2020 Belarusian Cup – Shakhtyor vs Dinamo Brest Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Shakhtyor vs Dinamo Brest taking place? Wednesday 28th April, 2020 – 16:00 (UK)

Where is Shakhtyor vs Dinamo Brest taking place? Stroitel Stadium, Soligorsk

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

SHAKHTYOR

  • Reigning Belarusian Cup champions Shakhtyor have it all to do if they are to defend their title after they suffered a 2-0 loss in the first leg of their semi-final against Dinamo Brest which came in the midst of a poor run of form.
  • Shakhtyor had failed to win any of their last four games in all competitions but ended that run at the weekend as they overcame Brest in their Premier League clash and will hope that they can repeat that here.
  • An own goal midway through the first half put them in the lead in that match before Vitali Lisakovich’s second half strike sealed all three points from that trip and they are likely to name a strong side as they attempt to replicate that performance to give them a chance in this Cup game.

DINAMO BREST

  • Dinamo Brest earned the advantage in the first leg of their Cup semi-final with Shakhtyor but they come into this game on the back of two defeats in the Premier League, the most recent being against their opponents in this Cup tie.
  • Brest put themselves in a strong position to advance to the final thanks to a 2-0 success in the first leg through two efforts in the opening 15 minutes from Oleksandr Noyok and Pavel Savitskiy.
  • Despite that win, Brest have put in two poor performances in their last two and may look to rotate their side in an attempt to see out the tie to ensure their spot in the final at the expense of the defending champions.

THE PREDICTION

Shakhtyor will need to put in a big performance to overturn their two-goal deficit against Dinamo Brest if they are to progress to their second consecutive Belarusian Cup final. The defending champions lost 2-0 in the first leg but ended their four-match winless streak in all competitions last weekend, ironically thanks to a 0-2 success against Brest. A similar performance here will give them a good chance of advancing to the final and the hosts should be able to win this second leg at the very least.

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