2020 Belarusian Premier League – Shakhtyor vs Slavia Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Shakhtyor vs Slavia taking place? Saturday 16th May, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Shakhtyor vs Slavia taking place? Stroitel Stadium, Soligorsk

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

SHAKHTYOR

  • Shakhtyor were unable to make it four successive victories in all competitions but did avoid defeat as they claimed a point from their trip to Vitebsk last week and they will be confident of extending their unbeaten run as they host Slavia.
  • Despite having the better of the play and chances in front of goal, Shakhtyor were unable to find the breakthrough they arguably deserved but they will be content with the performance away from home.
  • They were reduced to 10 men for the closing moments of the game as Ruslan Khadarkevich was shown a second yellow card so he will be missing here while Dmitri Podstrelov is also doubtful.

SLAVIA

  • Slavia failed to build on their late come-from-behind victory over Vitebsk as they had to settle for a point in their game against Torpedo-BelAZ with that stalemate meaning they have now won just one of their last five Belarus Premier League matches.
  • Slavia had a few solid spells in the game but they were second best and were perhaps fortunate to cling on for a point after Torpedo applied plenty of pressure late in the contest.
  • This will be a big test against a side that have conceded just three league goals so far this season and there will be a lot of pressure on whoever leads the line but the visitors will be hoping to have Nikita Melnikov back in the mix after he missed out through injury last week.

THE PREDICTION

Shakhytor started the season in poor form but have managed to avoid defeat in their last four matches in all competitions with a significant upturn in their performances. They were unfortunate not to claim all three points in their clash with Vitebsk last week but will be confident of returning to winning ways in this clash with Slavia. The hosts have conceded just three goals from their eight league games so far and with that superb defensive record behind them, they should be too good here.

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