have produced a total of one goal. However, their previous five cup away games all produced over 2.5 goals.
Neither side are in great form heading into this clash. The pair both have good recent records in the cup too. With those two factors in mind, we are backing the draw. The other bet we are recommending is under 2.5 goals scored, as we believe it will be a tight game.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 23/10 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/13. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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