Gorodeya vs Soligorsk Soccer Betting Prediction

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Gorodeya vs Soligorsk Soccer Betting Prediction

Gorodeya vs Soligorsk Soccer Betting Prediction

Both teams under pressure after the defeat at the start!

Last weekend saw the kick-off of the new 2021 season in the Belarusian Vysshaya League. In contrast to the majority of European leagues, a year-round championship is being held in the 9.5 million country Belarus. There were some surprises on the first day of play, because none of the top four of last season started with a complete success.

After the unsuccessful start, the pressure for the top teams is already noticeable on the second match day, a success must be achieved. Shakhtar Soligorsk, third in last season’s table, has to play abroad after a last-minute defeat at home.

It was not only Shakhtar Soligorsk who started the new season with a defeat, but this also applies to the hosts. In the away game at Vitebsk (table 13th of the previous year) Gorodeya also suffered a 0-1 defeat due to an own goal. After the unfortunate defeats last weekend, the first points are targeted.

According to the betting base odds comparison on Saturday afternoon between Gorodeya and Soligorsk, the prediction for the guests is promising. According to our large bookmaker comparison at Gorodeya vs Soligorsk, the best bookmakers lure for a guest victory with odds of up to 1.60, while the home win offers more than five times the stake.

Gorodeya – Statistics & current form

The history of FC Gorodeya is by no means common for a first division club. In 2004, the club was founded out of the almost 4,000-inhabitant village of Haradzeya. The club did not compete on the green lawn, but in the hall. FC Gorodeya was founded as a futsal club and only three years later there was also a football department at FC Gorodeya that entered the league system.

It took eight years to walk through

The soccer division can look back on an extremely successful time. In the first year, it was promoted to third class (2007). In 2010 the title in the third league followed and five years later Gorodeya fixed the promotion to the highest Belarusian league. The club has been represented in the Vysshaya League since 2016 and established itself there straight away.

Since the ascent, the club has had no worries about relegation and reached ninth place in the first three seasons. Last season, head coach Oleg Radushko’s team achieved the greatest success when the season ended in seventh place after 30 match days. Nonetheless, the gap to international starting positions (21 points in the previous year) remains enormous.

Goals are in short supply at Gorodeya

With 31 goals against 29 goals, Gorodeya had a slightly positive goal difference. In total, this makes 60 goals in 30 games and thus an average of exactly two goals per game. In calendar year 2019, this was the lowest average of all teams.

Accordingly, betting on the Under 2.5 was often the right choice. Only in twelve of the 30 games at least 30 goals were scored. Logically odds of over 2.00 for at least three hits are offered between Gorodeya and Soligorsk.

Probable lineup of Gorodeya:

Dovgyallo – Joksimovic, Ignatenko, Pavlyuchek, Sazonovich – Baiduk, Volovik, Sorokin, Poznyak, Sajcic – Arkhipov

Last games from Gorodeya:

Premier League
03/21 2020 FK Vitebsk 1 – 0 FK Gorodeya
Club friendlies
02/06 2020 FC Tambov 0 – 0 FK Gorodeya
Premier League
12/01 2019 Schachzjor Salihorsk 1 – 0 FK Gorodeya
11/24 2019 FK Gorodeya 2-3 FK Homel
11/09 2019 FK Sluzk 0 – 0 FK Gorodeya

Soligorsk – Statistics & current form

Belarusian teams away from BATE Borisov are often a blank slate. In addition to the dominator of the past 15 years, soccer insiders may also know the reigning champions Dynamo Brest. But Shakhtar Soligorsk might well be familiar to some soccer experts. After all, Shakhtar has never ranked worse than fifth in the last 20 years.

Almost every year, the club tries – mostly briefly – to qualify for the UEFA Europa League. In the summer of 2019, the Belarusian representative survived two knockout rounds before the Italian club Turin FC was one size too big. The club will start the next attempt in summer 2020, as last season’s third place in the table once again reached the Europa League qualification.

