Rukh Brest FC vs. Gorodeya 5/2/20 Belarus Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
5/2/20 9 am
Over 2.5 (+210), Under 2.5 (-275)
Rukh Brest FC is hosting Gorodeya at Yunost Stadium in round 7 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
After not so great start of the season, Rukh has had some solid results and they haven’t lost any of their last 3 games. Rukh hasn’t been particularly good on either end this season as they scored only 2 goals in 6 games, but they also conceded only 2 goals so far. With 8 points, Rukh is in 12th place in the standings, but unless Rukh starts scoring some goals, they will end up in the relegation zone fast. In their last match in the Vysshaya League against Torpedo on the road, Rukh was solid with 49% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, and 9 corner kicks. This was pretty even match and neither of the teams deserved a victory, it ended just like it should, in a 0-0 draw. Rukh’s schedule in the next few weeks is not bad for them and I believe we can expect some goals on Rukh’s part, finally. Being the newcomer to the Vysshaya League, Rukh has a tough job to keep their status for next season, but at least for now, Rukh is up to the task, on the defensive end at least. Offensively, Rukh will have to step up their game to make their job just a bit easier.
Gorodeya was on a nice roll for a while there, until last week when they lost to awoken Bate Borisov. Gorodeya was by far the weaker team in that match and has had only 26% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, and 4 corner kicks. Gorodeya didn’t stand a chance and they lost this match 0-2. Gorodeya has won 9 points so far in the Vysshaya League and is in 9th place. Despite being close to the upper half of the table, the difference in quality between the top 6 teams and the rest is enormous, and I’m afraid that Gorodeya is on the weaker side of that. Gorodeya has scored only 3 goals in 6 games while they conceded 5 goals, just an average of a goal per game. The next few games will be hard for Gorodeya because they are playing against the team that is above their weight class and I think that Gorodeya will drop a few spots in the next few weeks. Gorodeya ended last season in 7th place, but I don’t think they can repeat that result this season as well because their quality and consistency has dropped hard. I think that Gorodeya will struggle the whole season and will be lucky if they stay outside the relegation zone.
Rukh and Gorodeya have played only once before and that was in the friendly match which Gorodeya won. This smells on a draw because neither team is playing well in the attacking end. Both of these teams are actually playing better soccer on the road. I will take a stab at a draw.