ENG vs GOR Dream11 Match Prediction: Having lost for the first time this season last week, Energetyk-BGU will be hoping for an immediate response when they host FK Gorodeya in the Belarus Premier League on Thursday (IST).
It was the top-of-the-table clash and Energetik had a golden opportunity to extend the advantage at the top to six points, but they ended up coming short and had their worst performance of the season as Torpedo BelAZ ripped them to shreds on their way to a 2-0 home victory and moved to the summit.
Energetik can take the top spot back if they avoid the defeat here, but collecting the maximum points will be the main target for the hosts, as Torpedo are also on 9 points, while four teams are on seven points. It means, if Energetik fail to get the 3 points here, they could be drop out even from top-four.
For FK Gorodeya, things are looking up at the moment. Following two defeats in the opening two games, they made a terrible start to the new season, but they have picked up the form after winning the last two matches and now find themselves on 9th, more importantly, only three points adrift of the top spot. What a couple of wins can do is clear from the fact they Gorodeya can go level on points with Energetik with all three points from this game.
Date- Thursday, April 16
Kick-Off- 08:00 PM (IST)
Venue- Stadyen RTsOP-BGU (Minsk)
Midfielder Dmitri Girs was dropped from the playing 11 for the last game at Torpedo and the decision backfired as Energetik struggled, especially in the midfield. To some extent, that decision was unnecessary considering Energetik had been pretty solid in the first three games, so he may be recalled here.
Amongst the players who may get the chop here is midfielder Vasili Sovpel. He failed to make the most of his promotion to the playing 11 and may find himself on the bench for this game.
Attacker Aik Musahagjan will be available for selection following a one-game ban. The likeliest player making way for him is Evgeni Yudchits.
Head coach Oleg Radushko rang few changes in the last game, and he wasn’t let down by the players he gave a run-in right from the off. By the look of the squad, it was tactical change as one change came at the back with Semen Shestilovskiy replacing midfielder Dmitri Bayduk, while Mikhail Shibun was replaced by Lazar Sajcic. Considering this is an away game and against a team aiming for the top spots, a defensive approach is expected from the away team. So the visitors will be more or less the same as they were last week.
ENG (Expected Playing 11)- D Sadovskiy (GK), A Sokol, J Mawatu, A Shkurdyuk, A Svirepa, A Nosko, D Girs, D Tweh, J Yaxshiboev, A Musahagian, J Atemengue
GOR (Expected Playing 11)- I Dovgyallo (GK), K Pavlyuchek, S Usenya, M Joksimovic, S Shestilovskiy, A Poznyak, D Yaskovich, S Sazonovich, L Sajcic, A Sorokin, S Arkhipov
Jasurbek Yaxshiboev: Half of Energetik’s goals have come from his boots, i.e. he has three goals this season. He is the best option for captaincy in this game. He is equally strong with both feet.
Sergey Arkhipov: Yes, it’s true that the return of one goal in four games is not good enough for a player playing in his position, but he has been impressive in the last few games and it seems the goals are just around the corner. All in all, he is good to go as captain in at least one Grand League team.
Aleksey Nosko: The 23-year-old Belarusian midfielder is one of the top midfielders in this team. He has an eye for a pass and is always a threat in front of the goal. The way he plays, he guarantees points. So he is a good option to have on the team.
Aik Musahagian: Good passer of the ball. Never shies away from taking a pop at the goal. Overall, he can fetch you good points.
Lazar Sajcic: The 23-year-old Serbian is a key player in Gorodeya’s midfield. If he has a good game, it’s likely that the team may come out on top.
Dream11 Prediction For Today Match
Energetik-BGU are hard-pressed for a win after a shocking display in the away game at Torpedo, but their task won’t easy, for the visitors are in top form. Still, the hosts are one of the top teams in the league and you can expect them to avoid the defeat at least in front of the home fans. So we are calling Energetik to avoid the defeat here.
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