Energetik-BGU Minsk 9-2-5, Rukh Brest FC 5-7-4
7/12/20 9:30 am
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Energetik-BGU Minsk is welcoming Rukh Brest to Stadyen RTsOP-BGU in round 17 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
After going 4 games without a win, Energetik has won 2 straight games, including a big one against Bate Borisov last week. Energetik was mostly defending in this match and they had 44% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, and 2 corner kicks. Energetik conceded a red card and the penalty kick in the 20th minute of the game, but Energetik’s goalkeeper has made the save and the result didn’t change. In the 23rd minute, Energetik has scored a surprising goal. From that moment on, Energetik was defending exceptionally well and they have won this game 0-1. With this win, Energetik now has 29 points and is in 4th place in the standings, just 1 point away from the top. With 23 scored goals in 16 games, Energetik is among the best offensive teams in the Vysshaya League, while their defense has been more than solid with 15 conceded goals. Yakhshibaev is Energetik’s top goalscorer with 9 goals. Energetik is having a fantastic season, and I have a feeling they will be in the run for the title until the very end.
Rukh is on a 3-game streak without a loss during which they scored 5 goals and conceded only 1 goal. Rukh hasn’t scored a lot of goals this season, just 15, but it seems they are finding their form and improving their efficiency. With 13 conceded goals, Rukh is among the best defensive teams this season. Diallo is the leading goal scorer for Rukh with 4 goals, while Vasiljev added 3 goals. In their latest Vysshaya League game against Dinamo Minsk at home, Rukh was solid with 46% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 7 corner kicks. It was a tough game for both teams, but Rukh was able to score a goal in the 42nd minute, and they ended up winning this game 1-0. With this win, Rukh has gotten to 10th place in the standings and they have 22 points, but I think this is their maximum this season because Rukh doesn’t have the quality to compete with the teams from the top half of the standings. Rukh Brest is an average Vysshaya League team that will have no trouble staying out of the relegation zone but will not get anywhere near the Europa League, and I think they are satisfied with that.
Energetik and Rukh have played only once in the past, and Energetik has won that match 0-1. Energetik is the better team and in the better form, but Rukh is scoring a solid amount of goals as of late, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals here.