Dinamo Minsk vs. FK Slutsk 5/2/20 Belarus Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
5/2/20 11 am
Over 2.5 (+100), Under 2.5 (-125)
Dinamo Minsk is welcoming FK Slutsk to Tractor Stadium in part of round 7 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Dinamo has had a terrible start of the season, but they are slowly waking up from their hibernation. Dinamo is in 6th place in the standings with 9 points, 9 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals. Dinamo Minsk has won two of their last games, one at home and one on the road. Both offense and defense have improved a lot for Dinamo Minsk which is a great sign for their ambitions this season. In their most recent match against Smolevichi on the road, Dinamo had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, and 5 corner kicks. This was a good match for Dinamo, a match which they won 1-3. There are a few tough matches in front of Dinamo Minsk, but I believe they have enough quality to play against anyone, and most importantly, Dinamo has entered a really good form, both offensively and defensively. Dinamo Minsk was really close to the Europa League last season, and despite their slow start this season, Dinamo’s chances are still more than good and there is plenty of time left for them to climb the standings and to end up in the top three this season.
Slutsk is the best team in the Vysshaya League this season and they are at the top with 13 points, huge 12 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals. Slutsk has scored at least one goal in 5 of their 6 games this season, while they scored 5 in their last two games. In their most recent match in the Vysshaya League against Belshina at home last weekend, Slutsk was the better team with 56% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, and only 1 corner kick. Slutsk had the 2-1 lead at the half time, but just as the second half started, Belshina tied the game at 2-2. Slutsk was the better team and the reward came in 88th minute when Mohammed scored a winning goal for Slutsk. Defensively, Slutsk hasn’t been playing well, but thanks to their atomic offense, Slutsk is at the top of the Vysshaya League. Slutsk escaped the relegation zone last season so the results this season are quite a surprise even for Slutsk. Same as Dinamo Minsk, Slutsk is having a tough few games in the next few weeks where I expect them to continue scoring goals, but I don’t think their defense will improve anytime soon. There are quite a few surprises in the Vysshaya League this season, and Slutsk is certainly one of them. I hope that Slutsk can continue winning games because that is what makes the league interesting.
The trends are on Dinamo Minsk’s side in this matchup, but I don’t think I can rely on that here. Both teams are scoring a lot as of late, but both teams are conceding goals as well. Taking everything into consideration, I will pick something on goals here.