Vitebsk will host Minsk in the 23rd round of the Belarusian Championship. Will the guests be able to break the series of defeats?
"Vitebsk" had a 3-match series without defeats, which consisted of a draw and two wins, but it failed to develop it to four matches, as it lost on the road to Gomel with a score of 4-1. This defeat did not particularly affect the tournament position of Vitebsk, since the team no longer has tournament motivation and does not fight for anything, being located in the seventh position with thirty points, and the European Cup zone is at a distance of 15 points.
Minsk does not even dream of European competitions, as it is more concerned about maintaining a place in the elite division for the next season. Now the position of the team is not particularly dangerous, because the gap from the play-off zone is nine points, but the latest results cannot but cause alarm - four matches without victories, moreover, there was a defeat in each of them, and without goals scored-0: 1 from BATE, 0: 4 from Neman, 0:2 from Dynamo Minsk and 0: 2 from Torpedo-BelAZ.
Statistics and figures:
- Vitebsk lost in one round out of the previous four;
- Minsk lost in the previous four rounds;
- In the first round match, Vitebsk and Minsk played 3-3.
"Vitebsk" is no longer fighting for anything, and "Minsk" can still fall into the zone of play-off games, so it is still necessary to get points, and it would not hurt to break the series of defeats. I suggest starting from the more motivated guests and betting that they will not lose.