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Brest vs Slavia Mozyr Prediction & Betting tips
Belarusian football is gaining unusual popularity these days and this is also noticeable in the TV contracts. No fewer than ten new TV contracts have been signed in the past few days. From this weekend, the games of the Vysshaya League can also be watched in moving images in Israel, India and the neighbors from Russia. The current defending champion Dinamo Brest welcomes Slavia Mozyr during the third match day.
After 13 years of dominance by BATE Borissov, the former Champions League participant was thrown from the throne last season. In the Belarusian all-year championship, the club from Brest was crowned national champion for the first time in club history. In the first two games of the new season, the defending champion collected four points, the guests from Mozyr score three points.
If you look at the offers of the best bookmakers, you can see that the home side are seen as a clear favorite. The game begins at GOSK Brestskiy Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 17:30 p.m.
23 wins, six draws – and only one loss Dinamo Brest in the last 30 games last season. In the final accounts, this meant a lead of five points over the big favorites and the greatest success in the club’s history. After Dinamo Brest had previously won the cup three times, the big coup has now been achieved. With this, the club starts in the new Champions League qualification and can dream of the really big stage.
Speaking of which: the very big stage and Dinamo Brest is not a common combination at first glance, but the Honorary President of the Belarusians is widely regarded as one of the best football players of all time. The Argentinian Diego Armando Maradona, who is now 59 years old, has been an honorary president at Brest since September 2018. Since his career as a coach was not nearly as successful as that as a player, Maradona’s influence in the current success must be questioned.
The fact that the clocks in Eastern Europe tick differently than in this country can often be seen in personnel decisions. The Czech Marcel Licka has been in office since August 2018. Interim until the end of the year before he got a fixed contract. In 49 games Licka achieved a splendid record of 34 wins, eight draws and only five losses. Nevertheless, the 42-year-old is now unemployed because veteran Sergey Kovalchuk (active as a player at Brest from 1996 to 2005) once again took over a post at his heart club and replaced Licka.
After a disappointing draw against promoted Smolevichi (1-1) on Matchday 1, the first win of the season against FK Slutsk last weekend was thanks to a hit by winger Artem Milevskiy. One hit per game is rather unusual for the master, after all, 70 goals were scored in 30 games in 2019. Especially at home (11-3-1 record and 44:12 goals) it went as desired. Based on these statistics, a prediction of the home win between Dinamo Brest and Slavia Mozyr is not really a surprise.
Very few football fans will know that Slavia Mozyr has already celebrated winning the title in Belarusian football twice. However, these successes were a long time ago – in 1997 and 2000, the club from the city of Masyr, with a population of 110,000, was the ultimate in Belarusian football. In the recent past, however, the achievements of the red-blacks have been manageable.
In the past few years, the two-time champion has been reassigned to the “elevator team”, as the relegation had to be overcome in 2013 and 2018. Both times, however, the immediate recovery was successful. With ten wins, seven draws and 13 losses, the conclusion in the previous year was satisfactory, after all, the team of head coach Mikhail Martinovich achieved the strong eighth place in the table. In the end, the advantage over relegation place 14 was seven points.
Due to manageable financial resources and the fact that no transfer income was obtained, there were no major leaps in terms of newcomers. In principle, the eighth of the previous year is likely to be at a similar level to the previous year. Despite an early lead by right-back Andrey Chukhley (penalty), the season opener failed with a 1-3 defeat.
After the poor start, however, Slavia Mozyr caused an exclamation mark when the 15-time champion and reigning vice champion BATE Borissov was surprisingly defeated 2-1. Striker Nikita Melnikov advanced to the acclaimed match winner with a double pack. The 23-year-old Russian has already scored the same number of goals after two games and thus the same number as in the entire previous season.
A surprising success, but it does not hide the fact that the quality of Slavia Mozyr’s squad is significantly lower than that of the hosts. Confidence should be there after the victory at BATE Borissov, nevertheless the tip between Surprise and Dinamo Brest seems too risky.
Brest vs Slavia Mozyr head to head matches
31.08.19 VL Slavia Mozyr Brest 2 : 4
25.04.19 VL Brest Slavia Mozyr 0 : 0
27.08.17 VL Slavia Mozyr Brest 1 : 2
30.04.17 VL Brest Slavia Mozyr 3 : 1
10.09.16 VL Slavia Mozyr Brest 1 : 4