Belshina Bobruisk 5-5-14, Shakhtyor Soligorsk 13-7-4
9/27/20 8 am
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Belshina Bobruisk is hosting Shakhtyor Soligorsk at Spartak Stadium in round 25 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Belshina has had some good results in the Vysshaya League as of late, but they haven’t won any of their last 3 games. With 20 points, Belshina is in 14th place in the standings, which is in the relegation zone playoffs, but Belshina is just 1 point away from the safety. Belshina has scored 27 goals so far this season, while they conceded 45 goals. In their latest Vysshaya League game against Vitebsk on the road, Belshina has had 45% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 11 free kicks, and 4 corner kicks. Belshina conceded a goal in the 53rd minute, but they tied the score just 11 minutes later. The final score of this match was 1-1. There aren’t any reported injuries in Belshina, but Bordukov and Salimov are both in danger of being suspended if they concede another yellow card. Kovel is the leading goalscorer for Belshina with 9 goals, while Salimov and Glebko each added 4 goals. Belshina has been playing better as of late, and I like their chances to stay in the Vysshaya League, but I think Belshina has to win at least 2 more games to accomplish that.
Shakhtyor has been outstanding this season, especially on the defensive end, but they have lost their last, possibly crucial game of the season. In their last match against Slavia Mozyr on the road, Shakhtyor has had 51% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 13 free kicks, and 7 corner kicks. Shakhtyor has been the better team in this game, but they weren’t able to score a goal. In the 81st minute of the game, Shakhtyor has conceded a goal, and in the end, Shakhtyor has lost this match 1-0. With this loss, Shakhtyor has lost the top spot to Bate Borisov, and they are now in second place with 46 points, 3 points less than Bate Borisov. Shakhtyor is still the best defensive team in the league, but they no longer depend only on themselves. Politevich and Shindagoridze are both still injured, while Bodul and Sachivko are in danger of being suspended because of the yellow cards. Podstrelov has scored 7 goals for Shakhtyor this season, while Arhipov, Yakshibaev, and Ivanovic all added 4 goals each. Shakhtyor doesn’t have a choice but to win this game, and they better if they want to stay in the title race with Bate Borisov, or at least to stay in second place because Neman is on their tail.
Belshina hasn’t won any of their last 5 games against Shakhtyor. The trends are on Shakhtyor’s side in this matchup, and they are the better team here. Both teams need a win here, but Shakhtyor needs it more. I will stick with Shakhtyor on the road.