Vitebsk vs. Energetik-BGU Minsk 10/17/20 Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vitebsk 7-10-8, Energetik-BGU Minsk 10-5-9
10/17/20 9 am
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Vitebsk is hosting Energetik-BGU Minsk at Centralnyj Stadion in round 26 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Vitebsk has been struggling in the Vysshaya League, and they haven’t won any of their last 6 games in the Vysshaya League. The only 2 wins for Vitebsk came in the Belarus Cup. With 31 points, 24 scored goals, and 30 conceded goals, Vitebsk is in 10th place in the Vysshaya League. In their last Vysshaya League match against Dinamo Minsk on the road, Vitebsk has had 43% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 20 free kicks, and only 1 corner kick. Vitebsk has lost this match 1-0. Carioca is the leading goalscorer for Vitebsk with 4 goals, while Cesar, and Volkov each added 2 goals. There are no reported injuries in Vitebsk at this time. Vitebsk is an average team, and they are right where they deserve to be in the Vysshaya League. Vitebsk ended last season in 12th place, but they will do a little bit better this season, but still far away from the Europa League.
For a long time this season, Energetik was close to the top of the Vysshaya League standings, but thanks to those black holes they had this season, Energetik is now in 9th place in the standings with 35 points, 34 scored goals, and 35 conceded goals. Energetik hasn’t won any of their last 3 games, and their last 2 games in the Vysshaya League. In their last Vysshaya League match against Isloch at home, Energetik was the better team with 57% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 16 free kicks, and 6 corner kicks. Energetik was leading 1-0 at the half time, but they conceded a goal in the 80th minute. The final score of this match was 1-1. Bakic is the leading goalscorer for Energetik with 5 goals, while Umarov, Sovpel, and Yudchits have each added 3 goals. There are no injuries in Energetik as of right now, but Mawatu is in danger of being suspended. Energetik was one of the best teams in the Vysshaya League in the first half of the season, but when they sold some of their best players, their form dropped, and Energetik has dropped in the standings. Energetik barely escaped the relegation last season, and even if they end this season where they are now, it will be a huge improvement for Energetik. Energetik still has 6 games to play this season, and theoretically, they can still end up in the Europa League spot, but for that to happen they would need to win all of their games until the end, which is not likely.
Vitebsk and Energetik have played only 4 times against each other, and Vitebsk has won 2 games, Energetik 1, while one game ended in a draw. I think Energetik is the better team here, at least they play better soccer, but Vitebsk is solid despite their bad form. I think I will try something on goals here because neither of the teams is playing good defense.