Dinamo Minsk vs. Shakhtyor Soligorsk 5/30/20 Belarus Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dinamo Minsk 4-1-5, Shakhtyor Soligorsk 5-3-2
5/30/20 12 pm
Over 2.5 (+125), Under 2.5 (-163)
Dinamo Minsk is hosting Shakhtyor Soligorsk at Tractor Stadium in round 11 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Dinamo has been anything but consistent this season and thanks to that, Dinamo is in 10th place in the standings with only 13 points, closer to the relegation zone than to the Europa League. Dinamo Minsk hasn’t lost any of their last 2 games, but just when you think they are starting to play better, Dinamo goes on and loses a couple of games. In their latest Vysshaya League against Vitebsk on the road, Dinamo has had 48% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 2 corner kicks. Dinamo Minsk has gotten an early lead in the 5th minute, but just 15 minutes later they have conceded a goal and the result hasn’t changed until the end of the game. Dinamo hasn’t been playing well on either end and they have scored only 13 goals, while conceded 11 goals in 10 games, an average of just over 1 goal per game. Last season Dinamo Minsk was just one spot away from the Europa League, but that was still 15 points less than Shakhtyor in 3rd place. Dinamo is not playing well this season, and I’m sure they are not happy about that in the club, but Dinamo has a solid team that is capable of playing much better soccer, they just need to get to that level.
Shakhtyor is playing in great form as of late and they have not lost any of their last 6 games. During this stretch, Shakhtyor has conceded only 2 goals, while scoring massive 16 goals in 6 games. With the form this good, Shakhtyor has quickly climbed the standings and they are now in 3rd place with 18 points, just 4 points away from Bate Borisov at the top. With 15 scored goals in 10 games, Shakhtyor has been outstanding offensively, but with only 3 conceded goals, Shakhtyor is by far the best defensive team in the Vysshaya League. In their last Vysshaya League match against Belshina at home, Shakhtyor has had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, and 4 corner kicks. Shakhtyor was incredibly effective in this match and they have scored 4 goals from their 4 shots on goal. Shakhtyor has won this match 4-0. After this match, Shakhtyor’s schedule is getting a bit tougher, but seeing that Shakhtyor has been playing well over the last few weeks, I’m confident they can play against any team put in front of them.
When playing at home, Dinamo Minsk has not lost against Shakhtyor in their last three games. The trends are on Dinamo Minsk’s side in this matchup, but I’m not ready to write off Shakhtyor just yet. Frankly, this could be anyone’s game, which is why I will stick with goals here.