Shakhtyor Soligorsk 7-4-2, Rukh Brest FC 3-6-4
6/21/20 1 pm
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Shakhtyor Soligorsk is welcoming Rukh Brest FC to Stroitel Stadium in round 14 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Shakhtyor is having a fantastic season and they haven’t lost any of their last 9 games. With only 5 conceded goals this season, Shakhtyor is by far the best defensive team in the Vysshaya League. Usually, when the team is that dominant on the defensive end, their offense is not on the high enough level, but that is not the case here because Shakhtyor has scored 19 goals in 13 games. In their latest Vysshaya League match against Bate Borisov on the road, Shakhtyor was solid with 51% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 1 corner kicks. This match ended in a 2-2 draw. With 25 points, Shakhtyor is in second place, just 2 points behind Bate Borisov. Shakhtyor is playing good soccer this season and they are the legit contestant for the title this season, I just hope they can stay consistent until the end. Last season, Shakhtyor was 10 points away from the title, but this season they have started well from the start and I don’t see them dropping out of the race anytime soon.
Rukh Brest is just an average Vysshaya League team that hasn’t won any of their last 5 games while scoring only 3 goals during that stretch. In the standings, Rukh is in 12th place with 15 points, just two points away from the relegation playoffs. Defensively, Rukh has been solid with only 12 conceded goals, but 10 scored goals I simply not enough to expect any better results. In their latest Vysshaya League match against Vitebsk at home, Rukh was the weaker team with 47% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, and 5 corner kicks. Rukh has conceded a goal early, in 10th minute, while in the 65th minute they also conceded a red card. Without a red card, Rukh would have maybe tied the game, but with a player, less on the field they had no chance and they lost this match 0-1. I believe that Rukh has enough quality to stay in the Vysshaya League next season as well, but that’s about it of what we can expect from Rukh Brest. Rukh’s away record this season is 2-4-1 alongside 7 scored goals and 5 conceded goals. After this match, Rukh is playing against Belshina at home, and if they want to increase their chances of staying in the Vysshaya League, Rukh has to win that match.
Shakhtyor and Rukh have never played against each other in the past. Shakhtyor is the better team here on both ends and I see them winning this match to stay in the hunt for Bate Borisov at the top of the Vysshaya League.