Football betting preview: Naftan vs Smorgon

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Competition: Belarus Pershaya Liga
Competition: Sun 24.May
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadyen Atlant (5300 seats)

Only a few games have been played in the Pershaya Liga so far, with Naftan placed 13th and Smorgon sitting in the 1st position.

Naftan and Smorgon should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Naftan form and stats

Only two Pershaya Liga home games for Naftan so far, yet both highs and lows with 1 win, 1 draw and 0 defeat.

Naftan lost their last game at Krumkachy (placed 3rd) after a 0-1 scoreline. Before that, Naftan had a home game versus Slonim which ended with a victory 2-1.

Naftan has scored 3 goals so far and conceded 2 goals from 2 home games. These are numbers from the league only.

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Smorgon form and stats

Smorgon, who have the most clean sheets (4) in Pershaya Liga, are doing rather OK so far in their away games in the Pershaya Liga, having played 3 games and collected 5 points (1 win, 2 draws and 0 losses).

366 minutes! That's how long the Smorgon goalkeeper Pavel Sherbachenya and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Smorgon play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 1-0 victory visiting Slonim (placed 10th). Before that, Smorgon secured a home win against Lida with the score 1-0.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Smorgon as they have only managed to score 2 times from 3 away games in the league. The Smorgon defense is a tough nut to crack, having conceded less than half a goal per away game on average (1 goal in 3 games).

Head 2 Head

Naftan-Smorgon H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Naftan four wins, Smorgon three wins, three draws. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

NaftanA. Yanchenko
A. Yanchenko
2 goals
NaftanA. Laval
A. Laval
1 goals
NaftanG. Zherdev
G. Zherdev
1 goals

Naftan missing players

Smorgon missing players

Naftan Smorgon
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
5 2 0 Played P 1 3 5
1 1 0 Won W 1 1 3
3 1 0 Drew D 0 2 2
1 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
6 3 0 Scored S 1 2 5
6 2 0 Conceded C 0 1 1
80% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 67% 80%
60% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 33% 40%
40% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
20% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
20% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
60% 100% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 33% 20%
20% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 67% 80%
40% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 20%
 
5.8 9 0 Corners for (avg) C F 4 3.7 4.4
4.6 2.5 0 Corners against (avg) C A 1 3.7 5
2 2.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 3.3 3.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
44 27 0 Total Shots T S 8 21 43
16 8 0 Shots on Target S O 2 9 20
38% 38% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 22% 25%
Key stats in Pershaya Liga this season:
  • All of Naftan's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Naftan have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Naftan have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Naftan have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Smorgon has the fewest conceded goals (1)
  • Smorgon has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (0)
  • Smorgon has the fewest matches over the total-line (0)
  • Smorgon has the most clean sheets (2) away
  • Smorgon has the most clean sheets (4)
  • Smorgon has the most matches under the total-line (5)
  • Smorgon has the most points (5) away
  • Smorgon have not yet lost a game.
  • Smorgon have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Smorgon have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Smorgon is in the best form (3-2-0)
Naftan Last season Smorgon
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
28 14   Played P   14 28
13 5   Won W   2 4
8 7   Drew D   2 6
7 2   Lost L   10 18
58 29   Scored S   14 27
43 23   Conceded C   40 63
89% 79%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   86% 86%
89% 79%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   79% 75%
82% 79%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   79% 68%
50% 64%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   64% 46%
25% 36%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   36% 25%
68% 64%   BTTS BTTS   50% 46%
25% 36%   Clean Sheets C S   14% 18%
18% 21%   Failed to Score F T   50% 50%
 
3.2 4.4   Corners for (avg) C F   3.6 3.5
3 3   Corners against (avg) C A   4.7 3.9
1.4 1.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.2 1.4
1 0   Red cards R C   1 1
 
133 75   Total Shots T S   56 123
39 20   Shots on Target S O   13 38
103% 95%   Goal Efficiency G E   54% 50%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Smorgon 5 3 2 0 5 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 1 2 0 2 1 4 11
2 Gomelzheldortrans 4 3 1 0 15 5 3 2 1 0 12 3 1 1 0 0 3 2 10 10
3 Krumkachy 5 3 1 1 10 6 3 2 1 0 6 2 2 1 0 1 4 4 4 10
4 Volna 5 3 1 1 8 6 3 2 1 0 7 4 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 10
5 Sputnik 5 3 1 1 5 5 4 2 1 1 4 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 10
6 Arsenal 3 2 0 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 -1 6
7 Orsha 5 2 2 1 6 5 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 5
8 Lida 5 2 1 2 9 6 2 2 0 0 6 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 3 4
9 Oshmyany 5 1 1 3 6 7 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 6 6 -1 4
10 Slonim 5 1 1 3 3 7 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 4
11 Gomel 4 1 2 1 7 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 5 1 3 0
12 Granit 5 0 0 5 3 11 2 0 0 2 1 3 3 0 0 3 2 8 -8 0
13 Naftan 5 1 3 1 6 6 2 1 1 0 3 2 3 0 2 1 3 4 0 -9
14 Khimik Svetlogorsk 5 0 0 5 2 15 1 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 4 2 11 -13 -9

Read more about Pershaya Liga

The Belarusian First League is the second division of football in Belarus. The season runs from April to November and has usually has 16 teams playing 30 fixtures each to create the final league table. The two top teams are promoted while the bottom team is relegated.