FC Gomel vs Naftan Novopolotsk
Belarus – Pershaya Liga
Date: Saturday, 18 April 2020
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Centralnyj Stadion (Gomel).
Ivan Bionchik’s men may be the strongest in the whole competition this year. They were relegated from the top flight in 2019, and that too by a margin of just one point. The team will surely make an attempt to get back to the Premier League, and as such, should be expected to put in the better performance.
Gomel vs Naftan Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Bionchik’s men recorded a 0-3 win on the road.
- They are also on a two-match winning run, and recorded a 6-1 combined scoreline in the process.
- Five of the previous seven fixtures had goals from both teams.
- The hosts are on a six-game scoring streak at this venue, and scored two or more goals in four of these six match-ups.
- 11 of the prior 17 wins at this stadium had gone to the hosts.
Gomel vs Naftan Prediction
The fact that Bionchik’s men are from the top flight, will play a major role in determining the outcome of the game. They are very much experienced than their counterparts, and on top of that, are determined to make it to the Premier League at the end of this season itself.
Moreover, they are also on a two-match winning run against this opponent, and had scored a total of six goals in the process. And at this venue, Bionchik’s men had recorded 11 of the previous 17 wins as well. In addition, they have won five of their past six home appearances, and the last they lost here was back in October.
Taking into account these observations, expect a winning performance from Gomel this weekend. However, understand that Taras Chopik’s are no pushovers. They had finished in a respectable fifth position in the table, and had scored 58 goals from their 28 fixtures.
Moreover, they had ended the last season with four wins in a row, and had scored three or more goals in all of them. They had also scored two or more goals in 13 of their prior 17 overall match-ups, and most importantly, five of the former seven h2h encounters had goals from both teams.
Bringing these information under the microscope, it’s evident that goals will come from both teams this weekend.
Gomel vs Naftan Betting Tips
Gomel to Win @ 1.66
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60
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