Prediction and odds for the game: Vitebsk (11/8) v Slavia Mozyr (21/10)
We are backing the home win
When: Sunday 3rd April 2020, Kick-off 2 PM
Where: The Stadyen Central’ny Vitsyebski
On Sunday afternoon, Vitebsk hosts Slavia Mozyr in the Belarus Premier League, as both teams search for consistent performances.
The home side has made a mixed start to the new league campaign, picking up ten points from their first six league matches. A record of three wins, two defeats and a draw illustrate their inconsistent form this season. Last time out Sergey Yasinskiy’s team suffered a 2-0 defeat at Isloch. The result means that all six of Vitebsk’s league games this season have produced under 2.5 goals. Their last eight league outings dating back to last season have produced under 2.5 goals.
The fact that Vitebsk have won their last two league games on home soil may be positive. However, they have also won just three of their last 11 Premier League matches on home soil too, which is certainly not a positive record.
Like their recent league games in general, their recent home matches have been low-scoring, as five of their last six games on home soil have produced under 2.5 goals. Back to the positives for Vitebsk, one of which is that they have kept clean sheets in four of their last six home games in the top-flight.
The visitors have endured mixed fortunes in the Belarussian top-flight so far this season, as they yielded seven points from their six league games so far. Despite the mixed start to the campaign, a victory in this game could catapult them up the table and could even be enough to move above their hosts.
An away victory seems like a remote possibility on current form, though, as Mikhail Martinovich’s team heads into this clash on the back of a three-game winless run. A 3-1 home defeat last time out against FK Minsk means that Slavia have now suffered two straight losses in the Belarus top-flight. The game followed a familiar high-scoring trend for the visitor’s league games this season, as it was the fifth game out of their last six that has produced over 2.5 goals.
Slavia recent away record could only be described as poor, as they have won just three of their last 12 league games on their travels. Their recent away games have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five matches.
Vitebsk head into this clash in the better form of the two teams. Therefore, we are backing the home win. As with their recent home games, we are backing this to be low-scoring and produce under 2.5 goals.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 11/8 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/15 (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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