Football match betting preview: Minsk vs Gomel

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Competition: Belarus Vysshaya Liga
Competition: Sun 17.October
Match begins: 10:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadyen Traktar (16500 seats)

The guesting Gomel team are probably odds-on at Minsk, as the away team hold a 20 point lead from their 24 league matches this season.

Insights:
  • Minsk have the most dropped points from leading position (15) in Vysshaya Liga
  • Gomel is in the best form (5-1-0)

This should be an absorbing fixture with lots of spark and bustle as both squads are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

This field has artifical turf, unlike Gomel's home ground. The last ten games by the guests on artifical turf have produced 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses.

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Minsk form and stats

When playing at home in the Vysshaya Liga, Minsk have managed 4 wins, 4 draws and suffered 3 defeats from 11 games.

Minsk travelled for their previous game, a trip to Dinamo Brest that ended 2-2.

Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against Slutsk.

The Minsk fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 18 goals in 11 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 20 goals have been conceded.

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Gomel form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Vysshaya Liga travels is 6 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Gomel are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

182 minutes! That's how long the Gomel goalkeeper Oleg Kovalyov and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Gomel are travelling after their nice 3-0 home win in the Vysshaya Liga against Slavia (placed 14th).

Preceding that match was the 0-0 draw at home vs Dinamo Brest.

The travelling fans enjoy Gomel's attacking play in away games, having scored 21 goals in 12 league matches away. Gomel have conceded 14 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The records show that this isn''t the first time these two sides meet this campaign, as the records show this recent fixture: Gomel - Minsk 5-0. Data for the former ten meetings featuring these two squads are: three wins for Minsk, zero draws and seven wins for Gomel. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

GomelA. Solovey
A. Solovey
15 goals
MinskM. López
M. López
7 goals
GomelD. Gomza
D. Gomza
7 goals

Minsk missing players

Gomel missing players

Minsk Gomel
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
24 11 3 Played P 5 12 24
7 4 0 Won W 4 6 14
7 4 2 Drew D 0 2 6
10 3 1 Lost L 1 4 4
30 18 5 Scored S 13 21 48
41 20 7 Conceded C 5 14 19
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 88%
79% 91% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 67% 75%
62% 82% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 58% 50%
42% 55% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 33% 33%
8% 9% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 40% 33% 29%
54% 64% 100% BTTS BTTS 60% 58% 46%
17% 18% 0% Clean Sheets C S 20% 25% 46%
29% 18% 0% Failed to Score F T 20% 25% 21%
 
4.6 4.8 2.7 Corners for (avg) C F 6.2 5.8 5.5
6.2 5.3 6.7 Corners against (avg) C A 4.2 4.5 4.2
2.5 2 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.7 1.8
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
7.5 6.5 3 Shots (avg) S ( 12.5 11.2 10.7
3.1 3.5 2.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 7.5 5.5 5.2
38% 43% 71% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 30% 38%
Key stats in Vysshaya Liga this season:
  • Gomel have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Gomel have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Gomel is in the best form (5-1-0)
  • Minsk have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Minsk have the most dropped points from leading position (15) in Vysshaya Liga
  • Minsk have the most matches over the total-line (14) in Vysshaya Liga
  • Minsk haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Shakhtyor 23 19 2 2 47 12 12 11 1 0 27 3 11 8 1 2 20 9 35 59
2 BATE 25 16 7 2 50 23 13 11 1 1 27 10 12 5 6 1 23 13 27 55
3 Dinamo Minsk 25 16 3 6 46 18 13 9 0 4 23 9 12 7 3 2 23 9 28 51
4 Ruh Brest 25 14 9 2 43 17 12 9 3 0 27 5 13 5 6 2 16 12 26 51
5 Gomel 24 14 6 4 48 19 12 8 4 0 27 5 12 6 2 4 21 14 29 48
6 Vitebsk 25 8 10 7 33 31 13 5 6 2 18 11 12 3 4 5 15 20 2 34
7 Dinamo Brest 25 7 12 6 28 25 13 3 7 3 14 15 12 4 5 3 14 10 3 33
8 Isloch 25 8 7 10 35 39 12 4 3 5 12 12 13 4 4 5 23 27 -4 31
9 Torpedo BelAZ 24 8 5 11 28 31 12 4 2 6 17 14 12 4 3 5 11 17 -3 29
10 Ynergetyk-BDU 25 7 7 11 28 34 12 3 5 4 14 14 13 4 2 7 14 20 -6 28
11 Minsk 24 7 7 10 30 41 11 4 4 3 18 20 13 3 3 7 12 21 -11 28
12 Neman Grodno 25 7 6 12 29 30 13 4 3 6 17 14 12 3 3 6 12 16 -1 27
13 Slutsk 25 6 7 12 27 40 13 5 4 4 22 23 12 1 3 8 5 17 -13 25
14 Slavia 24 5 6 13 29 44 12 2 4 6 15 21 12 3 2 7 14 23 -15 21
15 Smorgon 25 2 7 16 21 63 12 1 4 7 12 25 13 1 3 9 9 38 -42 13
16 Sputnik 25 2 1 22 12 67 12 1 0 11 6 37 13 1 1 11 6 30 -55 7

Read more about Vysshaya Liga

The Belarusian Premier League (or, the Vysshaya Liga) is the top level of football in Belarus. It was founded in 1992 after Belarus declared independence. It currently has 16 teams in a season running in spring, summer and autumn. Each team plays 30 fixtures to create a final league table.