2020 Belarusian Premier League – Belshina vs Smolevichi Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Belshina vs Smolevichi taking place? Friday 17th April, 2020 – 15:30 (UK)

Where is Belshina vs Smolevichi taking place? Spartak Stadium, Bobruisk

What television channel is Belshina vs Smolevichi on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Belshina vs Smolevichi? Bet365 subscribers can stream Belarusian Premier League matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I get tickets for Belshina vs Smolevichi? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

BELSHINA

  • Belshina are still without their first victory since earning promotion last season but 2019’s Belarusian First League champions did stop the rot and pick up their maiden point of the campaign last weekend.
  • After two narrow losses by a single goal, Belshina were able to take a share of the spoils from their trip to Neman having fought back from a goal down with Leonid Kovel’s strike just before the hour doing enough to earn the visitors the point.
  • Belshina will now hope to build on that back on home soil against the side that finished one place below them in last year’s standings and the hosts are likely to name a similar starting XI to last week.

SMOLEVICHI

  • Smolevichi’s long wait for a win in the Belarusian Premier League continued as they were held to a goalless draw last week at home to Shakhtyor and they are now without a win in their last 12 matches in the top division, dating back to 2018.
  • Smolevichi were promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking but they will be eager to end that run without a victory as they travel to last year’s First League winners.
  • The 0-0 draw with Shakhtyor marked the third game in succession where Smolevichi have failed to find the back of the net and that will be an area they need to improve on if they are to come away with their first win of the campaign.

THE PREDICTION

Two of last season’s promoted teams will meet here as they each aim to come away with their first victory of the campaign. Last year’s First League winners Belshina will host runners-up Smolevichi with the pair struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League so far. They have both found goals difficult to come by and have only found the back of the net three times between them so far with those struggles likely to continue in what should be a low-scoring contest.

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