Coach change despite an average of 2.25 points per game

Ukrainian Yurii Vernydub has been on the coaching bench of the three-time cup winner (current defending champion) since November. His Russian predecessor Sergey Tashuev had to vacate his place completely unexpectedly after one and a half years in office. In 72 competitive games, he achieved a splendid point average of 2.25 points per game, nevertheless the separation took place.

Vernydub coached Soligorsk the remaining two league games in 2019 (win and loss). This calendar year saw the Supercup lose to champions Brest before Torpedo Zhodino was defeated twice in the cup quarter-finals. The successful defense of the title is therefore still possible.

All good things come in threes

All good things are proverbial three – but this is not the case with Shakhtar Soligorsk. At the start of the league, a game against Torpedo Zhodino was on the program for the third time in a row. A third win was not successful, however, because in the first minute of added time Soligorsk conceded the goal to 0: 1. To make matters worse, left-back Nikola Antic was injured, who will now be missing this weekend.

The defeat was surprising, especially due to the strong home record last year (12-2-1). In a foreign country, the eleven was much weaker (8-3-4) than in front of a home crowd. Although these numbers are also clearly positive, we are not really convinced by these statistics in the game between Gorodeya and Soligorsk that we are not convinced of the low odds on the guests.

Probable lineups of Soligorsk:

Gutor – Burko, Khadarkevich, Politevich, Matvejchik – Szöke – Diasamidze, Selyava, Kendysh, Shindagoridze – Bodul

Last games from Soligorsk:

Premier League
03/19 2020 Schachzjor Salihorsk 0 – 1 Torpedo Schodsina
Super Cup
03/04 2020 Dynamo Brest 2 – 0 Schachzjor Salihorsk
Club friendlies
02/12 2020 Arsenal Tula 2-3 Schachzjor Salihorsk
02/01 2020 FK Akhmat 1 – 3 Schachzjor Salihorsk
Premier League
12/01 2019 Schachzjor Salihorsk 1 – 0 FK Gorodeya

Gorodeya vs. Soligorsk Direct comparison

The two teams faced each other for the first time in 2014. At that time Gorodeya was still a second division club and demanded the favorites in the round of 16, but had to admit defeat with 0: 1.

In 2016, the two teams debuted in the national championship. The direct comparison reads extremely one-sided. In six of the eight games between Gorodeya and Soligorsk, the tip on Soligorsk was the right choice, the other two games ended in a draw. Last season’s table seventh Gorodeya is still waiting for the first win against Shakhtar Soligorsk.

Gorodeya vs Soligorsk Soccer Betting Prediction

After the messed-up start into the new season, both teams want to write for the first time this season. Gorodeya and Soligorsk are still waiting for their first goal, but not many goals are expected. At Gorodeya, goals are a rarity anyway and accordingly we find it quite enjoyable to recommend the forecast for the under 2.5 between Gorodeya and Soligorsk. The best bookmakers on the market offer about a 1.75 for this!

Key facts – Gorodeya vs Soligorsk tips

In 2019, the least goals in the league were scored in games with Gorodeya participation
0-2-7 – the direct comparison speaks a clear language for the guests
Start of the season failed – last minute loss to Torpedo Zhodino for Soligorsj

However, our choice does not fall below 2.5, but we take a slightly more risky opportunity. The guests from Soligorsk are undoubtedly of higher quality and have an almost blossom-white vest in direct comparison. Nevertheless, between Gorodeya and Soligorsk we refrain from the odds of the guest victory.

Shakhtar Soligorsk is far weaker abroad than at home, while Gorodeya can count on a very positive home record. The game between Gorodeya and Soligorsk has odds of up to 2.31 for double chance 1X. We bet this bet with a stake of five units.

Competition: Premier League
Date: 28.03.2020
Betting Tips: 1X
Odds: 2.31
Stake: 5/10 units