Belarus vs New Zealand
International Friendly Match
Date: Monday, 12th June 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Traktor, Minsk.
Belarus national squad welcome New Zealand within a friendly international meeting. Both sides will be looking to use this clash to prepare for the upcoming respective challenges in WC qualifiers and Confederations Cup.
The hosts ended the four-game winning streak on Friday when they faced Bulgaria. Despite the guests were fairly motivated and Belarus were visibly weakened, they managed to inscribe unexpected three points in Borisov. The Bulgarians were dominant throughout the match, they were creating solid chances while controlling the midfield. But the Belarusians used their opportunities decisively. Sivakov converted the penalty in the 33rd minute. Savitskiy sealed the victory in the 80th minute, while Bulgaria’s Kostadinov set the final score to 2-1 in the first minute of added time.
The visitors have qualified for the next stage of Australia & Oceania World Cup qualifiers as they outclassed Fiji and New Caledonia in Group A. This is New Zealand’s second friendly match in June as they faced Northern Ireland back in the second day of the sixth month. They were defeated with the minimal result of 1-0.
‘Kiwis’ will compete in Confederations Cup – starting June 17th, they will face Russia, Mexico and Portugal, respectively.
Belarus vs New Zealand: Head-to-head
The Monday’s clash will be the first between the two sides.
Belarus vs New Zealand: Prediction
Belarus is experimenting with their team as they need to offer a chance to several youth players in order to create a competitive team for the upcoming period. New Zealand is not a country where soccer is the popular sport, so their expectations from the Confederations Cup are pretty low, they could satisfy with being a participant. Belarus will be flying high after beating Bulgaria, so they will go for another victory in front of their crowd.
Belarus vs New Zealand: Bet Tips
The first bet will First Half Correct Score 1-0 at the odds of 3.75.
You can also try Half Time/Full Time – Belarus/Belarus at 3.10 odds with Betway.