Energetik-BGU Minsk 9-3-8, Neman Grodno 11-4-4
8/8/20 9 am
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Energetik-BGU Minsk is hosting Neman Grodno at Stadyen RTsOP-BGU in round 21 in Belarus Vysshaya League.
Energetik is on a bad spell right now, and they haven’t won any of their last 4 games in the Vysshaya League. During this stretch, Energetik has scored only 4 goals, while conceding massive 15 goals. Thanks to this negative stretch, Energetik has dropped in the Vysshaya League table to 6th place with 30 points, 27 scored goals, and 30 conceded goals. This isn’t the first time this season that Energetik is on a bad spell, and they snapped out of it every time, and there is no reason to think this time will be different. In their last Vysshaya League game against Gorodeya on the road, Energetik was the dominant team with 54% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, and 8 corner kicks, but their defense is still not playing well, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Yakhshibaev is Energetik’s top goalscorer with 9 goals. There are no injuries or suspensions at Energetik at this time. Wherever Energetik ends this season, it will be better than the last season, but I still think Energetik has a good team and they could end up in the Europa League, but they need to get out of this slump fast.
Alongside Shakhtyor, Neman is the team in the best form in the Vysshaya League at the moment. Neman hasn’t lost any of their last 11 games while having 9 wins and 2 draws during this stretch. The most impressive thing about Neman is that they conceded only 2 goals in their last 11 games, and they haven’t conceded any goals in their last 8 games in the Vysshaya League. With 37 points, 24 scored goals, and only 13 conceded goals, Neman is in third place in the standings, 6 points away from the top. Their offense might not be as effective as Bate Borisov or Shakhtyor’s, but Neman’s defense is outstanding, second-best in the league. In their latest Vysshaya League game against Dinamo Minsk, Neman has had 50% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 4 corner kicks. With a goal in the 50th minute, Neman has won this match 1-0. Kadimyan has scored 8 goals for Neman this season, while Marusic added 5 goals, and Zabelin has 4 goals. There are no injuries in Neman at this time. The competition in the Vysshaya League is incredibly strong this season, and Neman is at the top of it. I don’t think Neman will win the title, but they certainly can get to the Europa League next season.
Energetik has never beaten Neman in the past, and their form is terrible, but their slump will end soon, and I will side with Energetik in this game because I think it might end this weekend. These are the teams of similar quality, and while Neman has the better defense, Energetik is better in the attacking end.