2020 Belarusian Premier League – Gorodeya vs Minsk Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Gorodeya vs Minsk taking place? Friday 8th May, 2020 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Gorodeya vs Minsk taking place? Gorodeya Stadium, Gorodeya

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

GORODEYA

  • Gorodeya looked set to bounce back from their poor showing at home to BATE by beating Rukh last week but they were denied by an equalising goal in the 90th minute to leave them frustrated.
  • Andrey Sorokin put Gorodeya into the lead five minutes into the second half but they failed to kick-on and allowed the hosts to dominate from that point on with their resolve finally broken in the closing moments of the game.
  • Despite almost claiming the win, Gorodeya were poor once again and they must find a way to improve for this visit of Minsk with Dmitri Bayduk’s place in the team under threat after failing to impress on his return to the starting XI.

MINSK

  • Minsk were unable to build on their win over Slavia in their previous outing as they were on the end of a big defeat at home to Torpedo-BelAZ in a contest that yielded seven goals and they have now lost four of their last five games.
  • In an awful first half for Minsk, they found themselves 0-3 down and despite Vladimir Khvashchinskiy pulling one back, they conceded another before half-time to end any momentum they had been hoping to build.
  • Torpedo added a fifth in the final 10 minutes before Ognjen Rolovic scored a late consolation and he will hope to earn a chance to start after coming off the bench to notch his first goal of the season while other changes are likely after such a heavy loss.

THE PREDICTION

Gorodeya put in another poor display last week but would have come away with the three points had it not been for a late equaliser in their game against Rukh. They now host out-of-form Minsk who conceded five in their loss to Torpedo last week with a big reaction needed here. Neither side makes great appeal based on their recent performances and form but Minsk are the second-highest scorers in the league through seven matches and that firepower should see them earn at least a point here.

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