Smolevichi goalkeeper Aleksandr Filtsov

Belshina vs Smolevichi: Draw the value bet

Kick-off: 1530, 17/04/2020

Stadium: Spartak Stadium

The bottom two of the Vysshaya Liga will face off in the battle of the promoted sides as they aim to record their first win of the season.

Belshina, who topped the Belarusian First League to end their three-year exile from the top flight, and Smolevichi remain the only teams yet to post a victory this campaign.

Smolevichi came out on top in the corresponding fixture last season in the First League before claiming promotion alongside Belshina.

Things have proved more difficult for both sides since reaching the top flight and we can only see a draw at 21/10 for our initial Belshina vs Smolevichi prediction.

A Look At Belshina’s Betting Odds

There would have been optimism at the start of the season for Belshina following promotion but it has not exactly gone to plan with just one point after four games.

Belshina currently prop up the Vysshaya Liga but will hope to build on their draw at Neman last weekend, with Leonid Kovel salvaging their first point of the campaign.

Kovel has scored both of Belshina’s goals so far but those at Spartak Stadium should not expect fireworks based on recent history and form.

The last four clashes between the two teams have seen under 2.5 goals, with the hosts also following this trend in five of their last seven league games.

Smolevichi have seen two or less goals in all of their last seven league matches and have not scored in their last three.

With this in mind, we think it is a safe bet to back under 2.5 goals at 21/50 from the Belshina vs Smolevichi odds.

A Look At Smolevichi’s Betting Odds

Smolevichi started the season in fine fashion when they earned a point at defending champions Dinamo Brest, with the home side salvaging a 1-1 draw in the second half.

However, two defeats followed before a goalless draw at Neman last time out saw them pick up their second point of the campaign.

They have been defensively solid since returning to the Vysshaya Liga, conceding only three goals, but they have struggled at the other end with the weakest attack with just one scored.

Smolevichi excelled on their travels to earn promotion from the First League, winning 10 of their last 14 away matches in an impressive string of results.

That remarkable sequence, where they only lost once, helped secure an instant return to the top flight after relegation in 2018.

Smolevichi won this corresponding fixture 2-0 last season and Belshina have conceded the first goal in their last six matches.

Despite their lack of firepower, we fancy the visitors to grab the first goal of the match at 13/10 to wrap up our Belshina vs Smolevichi betting tips.

Additional stats

Last match:

Neman Grodno 1-1 BELSHINA – Leonid Kovel

SMOLEVICHI 0-0 Shakhtyor

Head-to-head: Smolevichi 1-1 Belshina, Belshina 0-2 Smolevichi

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