Vysshaya Liga prediction: Neman Grodno should edge out Slutsk on their own turf

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Competition: Belarus Vysshaya Liga
Competition: Sun 22.November
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Neman (9000 seats)

There should be a significant difference in quality between these teams based on table positions so far, with Neman Grodno leading Slutsk by 23 points.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

The season is still full of potential for Grodno as they can still win the whole Vysshaya Liga. For Slutsk most of the excitement is over as they will neither be promoted or relegated this season.

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Neman Grodno form and stats

Overall Vysshaya Liga stats at home this season for Neman Grodno are 8-2-4 (wins-draw-losses). Neman Grodno are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at Stadion Neman, having lost their two previous games here.

It's back home for Neman Grodno, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Smolevichy-STI away with the result 4-1. Gegam Kadimyan (2) and Pavel Zabelin (2) found the net in that victory. Preceding that match was a defeat to Slavia (1-2).

Grodno has scored 19 league goals at home this season, in 14 matches. Grodno are not conceding a lot of goals here at Stadion Neman in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 11 from 14 matches.

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Slutsk form and stats

There's been little loot from Slutsk's travels as they have only collected 12 points from 14 away games in the Vysshaya Liga. Slutsk, who have the fewest clean sheets (1) in Vysshaya Liga, only have 4 wins to counter their 10 defeats and 0 draws.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Vysshaya Liga home defeat versus Gorodeya with 0-1 on the scoreboard. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Ynergetyk-BDU at their stadium, the result 2-0.

The home team is given a winning chance of about 80 percent by the betting public. This does not leave much hope for the visitors, but some teams enjoy the outsider role and perform well in it. Looking at similar away games for Slutsk we find five games. Results are zero Slutsk wins, zero draws and five defeats.

Slutsk are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 15 away goals from 14 games (in the league). For Slutsk, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Slutsk - Neman Grodno 0-1, played this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Grodno won three games, five matches ended with a draw and Slutsk has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Top Goalscorers

Neman GrodnoG. Kadimyan
G. Kadimyan
11 goals
Neman GrodnoZ. Marušić
Z. Marušić
10 goals
Neman GrodnoP. Zabelin
P. Zabelin
7 goals

Neman Grodno missing players

Slutsk missing players

Neman Grodno Slutsk
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
28 14 5 Played P 4 14 28
15 8 2 Won W 1 4 8
5 2 1 Drew D 0 0 3
8 4 2 Lost L 3 10 17
39 19 6 Scored S 4 15 31
26 11 4 Conceded C 11 34 54
89% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
61% 64% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 93% 86%
32% 29% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 79% 64%
25% 14% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 43% 32%
14% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 29% 18%
36% 29% 40% BTTS BTTS 75% 57% 64%
50% 57% 40% Clean Sheets C S 0% 7% 4%
25% 21% 20% Failed to Score F T 25% 36% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 2.1 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.8 2.9 2.7
3 1 1 Red cards R C 1 3 5
 
325 173 53 Total Shots T S 27 138 261
125 63 22 Shots on Target S O 11 51 94
31% 30% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 29% 33%
Key stats in Vysshaya Liga this season:
  • Slutsk has the fewest clean sheets (1) in Vysshaya Liga
  • Slutsk has the most conceded goals (34) away in Vysshaya Liga
  • Slutsk has the most conceded goals in the first half (30) in Vysshaya Liga
  • Slutsk have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Slutsk have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Slutsk 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 BATE 28 16 6 6 60 32 14 8 3 3 28 14 14 8 3 3 32 18 28 54
2 Shakhtyor 28 15 8 5 51 18 14 8 3 3 28 7 14 7 5 2 23 11 33 53
3 Neman Grodno 28 15 5 8 39 26 14 8 2 4 19 11 14 7 3 4 20 15 13 50
4 Torpedo BelAZ 28 14 8 6 50 35 14 8 3 3 22 15 14 6 5 3 28 20 15 50
5 Dinamo Brest 28 15 3 10 56 38 14 8 1 5 31 21 14 7 2 5 25 17 18 48
6 Dinamo Minsk 28 15 3 10 35 23 14 9 1 4 17 10 14 6 2 6 18 13 12 48
7 Isloch 28 13 5 10 45 42 14 8 3 3 27 19 14 5 2 7 18 23 3 44
8 Ruh Brest 28 10 11 7 49 33 14 4 5 5 21 20 14 6 6 2 28 13 16 41
9 Ynergetyk-BDU 28 11 5 12 40 41 14 5 3 6 24 26 14 6 2 6 16 15 -1 38
10 Minsk 28 11 4 13 41 51 14 7 2 5 23 23 14 4 2 8 18 28 -10 37
11 Vitebsk 28 8 11 9 26 33 14 6 6 2 15 10 14 2 5 7 11 23 -7 35
12 Slavia 28 8 9 11 36 48 14 4 6 4 16 18 14 4 3 7 20 30 -12 33
13 Gorodeya 28 8 6 14 27 42 14 4 4 6 17 20 14 4 2 8 10 22 -15 30
14 Slutsk 28 8 3 17 31 54 14 4 3 7 16 20 14 4 0 10 15 34 -23 27
15 Belshina 28 5 6 17 31 59 14 2 2 10 15 35 14 3 4 7 16 24 -28 21
16 Smolevichy-STI 28 3 5 20 27 69 14 3 2 9 18 38 14 0 3 11 9 31 -42 14

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.