Belarus Premier League 2020 Round 8
Date: Fri, 08-May-20
Only one goal has scored in the history of the meeting between the two teams.
Slutsk were 1-0 at home and 0-0 away last season, holding their own against Energetik-BGU Minsk. Cedric Kouadio, who scored for Slutsk at the time, has moved to the Kazakhstan League.
Slutsk is in excellent condition.
With four wins and one draw in their last five league games, Slutsk currently leads the table with two points, making them a big dark horse for the season. It should be noted, however, that Slutsk’s home record is not excellent, as they have won all three of their away games so far and have only two wins, one draw and one loss at home.
Slutsk evens out the fire in the upper and lower half.
With 14 goals scored so far and an average of two on the field, Slutsk is the most offensive team in the White Russian Super League. The attacking firepower was very even, with seven goals in the first half and seven goals in the second half. Scoring five goals in the last 30 minutes of the second half also shows that this is a very resilient team.
The game is likely to be full of red and yellow cards.
Slutsk have shown red cards in four of their previous six matches, with two for themselves and two for their opponents, in addition to their 24 yellow cards, an average of four. On the Energetik-BGU Minsk side, they have also picked up two red cards in their last six games. In their previous win over Smoljevic, they picked up a red card each with their opponents, and they also picked up 24 yellow cards.
Both teams had more game fouls and red and yellow cards.
Both teams have three suspensions for the game.
Slutsk’s starting defender Denis Obrazov, Energetik-BGU Minsk’s starting defensive midfielder Aleksandr Svirepa, and right back Dmitri Girs were all suspended for this match due to red and yellow cards.
Also, Slutsk’s starting right-winger Evgeni Veljko is likely to miss this game due to injury.
Slutsk’s frontcourt player in hot form
Ivorian winger Umar Muhammed Bala has produced goals in each of the last three games for Slutsk, contributing three goals and an assist. He currently tied with Russian midfielder Artem Serdyuk, who missed the previous league match through injury and expected to make a comeback this time around. The team’s other star striker, Abdoul Gafar from Burkina Faso, has also scored two goals this season, scoring the team’s game-winning goal in his last game.
Energetik-BGU Minsk ‘s top scorer breaks the goal-scoring drought.
Jasurbek Yakhshiboev, the Minsk-powered Uzbek scorer, scored the first goal of his teammates in the last round and broke his three-game goal drought with a penalty kick in the final stages of the match. That announce his return to scoring form. It should note that all four of his league goals this season have come at home, and a single away goal has yet to score.
Energetik-BGU Minsk scores only one goal on the road.
Energetik-BGU Minsk has scored just one away goal so far this season, one of the fewest away goals in the league. Also, they have suffered three straight away defeats and three away losses. Interestingly, Slutsk’s home side has never had a zero shutout of an opponent to date, conceding a goal in each game.
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