Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs. Dynamo Brest 8/6/20 Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 11-7-2, Dynamo Brest 9-2-7
8/6/20 1 pm
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Shakhtyor Soligorsk is welcoming Dynamo Brest to Stroitel Stadium in round 21 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Shakhtyor is playing in fantastic form, and they have been undefeated for almost 4 months, 16 games in a row. With 40 points, Shakhtyor is at the top of the standings, 3 points above Bate Borisov in second place, but Shakhtyor’s defense is much, much better, the best in the league with only 9 conceded goals in 20 games. Shakhtyor’s offense isn’t bad either, they scored 35 goals this season, which is the second-most in the Vysshaya League so far this season. In their most recent Vysshaya League game against Slutsk on the road, Shakhtyor was the better team with 58% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, and 9 corner kicks. With one goal in each half, Shakhtyor has won this match 0-2. Lisakovich has scored 9 goals for Shakhtyor so far this season, while Podstrelov added another 6 goals. Shindagoridze and Politevich are both injured, and it’s unlikely they will play again this season. Shakhtyor is in the best form of all the teams in the Vysshaya League right now, and being at the top just gives them more confidence, but I don’t think Bate Borisov will just roll over, which means Shakhtyor has to stay on their toes for the rest of the season.
Dynamo Brest has had some solid results as of late, but with only 1 win in their last 4 games, Dynamo is far from the top and the Europa League, at least for now because Dynamo Brest has 2 games less than the rest of the teams. With 29 points, 32 scored goals, and 22 conceded goals, Dynamo Brest is in 7th place in the standings. Laptev is Dynamo’s leading goalscorer with 6 goals, while Gordeychuk and Sawicki have both scored 5 goals. Elis Bakaj is the only injured player in Dynamo Brest. In their last Vysshaya League game against Vitebsk, Dynamo has had 52% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, and only 1 corner kick, Dynamo has won this game with an early goal in the 17th minute of the game. Dynamo Brest has won the title last season, but this season is not going as planned for them as Dynamo is dropping points all over the place, and there is no way they can defend the title this season. Dynamo can be proud of their accomplishment from last season as they ended the ling reign of Bate Borisov, and I’m not saying Dynamo can’t get to the Europa League spot this season, but they need to start playing better soccer if they want to do that.
When playing at home, Shakhtyor has not lost to Dynamo Brest in their last 8 games, and the trends are on Shakhtyor’s side. Shakhtyor is the better team here, and in better form, and for that reason I see them getting another nice win here.