Shakhtar Soligorsk 15-7-5, Bate Borisov 16-5-6
11/7/20 11 am
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Shakhtar Soligorsk is welcoming Bate Borisov to Stroitel Stadium in round 28 in the Belarus Vysshaya League.
Overall, Shakhtar was the best team in the Vysshaya League this season, and they are in second place with 52 points, just 1 point less than Bate Borisov at the top. Shakhtar has been great in the attacking end with 50 scored goals, but their defense has been outstanding with only 17 conceded goals in 27 games. Soligorsk was playing against Belshina on the road in their last game, and they have had 46% of ball possession in that match, 13 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 13 free kicks. Shakhtar has had a good game, and they have deservedly won 1-5 on the road. Podstrelov is the leading goalscorer for Shakhtar with 8 goals so far this season. Shindagoridze and Politevich are the only 2 injured players for Shakhtar, but they have been injured for a long time. Balanovich, Sachivko, Politevich, and Ivanovic are all in danger of being suspended if they conceded another yellow card. There are 3 more games left to be played this season, and except for this game, Shakhtar has a good schedule, which means this game could very well decide the champion. Overall, Shakhtar has been fantastic this season, and they absolutely deserve the title.
Bate has lost only 1 of their last 7 games in the Vysshaya League, but their job is not yet done. With 53 points, 59 scored goals, and 31 conceded goals, Bate Borisov is at the top of the table. In their last Vysshaya League game, Bate was hosting Vitebsk, and they were the better team in that game with 54% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 12 free kicks, and 11 corner kicks. With 1 scored goal in the first half and 2 more scored goals in the second half, Bate has deservedly won this game 3-1. Skavysh is the leading goalscorer for Bate with massive 17 goals, while Ignatovich added 10 goals. There are no injured players for Bate Borisov, but Milic, Filipovic, and Yablonski are all in danger of being suspended if they concede another yellow card. As the Belarus Cup winner, Bate has qualified for the Europa League, but they failed to reach the group stage because they lost to CSKA Sofia. Bate Borisov has lost the title by 5 points last season after winning this competition for many years in a row, and they might be at the top now, but there are 3 games left, and Bate still has to play against Dinamo Minsk on the road. If Bate wins this game, I believe they will win the title, but everything short of a win might cost Bate Borisov another title.
The trends are heavily on Bate’s side in this matchup, and they might be the better team, but Shakhtar has the best defense in the league, while still playing a solid offense. Shakhtar has had very little success at home against Bate, but now is the time to step up because the title is at stake. I will give Shakhtar a shot here.