Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs. Gorodeya 7/11/20 Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs. Gorodeya 7/11/20 Vysshaya League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-11 13:30:00 EDT

Shakhtyor Soligorsk is welcoming Gorodeya to Stroitel Stadium in round 17 of the Belarus Vysshaya League.

Shakhtyor has been absolutely outstanding and they haven’t lost any of their last 12 games. Thanks to their fantastic streak, Shakhtyor is the new leader in the Vysshaya League with 30 points, 25 scored goals, and only 8 conceded goals. Offensively, Shakhtyor isn’t much worse than Bate Borisov, but their defense on the other hand has been just lights out this season. In their latest Vysshaya League game against Torpedo on the road, Shakhtyor was fantastic with 54% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, and 2 corner kicks. With 1 goal in the first half and 3 more goals in the second half, Shakhtyor has won this game 1-4. Shinagoridze and Politevich are both injured, and the season is over for them. Lisakovich is Shakhtyor’s top goalscorer with 9 goals, while Podstrelov added 6 goals. There are 4 teams within 2 points in the Vysshaya League standings, but Shakhtyor is in the best form of them all, especially on the defensive end. The schedule is in Shakhtyor’s favor over the next few games, and at least for that time, Shakhtyor will stay at the top of the standings.

Gorodeya has been struggling massively and they have won only 1 of their last 11 games. With only 16 points this season, Gorodeya is in 13th place, which is outside the relegation zone but only by 1 point. Gorodeya has scored only 14 goals this season and they are the second-worst offensive team in the Vysshaya League, while they conceded 24 goals, which isn’t that bad. Sajcic and Arhipov are Gorodeya’s top goal scorers with 5 goals each. In their most recent match in the Vysshaya League against Vitebsk at home, Gorodeya was solid with 50% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, and 6 corner kicks. Gorodeya was losing 1-2, but they were able to score a goal in the 87th minute, and this match ended in 2-2 draw. Gorodeya has had some good moments this season, especially at the beginning of the season when they were able to string 3 wins together, but since then, Gorodeya has been more or less a disaster on both ends and they aren’t that much better than the teams in the relegation zone. Does that mean that Gorodeya will end up in the relegation zone, I don’t know, but they will certainly have a tough time until the end of the season.

Of the 10 games that Shakhtyor and Gorodeya played in the past, Shakhtyor has won 8, while the other 2 ended in a draw. There is nothing that would make me step in front of this Shakhtyor train. With the form Shakhtyor is in, they seem unstoppable for many teams, and Gorodeya is certainly one of those teams.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Shakhtyor -1.5

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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