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In tabular form, two direct neighbors will meet on matchday three of Vysheyshaya Liha. After only two days of play, however, this is not yet overly meaningful. With three points and 2: 1 goals, the opponents are tied for seventh place. Both teams were completely in step. At the opening of the season they both suffered a 0-1 defeat before a 2-0 victory last weekend.
So if there was no winner at Stroitel Stadium today, both teams would continue to share a point and with the same goal difference a place in the middle of the league. For the home side, who finished third last season, this would certainly not be enough.
With Shakhtar Soligorsk against Neman Grodno, however, the forecast must also take into account that the reigning Belarusian cup winner was the strongest home team of the entire Vysheyshaya Liha last season. 38 out of 45 possible points got the moles at home – and thus more than BATE Borissov. In this respect, the home bust at the start of the season should not be overrated.
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Much is currently changing at FC Shakhtar Soligorsk, who has had a highly successful year overall. In 2019, the national champion of 2005 ran third again on the home stretch, thus securing participation in the qualifying rounds for the UEFA Europa League 2020/21.
The strong year was rounded off with the overall victory in the Belarusian Cup – the third in club history after 2004 and 2014. However, successful coach Sergey Tashuev left the club after 72 competitive games and a sensational point average of 2.25 points per game in November 2019.
Quite remarkable, especially since Shakhty Soligorsk was the best home team of Belarus among the Russians in 2019. Only one of the 15 home games in league operations was lost. His successor Yurii Yernydub from Ukraine, on the other hand, directly lost the very first home game of the new season when it was surprisingly 0-1 on Matchday 1 against Torpedo Zhodino.
As a result, home dominance at the Stroitel Stadium has been temporarily broken, although this result should of course not be overstated at the start of the year. After all, the moles promptly returned and won last Saturday at FK Gorodeya 2-0.
Now the switch should also be flipped immediately in its own stadium and linked to the good results of the previous year. At least the bookmakers consider it extremely likely that this will succeed. After all, at Shakhty Soligorsk against Neman Grodno, all odds clearly in the direction of the moles, which go into the game as a clear favorite.
In terms of the squad, that makes sense. After all, Yurii Vernydub is available to significantly more well-known players, especially since in winter Igor Ivanovic also hired a young talent from Serbia, for which the club even spent half a million. This is quite remarkable in a league where predominantly free players are signed.
The fact that the 22-year-old can directly help the third of last year was already underlined by the Serb when he won away in Gorodeya when he was wide awake after his replacement for Darko Bodul in the second round and had his share in the fact that in the end the away win and the first three There were points from the new season.
FC Neman Grodno only ended up in ninth place on Vysheyshaya Liha in the previous season and was involved in the relegation battle for much of the season. However, Belarusian coach Igor Kovalevich is allowed to continue. His contract is valid until the end of the year.
If he continues to maintain the average of points from the previous two games, nothing should stand in the way of a contract extension. Three points per two games ultimately means a secure position in the middle of the field.
After the expected opening defeat against Isloch Minsk, in which new signing Zoran Marusic, who also came to Belarus from Serbia, saw the red card in the first half, the deer, in the absence of their new playmaker, at least solved the subsequent task in their own stadium perfectly and drove against FK Vitebsk the first three.
FC Neman Grodno was remarkably strong at home just in time for the new year. In the previous season, only four wins from the 15 home games were recorded in the far west of the country near the Polish border. The course for early relegation was mainly set in the distance.
Accordingly, it can be stated that the deer will not undertake the approximately 300-kilometer route to Soligorsk without ambitions. Placing a tip on the away win for the Kovalevich squad in Shakhtar Soligorsk against Neman Grodno would still be presumptuous.
Defense chief Oleg Murachev is still injured, while important newcomers like Zoran Marusic could hardly have found their new employer worse with their red card at the start.
Although there was a lot going on in the 2-0 win over Vitebsk and at least one new player, Gegam Kadimyan, stood out in the second competitive game for his new employer, FC Neman will have to work hard against home-grown moles.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs Neman head to head matches
13.10.19 CF Shakhtyor Soligorsk Neman 0 : 2
12.08.19 VL Shakhtyor Soligorsk Neman 6 : 0
06.04.19 VL Neman Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0 : 3
20.10.18 VL Shakhtyor Soligorsk Neman 1 : 0
01.06.18 VL Neman Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0 : 1