Derry City vs Dinamo Minsk
Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Brandywell Stadium (Derry).
In the first leg of the Europa League qualifiers first round, Derry City are going to face Dinamo Minsk.
Although they started their campaign in the domestic championship very well, the hosts entered a bad streak and they slipped down to the 5th position. They managed to book only two victories in the last five rounds and lose three games in that period.
Aaron McEneff and the lads are doing very well in front of the oppositions’ goal, however their defending is very bad and they’ve allowed 44 goals so far in the season. Derry City have been playing pretty well at home ground, however they lost three times in the last five matches in front of their fans.
The visitors are fighting for the title in Belarus top flight as they are four points behind BATE who is sitting on the top spot. They have lost just once this season and Sergei Gurenko’s side is very disciplined in the back by conceding only seven times so far.
Dinamo Minsk are in the streak of three straight victories and when playing at away grounds they have allowed just one point to their hosts.
Derry City vs Dinamo Minsk: Head-to-head
These two sides didn’t have the opportunity to face each other in the European cups earlier. Irish side were eliminated by the Belarusian team once and that was four years ago, while Dinamo Minsk knocked out Bohemians back in 1996.
Derry City vs Dinamo Minsk: Prediction
Home side has severe problems and they cannot stabilize their form lately, which is the fact which the visitors could take advantage of. Dinamo Minsk are looking much more stable and they could get back home with a win from this one.
The visitors are almost perfect in the back and Derry City are going to have a hard task to crack the opposition. Dinamo Minsk have been involved in a lot of low scoring clashes and this one shouldn’t be much different.
Derry City vs Dinamo Minsk: Bet Tips
- Away win @ 1.55
- Under 2.5 FT @ 1.70.