2020 Belarusian Cup – Dinamo Brest vs Shakhtyor Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Dinamo Brest vs Shakhtyor taking place? Wednesday 8th April, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Dinamo Brest vs Shakhtyor taking place? OSK Brestskiy, Brest

What television channel is Dinamo Brest vs Shakhtyor on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Dinamo Brest vs Shakhtyor? Bet365 subscribers can stream Belarusian Premier League matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I get tickets for Dinamo Brest vs Shakhtyor? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

DINAMO BREST

  • Dinamo Brest fell to their first defeat of the season in the Belarus Premier League as they were beaten by Slavia at the weekend and they will hope that they can bounce straight back for this first leg of their Cup semi-final.
  • After a tight first half, Slavia scored twice in the final quarter of the game before a late own goal gave Brest a chance to level but they were unable to do so despite piling the pressure on in the closing stages.
  • Vsevolod Sadovskiy was given a chance to impress in the starting line-up at the weekend but he was unable to make an impact and was withdrawn at half-time with his place in the side for the 2017 and 2018 winners of this competition likely to come under threat here.

SHAKHTYOR

  • Shakhtyor were unable to build on their away win over Gorodeya as they failed to win on home soil for the second time in the Belarusian Premier League so far this season as they were held to a goalless draw by Neman.
  • In what was a very even contest, neither side did enough to warrant the victory and a share of the spoils was the right outcome but Shakhtyor will be disappointed to have offered so little in attack ahead of this Cup contest.
  • Shakhtyor can move a step closer to defending the trophy with a positive outcome in this first leg but may look to make changes to the make-up of their side in the final third in a bid to do that.

THE PREDICTION

Defending champions Shakhtyor will be keen to avoid defeat in this first leg of their Cup semi-final with Dinamo Brest as they attempt to take a positive result into the second leg on home soil. The visitors failed to impress in front of goal at the weekend as they were held to a goalless draw with Neman but Brest were beaten for the first time this season in all competitions as they lost to Slavia. Neither side have been flush with goals at the start of this campaign and with nerves likely to be on show, this should be a low-scoring contest.

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