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The season could not have started better for the newcomer from the Minsk region. The Black-Reds got a surprising draw at the reigning champions on Brest at the start of the season. However, the euphoria did not last long: FC Smolevichi conceded the first defeat of the season on the previous day.
Surprising anyway, because the black-red had previously shown a strong performance against Dinamo Brest. On matchday three, Smolevichi is facing the match against Vitebsk.
Last season Vitebsk barely missed the descent. Considering how strong the blues were in 2018, the recent season result was surprising. Vitebsk started the new competitive season with a win and a defeat. It is quite possible that a draw will follow in the duel between the two table neighbors.
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Two years earlier, FK Vitebsk played a season that was very strong and rewarded with the right to start for the Europa League qualification. The Belarusian club from Vitebsk only got an international right to start for the third time in the club’s history, but was eliminated in the first qualifying round. But it was a year to forget anyway.
Last season Vitebsk finished the Vysshaya League in 13th place in the table. Only one point separated the blue from a relegation place. At the end of the season, there were four conceivable defeats in the season with four defeats in a row. If the results are in preparation, a similar scenario could also emerge this season.
So far, there has been a defeat and a home win in the first two season games. The three points over Gorodeja (1-0) were commendable. Vitebsk managed to manage the lead from the first half despite being outnumbered. On the last day of the game there was an away defeat against Neman Grodno for the Blues.
To avoid the next setback, more will be required from the team around head coach Yasinski. Maksym Kalenchuk will be operational again this weekend after being sent off against Gorodeja. Otherwise there are no serious failures at Vitebsk.
A positive surprise or a relapse into old times? FC Smolevichi made a promising start to the season with the draw against the reigning champions from Brest, but ultimately suffered a defeat, so the euphoria quickly evaporated again. The two performances in the first two season games were always gratifying.
In the Pershaya Liga, the second Belarusian league, FC Smolevichi rose to second place. With a record of 19-7-2, the rise of the black and red was never really at risk. To prevent a direct relegation, as already in the 2018 season, a false start should be avoided under all circumstances.
Head coach Aleksandr Brazevich has a very promising squad available for this. His team cut a good figure in the first two games of the season – despite the major upheaval in the summer. In preparation, the black-reds already won over Vitebsk. As you know, test game results should not be overestimated.
Coach Brazevich has no complaints during the game against Vitebsk. On Sunday afternoon, Smolevichi will be in the best line-up.
Vitebsk vs Smolevichi head to head matches
31.01.20 CF Vitebsk Smolevichi 1 : 2
31.08.18 VL Vitebsk Smolevichi 4 : 0
29.04.18 VL Smolevichi Vitebsk 1 : 1
08.07.16 CUP Smolevichi Vitebsk 0 : 1
01.11.14 PL Smolevichi Vitebsk 0 : 3