Neman Grodno vs. Energetik-BGU Minsk 4/24/20 Belarus Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
4/24/20 1 pm
Over 2.5 (+140), Under 2.5 (-188)
Neman Grodno is hosting Energetik-BGU Minsk at ZSK Neman in round 6 of the Vysshaya League.
Like many other teams in the Vysshaya League this season, Neman is also playing hot and cold and is struggling with consistency on both ends. With the only win, 2 draws, and 2 losses, Neman is in 14th place in the standings with 5 points, 3 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals. In their most recent game in the Vysshaya League against Dinamo Minsk on the road, Neman has had 45% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, and 3 corner kicks. Neman has lost this game 2-0. Neman has scored a goal in 2 of their 5 games this season, while they conceded a goal in 3 of their 5 matches in the Vysshaya League. Last season Neman has ended in 10th place which was their maximum, and I expect the same this season. Even though Neman is not playing well at the moment, I think they will get better and climb the standings to end the season somewhere in the middle of the table. Good news for Neman is that plenty of other teams are struggling this season which will allow Neman to be higher in the standings if they can fix some of their tactical issues.
Energetik was fantastic in the first three games in the Vysshaya League this season where they won all three of those games, scored 6 goals, and conceded only 1 goal. Unfortunately for Energetik, all good things must come to an end. Energetik has lost their last 2 games and has failed to score a goal during that stretch. Sure, this could just be a confidence issue because those three wins were against some decent teams, but we will have to wait and see how will Energetik react in this game. Despite their two losses in a row, Energetik is in high 4th place in the standings with 9 points, 6 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals. In their latest Vysshaya League match against Gorodeya at home, Energetik was the better team with 56% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, and 6 conceded goals. Energetik is struggling with creating chances and scoring goals, and that is what cost them in this game. Energetik has lost this match 0-1. After barely escaping the relegation zone last season, this 4th place and more than the good start of the season are a breath of fresh air in Energetik, something even themselves did not expect. We are yet to see if Energetik can keep the pace up and if they can recover fast enough from this slump they are in to stay close to the top of the Vysshaya League.
In the two games, Neman and Energetik have played against each other, Neman has won 1 game, while the second one ended in a draw. I’ve been blindly backing Energetik in their last two games because I believe that their start of the season was not a fluke. Energetik has to end their dry spell sometime, and I believe that this match against Neman is a great chance to do so.