Saturday’s Belarus top-flight games draw to a close with Shakhtyor Soligorsk in the privileged position of knowing exactly what it needs to do to stay top of the league.
Gorodeya is the visiting side this weekend and will be hoping for a surprise result of its own to help with its battle against relegation. Read on for my Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs. Gorodeya prediction and betting pick.
Latest Odds for Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs. Gorodeya
Shakhtyor Soligorsk to Win-333
Gorodeya to Win+722
MyBookie doesn’t give Gorodeya much of a chance to come away with what would be a shock win this Saturday. Shakhtyor is top of the league and looking to take advantage of BATE’s recent misfortune, and the odds for an away win or even a draw should probably be disregarded.
Shakhtyor did exactly what it needed to do last week when BATE lost its second consecutive game — it thrashed fellow challengers Torpedo and went top of the league thanks to the 2-2 draw it achieved against BATE a few weeks ago. Manager Yuriy Vernydub will know that BATE’s drop in form will not last too much longer, though.
So, victory over a team hovering around the relegation places for the majority of the season is an absolute must. Shakhtyor’s quite incredible defensive strength should ensure that it would only need one or two goals to take all three points and keep the pressure on the chasing pack.
Gorodeya, on the other hand, will be struggling to find the inspiration to record a positive result this weekend. Maybe Shakhtyor will experience a blip in the same way as BATE has recently, but the visiting side does not look like one that could even make the most of such an outcome.
There has been just one win in the last eleven games for Gorodeya, and that was against a Slutsk team that has completely imploded since topping the league earlier in the season. Now does not seem to be the time that Gorodeya’s fortunes change for the better.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs. Gorodeya Prediction and Pick
Shakhtyor Soligorsk to Win
The odds may not promise much in the way of returns, but I can’t see anything but a home win for Shakhtyor here. It has looked one of the better teams in recent weeks and will be boosted even further by BATE’s recent worries. This is a game to include on a parlay bet more than a single win.