It’s Week 5 in the Belarusian Premier League, a sentence I have never before written in my life.
The league is still yet to find some consistency, with previously unbeaten Energetik-BGU beaten 2-0 by Torpedo BelAZ, who are the new table-toppers.
But they’re up against a rejunvated BATE Borisov this week. FC Slutsk – with a passionate Australian following – remain in third place, level on points with defending champions Dinamo Brest.
There are two games in the wee hours of Friday morning, with Energetik heavily favoured over Gorodeya and Dinamo Minsk – one of the most traditional clubs in Belarus – in deperate need of a win over Neman Grodno.
Energetik-BGU v Gorodeya
Friday, 12:30am AEST
FACTS: Energetik have won their last four home matches AND have won their last three home matches by 2+ goals. Gorodeya, on the other hand, have failed to score in three of their last four away matches.
$1.62 Energetik-BGU (in from $1.67)
$5.00 Gorodeya (out from $4.50)
Dinamo Minsk v Neman Grodno
Friday, 2:30am AEST
FACTS: Dinamo Minsk have lost five of their last six league matches…BUT, they’ve won six of the last seven against Neman Grodno and have beaten league leaders Torpedo BelAZ at home. The ‘Both Teams to Score’ market has only hit ONCE in Neman Grodno’s last nine away games.
$1.72 Dinamo Minsk (out from $1.62)
$3.10 Draw (in from $3.25)
$4.50 Neman Grodno (in from $5.00)