Neman will host Smorgon in the 23rd round of the Belarusian championship. Will the hosts return to the winning path?
Nothing lasts forever, so the winning streak of "Neman" has stopped. It reached the mark of five matches, and then ceased to exist after losing to Isloch with a score of 0-2. Thanks to a number of victorious matches, Neman managed not only to get out of the relegation zone, but also to break away from it by a comfortable nine points. On the eve of the 23rd round, "Neman" has 24 points and is located on the eleventh line.
The winning streak needs and "Smorgon", being at the bottom of the standings, in the penultimate 15th place. Eight rounds before the end of the championship, Smorgon is unlikely to be able to climb at least to the 13th place, since it is nine points behind it, but it is very possible to finish in the 14th position, which gives the right to play in the play-off games, it is only two points away. In the last round, Smorgon lost to BATE with a score of 1-3, and before that, they drew twice and won once.
Statistics and figures:
- "Neman" won in five rounds out of the previous six;
- Smorgon lost in one round out of the last four;
- "Neman" won against "Smorgon" in the last three face-to-face confrontations.
"Neman" stumbled in the last round, but in the upcoming one will make every effort to return to the winning path. With all due respect to Smorgon ,it is a suitable opponent for this.