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Under 2.5 goals at FC Shakhtyor vs Dinamo Brest 8/13 for Wednesday’s Belarusian Cup semi-final

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 28 Apr 2020

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Competition: Belarusian Cup

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 8/13 @ Bet 365

Hoping to overturn the deficit in midweek and build off of their victory over the weekend, Shakhtyor and Dinamo Brest will meet for the second time in the space of four days when they battle it out for a spot in the final of this year’s Belarusian Cup on Wednesday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Shakhtyor may have been hit with a 2-0 defeat away at the Regional Sport Complex in the first-leg earlier in the month, Yuriy Vernydub’s side should be boosted by their eye-catching result over the weekend. Picking up a shock 2-0 win away at Dinamo Brest while on Premier League duties on Saturday, the Yellows managed to land just their first victory in their previous five appearances. Needing a real turn around if they’re to book their spot in the final of this year’s Belarusian Cup in midweek, the Moles will know that they must make some rather drastic improvements on home soil. Failing to win any of their last three matchups in front of their own supporters, including defeat against both Slutsk and Torpedo BelAZ, Shakhtyor have now managed to bag just a single strike in over 300 minutes of action in Salihorsk.

As for the visitors, while Dinamo Brest may have managed to pick up what was a deserved 2-0 win against Shakhtyor earlier in the month, Head Coach Sergey Kovalchuk has seen his side come crashing back down to earth. Including their shock defeat against the Moles over the weekend, they were also hit with a 1-0 loss against Vitebsk a fortnight ago. Much like Wednesday’s hosts, Brest have also continued to show some worrying inconsistencies in the final third. Drawing a blank in back-to-back outings, the Blue and Whites have also recorded just a single away goal since opening the new campaign. With each of the last six meetings between the two sides seeing under 2.5 goals at full-time, we’re backing another cagey encounter in Salihorsk on Wednesday.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at FC Shakhtyor vs Dinamo Brest 8/13 for Wednesday’s Belarusian Cup semi-final @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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