FC Minsk vs Neman Grodno, Friday’s match for the Belorussian Premier League at the C Minsk Stadium, in Minsk, Belarus.
FC Minsk and Neman Grodno play the 11th matchday of the Belarusian championship in a time that has not been easy for both teams and they also have more complicated times ahead, both coming from defeats.
FC Minsk reach this game in the penultimate position of the league with only six points after not having gone beyond a draw without goals in the field of Tarpeda, the last classified of the championship.
It is important to note that this FC Minsk is the only team in the field that has not yet won any game having these 6 points achieved through 6 draws, which makes them the team with more draws in the league.
Today FC Minsk returns home to welcome Neman in search of the first win, but this will not be an easy game considering their recent form and also the fact that this Neman is sometimes a complicated team.
At home, FC Minsk drew three draws and two defeats with a record of one goal scored and five conceded, having only scored in one of these five matches, which also show many problems in the offensive sector of the team.
On the other side we have Neman who is 8th in the league with 13 points but that as Minsk FC reaches this game in a complicated phase after having lost the last three games, although these were of higher difficulty grade having lost with BATE and Dinamo Brest, which are the strongest teams in the championship.
Before these defeats, Neman came in a good phase with 3 victories in 4 games having not conceded any goal and is sure to look back to this good moment already today in the trip to FC Minsk.
Away from home Neman has maintained a good record having achieved in five games three victories and two defeats maintaining a record of 8 goals scored and 9 conceded. The defeats came against Isloch and Dinamo Brest, the latter 6-1, which means that in the remaining games the team only conceded 3 goals, a pleasant record against opponents more than their calibre.
I believe that this will be a close match between two not very strong teams, but given the very weak form of FC Minsk even when he plays at home and the fact that Neman keeps a positive record against opponents of his level, I believe that the Neman has everything to get out of here with at least one point.