Energetik-BGU Minsk 9-4-8, FC Smolevichi 3-5-11
8/22/20 9 am
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Energetik-BGU Minsk is hosting FC Smolevichi at Stadyen RTsOP-BGU in round 22 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Energetik is having of their bad spells at the moment, but the good news is that they haven’t lost any of their last 2 games in the Vysshaya League. During this bad stretch, Energetik has conceded massive 16 goals, while scoring only 5 goals, one in each of their last 5 games. Energetik is slowly sliding down the standings and is now in 6th place with 31 points, and it’s safe to say that their title race is now over. Energetik has scored 28 goals in the Vysshaya League so far while conceding 31 goals in 21 games. In their last Vysshaya League match against Neman Grodno at home, Energetik has had 45% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 12 free kicks. Energetik got ahead early, in the 12th minute, but their defense couldn’t handle the pressure, and Energetik conceded a goal in the 47th minute. The final score of this match was 1-1. Yakshibaev has scored 9 goals for Energetik this season, but he has been sold to Shakhtar Soligorsk. Bakic, Sovpel, and Yudchits have all scored 3 goals for Energetik. It’s clear that selling your best player is not good for your team, and that is exactly what is happening to Energetik right now, but I guess money is more important than results, and Energetik was on the verge of a great accomplishment.
Smolevichi have had a few positive results lately, but they are still in the last place in the standings with only 14 points, 4 points away from the relegation playoffs. Surprisingly, Smolevichi isn’t the worse offensive or defensive team in the league. They have scored 20 goals while conceding 34 goals in 19 games. In their last 3 games in the Vysshaya League, Smolevichi hasn’t scored a single goal, but they have conceded 8 goals. Dzhigero has scored 3 goals for Smolevichi this season, while Vakulich and Barsukov also scored 3 goals, but they are no longer at the club. In their latest Vysshaya League match against Belshina, their direct competition to stay in the league, Smolevichi has had 60% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 13 free kicks. Smolevichi has had some good chances in this match, but the lack of offense in combination with the bad defense has cost Smolevichi in this match. Smolevichi has lost this game 0-3 at home. I just don’t see the scenario where Smolevichi will get enough wins until the end of the season to stay in the Vysshaya League.
Energetik and Smolevichi have played only one game against each other, and Energetik has won that match 2-0. Energetik is the better team here despite their bad form, but that slump has to end sometime, and Smolevichi is the perfect opponent to do that.