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Vitebsk vs Smolevichi Preview & Betting Tips - Close encounter expected in Belarus

Smolevichi have drawn 1-1 in 4 of their last 6 matches
Vitebsk vs Smolevichi

Vitebsk vs Smolevichi Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Vitebsk host Smolevichi at Vitebsky CSK Stadium with both clubs struggling in the Belarusian Premier League. Vitebsk are the favourites but Smolevichi have been hard to beat in the top flight.

Vitebsk Form


Vitebsk lost their last four matches in 2019 but started 2020 with a 1-0 home win against Gorodeya. Sergey Yasinski’s side took the lead through an own goal and held on after Maksym Kalenchuk was sent off before half time.

Vitebsk lost 2-0 at Neman Grodno last weekend after being level at half time. Julio Cesar conceded a penalty after he was caught sleeping and was hooked for striker Ruslan Teverov.

Goals were hard to come by last season with 24 scored in 30 matches. This season has been no different, their only goal in two matches scored by the opposition.

Vitebsk have failed to score in five of their last seven Belarusian Premier League matches.

Vitebsk News


Four new signings started the opening two matches including goalkeeper Artem Soroko, right back Pavel Nazarenko, defensive midfielder Wanderson and striker Ion Nicolaescu. 

Brazilian central defender Julio Cesar got his first start at Neman Grodno but could be under threat. Central midfielder Maksym Kalenchuk returns from suspension.

Expect to see some changes in attack from Yasinski with Diego Santos Carioca and Ruslan Teverov candidates to start.

Smolevichi-STI Form


Smolevichi-STI returned to the Belarusian Premier League with a 1-1 draw at Dinamo Brest. Vladislav Mukhamedov put Smolevichi ahead before Smolevichi conceded from a corner.

Aleksandr Brazevich’s side followed up with a 1-0 defeat at Isloch. Smolevichi conceded early before Ivan Veras inexplicably missed an empty net after rounding the Isloch keeper. 

Aleksey Turik saw a presentable chance blocked and Konstantin Kotov dragged an effort wide after being played through by Jean-Morel Poé. 

Smolevichi-STI News


Mutalip Alibekov lost his left back spot to Aleksey Vakulich. Winger Evgeni Barsukov was absent at Isloch and replaced by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich.

Jean-Morel Poé came off the bench at Isloch and is close to starting after returning from injury.

Vitebsk vs Smolevichi Head to Head


Vitebsk have a 4-2 advantage over Smolevichi with two draws in eight encounters. Vitebsk won this fixture 4-0 last season with Kirill Vergeychik, Anton Matveenko, 
Bruno Furlan and Ruslan Teverov on target. 

The last meeting was in the Belazovets Friendly Tournament in January with Smolevichi winning 2-1 in Zhodino.

Vitebsk vs Smolevichi Betting Odds


Vitebsk are 2.20 favourites at bet365 despite losing five of their last six matches in the Belarusian Premier League. Smolevichi are priced at 3.00 for an away win. 

Vitebsk and Smolevichi have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 11 Belarusian Premier League matches which is an option to add in accumulators at 1.50.

Smolevichi have drawn three of their last four away matches in the competition which is my tip at 3.25. Smolevichi have drawn 1-1 in four of their last six matches which is listed at 6.50 in the correct score market.

Vitebsk vs Smolevichi Match Up


Vitebsk are challenged up front with the club scoring 24 goals in 30 matches last season and five goals in their last seven Belarusian Premier League matches.

Smolevichi couldn’t score last week with Ivan Veras missing an open goal. Confidence is low in front of goal with few options up front.

Vitebsk vs Smolevichi Stats


  • Vitebsk have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Vitebsk have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Vitebsk have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 11 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Smolevichi have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 11 matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Smolevichi have drawn 3 of their last 4 away matches (Belarusian Premier League).
  • Smolevichi have drawn 1-1 in 4 of their last 6 matches (Belarusian Premier League).

Vitebsk vs Smolevichi FAQ

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Where is Vitebsk vs Smolevichi being played?

Vitebsk vs Smolevichi is being played at Vitebsky CSK in Vitebsk, Belarus.

When is Vitebsk vs Smolevichi being played?

Neman Vitebsk vs Smolevichi is being played at 14:00 GMT on Sunday 5 April 2020.

Verdict

Vitebsk and Smolevichi are evenly matched and the most likely result is a 1-1 draw.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @3.25 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Smolevichy-STI lost 1-0 against 0-1.
05 Apr 2020

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