Match Preview: Smolevichi 3-5 BATE Predictions and Betting Tips, Vysshaya Liga

Tips & Predictions For Today, May 10, 2020.

League: BELARUS: Vysshaya Liga – Round 8
Match: 16:00 Smolevichi – BATE
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.34
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 3:5 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Without a first-half goal all season so far, Smolevichi have begun this Vysshaya Liga (VL) campaign disastrously (D3, L4). The three draws produced no first-half goals either way, so defensive weakness is mainly reflected in them conceding a penalty goal in each of their last three games (D1, L2).
  • The hosts’ top-flight home form since the start of September 2018 (D2, L7) offers no comfort. Each of the last four losses therein saw them lose the first half ‘to-nil’ (specifically doing so ‘1-0’ on three occasions), after conceding inside the opening 30 minutes.
  • Since the start of 2019, BATE Borisov have won 66.67% of VL away matches entered as favourites (W12, D2, L4). Three (75%) of BATE’s four league wins this year have yielded a multi-goal margin, with each of that trio seeing them score exactly twice in one half.
  • Speaking of halves, BATE have avoided conceding a second-half goal in any league game won/drawn so far this year. In a further show of consistency after the break, BATE’s last three league wins have each seen them score exactly once inside the 61st-75th minute period.
  • Players to watch: Vladislav Mukhamedov remains Smolevichi’s last scorer from open play. 50% of his career goals have been match openers.
  • Road warrior Stanislav Dragun has opened the scoring in both of BATE’s away league wins this year. By extension, he has netted in each of BATE’s last four VL away wins.
  • Stat attack: Smolevichi have never previously won a VL home match after conceding first.
  • Three of BATE’s four league victories this term have seen them open the scoring inside the first 30 minutes of play.
  • Both of the previous H2Hs have seen BATE (W2) win one half specifically by a 1-0 scoreline.