Prediction and odds for the game: Shakhter Soligorsk (4/11) V Slavia Mozyr (13/2)
We are backing over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5
When: Saturday, 16th May 2020, Kick-off 15:00
Where: The Stadyen Budaunik
On Saturday afternoon, Shakhter Soligorsk host Slavia Mozyr at the Stadyen Budaunik, as both teams look to move closer to the European spots in the Belarus Premier League.
Like so many teams at the start of the Belarus top-flight campaign, the home side has been highly inconsistent. They are currently seventh place in the table, four points off the top of the table while being three points adrift of the European qualification spots.
Recent league results have been positive for Shakhter, as they are currently unbeaten in three league matches. A goalless draw at Vitebsk last time out ended a mini two-game winning run in the top-flight for Yuriy Vernydub’s team in the Premier League. One major positive for Shakhter of late has been their defensive displays, as the home side has kept clean sheets in six of their last seven matches in the Premier League.
Their home results in the top-flight have not been so positive, as Shakhter have won just one of their last four league matches on home soil. A 4-0 home win over Isloch last time out on home soil ended a three-game winless home run in the league.
Shakhter have been something of a bogey team for the visitors. The home side has beaten Slavia in 16 of the last 23 meetings while suffering just two defeats in the process.
The visitors have picked up just fewer point than the home side. A win could potentially catapult them up the league table. Slavia’s recent league form has been poor, as they have won just once in their last five Premier League outings. Last time out, they drew 0-0 with Torpedo Zhodino. The game was a rare low-scoring encounter for Slavia, as six of their last eight league games have produced over 2.5 goals.
The best way to describe Slavia’s away form of late in the Belarus top-flight is inconsistent. In their last seven away games, they have three, lost three and drawn one. Their recent away games have at least offered good entertainment value, as six of their previous five league matches on the road have produced over 2.5 goals.
When it comes to the table and gap in the quality there is not much between them. However, we feel that Shakhter’s recent hoodoo over Slavia may just be enough to tip the balance in favour of a home win. We also believe this game will produce goals, as both teams’ recent matches have been high-scoring. Also, this fixture has produced over 2.5 goals in four of the last five games.
Verdict: We are backing over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5 and/or the home win at odds of 3/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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