- Stadyen Haradzeya
- FC Minsk have seen a league-high 26 Belarus Premier League goals this season.
- Minsk are yet to keep a clean sheet in the 2020 league campaign.
- Gorodeya have scored in four of their last five Belarus Premier League matches.
- Gorodeya have lost two of their three home games this season, conceding twice in each of those defeats.
Gorodeya recover from poor start to 2020
After a dismal start to their 2020 Belarus Premier League campaign, Gorodeya are looking a much improved outfit now. They were denied three points thanks to a late Rukh Brest equaliser last weekend, but with three wins from their last five games they find themselves in a comfortable 9th position.
This is likely to be where Gorodeya stay as well. While they have scored in four of their last five games, their attacking credentials clearly aren’t at on the same level as some of the other teams in the top flight, and that’s likely to become a problem as the season wears on.
Visitors show increasing fragility at the back
FC Minsk have almost matched Gorodeya in terms of results, but their method of execution is vastly different. Unlike their hosts, Minsk do have the necessary strikeforce, but their defensive capabilities are almost non existent.
They have conceded a league high 15 goals in their seven games this season, and last weekend saw them take part in a 5-2 defeat at home to Torpedo Zhodino. The 11 goals they have scored also make them the joint second highest scoring team in the Premier League, so we could be in for an interesting clash on Friday.
Goals at both ends at Stadyen Haradzeya
Gorodeya’s defence has admittedly been very good at times this season, but they’re facing a Minsk side that have scored five goals in their last two games and, while impressive, the hosts have still conceded in four of their seven league outings.
However, with Minsk yet to keep a clean sheet in 2020 we can see Gorodeya finding the net as well. With three of their last five meetings ending with both teams on the scoresheet, we’re backing that to happen again on Friday.
We think Minsk can take a result away with them, too. Gorodeya have lost two of their three home games this season and have conceded two goals in each of these defeats, while Minsk have averaged two goals per game in their away days this term. All things considered, backing a 2-1 win for the visitors looks a good choice.